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'It always wins': North Korea may declare COVID-19 victory

Only a month after North Korea acknowledged a COVID-19 outbreak was sickening its people, the country may be preparing to declare victory
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FILE - In this photo provided by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, center, visits a pharmacy in Pyongyang, North Korea on May 15, 2022. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. Korean language watermark on image as provided by source reads: "KCNA" which is the abbreviation for Korean Central News Agency. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP, File)
June 20

A push for clean air in Louisiana’s ‘cancer alley’

ABC News’ Ginger Zee reports from Louisiana’s “Chemical Corridor” on the urgency to clean the air as residents there are skeptical of carbon capture technology that could help improve their air.
June 20
VIDEO: A push for clean air in Louisiana’s ‘cancer alley’
June 20

COVID-19 deaths remain steady despite surge in cases

On average, more than 100,000 people are testing positive in the U.S. every day.
June 20
Spc. Laura Estrella of the Joint Task Force-Puerto Rico administers a COVID-19 test in San Lorenzo, Puerto Rico, on May 31 2022.
June 20

COVID vaccine milestone: Kids as young as 6 months are now eligible for shots

ABC News' Anne Flaherty and medical contributor Dr. John Brownstein have the latest on the new vaccine rollout and what this means for parents.
June 20
VIDEO: COVID vaccine milestone: Kids as young as 6 months are now eligible for shots
June 20

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper tests positive for COVID-19

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper says he's tested positive for COVID-19 but is continuing to do work from home while experiencing mild symptoms
June 20
FILE - North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper speaks at a primary election night event hosted by the North Carolina Democratic Party in Raleigh, N.C., May 17, 2022. Gov. Cooper said Monday, June 20, 2022 that he has tested positive for COVID-19 but is continuing to do work from home while experiencing mild symptoms. Cooper’s office released a statement saying that he has begun taking the antiviral pill Paxlovid to treat the virus. (AP Photo/Ben McKeown, file)
June 20

CDC greenlights both Pfizer and Moderna vaccines for kids as young as 6 months old

Infectious diseases specialist Dr. Simone Wildes discusses Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 shots becoming available for young children and what it means for parents.
June 20
VIDEO: CDC greenlights both Pfizer and Moderna vaccines for kids as young as 6 months old
June 20

Boris Johnson has sinus operation at London hospital

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has had an operation on his sinuses under general anaesthetic
June 20
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson gestures after arriving at RAF Brize Norton, in Oxfordshire, England, Saturday, June 18, 2022, following a trip to Ukraine. Johnson met with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in Kyiv to offer continued aid and military training. (Joe Giddens/Pool Photo via AP)
June 20

Lebanon latest in Mideast to detect 1st case of monkeypox

Lebanon’s Health Ministry says that authorities have detected the country’s first case of monkeypox in a person who returned from abroad and is now isolating at home
June 20
June 19

US opens COVID vaccine to little kids; shots begin this week

U.S. health officials have opened COVID-19 vaccines for infants, toddlers and preschoolers — the last group without the shots
June 19
This May 2022 photo provided by Pfizer shows production of the Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for children under 5 in Puurs, Belgium. U.S. regulators on Friday, June 17, authorized the first COVID-19 shots for infants and preschoolers, paving the way for vaccinations to begin next week. (Pfizer via AP)
June 18

CDC gives go-ahead on COVID vaccines for kids as young as 6 months

It's been a long wait for the last remaining age group yet to be vaccinated.
June 18
A child receives the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine in Hartford, Connecticut on November 2, 2021.
June 18

US opens COVID-19 vaccines to little kids; shots begin next week

US opens COVID-19 vaccines to little kids; shots begin next week
June 18
June 18

CDC panel recommends COVID-19 vaccines for youngest kids; final decision expected soon

CDC panel recommends COVID-19 vaccines for youngest kids; final decision expected soon
June 18
June 17

Expectant Black mothers turn to doulas, midwives for support

Doulas and midwives are helping mothers reclaim their child birthing processes.
June 17
Tereé Fruga, Ebon’Nae Bradley and Kennasha Jones pictured at Justina Arrington's delivery in a birth pool in Arlington, Texas.
June 17

FDA authorizes 1st COVID-19 shots for infants, preschoolers

U.S. regulators have authorized the first COVID-19 shots for infants and preschoolers
June 17
This photo provided by Pfizer shows the production of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for children under 5 on May 2022 in Puurs, Belgium. U.S. regulators on Friday, June 17, authorized the first COVID-19 shots for infants and preschoolers, paving the way for vaccinations to begin next week.(Pfizer via AP)
June 17

Cyprus trial of UK man: Was it murder or assisted suicide?

