(NEW YORK) -- Early in the pandemic, scientists and public health experts leaned on their experience with other viruses to make predictions about COVID-19, hopeful that when enough people developed immunity, the virus would be stopped in its tracks. But in the years that followed,... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in England, the country is also experiencing a surge in reinfections. Provisional data shows that, as of the week ending March 20, 2022, laboratory-confirmed reinfections -- two positive tests taken more than 90 days apart -- have... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- With the FDA gearing up to decide if all Americans need booster shots, some researchers are pointing to preliminary data suggesting that mixing different vaccines could offer an even stronger immune boost. For now, data is too sparse to support a mix-and-match... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- An extra boost of a vaccine may mean more protection for organ transplant recipients in their fight against COVID-19, a new study finds. Solid organ transplant recipients, including kidney, liver, heart and lungs, are part of a larger group of immunocompromised individuals,... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- A controversial bankruptcy plan involving OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma, which would shield the Sackler family from litigation tied to the opioid crisis, moved forward Thursday. A federal bankruptcy court judge in White Plains, New York, allowed Purdue to begin soliciting support for... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday denied the appeal of a retired federal agent seeking to challenge sweeping legal immunity for police officers after he was injured during an arrest and later blocked from suing for damages. "This big guy grabbed my left... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- For more than two decades, Jose Oliva built a career in federal law enforcement busting bad guys for money laundering and narcotics. After he retired, during a trip to the dentist in 2016, Oliva was the one getting busted up at the... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) — The three key bipartisan negotiators on policing reform met for an hour Wednesday and appeared to have hit a setback over whether officers should continue to be protected from civil lawsuits, after a House Democratic leader said this weekend that so-called qualified... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- President Joe Biden's new benchmark in the fight against COVID-19 -- ensuring 70% of American adults get at least one shot by July 4 -- seems to be a tacit acknowledgement of what scientists have been saying now for months: Eradicating the... Read More.
BY: LUKE BARR, ABC NEWS (NEW YORK ) — The city of New York moved to end qualified immunity, making it the first city in the United States to do so. Qualified immunity is the practice of not being able to file a civil... Read More.