The author shares how this new chapter of the pandemic makes her feel like both a bad parent and a bad employee, and how no one cares anymore.
With COVID cases spiking and hospitals stretched to the limit, Gates said the Omicron variant brings some hope: A potential end to the pandemic.
Writing in the LA Times, Jen Murphy said meals were left outside her cabin on a tray covered in a red plastic bag marked "Hazardous Waste Material."
Stores including Nike, Walmart, and Macy's have been cutting their opening hours as staff call out sick with the coronavirus.
From cold meals to being escorted by a hazmat-clad crew, TikToker Travis Shields details his experience isolating for three days onboard.
With COVID-19 cases surging, there's been an increase of posts on the FoodNYC Reddit seeking to sell restaurant reservations. Moderators are allowing earnest attempts at exchanges.
People could die, spread the virus to others and the long-term effects are unknown, Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove, the WHO's technical COVID-19 lead, said.
The author shares how COVID-19 has had a negative effect on not only her son's life but also hers, as she is his caregiver.
The findings were made in a controlled lab environment and didn't use Omicron. But they offer clues about what could be happening in real life.
In a brief interview, Greene called the proposal a "power grab" and said if members can't handle COVID, they shouldn't be serving in Congress.
On the latest episode of Slate's "How to Do It" podcast, a man in his 30s said vascular problems caused by COVID-19 led to penis shrinkage.
GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis, who has resisted COVID mandates and lockdowns, took a victory lap during his annual State of the State Address before Florida lawmakers.
Rolls-Royce CEO Torsten Müller-Otvös said the company's sales hit a record high in 2021, as more people realized "life can be short."
Infectious disease experts have said the Omicron wave still hasn't hit its peak and new cases could continue to climb for several more weeks.
The author, who has two children who aren't eligible for the vaccine, shares how every day she's reminded about how little parents are cared for.
Airlines continue to battle Omicron-related absences, with some preemptively cutting their flight schedules.
Boris Johnson is under pressure today after leaked email reveals close aide invited more than 100 staff to lockdown-busting BYOB party.
The author — a mom of four kids, one of whom has significant medical complexities — says she wants people with disabilities to be cared for.
The author shares how her children have been struggling with the lack of normalcy COVID-19 has created, and how she is trying hard to make it happen.
Citigroup has warned US office staff they'll be fired at the end of the month if they don't get vaccinated by Friday, according to multiple reports.
"When you start to disrupt the stability of childcare, of daycare, and education, it has a rippling impact throughout our entire city," Adams said Sunday.
"I think at this point there's really no good explanation for having remote schools," Dr. Ashish Jha said.
Dr. Celine Gounder told "Meet the Press" there are "many other parties" beyond the CDC that are contributing to public confusion around guidelines.
Cruise passengers and staff who contracted COVID-19 described being served rotten or otherwise inadequate food, The Washington Post reported.
Passengers aboard a Cunard cruise ship say they were unhappy at their treatment when a rising number of COVID-19 cases caused disruption.
The couple pulled their son out of daycare before the holidays fearing the rising cases of COVID. They are keeping him home despite losing sanity.
"Flurona" is a combination of COVID-19 and flu. 5 US states have recorded cases of it, but more cases could be flying under the radar.
Given contracting COVID-19 during pregnancy can increase the risk adverse health outcomes, the study underscores the importance of vaccination.
The author's kids went back to school in China in September 2020. Here are the things she wishes American schools were doing now during peak Omicron.
The author says that choosing what to do with her two kids made her feel defeated and nauseated. Her boys ended up going to school after the holidays.
Cruise ships have been a hotbed for COVID-19 outbreaks. Now every US cruise has a suspected or confirmed case, CDC data shows.
The CDC recommends people with COVID-19 symptoms isolate at home for at least five days, regardless of whether they've taken a test.
To beat Matt Gaetz, Democrat Rebekah Jones says she follows all his moves, including the federal sex-trafficking investigation and MAGA-style events.
