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A Judge Ordered Him Released From Prison Due To COVID-19 Concerns. He Died Of The Disease Two Months Later In ICE Custody.
“He always believed he was going to get out,” his daughter said. "We had so many plans. And then…none of that happened.”
We Aren’t Nationally Mourning The 200,000 COVID-19 Victims Because If We Did It Would Be A Reckoning
“If you actually recognize the horrific toll this is taking,” one history professor told BuzzFeed News, “then you’re acknowledging the weight of the problem and the failure of the response.”
The figure, which public health experts believe is still grossly undercounted, marks half a year since US officials started scrambling to contain the pandemic.
"We need the public institutions to have a clear message based on science and not to be announcing something on Friday and pulling it out on Monday," said one scientist.
Almost 200 people told us what it’s been like to lose a loved one to the mass delusion. Here’s what they said.
Tulsa city officials considered bringing in a “national figure” to counter the president’s rally, newly obtained emails from June show.
The disclosures from the two frontrunners, Pfizer and Moderna, come as public trust in a coronavirus vaccine is declining.
As the coronavirus vaccine is thrust into the center of the US presidential election, experts fear that public trust in the vaccine is taking a serious hit.
The fires are likely already causing an upsurge in fatal heart attacks and hospitalizations for people with asthma — and it might also make people more vulnerable to COVID-19.
To mark six months since the pandemic was officially declared, BuzzFeed News has published The Lost Year series: a collection of six profiles of six people from six age groups across the US to see what toll the coronavirus has taken on their lives.
When my grandfather died in April, the pandemic meant we couldn’t grieve for him properly. For my grandmother, it’s also exacerbated unspeakable loneliness and pain.
Marissa Lee is working overnight shifts at a hospital in Florida, where coronavirus cases have surged this summer. As a union leader and a Black Hispanic woman in America, she knows the power of protest.
“I’m just hopeful," her uncle told BuzzFeed News, "that her death will be a reminder to the public that this coronavirus is mean, it’s nasty, it does not discriminate, and that it’s devastating."
In New Orleans, Carrie Stuckwisch is exhausted. She's worn out from months of post-COVID-19 symptoms. She's tired of people not believing her. And she's weary that she and others in the Burnout Generation are starting over, yet again.
According to a new survey, 55.8% of young Latino voters said they’d actively participated in racial equality or Black Lives Matter movements.
Mizzou Students Say The School's President Is Blocking Them Online For Expressing Concerns About COVID Safety
"Our school boasts having the country’s first and best journalism school, yet has silenced student journalists and failed to acknowledge the COVID concerns," one student told BuzzFeed News.
Trump Said He Underestimated How Quickly The Coronavirus Would Spread Despite Reports Saying He Knew
“All of a sudden, the world was infected. The entire world was infected," Trump said when asked about his comments to Bob Woodward.
Sarah Faruqui is a Pakistani woman from Hong Kong studying in New York. The coronavirus, the Trump administration, and unrest back home have made displacement and uncertainty near constant for her.
The Trump Administration Is Considering Excluding Some Immigrant Children From A Controversial Pandemic Border Policy
“On first glance, this revised order seems mostly like an attempt to avoid an embarrassing court defeat,” one expert said.
If the numbers stand up to subsequent analysis, the South Dakota rally would be the single biggest known superspreader event in the US coronavirus epidemic.
The trial, led by the pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford, has been paused due to an "unexplained illness" in someone who received the vaccine.
Noel Raehl should be playing football and going to dances with his girlfriend at their Chicago high school. He's now trying to help his parents earn money and his siblings focus in Zoom classes.
For Kyle Lyons, parts of childhood are fading into memory as he learns to cope with an uncertain future. His parents fear what the pandemic is doing to him — and his Bronx neighborhood, one of the poorest in the country.
11 Students Have Been Suspended From Northeastern Without A Tuition Refund For Violating COVID-19 Policies
The students, who paid an estimated $36,543 in tuition for the semester, were given 24 hours to leave their dorms.
After COVID-19 researchers on the East Coast received a package containing an “unknown substance,” the University of Washington told 500 of its staff to be on alert.
Cases connected to the Aug. 7 wedding included 72 at a county jail and 19 at a nursing home, health officials said.
Immigration authorities have been detaining children at a network of hotels before expelling them from the US.
At a Pennsylvania rally, Trump made light of wearing masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19 to a crowd of many maskless people.
Filming on the latest reboot for DC's Caped Crusader began earlier this year. It was first stalled in March amid the outbreak of the coronavirus.
