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Schools, international travel, and military service — people in the US already have to prove they are vaccinated against many diseases.
But as COVID-19 cases rise nationwide, “I would advocate against general travel overall,” CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said on Friday.
COVID-19 vaccines mean some nursing homes are now reopening, so residents can finally hug loved ones. A series of viral photos captured Yoshia Uomoto's surprise reunion.
After a podcast from the prestigious journal JAMA questioned whether systemic racism exists in medicine, doctors and researchers are pressing for sweeping changes.
“I feel like there has got to be something else that makes me happier.”
COVID-19 drove a 15.9% increase in the nationwide death rate in 2020, alongside increases from heart disease, injuries, Alzheimer's, and diabetes.
Repeat after me: The pandemic is not over.
As a World Health Organization and Chinese study into the origins of the pandemic gives no conclusive answers, the controversial theory that the virus emerged from a lab refuses to go away.
“We have so much to look forward to,” CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said on Monday. “But right now I’m scared.”
Sixty-five days into his first term — as 1,000 people a day continue to die of COVID-19 in the US — reporters asked Biden whether he was going to run for reelection.
It can be anything that's brought some light into your life!
After A Lot Of Drama With The Government, AstraZeneca Lowered Early Estimates Of Its COVID Vaccine’s Effectiveness By Just 3 Percentage Points
“This is going to turn out to be a good vaccine,” said chief US infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci.
Chaotic scenes from the weekend showed maskless revelers drinking and partying in the streets in defiance of curfew orders.
The drug company announced positive trial results on Monday suggesting the vaccine was highly effective in preventing symptomatic COVID-19 in all age groups. Less than a day later, US health officials questioned the results, which still have not been released in full.
Hundreds of people told us what it felt like to finally get the COVID-19 vaccine. Here are your stories.
“To be honest, this year was really about survival for us.”
Experts could not rule out a link to rare blood-clotting conditions seen in a small number of people who received the vaccine and suggested warnings be added to information given to doctors and patients.
“We’re stuck in a system that doesn’t care about us,” one Black citizen of the Seminole Nation said.
So far there’s no clear evidence of a safety problem. But several European countries have paused vaccinations with AstraZeneca’s shots while investigations continue.
"I couldn't wrap my brain around the fact that I literally couldn't work. I felt like a failure."
Biden's announcement, part of a national address, shifts the responsibility for the pandemic response to the federal government.
When usher Peter McIntosh started feeling sick a year ago, he never imagined he’d become the first confirmed COVID-19 case on Broadway — or that theaters would close the next day.
Truly an emotional marathon.
More than 60 people — from Anthony Fauci to Chet Hanks — told us what it was like in the Oval Office, in the Utah Jazz locker room, and backstage on Broadway on March 11, 2020, the day COVID swallowed everything.
Checks of $1,400, unemployment benefits, and hundreds of billions of dollars in aid are coming soon. President Joe Biden signed the bill Thursday.
These TV shows are how I spent 90% of my quarantine.
We all made whipped coffee at some point right?
The long-awaited guidelines were released at a White House briefing on Monday.
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.
A lot can change in a year.
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."