With one of Europe's highest vaccination rates and its most pandemic-battered economies, Spain's government is laying the groundwork to treat the next infection surge not as an emergency but an illness that is here to stay.
With dozens of flights between China and the United States suspended by Chinese authorities because of passengers testing positive for COVID-19 on arrival, finding a flight back in the next few weeks is proving near-impossible.
New Zealand is among the few remaining countries to have avoided any outbreaks of the Omicron variant -- but Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Thursday an outbreak was inevitable and the nation would tighten restrictions as soon as one was detected.
An infectious diseases specialist says the COVID-19 pandemic could begin pivoting to an endemic status in higher-income countries by early spring, based on how Omicron is spreading and affecting hospitalization rates.
A rise in COVID-19-related deaths and staffing shortages is leaving Ontario's death care industry struggling to keep up. Industry regulators in one province are now allowing some students to work in the sector before completing their studies, a move welcomed by the industry.
A Canadian study suggests the antiviral medication remdesivir could have a 'modest but significant effect' on COVID-19 patient outcomes, including decreasing the need for mechanical ventilation by approximately 50 per cent.
When the Delta variant was dominant in the U.S., both vaccination and prior infection helped protect against COVID-19, but vaccination was the safest way to be protected, according to a study published Wednesday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.