The trial of a British man charged with the premeditated murder of his ill wife in Cyprus’ coastal resort of Paphos has been pushed back until September and he will remain in custody
June 17
June 17

Iowa court: Abortion not protected by state constitution

The Iowa Supreme Court has made it easier for lawmakers to limit or outlaw abortion in the state, reversing a decision by the court just four years ago that guaranteed the right to abortion under the Iowa Constitution
June 17
FILE - Marissa Messinger, of Lake View, Iowa, center, holds a sign during a rally to protest recent abortion bans, May 21, 2019, at the Statehouse in Des Moines, Iowa. The Iowa Supreme Court on Friday, June 17, 2022, cleared the way for lawmakers to severely limit or even ban abortion in the state, reversing a decision by the court just four years ago that guaranteed the right to the procedure under the Iowa Constitution. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
June 17

Minn. Republican threatens retaliation against medical board

Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Jensen has threatened to retaliate against the Minnesota board that oversees doctors as it investigates him for the fifth time
June 17
Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Jensen announces a crime-fighting plan on Thursday, June 9, 2022, that would stiffen penalties for violent crime while boosting the role of the State Patrol and Minnesota National Guard. Jensen spoke at a news conference outside the State Capitol in St. Paul. (AP Photo/Steve Karnowski)
June 17

Residents say China used health tracker for crowd control

Angry bank customers were stopped from protesting by a health app.
June 17
FILE - A woman wearing a face mask carries a masked child stands against a board displaying a health QR code on Wednesday, May 18, 2022, in Beijing. Angry bank customers who traveled to a city in central China attempting to retrieve their savings from troubled rural banks were stopped in their tracks by a common technology: a QR code. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
June 17

UK: 50 new monkeypox cases in biggest epidemic beyond Africa

The U.K.'s outbreak is now the biggest to date beyond Africa.
June 17
FILE - This 2003 electron microscope image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows mature, oval-shaped monkeypox virions, left, and spherical immature virions, right, obtained from a sample of human skin associated with the 2003 prairie dog outbreak. British health officials said they cannot tell if the spread of monkeypox has peaked in the country as they announced another 45 cases Friday, June 10, 2022. That makes for a total of 366 cases in the biggest-ever outbreak of the disease beyond Africa. (Cynthia S. Goldsmith, Russell Regner/CDC via AP, File)
June 17

Iowa Supreme Court: Abortion rights not protected by state constitution, clearing way for lawmakers to ban the procedure

Iowa Supreme Court: Abortion rights not protected by state constitution, clearing way for lawmakers to ban the procedure
June 17
June 17

US authorizes first COVID-19 shots for children under 5; CDC review is next

US authorizes first COVID-19 shots for children under 5; CDC review is next
June 17
June 17

China defends 'zero-COVID' after US envoy warns of costs

China is defending its tough “zero-COVID” policy.
June 17
Commuters wearing face masks ride across an intersection in the central business district in Beijing, Friday, June 17, 2022. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
June 17

Germany's health minister urges voluntary use of face masks

Germany’s health minister has urged residents to wear face masks indoors to protect themselves and others from the coronavirus
June 17
Karl Lauterbach, Federal Minister of Health, shows an FFP2 mask during a press conference on the Corona situation in the summer at the Federal Press Conference in Berlin, Germany, Friday, June 17, 2022. (Michael Kappeler/dpa via AP)
June 17

The least vaccinated places in the US

CDC data shows 24 counties have vaccinated fewer than 30% of their residents.
June 17
Public Health Department COVID-19 outreach vaccination clinic at the firehouse in the small town Cooke City, Mont., June 8, 2021.
June 17

Thailand drops registration for visitors, outdoor mask rule

Thailand is lifting a pre-arrival registration requirement for foreign visitors that was seen as onerous and a drag on the recovery for a tourism industry battered by the coronavirus pandemic
June 17
FILE - Tourists lounge under umbrellas along Patong Beach in Phuket, Thailand on March 11, 2022. Thai authorities say that on July 1, 2022, they are lifting the need for arriving foreign visitors to register online to get pre-approval for entry. (AP Photo/Salinee Prab, File)
June 17