It can be a lot if you've never done it before — but you also have more leeway than you think.
"As it turns out, it was a setup, so I take responsibility for falling for a setup."
How to prevent eye strain, save your lower back, and still learn everything you need to graduate.
“A deadly barrage” of pandemics is coming, a new report warns.
Trump and the FDA chief rolled out the emergency authorization for plasma with great fanfare, to the alarm of many scientists. Now advisers to another arm of the administration, the NIH, have called the evidence for it “insufficient.”
"The rise we've seen in recent days is unacceptable, and if unchecked, threatens our ability to complete the rest of the semester on campus," the university president said.
Bryce Hall and Blake Gray were warned by Los Angeles police after throwing two parties at their Hollywood Hills home in August.
These Scientists Are Still Studying The World’s Most Controversial Drug, But They Can’t Find Enough People To Take It
Scientists launched clinical trials to see if a malaria drug could prevent COVID-19. What happened next shows how politicized and disorganized coronavirus research has become.
A Large Crowd At President Trump's RNC Rally Basically Ignored COVID-19 Social Distancing Precautions
Washington, DC, prohibits crowds larger than 50 people because of the pandemic, but federal land is exempt.
The first lesson of any vaccination program? “You have to get people on board with getting the vaccine.”
Melania Trump spoke to COVID-19’s devastation. But almost no one else at the RNC has.
About 65 people attended the wedding reception in early August, flouting the state's 50-person limit on indoor gatherings.
COVID Is Making Younger, Healthy People Debilitatingly Sick For Months. Now They’re Fighting For Recognition.
Across the globe, scores of COVID “long-haulers” have been fighting for doctors to believe and help them. On Friday, they finally got a meeting with the World Health Organization.
A first-year undergrad told BuzzFeed News she's received "a couple hundred dollars" from people who watched her depressing TikToks.
“It’s just a precarious time to be running an election as significant as this one is.”
The social media platform has allowed millions of Kenyans to be exposed to fraud — and seems powerless to stop it.
Joe Biden Promised A Way Out Of The Darkness — And The Coronavirus Crisis — As He Accepted The Democratic Nomination For President
Biden’s acceptance speech at a party convention stripped down because of the pandemic made a tight, forward-looking case for his candidacy.
College Students Are Sharing Fyre Fest–Like Meals In Quarantine While Some Say They're Not Even Getting Them
An NYU student told BuzzFeed News she's been given a granola bar, chips, and a lemon as an entire vegan meal. A spokesperson said the school "let down" their students.
“People may die unnecessarily because the administration has allowed an ideological special interest group to hijack biomedical research,” one expert said, citing the wide use of fetal cells in coronavirus vaccine research.
Here Are The Beautiful, Powerful, And Funny Moments From The State Roll Call Nominating Joe Biden For President
The pandemic drove the Democrats into their own states, resulting in striking scenes and moving speeches that are usually lost in a convention hall.
UNC Canceled In-Person Classes This Week. Some Students Say They Should Have Never Returned To Campus.
“The option to have in-person classes should not have been presented to the students to begin with,” a student at the Chapel Hill campus told BuzzFeed News.
Bloated, confused, and filled with nonsense, Plandemic: Indoctornation goes where so many sequels have gone before.
On Monday, the US recorded almost 38,000 new cases of COVID-19. New Zealand recorded just nine.
An Arizona School District Canceled All Its Classes After Teachers Staged A Sickout Over Coronavirus Fears
The J.O. Combs Unified School District canceled all its classes, including virtual lessons, after many teachers said they would not return to classrooms citing coronavirus concerns.
The USPS is facing a three-headed problem, with the election fast approaching.
Right-wing commentators and Trump’s new science adviser, Scott Atlas, say new studies signal good news for ending the pandemic. Scientists say that’s a dangerous leap.
If implemented, the rule would take effect for 90 days and block immigrants who've been in Mexico or Canada within the last two weeks from legal protections.
Not sure how to feel about this.
Five employees at a Texas real estate company told us what it’s like working for a right-wing conspiracy theorist boss who lashes out if they try to wear masks.
A Girl Fleeing The Men Who Raped Her Came To The US Seeking Protection, But ICE Quickly Sent Her Back
“I didn’t have a sister. I didn’t have a mom. I had no one.”
“I think we should be very concerned,” one epidemiologist in Texas said.
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, one couple is getting creative — and very public — with their romance.
These Pictures Of The "World's First Socially Distanced Concert" May Be Our New Reality, And I Actually Kind Of Like It
Well, this is certainly a unique concert experience.
