From the latest news to binge-watching suggestions to tips for caring for your mental health, we've got everything you need to know about coronavirus to stay safe and make the most of your time spent at home.
The United States’ messy plan for at-home COVID tests made the pandemic even more chaotic. Can we get it together before the next surge?
While long-delayed films like Antlers, Bad Trip, and Death on the Nile were finally released in recent months, these five films still have yet to see the silver screen.
Republicans Are Changing State Medical Board Rules So It’s Easier For Doctors To Prescribe Hydroxychloroquine And Ivermectin
Republicans in state legislatures across the country are pushing, and in some cases passing, bills that limit medical boards’ authority over COVID treatments.
Aussie Grocery Workers Are Sharing Horrific Stories Of Being Verbally Abused During The Pandemic And My Heart Goes Out To All Of Them
"I was yelled at and called a fuckhead, piece of shit and useless idiot by one lady, who also threw all her items on the ground in a tantrum."
“It’s going to get worse before it gets better,” one doctor said.
The White House Is Defending The CDC’s New 5-Day Coronavirus Isolation Guideline For Asymptomatic People
“We are standing on the shoulders of two years of science,” the CDC director said.
Why one global health expert is urging more focus on vaccine sharing.
“This spreads so fast that if you look at what's going on today, it's actually already happened 10 to 14 days ago,” one expert said.
“The capacity for superspreading events is really extraordinary,” one expert said.
Rare blood clotting side effects linked to nine deaths triggered the recommendation, which stops short of calling for ceasing use of the one-shot vaccine.
Trump appointee Michael Caputo warned government employees last year not to speak with the media, records obtained by BuzzFeed News revealed.
A Former Principal Now In Congress Thinks Democrats Need A New Message On Schools In The Time Of COVID
Rep. Jamaal Bowman, a Democrat and part of "the Squad," sat down for a Q&A with BuzzFeed News to discuss possible vaccine mandates in schools.
Vaccine hoarding by rich countries is a big problem. And it’s not the only obstacle to getting shots into arms across the African continent.
“The data suggests this is a more transmissible virus with significant degrees of immune escape, that is going to render the vaccines less effective,” said one expert.
The Biden administration instituted new rules for boosters, COVID tests, and travel after the first Omicron case in the US was identified.
"The individual, who was fully vaccinated and had mild symptoms that are improving, is self-quarantining and has been since testing positive," according to the CDC.
The House Freedom Caucus is pleading with Senate Republicans to use procedural leverage to delay government funding in a war against Biden’s COVID vaccine mandates.
Don’t panic. But be cautious. We’ll know more in a couple of weeks.
It was "really stressful."
This Health Department Ranked Astrology Signs By Their Vaccination Rates, And No One Is Surprised That Scorpios Are On The Bottom
It's a bad day to be a Scorpio, apparently.
203 Doctors Told Us What They Actually Think Of COVID Vaccines, And Everyone Should Hear Their Answers
Someone told me, a health journalist, that doctors might secretly oppose COVID vaccinations. So I went straight to the source.
Dolly Parton Said She Got A Lot "More Credit Than [She] Deserves" For Funding Moderna's COVID Vaccine, And We Really Don't Deserve Her
"My heart just kind of leads me into where I'm supposed to go."
"I don't care who you are... You could be quadruple vaccinated."
"I'm a girl, I love, love dressing up."
Just 23 Tweets About The Sydney Lockdown That Will Make You Laugh, Weep And Rage-Punch A Hole In Your Wall
*Stares at Melbourne longingly.*
Shailene Woodley Explained What She Learned About Aaron Rodgers After They "Immediately" Moved In Together
"[It] taught us a lot about each other very quickly."
It's Been A Year Since The First Coronavirus Lockdown — How Many Of These Quarantine Hobbies Are You Still Doing?
Oh, to be binge-watching Tiger King and baking bread again.
“How else does anger travel if not by social media, by group chats and WeChat moments, which disappear after a few days?”
"It is CDC’s continuing assessment that at this time an order requiring masking in the indoor transportation corridor remains necessary for the public health."
Viral Videos Of Airline Passengers Cheering The End Of Mask Mandates Don’t Show How Some People Were Suddenly Very Nervous
“It really shows how society looks at our most vulnerable.”
The federal judge in Florida, who was appointed by Donald Trump, said the CDC had exceeded its statutory authority in issuing the mask mandate.
“I know everybody wants great news, that we can be done with COVID and everything’s gonna be fine, but that’s not really true.”
Remember when ScoMo ducked off to Hawaii during the Black Summer bushfires?
A Judge Has Ordered The Biden Administration To Resume Trump’s Policy Of Expelling Unaccompanied Immigrant Children At The Border
President Biden has continued to invoke the public health order to expel most immigrants at the southern border, but was making an exception for children who arrive without an adult family member.
These ICE Detainees With High-Risk Medical Conditions Fought For Months To Be Released — And They’re Just The Ones We Know About
“The lack of medical care is leading to some pretty scary situations for people who are detained there for months and months,” one attorney said.
The 95-year-old monarch will continue "light duties," Buckingham Palace said in a statement Sunday.
GoFundMe Says The Viral Campaign For Canada’s Trucker Protest Hasn’t Violated Its Rules Even Though It Sure Seems Like It Does
The “Freedom Convoy” campaign has become one of the largest in the platform's history and is funding the massive trucker protest despite concerns from Canadian law enforcement.
This Woman Went Viral For Sharing How She Prepared Her COVID-Positive Mother For The ER, And It's So Helpful That Nurses Are Thanking Her
"We are sending these people in alone, often delirious, and ill. It is terrifying."
Spotify Has Agreed To Remove Neil Young's Music Catalog After He Took A Stand On Joe Rogan's Vaccine Misinformation
"Spotify is spreading fake information about vaccines – potentially causing death to those who believe the disinformation being spread by them,” Young wrote in a public letter.
The Virginia Mother Who Threatened To Bring Loaded Guns To A School In Protest Of Mask Mandates Has Been Charged
Amelia King was released on a $5,000 bond, sparking outcry under the Luray Police Department's official announcement.
"My children will not come to school on Monday with a mask on, all right? That's not happening. And I will bring every single gun loaded and ready."
The move comes weeks after Starbucks employees from a Buffalo, New York, shop walked out after growing concerns for their health and safety.
A Melbourne Cafe Offered RATs To Customers With A Min. Spend Of $160 And Australians Are Seething With Rage
"Disgusting! I have to put up with daily abuse as a 'stockist' who can't get/keep RATs [Rapid Antigen Tests] so arseholes can use them as a promotional tool."
Novak Djokovic Lost His Chance To Play In The Australian Open After Officials Said He Wasn’t Exempt From Vaccine Requirements
Djokovic had been poised to compete for what could have been a record-breaking 21st Grand Slam title at the tournament.
The announcement is part of a plan to expand access to rapid testing, but most tests won’t be available for at least two weeks.
Contractors who moderate Spanish-language content on Facebook said they’ve been forced to come to the office during COVID surges.
“It’s not only saying ‘We didn’t consider chronically ill and disabled people when we created these guidelines,’ but ‘We also don’t care if you die.’”
“If I were to get COVID and come back home to my grandparents, who are at risk, I don’t even want to say it.”
42 Doctors Told Us What They Think Of Boosters And Masks In The Face Of Omicron And Everyone Should Hear Their Answers
Though everyone is tired of the pandemic, 42 experts say this wave of Omicron is no time to be letting our guard down.
Some people are trying throat swabs for their at-home rapid tests, but experts warn against that.
“Pediatric hospitalizations are at the highest rate compared to any prior point in the pandemic,” the CDC’s director warned.
The governor's office first claimed it didn't know about the expired stockpile, then a day later admitted what happened.
“We, as teachers, have to sacrifice the health of our own children to accommodate other people’s children,” one teacher who is a parent of two 4-year-old children told BuzzFeed News.
Hundreds of Facebook moderators at the company's Mountain View campus can now work from home after their employer Accenture reversed an unpopular return-to-work mandate.
Anthony Fauci says the CDC is aware of recent pushback to its changes to isolation guidelines and may soon alter them.
Experts welcomed the decision to shorten the isolation period to five days, but many are still concerned testing negative first hasn't been prioritized.
The CDC says send help.
Isolation should only end if a person with COVID-19 is asymptomatic after the fifth day.
Several People Who Attended A Midterm Strategy Event For Democrats In South Carolina Tested Positive For COVID
The outbreak comes as the Omicron variant has spread quickly across the United States.
Anxious People Are Waiting Hours In Line In Frigid Temperatures To Get Preholiday COVID Tests, Only To Face Surprise Costs
“I told her I couldn't afford it and left,” said one person who was exposed to COVID but couldn’t pay $200 to see if they were positive.
16 Pictures Of The "Omicron Era" That Feel A Little Too Much Like March 2020, And 8 Pictures That Prove Things Have Actually Changed
Does this mean we all need to break out the sourdough starters and Zoom happy hours again?
People Are Comparing The "Omicron Era" We're In To March 2020, And Yup, The Vibes Are Upsettingly Similar
Tom Hanks announcement incoming in 3...2...1....
“It felt like we were driving blind, and we really were a little bit,” one expert said.
“What makes me most uncomfortable and concerned is that the loss of this much life was preventable.”
The Omicron variant is creating — again — a lot of pandemic uncertainty. Here are some expert tips on how to cope with anxiety.
There's Still A Lot Unknown About Omicron As Scientists Worldwide Race To Determine How It Affects People
Preliminary evidence suggests there may be an increased risk of reinfection among people who previously had COVID-19 compared with other variants, the WHO said.
