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.
Your chance of contracting COVID-19 increases if you’re in a group, and tear gas may make the illness worse.
Scientists Worldwide Are Questioning A Massive Study That Raised Concerns About The Malaria Drug Hyped As A COVID-19 Treatment
The study, which found that patients treated with hydroxychloroquine were more likely to die, just got a correction, though its conclusions remain unchanged.
"The second they saw my face, their eyes widened and they went, 'NO! NO, NO, NO!'"
Learn from the pros.
This Nurse Treating COVID-19 Patients Spent At Least $500 On Protective Gear Because Her Hospital Kept Running Out
"The PPE fight is constant."
"We Could Be Looking Into A Lot Of Trouble": VA Nurses Fear Hospitals Won't Be Ready For What Comes Next In The Coronavirus Pandemic
Employees want assurances of protective gear and better planning. Across the nation, 31 VA employees have died and more than 1,000 have been infected.
"You don't want to wear a mask? Fine. But you don't have the right to then go into that store if that store owner doesn't want you to," Gov. Andrew Cuomo said.
As some places around the world ease their coronavirus restrictions, restaurants and bars are finding innovative and at times humorous ways to bring their customers back safely.
Congress Asked The CDC For Data On How The Coronavirus Is Affecting Communities Of Color. The CDC Sent Back Links To Its Public Website.
“The Trump Administration would prefer to ignore the disproportionate impact this crisis is having on communities of color,” said Sen. Patty Murray.
Khloé defended the family's actions in a series of Instagram comments.
This Doctor Said His Hospital Had Seen "A Year's Worth Of Suicide Attempts" In Four Weeks Because Of The Coronavirus Lockdowns. That Wasn't True.
"If you contextualize in concrete numbers fashion, it's not accurate."
Here's what's worth your time — and what's definitely not.
As the US surpasses 100,000 COVID-19 deaths, these charts show how the NYC metro area has changed its trajectory.
The US has the highest number of confirmed coronavirus cases and deaths in the world, but public health experts say the actual count is likely much higher.
Public health experts are accusing the CDC of bending under political pressure to say the coronavirus is less deadly.
Drudge referred roughly 8 million views to the site since November.
The Trump Administration Wants To Cut Back A Billion-Dollar Healthcare Program. Hospitals Say Now Is A Really Bad Time.
The Trump administration has been fighting in court with public and nonprofit hospitals since 2017 over a plan to slash the reimbursement rates for drugs prescribed to Medicare patients.
Data compiled by a nonprofit organization dedicated to fact-checking worldwide shows videos spreading misinformation have surged on TikTok.
The Cheltenham Festival welcomed in hundreds of thousands of spectators even as other major sports around the world were closing their doors.
Trump’s Campaign And Fox News Are Attacking A Twitter Employee Because They Think He Fact-Checked The President. They Have The Wrong Guy.
“No one person at Twitter is responsible for our policies,” a Twitter spokesperson told BuzzFeed News. “It's unfortunate to see individual employees targeted for company decisions.”
Face masks and temperature checks will be required, and there won't be events with crowds like parades and fireworks.
New Zealand has had no new cases of COVID-19 for five consecutive days.
Donald Trump said mail-in ballots are fraudulent. Twitter said that wasn't the case.
“Nobody saw this coming,” said one health expert.
These Charts And Maps Show Where The Coronavirus Is Surging Across The US — And Where It Is In Decline
While some states and counties are slowly recovering from the ravages of COVID-19, others face a growing number of new cases.
A Security Flaw In Qatar's Contact Tracing App Exposed Hundreds Of Thousands Of People's Personal Data
After it was found by Amnesty International, the bug was fixed by the app's developers.
Americans turned out in droves to enjoy Memorial Day weekend despite fears of a second wave of COVID-19 infections.
Having very different sex drives — especially right now — is more common than you think.
A Lake Of The Ozarks Memorial Day Pool Party Has Gone Viral After It Didn't Look Like Anyone Was Social Distancing
"Now that I think about it, probably not a great idea, but there [is] no law when you're drinking the Claw," one attendee explained to BuzzFeed News.
The WHO Has Paused Human Tests On Hydroxychloroquine, The Drug That Trump Took, Out Of Safety Concerns
The World Health Organization made the announcement days after a study based on 96,000 patients linked the drug to higher death rates — and one day after Trump said he stopped taking it.
More than 1,000 people detained by ICE have tested positive for the coronavirus so far.
Businesses are reopening in Missouri, but a local leader warned that’s only safe if contact tracers can keep up with potential exposures.
After failing to get through a Florida Keys checkpoint himself, Alexander Sardinas allegedly threatened to hurt a teen driver if she did not take him through.