The author's kids are too young to get vaccinated, as are most of the other kids in the school. They will be out of classes for almost a month.
New York City's new mayor, Eric Adams, faced backlash after he said that service workers "don't have the academic skills to sit in the corner office."
Workers aged 50 and over will need to show proof of vaccination or recent recovery to access their workplace, the Italian government said Wednesday.
One woman said her father died of heart failure after not receiving timely care in the locked-down Chinese city. Two other women reportedly miscarried after being denied care.
Kroger and Walmart sell BinaxNOW COVID rapid tests for $23.99 and $19.98 respectively, but some test kits are reselling for three times the price.
The commenter doubled down, commenting again and saying that Breslin's dad died of COVID-19 because he was "weak."
Investors will get a sense of the health of the US economy with the ISM manufacturing index and JOLTS job openings data due at 10 a.m. ET.
The US reported 1,082,549 cases Monday.
The nationwide picture is unclear, but many of those in COVID-19 hospitalization statistics are not there primarily because of the coronavirus.
Dr. Anthony Fauci told CNN it was "reasonable" to test people who have no COVID-19 symptoms after five days.
Laura Parker Russo, 54, who police say is not a medical professional was charged with unauthorized practice of a profession.
Mass flight cancelations ran into the new year as the Omicron variant continued to cause staffing issues and bad weather disrupted operations.
Family members of the couple told NBC Los Angeles that both Sylvia and Alvaro Fernandez were unvaccinated.
Vaccine protection held up against hospitalization, but waned after the second dose, per UK government figures. A booster raised the protection again.
The railroad has canceled about two dozen Northeast Corridor and long-distance trains as Omicron pushes daily COVID-19 case numbers to record highs.
Airlines have cut around 20,000 flights since Christmas Eve, including 3,000 on Thursday, according to data from FlightAware.
The variant favors a way of taking over cells which works well in some parts of the body but not in the lungs, authors of a new study told Insider.
The NYT reported that 25% of the USS Milwaukee's crew tested positive and that some quarantined in a hotel, due to lack of space on the ship.
Cases are up 60 percent from the previous week, driven by Omicron, but hospitalizations have only gone up 14%. However, these tend to lag behind.
Marisa Fotieo, a Michigan schoolteacher, was feeling unwell so took a rapid test while flying from Chicago to Reykjavik, Iceland, on December 20.
In 2021, Insider's Global News Correspondents produce journalism from across the US, as well as Afghanistan, Mexico, and eastern Congo. These were the most-read stories.
The country's top infectious disease expert expressed his support for an air travel vaccine mandate earlier this week, saying it would help get more people vaccinated.
New York City has recorded 1.44 million COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic. More than 270,000 of these were reported in December.
Dr. Anthony Fauci told CNN that the new guidelines would let the economy run "not with a zero risk, but with a markedly diminished risk."
Almost a fifth of all NYC coronavirus cases since the pandemic started were reported in December 2021, CDC data shows.
The results are preliminary, but represent the "best way to evaluate true test performance in the short-term," the FDA said.
In the same timeframe, adult hospitalizations rose 29 percent, nearly half the rate of pediatric stays.
Amid a worldwide spike due to the omicron variant, France is reimplementing its work-from-home mandate for eligible employees.
"I'm mentally exhausted at this point. My next semester starts on January 3. It's not been a really relaxing vacation," a 22-year-old student says.
A further 2,182 flights were canceled by Tuesday morning, FlightAware data shows. Airline staff sickness and bad winter weather have been blamed.
It suggests Omicron could displace Delta, said the scientists behind the study, which involved 13 participants and hasn't been peer-reviewed.
"It is no one's fault that this virus hit our shores or hit the world. I would not blame it on anyone in that way," Vice President Kamala Harris said.
