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The president has faced mounting pressure to up his pledge of administering 100 million COVID-19 shots during his first 100 days in office.
The Florida paramedic allegedly forged documents after three vaccine doses were taken from a refrigerator by a superior.
Biden extended COVID-19 travel restrictions for most of Europe, the UK, Ireland, and Brazil, while also ending Trump's Muslim travel ban.
For months, the political pace has been nonstop, but finally there’s been a change and things have calmed. Now, all there is left to do is wait and fight impatience.
On Monday, Moderna announced its COVID-19 vaccine is still protective, but slightly less potent, against a new coronavirus mutant.
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Taking bets now on whether the end of the pandemic or Rihanna's next album will come first.
From Doja Cat not being able to taste bacon to Bryan Cranston's lasting for months.
Under Trump, vaccine rollout was punted to states. In order to work, Biden’s national program will take time and money.
Biden's executive orders will now require people to wear masks on federal property, at airports, and on buses, trains, and planes.
Joe Biden's New Executive Orders Will Make The Federal Government Finally Take Responsibility For COVID-19
The new president will sign executive orders on his second day in office designed to give the federal government a greater role in ending the pandemic.
While Tuesday's memorial was the first step toward national recognition of how much has been lost to the pandemic, some mourners are wondering what accountability looks like.
The US has recorded the most coronavirus cases and deaths of any country in the world. The death toll increased by 100,000 in just over a month.
As of Jan. 15, there are more than 2,700 bodies being stored at Los Angeles hospitals and the Coroner's Office.
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.
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.
On Thursday, Rep. Adriano Espaillat of New York joined three other colleagues who have reported they contracted COVID-19 following the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.
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.
"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.
COVID-19 vaccines will now be recommended for everyone over the age of 65, following outrage over a slow national rollout and surging cases nationwide.
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.
“I'm talking to public health departments that tell me we can do testing or we can do vaccinations — we don't have the people to do both," one expert said.
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.
“Our healthcare infrastructure is already at a breaking point,” one expert said. “The introduction of a more transmissible strain might be enough to tip us over.”
The COVID Vaccine Rollout Is Such A Mess That In Some Places, People Are Sleeping In Their Cars To Get Doses
"I said, 'Mom, that's where I get tickets to see drag queens. Why are you getting vaccines through Eventbrite?'"
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.
*Masked face palm*
Authorities described 47-year-old Steven Brandenburg as an "admitted conspiracy theorist."
Videos showed maskless protesters chanting "no more masks" and getting into shouting matches with customers and employees.
Sushma Mane kept her family going, until she couldn't go any longer.
A Hospital Employee Was Arrested For Intentionally Spoiling More Than 500 Doses Of The COVID-19 Vaccine
Police in Grafton, Wisconsin, said the now-former employee of Advocate Aurora Health Hospital is accused of tampering with and causing the destruction of 57 vials.
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.”
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.
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 next few weeks and months are going to be very tough — very tough for our nation, maybe the toughest in this entire pandemic."
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.
Authorities said another COVID-19 patient became angry when the 82-year-old victim started praying and beat him to death.
“I don’t want people to die — my paycheck isn't more important than someone else’s life.”
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.
Congress ended surprise billing, but only after doctors won a series of concessions that may let them charge insurers higher prices.
"It’s an extraordinary virus, the likes of which I’ve never, ever seen, and I’ve been doing this now for almost 40 years,” Anthony Fauci told BuzzFeed News.
"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.
An American Teen And Her Boyfriend Are Facing 4 Months In Prison In The Cayman Islands For Breaking COVID-19 Rules
Skylar Mack violated the Cayman Islands' 14-day quarantine protocol when she left her residence to watch her boyfriend compete in a Jet Ski competition.
He also urged Americans that "if you don't have to travel, don't travel" for the holidays.
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.
"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."
The US Didn’t See A Major Additional COVID-19 Thanksgiving Surge. Christmas Will Be A Bigger Challenge.
Anthony Fauci told BuzzFeed News people need to stay vigilant heading into the rest of the holiday season: “I’m not saying at all that we need to cancel Christmas. What I am saying is that we need to be really careful.”
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.
Rural hospitals are overwhelmed by the coronavirus, causing patients to be flown hundreds of miles from their homes to get care.
Mike Pence, Who Lead The White House Coronavirus Task Force, Received The COVID-19 Vaccine On Live TV
Pence received the first dose of the vaccine as the virus rages across the county and kills about 3,000 people per day.
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.
Volunteering for a vaccine trial felt like the perfect mix of being selfless — a practical way to help others — and also extremely self-serving, because I might get a vaccine months early.
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.
President-elect Joe Biden is also likely to get the vaccine next week.
It's COVID protocol, not GHOST protocol.
"For just a moment, we can all let go of the worry of making up for the many things we missed by making sure this is one thing our kids won’t lose this year."
The local county board chair said neither Claus was symptomatic at the time of the event.
Convincing medical staffers to get vaccinated will be a crucial first step in convincing everyone else.
"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."
“I completely understand if you want to be like, ‘fuck that movie,’ but the fundamental message with the movie is hopeful for me," Mason told BuzzFeed News.
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"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."
The US on Monday began vaccinating people as the country hit a devastating death milestone.
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.
White House Officials Who Completely Mismanaged The Pandemic Will Be Among The First To Get Vaccinated
Hours after the White House confirmed that administration officials would receive vaccinations soon, Trump announced that he would ask for staffers to get vaccinated "somewhat later."
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.
"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."
Millions of doses of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine are expected to be shipped nationwide and arrive on Monday.
“It was very clear that they loved each other more than anything in the world,” a friend of the couple told BuzzFeed News.
George Finefrock died on Nov. 13 as Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Free Bird" played in the background.
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No degree of social and economic upheaval could shake our unrelenting need to eat.
The talk show host tweeted, “Anyone who has been in close contact with me has been notified, and I am following all proper CDC guidelines.”
COVID infections are low to nonexistent in several countries, where life looks practically normal. Some people even occasionally forget there’s a pandemic going on.
Erika Becerra, 33, died two weeks after giving birth to her son.
Sen. Ron Johnson said he was trying to be open-minded in inviting witnesses who promoted misinformation about the COVID pandemic.
The coronavirus vaccination plan, announced as part of a health team rollout, would mean distributing 100 million shots in Joe Biden’s first months as president.
On Tuesday, Oxford became the first team leading a coronavirus vaccine trial to publish its results in a peer-reviewed journal, but scientists have questions about how the trials were conducted.
The second person was a man named William Shakespeare.
How has the coronavirus pandemic affected your job? We want to know.
The Oregon Nurse Who Bragged On TikTok About Breaking COVID-19 Restrictions Has Agreed To Stop Practicing
After Ashley Grames posted a TikTok saying she wasn't wearing a mask outside, she signed an agreement to stop practicing as a nurse and was no longer employed with her hospital.
Dr. Steven LaTulippe's remarks at a pro-Trump rally gained attention, but patients had previously complained about his medical guidance regarding COVID-19.
Inadequate information about the rates of COVID-19 in populations of color has prevented health agencies from targeting their response before it’s too late.
As the pandemic now devastates rural America and small towns, healthcare workers are watching people they know die. But they’re still struggling to get people to listen.