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House Dems propose $28 million to address formula shortage

House Democrats have unveiled a $28 million emergency spending bill to address the shortage of infant formula in the United States
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An employee walks near empty shelves where baby formula would normally be located at a CVS in New Orleans on Monday, May 16, 2022. President Joe Biden's administration has announced new steps to ease the national shortage of baby formula, including allowing more imports from overseas. (Chris Granger/The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate via AP)
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4 more cases of 'monkeypox' reported in the UK: What to know

The new infections bring the nationwide total of monkeypox cases to 7.
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A health officer stands in front of a monkeypox virus information sign, May 15, 2019, at the airport in Tangerang near Jakarta, Indonesia. Monkeypox is an infectious disease by monkeypox virus endemic from parts of Central and Westerns Africa that make humans lesions, fever, muscle aches and chills.
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1 million US deaths in US

Dr. Reed Tuckson, founder of the Black Coalition Against COVID, on how the pandemic has disproportionately impacted Black Americans.
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VIDEO: 1 million US deaths in US
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Nearly 43,000 people died on US roads last year, agency says

Nearly 43,000 people were killed on U.S. roads last year
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FDA clears COVID booster shot for healthy kids ages 5 to 11

U.S. regulators have authorized a COVID-19 vaccine booster for healthy children ages 5 to 11
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FILE - A nurse holds a vial of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11, right, and a vial of the vaccine for adults, which has a different colored label, at a vaccination station in Jackson, Miss., Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022. U.S. regulators authorized a COVID-19 booster shot for healthy 5- to 11-year-olds on Tuesday, May 17, 2022, hoping an extra vaccine dose will enhance their protection as infections once again are on the rise. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
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FDA authorizes Pfizer's COVID-19 booster shots for children 5 to 11

In April, Pfizer asked the FDA to authorize its boosters for younger children.
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Five-year-old Milo from Chula Vista, Calif., receives the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine at Rady's Children's hospital vaccination clinic in San Diego, Calif., Nov. 3, 2021.
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WHO: China's COVID plan is 'unsustainable' due to omicron

The head of the World Health Organization says China’s extreme approach to containing the coronavirus is unsustainable because of the highly infectious nature of the omicron variant, but that it’s up to every country to decide what policy to pursue
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Couriers pass over their deliveries at one of the entrance to the main campus of Peking University on Tuesday, May 17, 2022, in Beijing. Administrators at the elite Beijing university have backed down from plans to further tighten pandemic restrictions on students as part of China’s “zero-COVID” strategy after a weekend protest at the school, according to students Tuesday. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
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Nearly 43,000 people died in traffic crashes last year, a 10.5% jump from 2020 as traffic increased, federal data shows

Nearly 43,000 people died in traffic crashes last year, a 10.5% jump from 2020 as traffic increased, federal data shows
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US authorizes COVID-19 vaccine booster shot for kids ages 5 to 11. Next step: CDC recommendation later this week.

US authorizes COVID-19 vaccine booster shot for kids ages 5 to 11. Next step: CDC recommendation later this week.
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May 17

Students protest, discontent grows over China's COVID policy

Administrators at an elite Beijing university have backed down from plans to further tighten pandemic restrictions on students as part of China’s “zero-COVID” strategy after a weekend protest at the school
May 17
Workers put up caution tape to close off part of a green space along a waterway in Beijing, Tuesday, May 17, 2022. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
May 17

Indonesia lifts outdoor mask mandate as COVID-19 wanes

Indonesia is lifting its outdoor mask mandate as its COVID-19 outbreak wanes
May 17
People wearing masks to curb the spread of the coronavirus wait at a bus stop in Jakarta, Indonesia, Tuesday, May 17, 2022. Indonesia will lift its outdoor mask mandate because its COVID-19 outbreak appears to be waning, President Joko Widodo said Tuesday. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
May 17

Spanish govt proposes wider abortion rights, menstrual leave

The Spanish government has approved a draft bill that widens abortion rights for teenagers and may make Spain the first country in Europe entitling workers to paid menstrual leave
May 17
FILE - People take part in a protest against abortion and euthanasia in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021. The Spanish government approved May 17, 2022 a draft bill that widens abortion rights for teenagers and may make Spain the first country in Europe entitling workers to paid menstrual leave. The Spanish move comes just as the U.S. Supreme Court appears poised to reverse the country's constitutional right to abortion, in place for nearly a half-century. (AP Photo/Paul White, File)
May 17

Biden offering additional 8 free COVID-19 tests to public

The government website for requesting free COVID-19 at-home tests from the U.S. government is accepting a third round of orders
May 17
President Joe Biden speaks before presenting Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor awards to fourteen recipients, during an event in the East Room of the White House, Monday, May 16, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
May 17

