Kevin McCarthy names committee members probing feds, COVID-19

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy announced on Tuesday which Republicans will serve on politically charged select subcommittees that will investigate the “weaponization” of the federal government and the origins of COVID-19.  The House voted along party lines earlier this month to create the Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government to investigate civil liberties […]

DeSantis wants to permanently ban COVID-19 mask, vaccine mandates

Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis plans to introduce legislation that would forever reject COVID-19 mask and vaccine mandates in the Sunshine State. If passed, the law will prohibit schools and private businesses from requiring masks or vaccination proof — measures that took hold in several parts of the country amid the coronavirus pandemic. The legislation […]

These are the most common COVID-19 symptoms right now

The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are looking much milder than they did at the beginning of the pandemic, new data shows. So, a COVID-19 infection could look and feel a lot like a mild cold, the flu or even respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). And that may be because new coronavirus variants are still emerging […]

Japan to require COVID-19 tests for all visitors from China

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida announced Tuesday that Japan will tighten border controls for COVID-19 by requiring tests for all visitors from China starting Friday as a temporary emergency measure against the surging infections there. The announcement comes days after the World Health Organization said it was very concerned about rising reports […]

China’s COVID-19 surge raises odds of new coronavirus mutant

Could the COVID-19 surge in China unleash a new coronavirus mutant on the world? Scientists don’t know but worry that might happen. It could be similar to omicron variants circulating there now. It could be a combination of strains. Or something entirely different, they say. “China has a population that is very large and there’s […]

US court rejects maintaining COVID-19 asylum restrictions

Restrictions that have prevented hundreds of thousands of migrants from seeking asylum in the US in recent years remained on track to expire in a matter of days after an appeals court ruling Friday, as thousands more migrants packed shelters on Mexico’s border with the US The ruling from the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals […]

Fauci responds to DeSantis’s call for COVID-19 vaccine investigation

Outgoing White House medical adviser Anthony Fauci said Wednesday that he “doesn’t have a clue” what Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis hopes to accomplish by calling for a state grand jury investigation into alleged “crimes” related to COVID-19 vaccines. “I don’t have a clue … what he’s asking for. I mean, we have a vaccine that, unequivocally, […]

DeSantis seeks grand jury investigation of COVID-19 vaccines

MIAMI (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said Tuesday that he plans to petition the state’s Supreme Court to convene a grand jury to investigate “any and all wrongdoing” with respect to the COVID-19 vaccines. The Republican governor, who is often mentioned as a possible presidential candidate in 2024, gave no specifics on what wrongdoing […]