What is known about the omicron variant that’s arrived in the US

What is known about the omicron variant that’s arrived in the US

(NEW YORK) -- As health officials expected, the United States has now confirmed several cases of the omicron variant, which was first identified in Botswana and has since been detected in at least 35 counties. The World Health Organization declared omicron a variant of concern on Friday. Earlier this week,…
What’s behind the ‘dire’ COVID-19 surge in Michigan?

What’s behind the ‘dire’ COVID-19 surge in Michigan?

(OKEMOS, Mich.) -- Michigan is in the midst of its fourth COVID-19 wave -- and there is no end in sight, hospital officials said. Cases and hospitalizations are rivaling levels seen in earlier parts of the pandemic, when vaccines weren't widely available. The surge also comes at a time when…
How your ZIP code determines your lung health

How your ZIP code determines your lung health

(NEW YORK) -- This is the fourth and final episode of ABC News Digital's four-part series "Green New Future," which highlights innovators and environmental solutions. While climate change and poor air quality are global issues concerning all people, 29-year-old Darren Riley has found that the ZIP code people are born…
How your ZIP code determines your lung health

How your ZIP code determines your lung health

(NEW YORK) -- This is the fourth and final episode of ABC News Digital's four-part series "Green New Future," which highlights innovators and environmental solutions. While climate change and poor air quality are global issues concerning all people, 29-year-old Darren Riley has found that the ZIP code people are born…
How your ZIP code determines your lung health

How your ZIP code determines your lung health

(NEW YORK) -- This is the fourth and final episode of ABC News Digital's four-part series "Green New Future," which highlights innovators and environmental solutions. While climate change and poor air quality are global issues concerning all people, 29-year-old Darren Riley has found that the ZIP code people are born…
Strangers donate breast milk after mom of newborn dies of COVID-19

Strangers donate breast milk after mom of newborn dies of COVID-19

(OAK GROVE, Mo.) -- Megan Richards, a mom of six, had planned to provide breast milk for her youngest child, 5-month-old Myles, through his first birthday. Richards died last month due to complications from COVID-19, and now her family is trying to fulfill her wish by collecting donations of breast…
What to know about new COVID-19 variant omicron

What to know about new COVID-19 variant omicron

(NEW YORK) -- Global health authorities said they're monitoring a new COVID-19 variant first identified in southern Africa, with the World Health Organization saying Friday the new strain, called omicron, is a variant of concern. On Monday, the WHO said the overall global risk is assessed as "very high" due…