A week after reopening its schools, the Cherokee County School District mandated a two-week quarantine for 925 students and staff following coronavirus cases.
Teachers At The Georgia School District That Went Viral For Crowded Hallway Photos Are Afraid For Their Health
The mask wars continue in the Paulding County School District, with a contentious school board meeting that featured people with masks and those without them yelling at each other.
Medical experts and immigrant advocates have warned that the highly contagious COVID-19 puts everyone in detention at risk.
FEMA Told Congress It Had “Very Little Knowledge” About The Coronavirus Response Before March. New Documents Show It’s Been Deeply Involved Since The Beginning.
“In my mind, this is kinda like a hurricane brewing off the coast of Africa with potentially huge effects that could develop very fast," a FEMA official wrote in an email on Feb. 3.
From Madonna to Alyssa Milano and Pink.
Facing uncooperative customers and what they say are unrealistic cleaning expectations, California Lululemon employees are highlighting the toll the pandemic is taking on retail workers.
"He needs to stop talking about my race and fix the post office," Carolyn Maloney said.
A New Jersey Man Was Arrested For Throwing A Massive House Party With Hundreds Of Guests Without Masks
Tashay Knight, the alleged host of the party, was charged with "recklessly creating a risk of widespread injury," police said.
Nine People Have Tested Positive For COVID-19 At The Georgia School That Went Viral For Crowded Hallway Photos
The school suspended in-person classes for two days after six students and three staff members tested positive for the virus.
Trump Signed Executive Orders He Says Will Give Coronavirus Relief. But It's Unclear What They'll Actually Do.
When asked about possible legal action against his executive orders, he said, "If we get sued, it's somebody that doesn't want people to get money."
In a now-viral TikTok, members of the "Freedom to Breathe Agency," which the Department of Justice has issued a warning about, are seen telling the store employee she could face legal action for asking customers to wear masks.
US hospitals are now treating around 1,500 patients a day with antibodies found in the blood of COVID-19 survivors.
Twenty-nine members from four Cardinal sports teams have tested positive for the coronavirus, and many cases were traced to the off-campus party.
"This was of course a foreseeable tragedy that ICE had ample warning about, and still ICE has allowed these preventable deaths to happen."
Masks, frequent testing, and color-coded pods are all part of the new norm enabling the reality show to continue production.
The people are not trying to spread coronavirus misinformation — but to fight against it.
“I wish there was a way I could get ahold of Glenn Beck," said one cruise customer trying to get a refund.
A Bachelorette Group Was Asked Not To Move Tables Together Due To The Coronavirus, So One Allegedly Coughed On A Server
The co-owner of the Mockingbird restaurant in Nashville told BuzzFeed News his staff had asked the women not to move tables together as part of social distancing requirements.
Brittany Gilliam, her daughter, sister, and nieces were going to get their nails done when Aurora police spotted their car and drew guns on them.
This Coronavirus Testing Method Could Help Fix The US Backlog. So Why Did We Just Start Using It Now?
Running fewer tests would allow labs to maximize their supplies and time, both in desperately short supply.
"Dave did everything he was supposed to do, but you did not. Shame on all of you, and may Karma find you all!"
HHS assistant secretary Michael Caputo went even further, arguing the media doesn't want a vaccine to succeed before the election. “I believe that all the way in my aorta.”
Thanks to COVID, that fleeting dread most working parents experience now and then about being an utter failure is the new status quo.
"Suddenly my body simply…revolted."
“I can’t see how this is done, frankly, before the middle of next year,” said one expert, of a coronavirus vaccine.
As summer heats up and coronavirus cases continue to surge, pregnant women of color in particular face the greatest health risks.
Almost half of the staffers and campers who tested were infected with COVID-19. The CDC said singing and cheering "might have contributed to transmission."
Houston native Jazzmine Woodard, 30, sticks to a work-from-home meal routine that's nutritious and under-budget.
Seen as the “gold standard” in many areas of medical research, fetal cells are widely used in coronavirus vaccine research.
Pennsylvania state Rep. Russ Diamond copied Dr. Rachel Levine's statement about anti-trans harassment word for word, but replaced "LGBTQ" with "unmasked."
One of the country's most prominent Black Republicans, Herman Cain was a candidate in the 2012 GOP presidential primary.
"As a direct result of the rule, immigrants are forced to make an impossible choice between jeopardizing health and personal safety or their immigration status," the judge wrote.
It can be hard to even comprehend.
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