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.
It's the dog cuddling with a squash for me.
"I blink and this girl is in a different place."
The FDA’s vague warning about false negatives from Curative’s test has confused testing experts and health departments, many of which are still offering the test to anyone who wants one.
What would Michael Scott do?
The $1.9 trillion relief package would set up a national vaccine program, expand testing, halt evictions, and send Americans an extra $1,400 in stimulus checks.
The theme park will be issuing refunds to eligible pass holders as resort officials develop new membership offerings.
Disneyland's "Super" COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Site Is Open, And Here's What It Looks Like Inside
Spoiler alert: Goofy won't be administering vaccines.
A Member Of Congress Risked A Confrontation With Rioters To Avoid Sheltering With Her Maskless Republican Colleagues
“Maybe I could fight off or run from rioters, but I wouldn't be able to see the virus as it was coming toward me,” Rep. Stacey Plaskett told BuzzFeed News.
We want to hear how you've been using your phone lately.
"With the US already in surge status, the testing requirement for air passengers will help slow the spread of the virus as we work to vaccinate the American public," the CDC said.
Martha Stewart Was Accused Of "Jumping The Line" To Get The COVID Vaccine, And She Responded On Instagram
"I am in the approved age group for this batch of vaccines and I waited in line with others."
“And then you find out—everyone’s favorite plot twist device—that it was all a dream. Just kidding, everyone hates this. Thank you for wasting my time.”
From politicians to performers.
While the store has backtracked, there are still questions about why stores catering to Black customers are closed during the province's COVID-19 lockdown.
At least six Republican members of Congress could be seen in video footage refusing to take a face mask while sheltering with their colleagues during the insurrection.
Gay men are using Instagram to name and shame those attending big parties during the pandemic. We spoke to those behind the accounts — and those who've been targeted.
Noah Beck Responded To Backlash Over That TikToker Bahamas Vacation And It's Caused... Even More Backlash
"Especially the business we’re in, it's like you need some time to kind of disconnect for a little."
By cutting doses in half or delaying second shots, some scientists say we could maximize the number of people who get vaccinated. Others argue that could be dangerous.
Follow the latest vaccination data in the US and globally.
Malvina Shabes escaped Poland during World War II and found refuge in Canada. A COVID-19 outbreak in a retirement home killed her.
What even is this wizardry?
*Masked face palm*
Authorities described 47-year-old Steven Brandenburg as an "admitted conspiracy theorist."
Sushma Mane kept her family going, until she couldn't go any longer.
A Los Angeles Health Agency Is Tweeting About A COVID Death Every 10 Minutes To Encourage People To Stay Home
“An uncle who was like a father to his nieces and nephews. Someone who conquered their fears. A sister.”
“It’s always interesting when I get a letter from someone who doesn’t even know what their problem is. This woman was thinking ‘I have a friend who can’t find a man.’ It turns out her problem was, ‘My friend is an addict.’”
At Least One Person Is Hospitalized With COVID-19 After Attending That Republican Christmas Party With A Conga Line
“I wasn’t on the conga line. I ate by myself," the Queens Village Republican Club chair said. "I don’t know how I got this."
“COVID-19 Took A Toll On My Family”: The Virus Killed This Costco Worker, Her Sister, And Her Mother
One of their survivors is anguished over her employer's decision to make workers come into the office during a pandemic.
Well, 2020 sucked, but there was still some ~goob~.
After This Student Died Of COVID-19, He Became The First Person In His Family To Graduate From College
Cody Lyster was one of the youngest people in Colorado to die of the novel coronavirus.
Luke Letlow was days away from being sworn in as the US representative for Louisiana's 5th Congressional District. He had no underlying health conditions.
The Colorado State Laboratory confirmed the case of the variant B.1.1.7 in a man who is in his twenties and has no travel history.
"The next few weeks and months are going to be very tough — very tough for our nation, maybe the toughest in this entire pandemic."
“What about large-scale events like concerts? It depends. Are they outside? Or are they inside? If it’s down the street at Fred’s Bar — then I ain’t going inside.”
Charli and Dixie D'Amelio, Chase Hudson, Noah Beck, Madi Monroe, and others have been allegedly spotted at the Atlantis Bahamas as the pandemic worsens in Los Angeles.
Janine Soleil tried to live lightly. This is what she left behind.
"It's about saving your life, the life of your family members, and the life of your community," said the vice president–elect.
“You’ve got Angelina Jolie. You’ve got ripped Kumail Nanjiani. What else do you need to know?”
"What was the reason?"
If you still need proof that the world is built for the wealthy to succeed, just take a look at how fortunes diverged this year.
A look back at our favorites as we shut the door on 2020.
Listen: I Dumped My Boyfriend, But Now I’m Jealous He’s Already Dating Someone New — How Do I Get Over It?
“Each of us, we’re the main character in our own lives. So, when you’re the main character, it’s like, How *dare* someone not want to be with me right now? Even though I just broke up with them.’”
After making headlines for racism in 2020, CrossFit is also struggling to appease those who are taking the coronavirus seriously and those who are ignoring it.
Pelosi offered to more than triple the size of stimulus checks Wednesday, but Republicans would have to agree to go along with it.
I Hoped Watching Sports Would Be An Escape From The Coronavirus. It Only Reminded Me Of Our Failures.
“Sports are a meaningful part of our culture … but the question is, at what cost?”
"We can’t possibly imagine what the future will hold, but we have to trust that there will be a way through."
Congress ended surprise billing, but only after doctors won a series of concessions that may let them charge insurers higher prices.
