Use of Pfizer Inc.’s COVID-19 oral antiviral treatment Paxlovid jumped 315 percent over the past four weeks, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said on May 17, as health officials try to address unexpectedly light demand.

The Biden administration on Wednesday launched a new website to provide a clearinghouse of information on COVID-19 as part of a continuing effort to prepare Americans to live with the coronavirus.

An AstraZeneca Plc executive said the British drugmaker would consider not submitting the company’s COVID-19 vaccine for approval in the United States if the regulatory process takes too long, the Financial Times reported on March 17.

Top U.S. health officials on March 2 laid out a national blueprint to manage COVID-19 going forward, vowing to prepare for any new variant outbreaks without shutting down schools and businesses and calling for additional funding from Congress.

Extending the interval between the first two doses of the most widely used COVID-19 vaccines in the country to eight weeks for young men can reduce the rare risk of heart inflammation, U.S. health officials said.

Top U.S. infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci said on February 16 that it is time for the United States to start inching back towards normality, despite remaining risks from COVID-19.

The coronavirus pandemic reached a grim new milestone in the United States on Feb. 4 with the nation’s cumulative death toll from COVID-19 surpassing 900,000, even as the daily number of lives lost began to level off, according to data collected by Reuters.

Kate Rawson, one of the most insightful and practical observers of the health policy scene in Washington, offers the Coalition for Healthcare Communication her well-informed analysis and a Q&A format.

President Joe Biden and top health officials on January 11 defended the government’s response to the unrelenting pandemic as daily U.S. COVID-19 cases reached a new high, largely fueled by the highly contagious Omicron variant.

COVID-19 hospitalizations in the United States were poised to hit a new high as early as January 7, according to a Reuters tally, surpassing the record set in January 2021 as the highly contagious Omicron variant fuels a surge in infections.