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.
Here’s How People With Chronic Conditions Feel About Bill Hader Being The Only Celebrity Wearing A Mask At The Emmys
“He was there just trying to survive, and yet many of us were celebrating him as if he was making a statement.”
“Getting hit with a baseball bat once is better than getting hit five times,” one expert said.
Get ready to roll up your sleeves again: A new COVID booster that targets the latest variants is ready for your arm.
The declines in life expectancy we’re seeing are actually “historically unprecedented,” one expert said.
The president has mild symptoms and has begun taking the antiviral drug Paxlovid.
The new Omicron subvariant is the dominant strain in the country right now. Here’s how it differs from other variants.
COVID can affect the brain, and in a handful of cases has caused psychosis in adults and, less often, in teenagers.
Many parents are grateful to finally have a vaccine for their babies and toddlers, but some can’t help but still feel disappointed about the delay. Here's what to know about COVID vaccines for babies, including where to get them, side effects, and more.
What to know about the COVID-fighting drug Paxlovid, including side effects, rebound infections, and how it differs from Lagevrio and other treatments.
“While that number is unmanageable and that number seems unthinkable, just know that every single one of those people had a family, had friends, have people who are grieving and will be grieving forever.”
Long COVID can be debilitating and occurs in up to 30% of people who have had the coronavirus, but the people experiencing it often find that doctors dismiss, ignore, or downplay their unusual symptoms.
"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."
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.”
Even Carole Baskin’s Tigers Had COVID. Here’s How It’s Affecting Animals In Zoos And Sanctuaries Across The US.
Many different kinds of animals can get COVID, including deer, mink, and...tigers. Here’s how Carole Baskin handled COVID cases in Big Cat Rescue’s tigers, and what zoos are doing to keep animals safe.
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?
Only people in communities considered high risk, or about 37% of the country, are recommended to keep using their masks indoors, according to new guidelines.
Whether it’s your eyes, skin, teeth, or something else, the pandemic is having an impact on bodies that has nothing to do with COVID.
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.
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 move comes weeks after Starbucks employees from a Buffalo, New York, shop walked out after growing concerns for their health and safety.
The Supreme Court Blocked A Vaccine Mandate For Private Companies, But Allowed One For Healthcare Workers
The court ruled that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration was empowered to "set workplace safety standards, not broad public health measures."
“People Aren’t Going To Realize It Until They Call 911 And No One Comes”: How Omicron Could Push Hospitals Over The Edge
The cruel irony is that what appears to be the mildest widespread variant of the coronavirus is the one that risks pushing the US hospital system to the brink.
Our family and friendship circles seem torn in two: those who are afraid and still want restrictive measures and those who are resigned to living with COVID as the new reality.
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.
Anthony Fauci says the CDC is aware of recent pushback to its changes to isolation guidelines and may soon alter them.
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.
Experts welcomed the decision to shorten the isolation period to five days, but many are still concerned testing negative first hasn't been prioritized.
Don’t worry, you (probably) won’t become me. But yes, you can get COVID twice, and even more.
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.
The US is facing another COVID surge, and Omicron is poised to make it worse. But there is one clear step Americans can take to protect themselves and society at large: get vaccinated.
“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.”
Trump appointee Michael Caputo warned government employees last year not to speak with the media, records obtained by BuzzFeed News revealed.
The Government Asked Us Not To Release Records From The CDC’s First Failed COVID Test. Here They Are.
Federal investigation records obtained by BuzzFeed News show how one of the most pivotal mistakes of the pandemic fell on an overburdened CDC lab with only three full-time employees.
The Biden administration instituted new rules for boosters, COVID tests, and travel after the first Omicron case in the US was identified.
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.
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 dose for younger children is one-third the size for adults and is more than 90% effective at preventing symptomatic infections.
All people 16 and older are now eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot, with a Pfizer booster now recommended for those 12 and older. Here’s what you need to know about mix-and-match vaccines, boosters, and more.
Elisabeth Bik calls out bad science for a living. A feud with one of the world’s loudest hydroxychloroquine crusaders shows that it can carry a high price.
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.
"A phenomenal talent, his work on Bridgerton season one was unrivaled, and he was a much-loved member of the crew."
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.
The highly unusual move by the head of the CDC capped off weeks off tense debates in the US over who should qualify for COVID-19 booster shots.
“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.
A Texas Doctor Fired For Giving Leftover COVID Vaccines To "Indian Sounding" Patients Is Suing The County
There were 10 doses of the Moderna vaccine left at the end of the night, and Hasan Gokal had six hours left to administer them before they expired.
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.
The FDA will soon analyze the data on the lower-dose vaccine for kids aged 5 to 11.
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.
Several school boards are allowing parents to simply opt out of mask mandates without a medical reason.