N. Korea's Kim faces 'huge dilemma' on aid as virus surges

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has made “self-reliance” his governing lynchpin during his decade in power and shunned international help for his people
May 17
FILE - In this photo provided by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, top, attends a meeting on anti-virus strategies in Pyongyang, North Korea on May 14, 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)
May 17

Despite White House guidance, aging school facilities still threaten kids’ health

Poor ventilation may make schools a persistent COVID hot spot.
May 17
Students line up to enter Christa McAuliffe School in Jersey City, N.J., April 29, 2021.
May 17

North Korea reports another fever surge amid COVID-19 crisis

North Korea has reported another large jump in illnesses believed to be COVID-19 and encouraged good health habits as an outbreak spreads through its unvaccinated population
May 17
An employees of Pyongyang Dental Hygiene Products Factory disinfects the floor of a dining room as the state increased measures to stop the spread of illness in Pyongyang, North Korea Monday, May 16, 2022. (AP Photo/Cha Song Ho)
May 16

US allows more baby formula imports to fight shortage

President Joe Biden's administration has announced new steps to ease the national shortage of baby formula, including allowing more imports from overseas
May 16
President Joe Biden speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Friday, May 13, 2022, during an event to highlight state and local leaders who are investing American Rescue Plan funding. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
May 16

How a hospital treated victims of the Buffalo mass shooting

Two patients have been discharged and one remains in stable condition.
May 16
An ambulance and other emergency vehicles are shown near the grocery store where ten people were killed and three others injured in a shooting on May 14, 2022, in Buffalo, N.Y.
May 16

Homelessness up in Bay Area, down slightly in San Francisco

Homelessness increased nearly 9% in the San Francisco Bay Area over the last three years, despite hundreds of millions of dollars spent to keep people off the streets during the coronavirus pandemic
May 16
FILE - A man stands near tents on a sidewalk in San Francisco, Nov. 21, 2020. A one-night count found San Francisco's homeless population dipped slightly to roughly 7,800 people in 2022. The last point-in-time count found more than 8,000 residents in 2019 in a city where unhoused people are highly visible. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
May 16

Baby formula maker Abbott says it has reached deal with regulators to restart production at factory tied to shortage

Baby formula maker Abbott says it has reached deal with regulators to restart production at factory tied to shortage
May 16
May 16

300,000 US COVID deaths could have been averted through vaccine: Analysis

The national average indicates that about 50% of deaths were preventable.
May 16
A medical worker prepares a syringe with a dose of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination center in in Chicago, April 6, 2021.
May 16

1 million lives lost to COVID-19

Dr. Paul Offit, director of the Vaccine Education Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, discusses how science gave the world its best weapon against COVID.
May 16
VIDEO: 1 million lives lost to COVID-19
May 16

Yellen meets war refugees in Poland, pushes food crisis plan

U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has met with Ukrainian refugees and urged the need to confront Russian brutality as she visited Poland ahead of a meeting of finance ministers for the Group of Seven leading economies
May 16
U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, left, is greeted by Poland's Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki before their meeting in Warsaw, Poland, Monday, May 16, 2022. Yellen and Morawiecki will discuss how Russia's invasion of Ukraine affects Poland's economy as part of a week-long trip that also will take her to Brussels and a G7 finance leaders meeting in Germany. (AP Photo/Michal Dyjuk)
May 16

Death certificates reveal that US hit grim COVID milestone

When the U.S. hit 1 million COVID-19 deaths, the news was driven by a government tally derived from death certificates
May 16
FILE - This May 13, 2020 photo made with a fisheye lens shows a list of the confirmed COVID-19 cases in Salt Lake County early in the coronavirus pandemic at the Salt Lake County Health Department, in Salt Lake City. Health officials later moved to tracking the cases in an online database, but the white board remains in the office as a reminder of how quickly the coronavirus spread. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
May 16

CVS exec: People deserve fair shot at being healthy

The new chief health equity officer at CVS Health hopes she will have more influence in fixing care disparities before they land patients in the hospital
May 16
This undated photo provided by CVS in May 2022 shows Dr. Joneigh Khaldun. The new chief health equity officer at CVS Health hopes she will have more influence in fixing care disparities before they land patients in the hospital. Dr. Joneigh Khaldun sees those disparities play out routinely as an emergency physician. She says she is focused on giving everyone a fair chance to be as healthy as possible. (Tracy Grosshans/CVS via AP)
May 16

Kim Jong Un blasts COVID response amid outbreak

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has blasted officials over slow medicine deliveries and ordered his military to respond to the largely undiagnosed COVID-19 crisis that has left 1.2 million people ill with fever and 50 dead in a matter of days
May 16
In this photo provided by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, center, visits a pharmacy in Pyongyang, North Korea Sunday, 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)
May 16

CDC says US death toll from COVID-19 hits 1 million, less than 2 1/2 years into the outbreak