During an interview on ABC's "This Week," Fauci said that Trump hailing vaccinations "is a good thing" and "I hope he keeps it up."
Kara Bettis tried several CVS locations and her local health center in Boston before finally finding a clinic online that took walk-ins.
In previous surges in South Africa, deaths were closely tied to case numbers. But this time, deaths are staying low, despite a large uptick in cases.
"It's exhausting. I'm so tired. I'm scared of being at work," a 22-year-old retail worker in Texas who's working more hours and days says.
"This pandemic will pass, just like the Spanish Flu a hundred years ago, but no one can predict when," wrote Guido Vanham in a letter to his kids.
Four new preliminary studies found the share of people with Omicron needing to attend hospital was lower than the share of Delta cases.
It's the second Royal Caribbean ship to have a COVID-19 outbreak in a week, after 48 people tested positive on a cruise that had returned to Florida.
"The longer inequity continues, the higher the risks of this virus evolving in ways we can't prevent or predict," said Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.
Symptoms of anthrax poisoning — cough, shortness of breath, among other things — are similar to those associated with COVID-19, the CDC says.
New data from the United Kingdom suggests that Omicron may result in milder illness and a reduced risk of hospitalization compared to past variants.
Walgreens and CVS previously imposed limits on COVID test kit purchases, both in-store and online, due to increased demand for at-home tests.
Federal judges are growing increasingly concerned about unvaccinated January 6 defendants coming into court as sentencing and trial dates approach.
The biopharma leader Angela Hwang spoke about growing up in apartheid South Africa and how it shaped her leadership style as a champion of diversity.
Thousands of inmates sent home to avoid spreading COVID-19 won't be required to return to prison after the pandemic emergency ends, DOJ said Tuesday.
Biden announced the federal government will provide 500 million free rapid tests and set up new vaccine and testing sites, among other measures.
Teachers across the US are seeing an uptick in positive cases. Some argue that going back to virtual learning could hurt their students.
"As cases increase across the country, I urge everyone who has not already done so to get the vaccine and the booster," Warren said.
Insider spoke with party sources in Charleston concerned about 2022, the president's future, and Republicans taking credit for infrastructure.
Dr. Anthony Fauci emphasized that the Omicron variant will add "a significant stress on the hospital system as well as on the healthcare workers."
With the recent announcement from Pfizer pushing back vaccines for kids 5 and under, parents across the US are having all the feelings.
Dr. Francis Collins spoke with CBS's "Face the Nation" on Sunday morning and said those traveling this winter "should do so very carefully."
Hospitality bookings are down by a third in December, suggesting Brits have voluntarily wound back social events despite not being under lockdown.
The labor shortage after the Black Death gave workers power. A new book shows how the king tried to make pay hikes illegal, and things got messy.
The U.S. president will set out 'what the winter will look like' for those who 'choose to remain unvaccinated,' Press Secretary Jen Psaski said.
Temporary closures and transitions back to remote learning have been reported in districts everywhere from Maine to Missouri as case counts rise.
The author shares how some students are having to sleep in classrooms to avoid their positive for COVID-19 roommates.
Trump "neglected the pandemic response" to "promote the Big Lie" of a stolen election, per a report by the House Oversight Committee.
Only about 1.7% of COVID-19 cases are being hospitalized, a fraction of the figure seen during the Delta wave, per the health ministry.
Those arrested were charged with "criminal trespassing" after the group refused to show proof of vaccination and leave the restaurant.
The diseases that killed the most people in the US, including heart disease, cancer, and COVID-19, often didn't receive the most research funding.
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Officials said Cmdr. Lucian Kins was relieved of duty as second in command of the USS Winston Churchill on Dec. 10.
"I believe we've got to watch out for the erosion of freedom in America," Musk told Time, which named him its Person of the Year on Monday.
These are Insider's biggest healthcare stories for December 13.
A COVID-19 booster shot helps increase protection against the more contagious Omicron variant, Dr. Fauci said.