“Guys, I can’t stop talking about the ‘Imagine’ video. It comes back to haunt my nightmares.”
"omg just got my stimulus check!!"
There Is Anger And Resignation In The Developing World As Rich Countries Buy Up All The COVID Vaccines
Mexico says it's wrong for wealthy countries to buy up more vaccines than they need, while others still don’t have access to a single dose.
The coronavirus has killed more than 300,000 in the United States and 1.8 million around the world, with more dying every day. We can't hold them all in our heads at once, but this is what we owe their memories.
"I feel extreme confidence in the safety and the efficacy of this vaccine," said Fauci, who turns 80 on Thursday.
"Following the science is necessary but not sufficient," said Matthew Seeger, a risk communication expert.
Months after most of the previous COVID aid had expired, Congress has approved hundreds of billions of dollars in relief for businesses and individuals.
Businesses Will No Longer Have To Provide Paid Leave For Workers With COVID After Mitch McConnell Objected
Congress did not extend the paid leave mandate in its $900 billion COVID aid bill. Democrats hope to try again next year.
People Are Sharing How They Cope With Being Shamed For Following COVID-19 Guidelines (And I Feel Saner Already)
It's not easy, but you're not alone.
Listen: Rich People Are Trying To Jump The COVID Vaccine Line —Here’s How They Might Get Away With It
“The most outrageous offer this doctor could recall was a patient asking, ‘If I donate $25,000 to Cedars-Sinai, will that help me get a spot that’s closer to the front?’”
Judges across the country are urging state officials to consider the federal courts for vaccine priority lists.
The deal contains unemployment benefits, money for small businesses, and extends a federal ban on evictions. It is expected to pass before Christmas.
Teachers, Grocery Store Workers, And Those Older Than 75 Should Get The COVID-19 Vaccine Next, A CDC Panel Says
The second priority group includes approximately 49 million Americans, the advisory panel said.
The man filled out a preflight checklist stating he was not diagnosed with COVID-19 and had no symptoms. Airline officials later found out he had been feeling sick for days.
"I took a trip up there to the North Pole. I went there and I vaccinated Santa Claus myself. I measured his level of immunity, and he is good to go."
Here are some of the most interesting and powerful photo stories from across the internet.
Of the more than 1,300 residents at Stanford Medical Center, many of them working in emergency rooms and ICUs directly with COVID-19 patients, only seven were set to receive the first batch of vaccines.
Moderna’s vaccine has been shown to work very well, preventing COVID-19 with no serious effects.
Congress already granted big businesses an exemption from having to offer paid sick leave to workers. Now the program could expire altogether at the end of the year.
“You don’t have to love your body, but how about loving yourself? How about having unconditional positive regard for your humanity and not objectifying yourself. What would that be like?”
Rural hospitals are overwhelmed by the coronavirus, causing patients to be flown hundreds of miles from their homes to get care.
When all else fails, bake.
“Beyond Pornhub, it’s created this environment of fear for the industry at large and sex workers — about growing financial discrimination and what they’re calling a war on porn.”
Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine was just authorized by the FDA. It's highly effective and safe — and has some clear advantages over Pfizer’s.
After a year like no other, my perspective of one Contagion character has changed dramatically. So I called up the actor who played her to talk about it.
If you put your mortgage, student loan, auto loan, credit card, or other debt payment on hold during the coronavirus pandemic, BuzzFeed News would like to hear from you.
The president will continue to work remotely during a seven-day isolation.
George Clooney Totally Gets Why Tom Cruise Reacted The Way He Did To Crew Members Not Following COVID-19 Guidelines
"If the production goes down, a lot of people lose their jobs."
President-elect Joe Biden is also likely to get the vaccine next week.
It's COVID protocol, not GHOST protocol.
Plus, Tom Cruise lost it on the set of the new "Mission: Impossible" and Texas wedding photographers shared their horror stories.
“You’ve seen this very awkward tightrope walk. They won’t say that Trump lost, but they also won’t say that Biden lost.”
The local county board chair said neither Claus was symptomatic at the time of the event.
“This felt like a year where the memes were a lot weirder and darker. They were really funny but had some strange origins.”
Dionne Warwick fired off another iconic tweet, plus the "She's All That" reboot announced some casting news and Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are heading to Spotify.
Pandemic slump? Quarantine readathon? We want to know.
"It's the first day where we can actually turn the tide on this pandemic, and instead of talking about the lives lost, we can talk about the lives that we've saved."
🎶 Feeling immune as hell 🎶
“If you tell a complicated story with radical empathy, then perhaps people can watch that, and feel moved by that. And maybe they’ll consider what policies might be changed to make life better.”
A New York nurse is the first person in the US to get the coronavirus vaccine, plus "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" turned two years old and Jesy Nelson announced she's leaving Little Mix.
"Sometimes I want to cover my eyes, but I have to take the photo, and I want the people to know how others are struggling."
These stories of resilience, hope and imagination feel different in 2020.
The US on Monday began vaccinating people as the country hit a devastating death milestone.
Basically, if you've ever used a porta potty...
Sandra Lindsay, a critical care nurse at a Queens hospital, was the first recipient of the vaccine in the US, according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office.
The first COVID-19 vaccine shipments left Pfizer's Michigan facility on Sunday and are on their way to all 50 states as the coronavirus death toll in the US nears 300,000.
Just the good stuff.
"Charley Frank Pride was not the first Black artist to make important contributions to country music... but Pride was a trailblazer who emerged during a time of division and rancor."
Whether you want to donate to a charity, support social justice, or help an artist pay their rent — print sales have made all of this accessible in 2020.