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 Senate Passed Biden’s Massive COVID Aid Package, But Only After Watering Down Checks And Unemployment Benefits
Democrats are touting the bill as a historic rescue package, despite needing to make last-minute concessions to get it passed.
“Everyone was looking for a quick fix,” Anthony Fauci told BuzzFeed News.
Theme parks, stadiums, and live performances will be eligible to resume operations at reduced capacity related to what the COVID transmission rates are in their home counties.
Los requisitos de identificación buscan frenar el turismo de vacunas, pero pueden excluir a residentes vulnerables
En teoría, las demostraciones de residencia y los requisitos de identificación buscan asegurar que las vacunas para COVID-19 se distribuyan de manera equitativa, pero las reglas están excluyendo a la gente que buscan proteger.
"To be honest, I sort of forgot about them."
Never take fresh air for granted again.
Proof-of-residency and ID requirements are supposed to ensure COVID-19 vaccines are equitably distributed — but the rules are shutting out some of the people they aim to protect.
"Vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, vaciiiiiiine," she sang. "I'm begging of you, please don't hesitate."
That's two months earlier than his administration previously predicted.
"It is now time to open Texas 100%," Gov. Greg Abbott said Tuesday.
Johnson & Johnson's vaccine has been shown to be effective at reducing severe cases of COVID-19 with just one shot.
They were given the name Rona at birth. Now, thanks to coronavirus slang, it means something very different.
While the US government bickered, the coronavirus exposed the rampant inequality in our society. The poor got poorer, the rich got richer, and the bodies piled up.
Around 3,000 Americans died from the coronavirus in the final 24 hours of the Trump presidency. Meet just three.
Many Essential Workers Down The Street From Yankee Stadium’s Vaccine Site Are Still Waiting For Access
Yankee Stadium’s mass vaccine site was supposed to reduce disparities in one of New York’s hardest-hit areas, but shortages are making it hard to get in.
Fifteen states have opened up vaccinations to people with certain health conditions. Here's how you can prove you are eligible.
“I knew there would be a surge, but not this.”
“It’s more complicated than hitting a button and turning on a machine somewhere,” said one industry expert.
Young People Coping With Mounting Debt Say No One Has Their Backs. The Pandemic Has Left Them On The Brink Of Ruin.
College graduates took out big loans hoping their education would spring them into financial stability. Instead, their debt left them vulnerable.
Wearing a cloth mask over a surgical mask or knotting the loops of a single mask for a snug fit provide more protection than a surgical mask alone, the CDC said.
“These are really good vaccines, and we are seeing them take effect, which is wonderful,” said one epidemiologist.
"If only everyone had listened in the beginning, folks with eating disorders wouldn't be in a giant spiral right now."
COVID-19 Vaccinations In Israel Are Starting To Curb The Pandemic, But Not Everyone Is Getting Shots
But difficulties convincing some groups to get their shots point to big challenges that lie ahead for other nations — especially the US.
Republicans Are Optimistic About A Bipartisan COVID Aid Deal, While Democrats Plan To Pass A Bill With Or Without Them
The two sides say they will continue to negotiate a deal, even though Democrats are starting work on a backup plan to bypass Republicans altogether.
A TikTok ICU Nurse Demonstrated How She Tells COVID-19 Patients They're About To Be Intubated, And It's Sobering
"Every single day, I help someone’s body to fight off death..."
The man was detained at a facility in Georgia where three other immigrants have already died after contracting the coronavirus.
Everyone who had an appointment for a vaccine on Saturday ultimately received one, the LA Fire Department said.
An ongoing debate between Curative and the Food and Drug Administration underscores a philosophical split in testing.
The vaccine was 72% effective in its US testing, and 85% effective overall in preventing severe disease, as well as completely protective against death and hospitalization.
“I would prefer that somebody wore one mask properly than two masks improperly, but if you can wear two masks properly, that's great.”
Hollywood Is Leaving COVID Safety To Ill-Prepared Assistants Who Say They Have No Idea What They're Doing
“I’m the one who’s supposed to be monitoring this, and yet I have no clue what I’m doing. I’m looking around trying to make sure nothing gets caught on fire, essentially.”
They Had Six COVID Vaccines Left And Were Stuck In The Snow — So They Started Knocking On Car Windows
One of the drivers in Oregon started "doing a happy dance in his seat when he finally believed we were actually going to give him a vaccine," according to a public health official.
“A part of us is just gone, and that's never going to come back.”
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.
19 "Once COVID Is Over" Tweets That Have Me Laughing From The Same Spot In My Apartment I’ve Been Sitting In Since Last March
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.