WTO ministers reach deals on fisheries, food, COVID vaccines

World Trade Organization members have reached a string of deals and commitments aimed to limit overfishing, broaden production of COVID-19 vaccines in the developing world and reform a 27-year-old trade body that has been back on its heels in recent years
June 17
Nigeria's Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, director general of the World Trade Organization (WTO) speaks at a press conference after the closing of the 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12) at the headquarters of WTO in Geneva, Switzerland, Friday, June 17, 2022. (Martial Trezzini/Keystone via AP)
June 16

AP Interview: Biden says a recession is 'not inevitable'

President Joe Biden says the American people are “really, really down” after a tumultuous two years with the coronavirus pandemic, volatility in the economy and now surging gasoline prices that are hitting family budgets
June 16
President Joe Biden speaks during an interview with the Associated Press in the Oval Office of the White House, Thursday, June 16, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
June 16

White House clams up on Biden COVID-19 testing regimen

In an abrupt change of course, the White House is now declining to comment on the frequency of President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 testing regimen
June 16
President Joe Biden speaks during an interview with the Associated Press in the Oval Office of the White House, Thursday, June 16, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
June 16

Florida only state not preordering toddler COVID-19 vaccines

Florida is the only state that hasn’t preordered COVID-19 vaccines for toddlers in anticipation of their final approval by the federal government
June 16
FILE - A boy receives a dose of China's Sinovac COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine at a community vaccination center in Hong Kong on Feb. 25, 2022. U.S. government advisers met Wednesday, June 15, 2022 to decide whether to endorse COVID-19 shots for babies, toddlers and preschoolers, moving the nation closer to vaccinations for all ages. According to the World Health Organization, 12 countries are vaccinating kids under 5. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)
June 16

Senate OKs enhanced benefits for vets exposed to burn pits

The Senate has approved a sweeping expansion of health care and disability benefits for veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan in response to concerns about their exposure to toxic burn pits
June 16
FILE - An Afghan National Army pickup truck passes parked U.S. armored military vehicles, as smoke rises from a fire in a trash burn pit at Forward Operating Base Caferetta Nawzad, Helmand province south of Kabul, Afghanistan, April 28, 2011. The Senate is expected to approve on Thursday a large expansion of health care and disability benefits for veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan in response to concerns about their exposure to toxic burn pits. (AP Photo/Simon Klingert, File)
June 16

Only 1 state did not preorder COVID vaccines for young children

Florida is the first state to advise against vaccinating healthy kids for COVID.
June 16
Dr. Mayank Amin puts a band-aid on 5-year-old Lydia Jones after receiving a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 booster vaccine at Skippack Pharmacy in Schwenksville, Penn., May 19, 2022.
June 16

Biden tells AP that the notion that the 2021 coronavirus relief bill caused inflation is ‘bizarre’

Biden tells AP that the notion that the 2021 coronavirus relief bill caused inflation is ‘bizarre’
June 16
June 16

Researchers are studying long COVID in kids -- here's what they know so far

Misconceptions about COVID in kids slowed study, researchers say.
June 16
A child is treated for the coronavirus disease at the Children's Hospital of Georgia in Augusta, Ga., Jan. 15, 2022.
June 16

Production at bedeviled baby formula factory halted by storm

Severe weather has forced Abbott Nutrition to pause production at a Michigan baby formula factory that had just restarted
June 16
June 16

FDA panel recommends COVID-19 shots for children as young as 6 months old

Dr. Darien Sutton discusses the FDA panel's recommendation for the emergency use authorization for Moderna and Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for kids under 6 years old.
June 16
VIDEO: FDA panel recommends COVID-19 shots for children as young as 6 months old
June 16

Cyprus trial of UK man: Was it murder or assisted suicide?

The trial of a British man charged with the premeditated murder of his ill wife in Cyprus’ coastal resort of Paphos has been pushed back until September and he will remain in custody
June 16
June 16

Italian surgeon gets conditional sentence in Sweden case

An Italian surgeon who made headlines in 2011 for carrying out the world’s first stem-cell windpipe transplants at Sweden’s leading hospital has been given a conditional sentence for causing bodily harm to a patient
June 16
June 16

WHO: COVID-19 deaths rise, reversing a 5-week decline

After five weeks of declining coronavirus deaths, the number of fatalities reported globally increased by 4% last week, according to the World Health Organization
June 16
People wearing face masks stand in line as they wait for mass COVID-19 tests at a coronavirus testing site in Beijing, Thursday, June 16, 2022. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
June 16

N. Korea reports another disease outbreak amid COVID-19 wave

North Korea says it is fighting an outbreak of another infectious disease.
June 16
In this photo provided by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and his wife Ri Sol Ju prepare medicines at an unannounced place in North Korea Wednesday, June 15, 2022 to send them to Haeju City where an infectious disease occurred. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. Korean language watermark on image as provided by source reads: "KCNA" which is the abbreviation for Korean Central News Agency. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP)
June 16

Low testing may be hiding a COVID wave hitting Texas, experts say

Half as many COVID tests are being performed compared to three months ago.
June 16
In this Jan. 7, 2022 file photo people arrive at a Covid-19 testing station in Houston, to receive a Covid test.
June 15

FDA advisers endorse 1st COVID-19 shots for kids under 5

The first COVID-19 shots for infants, toddlers and preschoolers in the U.S. have moved a step closer
June 15
FILE - A boy receives a dose of China's Sinovac COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine at a community vaccination center in Hong Kong on Feb. 25, 2022. U.S. government advisers met Wednesday, June 15, 2022 to decide whether to endorse COVID-19 shots for babies, toddlers and preschoolers, moving the nation closer to vaccinations for all ages. According to the World Health Organization, 12 countries are vaccinating kids under 5. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)
June 15

Dr. Anthony Fauci tests positive for COVID

Fauci is a senior adviser to the president on COVID-19.
June 15
Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, attends a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, May 17, 2022.
June 15

FDA panel recommends authorizing Moderna, Pfizer shots for youngest kids

An FDA committee reviewed Pfizer and Moderna's shots for kids under 6.
June 15
In this file photo taken on Nov. 2, 2021, a 6-year-old child receives the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine for 5- to 11-year-old kids at Hartford Hospital in Hartford, Conn.
June 15

Alaska kids served sealant instead of milk at school program

A dozen students and two adults were served floor sealant instead of milk at a day care summer program at an Alaska elementary school
June 15
June 15

Fauci tests positive for virus, has mild COVID-19 symptoms

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the face of America’s pandemic response through two White House administrations, has tested positive for the coronavirus
June 15
FILE - Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, listens during a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 17, 2022. Fauci, who is fully vaccinated and has received two booster shots, tested positive for COVID-19, and was experiencing mild coronavirus symptoms, according to a Wednesday, June 15, 2022, press release posted by the NIH. (Shawn Thew/Pool Photo via AP, File)
June 15

Malta activists protest, seek to decriminalize abortion

Abortion rights activists have filed a legal protest in Malta’s courts demanding the legalization of abortion
June 15
Activists hold up banners in both English and Maltese reading, 'I decide', 'Abortion is a woman's right', and 'Abortion is healthcare, not a crime', as they stand outside the Maltese law courts in Valletta, Malta, Wednesday, June 15, 2022. A coalition of abortion rights activists filed a legal protest in Malta’s courts on Wednesday demanding the legalization of abortion in the island nation that is the only European Union member where the procedure is criminalized. (AP Photo/Kevin Schembri Orland)
June 15

FDA advisory panel backs COVID-19 vaccine for children under 5, the last unprotected group

FDA advisory panel backs COVID-19 vaccine for children under 5, the last unprotected group
June 15
June 15

Court hears arguments on Arkansas trans youth treatment ban

A federal appeals court panel is considering whether to continue blocking Arkansas' ban on gender confirming medical care for transgender youths
June 15
June 15

High court rules against government on drug reimbursement

The Supreme Court says the federal government improperly lowered drug reimbursement payments to hospitals and clinics that serve low-income communities
June 15
FILE - The U.S. Supreme Court building on Capitol Hill in Washington, June 9, 2022. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
June 15

FDA panel considering 2 COVID vaccines for children as young as 6 months old

ABC News medical contributor Dr. John Brownstein discusses the possibility of the FDA recommending the authorization of pediatric vaccines that would make 18 million kids eligible for COVID shots.
June 15
VIDEO: FDA panel considering 2 COVID vaccines for children as young as 6 months old