Some Scientists Worry The Africa Travel Restrictions Will Discourage Other Nations From Reporting New COVID Variants
"What is the incentive for the next country that identifies the next important variant if their reward is what President Biden did to South Africa?"
A New Coronavirus "Variant Of Concern" Has Prompted The US And Other Countries To Impose Travel Restrictions
Experts cautioned there is still limited research on the new, potentially more transmissible COVID-19 variant that was first reported in South Africa.
Here’s how COVID pills from Merck and Pfizer work, and how and when you might be able to take them once they become available.
Vaccines are the best way to prevent COVID-19 deaths, which increased 5% in Europe during the week ending Nov. 14.
“The question is: When will it end?” one expert asked.
Australians Are Both Terrified And Outraged That People Carried Nooses And Trump Flags At An Anti-Vax Protest In Melbourne
"Is this really who we [Australia] have become and who we [Australia] want to be?"
The declines were most prominent for white people, women, and middle-aged adults.
Ted Cruz Spent The Weekend Harassing Big Bird For Getting Vaccinated, And The Responses Are *Chef's Kiss*
Sir, please leave Big Bird alone.
Countries like the US and Australia are reopening their borders to vaccinated travelers, making for emotional reunions nearly two years in the making at airports around the world.
The series adds to the conversation around vaccinations.
Khloé Kardashian Tests Positive For COVID: "We Will Be Over Here In Quarantine And Following Current Guidelines"
"Luckily I have been vaccinated, so all will be ok."
“There are a lot of, I think, secret skeptics of the vaccine in Hollywood that we don’t even know about.”
Vaccinated Vulnerable People Are Still At Risk for COVID. Here Are Ways To Mitigate That Risk This Holiday Season
The death of former US secretary of state Colin Powell from COVID-19 complications shows the importance of precautions for at-risk individuals.
His attorney, Dick DeGuerin, said Durst was fully vaccinated against the virus.
Medical experts say this parasite-fighting drug shouldn’t be used to prevent or treat COVID-19. Here are the side effects and signs of toxicity you should know about.
Scared Students Are Using An Anonymous Twitter Account To Blast The Lack Of COVID Protocols At Their University
At Belmont University, a private Christian college in Tennessee, students and faculty members are resorting to anonymous Twitter accounts and articles to criticize what they believe are inadequate COVID restrictions.
You wouldn't steal a car; you also wouldn't leave rubbish strewn about your living room.
As around 2,000 mostly unvaccinated Americans die of COVID-19 every day, BuzzFeed News could not find a single example of a doctor who has been disciplined for spreading vaccine disinformation.
Graffiti left on a small Idaho hospital has prompted soul-searching about how and why medical workers have now found themselves feeling targeted during the pandemic.
Two Hosts Of "The View" Had False Positive Tests For COVID Seconds Before They Were Supposed To Interview Kamala Harris
The vice president was about to walk out when the hosts were suddenly pulled from the set.
“An Unprecedented Event In Modern Medicine”: What Happens When A State Fails To Flatten The COVID Curve
A COVID nightmare is unfolding in Idaho, where overwhelmed hospitals are starting to ration care and medical workers feel like the public has turned on them.
The new US international travel guidelines will start in November and will require testing, contact tracing information, and masking requirements, as well as full vaccinations.
"You get two types of people at the Met Gala. You get the people who want to look cute and then you've got the people who want to go on theme."
It started with Nicki Minaj announcing that she wouldn't be going to the Met Gala this year and then descended into memes about swollen testicles.
Damon Thibodeaux, 47, died from COVID-19 less than 10 years after he was released from death row following DNA evidence that proved his innocence in a murder case.
In a review published on Monday, the experts said the evidence does not show that boosters are needed for the general population.
Australian Nurses Are Sharing The Grim Reality Of The COVID-19 Situation In Hospitals And It's Heartbreaking
"I know I’ll catch it [COVID-19] eventually, but the part that stresses me out is the looming sense of doom that the system won’t be able to handle much more."
Un importante estudio sostiene que la ivermectina previene el COVID-19, pero los datos resultan sospechosos
Un influyente estudio argentino ha reforzado el argumento de que la ivermectina previene el COVID-19 en el 100% de los casos. Pero sus inconsistencias han llevado a expertos a cuestionar si los ensayos clínicos realmente ocurrieron tal y como se señala.
Students will be required to show proof of vaccination by Jan. 10, 2022, if they wish to attend any of the schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District.
All companies with more than 100 employees will be required to ensure their workers are either fully vaccinated or tested weekly.
Several school boards are allowing parents to simply opt out of mask mandates without a medical reason.
Parents Are Starting Another School Year During COVID-19 — And Things Have Only Gotten More Complicated
"They’re always like, 'You’re Satan. You’re the devil incarnate and these masks are the instrument of the devil.'"