Despite the Delta variant, children across the country are returning to in-person learning.
An influential study from Argentina has been used to argue that ivermectin prevents COVID 100% of the time — but its inconsistencies have led experts to question if it could have actually happened as advertised.
The CDC has recommended the COVID vaccine for teens, while the FDA expects a fall or winter authorization for kids under 12.
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.
"It’s been a long two years, and quite frankly, we are all exhausted, both physically and psychologically," said one doctor.
The approval will likely spur vaccination mandates at schools, hospitals, and businesses across the country.
US health officials announced that most Americans should get a booster shot eight months after vaccination, as the Delta variant spreads rapidly across the US.
BuzzFeed News set out to discover why some people waited months after the shots became widely accessible to the public before getting it — here’s what we learned.
Florida's hospitals are filling up as the Delta variant ravages the state, where less than half the population is fully vaccinated.
Many of the outbreaks at recently opened schools have occurred in states with relatively low vaccination rates.
The "I Am Legend" Screenwriter Has A Strong Message For Everyone Using It As A Reason Not To Get Vaxxed
In the movie, the plague is brought on by a virus, not a vaccine.
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“Not all friendships last forever and I guess this is where ours ended.”
“The UK and Netherlands should be a counsel against despair,” one expert told BuzzFeed News. “We needn’t be fatalistic about the Delta variant.”
"I signed it at the time because our cases were at a very low point," said Gov. Asa Hutchinson. "Everything has changed now."
There was a massive turnout for Chicago's Lollapalooza music festival, which was one of the biggest public gatherings in the US since the start of the pandemic.
"Our doctor asked us if we wanted to stay in our house for 10 more years to see if people have reactions, or if we wanted to start living life again."
A Cape Cod COVID Outbreak Shows The Delta Variant May Be Even More Infectious Than We Thought, The CDC Says
The Delta variant outbreak among vaccinated beachgoers in Cape Cod was “a pivotal discovery” leading to new mask recommendations, said CDC chief Rochelle Walensky.
A Doctor Said A Mob Assaulted Him, Called Him Racist Slurs, And Mocked His Accent For Promoting A Mask Mandate
Faisal Khan, a public health leader in Missouri, said he was called a “fat brown cunt" and a "brown bastard" after a council meeting where he pushed for a mask mandate.
The CDC Has Changed Its Mask Guidance — Again — To Say Vaccinated People Should Mask Up In Places With Delta Outbreaks
“The unvaccinated, by choice, are a threat to public health at this point,” said one ICU doctor.
Changing minds, saving lives.
“This is about our recovery," New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Monday after announcing a vaccine mandate for city workers.
*Spoiler alert* — it involves a lot of hand sanitizer.
Organizations that provide donated breast milk to parents say fielding questions about how the vaccines figure into the transfer of antibodies has led to a “second layer of chaos” from the pandemic.
As COVID Continues To Spread, Alabama's Governor Said "It’s Time To Start Blaming The Unvaccinated Folks"
"These folks are choosing a horrible lifestyle of self-inflicted pain."
“We have built a house of cards to live in, and the pandemic was a wind that just blew the house down,” said one expert.
In all, four members of South Africa's Olympic delegation tested positive and are now in isolation.
People who refuse to get vaccinated are playing a big role in COVID's continued spread, leading to concerts, music festivals, cruises, and more getting canceled.
"This is an all-hands-on-deck moment," the county's health officer said.
Essential workers have borne the brunt of a pandemic poisoned by politics. BuzzFeed News found at least four frontline employees who died in fights over masks. Here are their stories.
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Tennessee's Fired Vaccine Chief Called The State's New Rule Barring Vaccine Outreach To Teens "Toxic Leadership"
“We have a legislature filled with people who are not scientists and not healthcare providers who have their own crazy ideas about vaccines," Michelle Fiscus, Tennessee's top vaccine official until she was fired on Monday, told BuzzFeed News.
Anthony Fauci And Deborah Birx Warned Top Officials About The “Dangers” Of Scott Atlas Last Summer, Emails Show
“I am more convinced than ever the dangers of Dr. Atlas’ views on the pandemic,” Birx wrote in an August 2020 email to Fauci and others.
A Pandemic Safety Feature On Uber And Lyft Is Getting Abused To Scam Drivers And Discriminate Against Passengers
Black and LGBTQ passengers told BuzzFeed News they’re being refused rides due to false claims they’re not wearing masks. But masked drivers are also being accused.
In the US, 99.5% of COVID-19 deaths are now among people who are unvaccinated.
The CDC released new guidance for classrooms that prioritizes the need to fully reopen schools by the fall.
Secret intelligence reports are offering up answers to three big scientific mysteries — but the speculation doesn't always square up with science.