New Yorkers Can Now Gather In Groups Of Up To 10 People As The Daily Coronavirus Death Toll Drops Below 100
“When you look at the trajectory of New York state, I do think that this type of [executive] order is justified,” a physician and public health scholar told BuzzFeed News.
The social media platform is siding with scientists to stop the spread of harmful misinformation about the pandemic. If it can do it now, why wasn't it doing it all along?
"There is no such thing as safe," one infectious disease professor said. But "there are some things you can do to make it safer."
Here's What Public Health Experts Have To Say About Using Public Restrooms During The Coronavirus Pandemic
"You’re basically kind of going in, to use a cute term, 'a bioweapons factory' — so there is no safe. There's only things you can do to mitigate risk."
Violent protests erupted, extensive weather damage was suffered, and crowds started to assemble amid easing coronavirus restrictions around the world.
The Coronavirus Canceled Ramadan Celebrations Around The World, So This Game Developer Re-Created Them In “Animal Crossing”
We couldn’t eat the food in front of us, but we could escape reality for a moment.
“The take-home pay is completely ludicrous for what we do.”
Bill Gates Conspiracy Theories Have Circulated For Years. It Took The Coronavirus Pandemic To Turn Him Into A Fake Villain.
After months of conspiracy-mongering, people around the world are demanding Gates be arrested for crimes against humanity. Here’s how things got so bad.
Employers May Soon Get Protected From Lawsuits While Workers and Customers Are Left In The Dark On Safety
“There is no playbook. There are no established best practices. This uncertainty is impacting our decisions.”
BuzzFeed News wants to know how you're building out your quaranteam: who you're letting in, how you're deciding, and what complications are popping up.
Small Businesses Owned By Women And Minorities Are Struggling To Get Federal Loans During The Coronavirus Pandemic
The Small Business Administration was supposed to give guidance to lenders to prioritize underserved small businesses, but the agency’s inspector general found it did not.
The Director Of "Tiger King" Has Now Paid Restaurant Staff He Laid Off Due To The Coronavirus Pandemic
In April, former employees of Eric Goode told BuzzFeed News their boss had the wealth and cultural influence to help them at a time when they need it most.
When India's Airports Reopen On Monday, They'll Be Pushing Travelers To Use The Government's Controversial Contact Tracing App
Downloading Aarogya Setu won't be mandatory to fly, but Indian authorities will be pushing it.
All the under-$5 essentials you need in your kitchen — plus exactly what to do with them.
The sun is out and the lockdowns are beginning to lift. But who is really worth the risk?
The Coronavirus Has A Mysterious “Loop” That Lets It Quickly Attack Human Lungs. Here’s How It Works.
How does a relatively common type of virus turn into one so deadly it could spur a pandemic? The answer may lie in its microscopic spikes.
We’ve spent more than three years preparing for an information apocalypse. Why couldn’t we stop it with the coronavirus?
“If there was ever hope for this drug, this is the death of it.”
Trump Wants To Hold The G7 Summit In Person But He Didn’t Ask Other World Leaders About The Idea Before Tweeting It
Gathering for the G7 summit when the world is tiptoeing out of coronavirus lockdowns: an “awkward proposition to deal with.”
These Are The Fake Experts Pushing Pseudoscience And Conspiracy Theories About The Coronavirus Pandemic
A guide to the spin doctors and conspiracy theorists clogging up your social media feed.
Nearly every essential worker who testified before lawmakers at a hearing on the coronavirus said the lack of personal protective equipment remains a huge problem.
A Mississippi Church Suing A City Over Coronavirus Restrictions Burned Down In A Suspected Arson Attack
An attorney representing the church believes that the suspected arson is connected to a lawsuit they filed against the city of Holly Springs over its stay-at-home order.
"His service to others—his willingness to go above and beyond for the country he loved and all those whose lives he touched—is a legacy worthy of his generous spirit," former first lady Michelle Obama said.
"But that's a way of saying it: positively toward the negative."
Citizens and residents will be required to download the Ehteraz app when “leaving the house for any reason.”
Apple And Google's Coronavirus Tech Won't Actually Do Contact Tracing. Here's Why Exposure Notification Is Different
Exposure notifications and digital contact tracing are two different things. Choosing one or the other could change the course of the pandemic.
Trump's Attack On Vote-By-Mail Plans In Key 2020 States Is "Misinformation," A Top State Official Says
“There is so much misinformation in those tweets that I don't know how to weigh any of it other than to simply just cut through and speak the truth,” Michigan’s secretary of state said.
Moral of the story: I need more novelty masks.
State officials in Florida, Arizona, and Georgia have reportedly been censoring scientists or providing questionable COVID-19 case data while pushing for early reopenings.
This Video Of A Costco Worker Kicking Out A Guy For Not Wearing A Mask Is Going Viral Because It's So Wild
"I'll just put you on my 3,000-follower Instagram feed, mostly loved ones."