CDC says US death toll from COVID-19 hits 1 million, less than 2 1/2 years into the outbreak
May 16
May 16

Shanghai says lockdown to ease as virus spread mostly ends

Authorities say most of Shanghai has stopped the spread of the coronavirus.
May 16
Residents line up for mass COVID test on Monday, May 16, 2022, in Beijing. Authorities say most of Shanghai has stopped the spread of the coronavirus in the community and fewer than 1 million people remain under strict lockdown. China's largest city is moving toward reopening as economic data showed the gloomy impact of China’s “zero-COVID” policy. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
May 16

Without COVID-19 vaccines, death toll would be much higher: Pfizer analysis

The U.S. surpassed 1 million COVID-19 deaths last week.
May 16
(FILES) In this file photo taken on January 06, 2022 a medical worker prepares the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine booster to be given to children 12-15 years old at Hartford Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut. The US Food and Drug Administration on April 29, 2022 announced it would hold a set of meetings on Covid vaccines in June that would include deciding whether to authorize them for the youngest children.
May 15

North Korea reports 15 more COVID-19 suspected deaths

North Korea says it has confirmed 15 more deaths and hundreds of thousands of additional patients with fevers amid the country’s first COVID-19 outbreak
May 15
People watch a TV screen showing a news report about the COVID-19 outbreak in North Korea, at a train station in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, May 14, 2022. North Korea on Saturday reported 21 new deaths and 174,440 more people with fever symptoms as the country scrambles to slow the spread of COVID-19 across its unvaccinated population. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
May 15

Some Shanghai businesses to reopen Monday, officials say

Shanghai officials say they will allow some businesses to reopen Monday, even while it remains unclear whether residents will be able to leave their homes
May 15
Residents wearing face masks line up behind barricaded tapes for COVID mass testing near a residential area on Sunday, May 15, 2022, in Beijing. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
May 14

US has hit 1 million COVID deaths, but the number is likely higher

Excess mortality estimates are markedly higher than the official toll.
May 14
An empty hospital bed sits inside the former Intensive Care Unit (ICU) for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients at Providence Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo, Calif., April 12, 2022.
May 14

Few families have received government help for funeral costs for COVID victims

FEMA launched a program last year to cover up to $9,000 in costs per victim.
May 14
Hospital workers cover a body of a COVID-19 patient with a sheet at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Los Angeles, Dec. 14, 2021.
May 14

South Africa in new surge of COVID from versions of omicron

Health experts in South Africa say the country is experiencing a surge of new COVID-19 cases driven by two omicron sub-variants
May 14
A woman waits in a queue to be screened for COVID-19 at a testing centre in Soweto, South Africa, Wednesday, May 11, 2022. Health experts in South Africa say the country is experiencing a surge of new COVID-19 cases driven by two omicron sub-variants. Professor Marta Nunes, a researcher at Vaccine and Infectious Diseases Analytics at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto said that for about three weeks the country has seen increasing numbers of new cases and somewhat higher hospitalizations, but not increases in severe cases and deaths. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)
May 14

North Korea confirms 21 new deaths as it battles COVID-19

North Korea has reported 21 new deaths and 174,440 more people with fever symptoms as the country scrambles to slow the spread of COVID-19 across its unvaccinated population
May 14
FILE - An employee of the Kyonghung Foodstuff General Store disinfects the showroom in Pyongyang, North Korea, Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021. Before acknowledging domestic COVID-19 cases, Thursday, May 12, 2022, North Korea spent 2 1/2 years rejecting outside offers of vaccines and steadfastly claiming that its superior socialist system was protecting its 26 million people from “a malicious virus” that had killed millions around the world. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin, File)
May 13

Tips for parents navigating the baby formula shortage

ABC News’ Kayna Whitworth speaks with ABC News medical contributor Dr. Alok Patel about the ongoing shortage of baby formula and ways parents can ensure their babies are fed and remain healthy.
May 13
VIDEO: Tips for parents navigating the baby formula shortage
May 13

New Zealand leader Jacinda Ardern tests positive for COVID

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has tested positive for COVID-19 but said she still plans to travel to the U.S. later this month for a trade trip and to give the commencement speech at Harvard University
May 13
FILE - New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern gestures during a press conference at parliament in Wellington, New Zealand on March 23, 2022. Ardern on Saturday, May 14, 2022 posted a photo of her positive test result on Instagram and said she was disappointed to miss several important political announcements over the coming week, including the release of the government's annual budget and a plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. (Mark Mitchell/Pool Photo via AP, File)
May 13

North Korea reports 21 new deaths as it battles COVID-19 outbreak

North Korea reports 21 new deaths as it battles COVID-19 outbreak
May 13
May 13

Louisiana justices toss COVID-related charges against pastor

The Louisiana Supreme Court has thrown out charges against a pastor who flouted coronavirus pandemic restrictions on gatherings
May 13
FILE - Louisiana pastor Tony Spell, who has repeatedly refused to follow Gov. John Bel Edwards' coronavirus restrictions, speaks to a crowd of angry, largely unmasked people at the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education meeting, Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021, in Baton Rouge, La. he Louisiana Supreme Court has thrown out charges against the pastor who flouted pandemic restrictions on gatherings. Because Gov. John Bel Edwards' orders included numerous secular exemptions, they violated the Rev. Tony Spell's freedom of religion, the majority ruled. Two justices dissented.(AP Photo/Melinda Deslatte, File)
May 13

Ex-nurse sentenced to probation in patient medication death

A former Tennessee nurse whose medication error killed a patient has been sentenced to three years of probation
May 13
People demonstrate outside the courthouse where the sentencing hearing for former nurse RaDonda Vaught is being held Friday, May 13, 2022, in Nashville, Tenn. Vaught was found guilty of criminally negligent homicide in the death of a patient in March after she accidentally administered the wrong medication. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
May 13

Idaho announces $119 million opioid crisis settlement

Idaho officials have announced a $119 million settlement with drugmaker Johnson & Johnson and three major distributors over their role in the opioid addiction crisis
May 13
FILE - Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden during an interview in Boise, Idaho, on March 1, 2017. Idaho officials on Friday, May 13, 2022, have announced a $119 million settlement with drugmaker Johnson & Johnson and three major distributors over their role in the opioid addiction crisis. Republican Attorney General Wasden said it's the second-largest consumer settlement in state history, trailing only the 1998 national tobacco settlement of $712 million. (Darin Oswald/Idaho Statesman via AP, File)
May 13

Mixed Texas ruling allows trans youth parent investigations

The Texas Supreme Court is allowing the state to investigate parents of transgender youth for child abuse
May 13
FILE - Demonstrators gather on the steps to the State Capitol to speak against transgender-related legislation bills being considered in the Texas Senate and Texas House, May 20, 2021 in Austin, Texas. The Texas Supreme Court is allowing the state to investigate parents of transgender youth for child abuse. But in a mixed ruling Friday, May 13, 2022, the court also handed a victory to one family that was among the first contacted by child welfare officials following an order by Republican Gov. Greg Abbott. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
May 13

Hundreds of thousands of Americans fighting long-haul symptoms from COVID-19

Dr. David Putrino from Mount Sinai Health System and COVID long-hauler Joel Fram discuss the long-term effects of the disease.
May 13
VIDEO: Hundreds of thousands of Americans fighting long-haul symptoms from COVID-19
May 13

Nearly 75% of US COVID-19 deaths have been people over 65 years old

As the U.S. marks 1 million American lives lost, the son of a COVID victim speaks out.
May 13
VIDEO: Nearly 75% of US COVID-19 deaths have been people over 65 years old
May 13

A million empty spaces: Chronicling COVID's cruel US toll

The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus will soon surpass 1 million
May 13
May 13

Echoes of one million lost in the spaces they left behind

Put your son in Sherman Peebles' barber chair and along with a buzz you could count on Peebles, a sheriff’s deputy who cut hair as a sideline, to issue a fatherly warning about staying out of trouble. Now, seven months after the dapper sergeant died of COVID-19, life goes on at the Columbus, Georgia, shop owned by his best friend. But the aching emptiness of Peebles' absence lingers. The brotherly affection he brought to each day, gone missing. The jokes and stories that go untold. The pandemic has claimed nearly 1 million lives in the U.S., leaving empty spaces in homes and neighborhoods across the country, whether we are aware of them or not. In portraits of these places left behind, emptiness claims a chair at a nurses station in a busy Alabama hospital, long occupied by a caregiver co-workers recall as “like everybody’s mama.” It fills the Arizona bedroom of a 13-year-old lost to COVID, his action figures lined up just as he left them, on the dresser. It floats,...
May 13
May 13

Debunking abortion myths

ABC News spoke with OB-GYNs about common myths surrounding abortion.
May 13
ABC News spoke with OB-GYNs about common myths surrounding abortion.
May 13

EXPLAINER: What's behind the baby formula shortage?

Many parents are hunting for infant formula after a combination of short- and long-term problems hit the biggest U.S. brands
May 13
May 13

N. Korea reports 6 deaths after admitting COVID-19 outbreak

North Korea says six people have died and 350,000 have been treated for a fever that has spread explosively across the country
May 13
In this photo provided by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, top, visits state emergency epidemic prevention headquarters in North Korea Thursday, May 12, 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)
May 13

What is an abortion fund as Supreme Court decides future of Roe v. Wade

Some patients may have to pay more than $1,000 to get an abortion.
May 13
Abortion rights activists rally outside the State House during a Mother's Day Rally in Boston, on May 8, 2022.
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