A spokesperson for the coffee company confirmed to BuzzFeed News it's asking staffers to sort through and discard some sleeves that aren't exactly quarantine-appropriate.
Choosing whether to embrace green policies to lead the economic recovery will be a make-or-break moment for the climate crisis, experts say.
Social media analysis reveals a big spike in engagement on anti-vaxxer pages and accounts in the coronavirus pandemic.
"We’ve been taught all our lives good infection control, and this isn’t it."
"I wanted to show it can happen to anyone. It doesn't matter if you're young or old, have preexisting conditions or not. It can affect you."
A Video From "Go Topless Jeep Weekend" Is Going Viral Because "Not Even SNL Could Write Something This Ridiculous"
"I've been in quarantine and I need to party!"
Healthy Together was supposed to help the state reopen. But very few people are using it.
The US Agency In Charge Of The Immigration System Says It's Facing A Financial Disaster Amid The Coronavirus Pandemic
"Without congressional intervention, we risk not being able to make payroll and will have to take drastic actions to keep the agency afloat," the leader of the US Citizenship and Immigration Services wrote to employees.
What are YOU watching?
"The last thing that I would ever want is for summer camp to be looked back on in history — or in the fall — as part of the reason that we have a second outbreak."
Our economy is built on Americans of all class levels buying things. What happens when the ability — and desire — to do so goes away?
“I happen to be taking it," said the president to a stunned audience on Monday.
23 Pictures Of Reopening In Other Countries That Look A Bit Different Than What We’re Seeing In The US
Instagram menus, UV sanitizers, and so many partitions.
Sen. Ben Sasse Is Being Criticized For "Despicable" Jokes He Made About China In A Graduation Speech
The Nebraska senator blamed "thugs in China" for the coronavirus pandemic and ridiculed psychologists in what some described as a condescending commencement speech to Fremont High School graduates.
We want to know if the coronavirus stimulus check, and a letter about it from the president, changed how you think about Trump and the government.
This Woman Believes COVID-19 And The Bushfires Show The Apocalypse Is Coming. It Saved Her From Being Deported.
The woman and her husband are members of the "Local Church", whose members believe everyone else will perish when God returns.
"Doing what feels good, what’s convenient, what’s easy, that’s what little kids do," Obama said. "Unfortunately a lot of so-called grown-ups, including some with fancy titles and important jobs, still think that way, which is why things are so screwed up."
"After Nov. 3, coronavirus will magically all of a sudden go away and disappear and everybody will be able to reopen," Eric Trump said.
Locals in Hawaii have been outraged that tourists continue visiting the state during the coronavirus pandemic.
The company behind the Instant Pot made a miracle appliance to make food crispy and juicy without any oil.
The Kroger-owned supermarket chain also says the temperature checks aren't medical examinations.
A Stanford whistleblower complaint alleges that the controversial John Ioannidis study failed to disclose important financial ties and ignored scientists’ concerns that their antibody test was inaccurate.
A person dressed up as Pikachu holding an assault rifle. Only in America.
From protests around the world to the slow reopening of countries, these are some of the images that moved us this week.
With courthouses still closed, judges and legal aid groups fear people who can’t afford lawyers are being shut out of the civil justice system altogether.
Even If You're Trying To Avoid Grubhub By Calling Your Favorite Restaurant Directly, Grubhub Could Still Be Charging It A Fee
“If a customer calls to place a coffee order, we’re paying a $6.42 fee — for a coffee.”
Jamie Otis Shared Photos Of Herself Giving Birth In The Middle Of The Coronavirus Pandemic And They're Quite Something
Jamie Otis welcomed 9-pound, 4-ounce baby Hayes at home after changing her birth plan due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Some people have truly thrived.
A Popular TikToker Is Being Called "Selfish" And "Despicable" After He Dumped Cereal In A New York City Subway Car
"Pulling a prank on essential workers in the middle of a global pandemic. And making essential workers clean up your mess. Despicable."
Andrea Circle Bear told her grandmother she had pneumonia when prison officials took her to a nearby hospital. She was put on a ventilator the next day and had to give birth two months early.
We are stardust. We are golden. And we've got to stop sharing unhelpful memes.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court Struck Down The Stay-At-Home Order, And People Immediately Crowded Into Bars
"We’re going to have more cases. We’re going to have more deaths," the governor said.
Dr. Rick Bright, a leading government virologist, testified about the retaliation he faced after raising concerns over Trump's support for hydroxychloroquine as a coronavirus treatment.
“He knows I don’t have a job. He knows I don't have anywhere to go — he’s preying on me.”
Sen. Richard Burr, Who Is Under Investigation For Selling Stocks After A Coronavirus Briefing, Is Stepping Down From A Key Committee Post
"We agreed that this decision would be in the best interests of the committee and will be effective at the end of the day tomorrow," Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday.