How can dogs be so absurd and so pure at the same time?
There’s no definitive proof that COVID is causing hearing loss, but based on what researchers know about other viruses’ effects on the auditory system, it’s not an unreasonable connection to make.
“An intervention that you don't use correctly probably won't work well.”
You might pay more for tests and treatments, although vaccines are still free (for now).
“I haven't been the same since I got da jabby jabby. now i only do the stankiest of legs.”
In a decision that could come this week, the FDA is looking to step away from the confusing array of COVID shots and boosters that are currently recommended and create an easier-to-understand schedule.
“I just really, really struggled if I had one drink. I would wake up so hungover, terrible headaches, and super tired. It was so bizarre.”
Each household will be able to order four tests that will begin shipping next week.
“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 girls are fighting!
The CDC recently relaxed its COVID guidelines involving quarantines, screening tests, and social distancing. That’s a terrible idea, some experts say, given that over 400 people die from the disease every day.
A Man Who Attacked An Asian Family Inside A Sam's Club Because He Blamed Them For COVID Was Sentenced To 25 Years In Prison
Jose Gomez, 21, pleaded guilty to three counts of committing a hate crime after punching the father in the face while holding a knife and then slashing the face of the 6-year-old son.
"Kamala putting her sneakers on."
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.
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.
“How else does anger travel if not by social media, by group chats and WeChat moments, which disappear after a few days?”
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.”
This Activist Group Tapped Into Partisan COVID Politics To Make Big Trouble For Anthony Fauci And The NIH
The White Coat Waste Project has pulled the “lab leak” strings and channeled right-wing anger over COVID to pursue its goal of defunding animal experiments backed by the federal government.
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.
The White House announced that Harris has not been in close contact with President Joe Biden and will continue working from home.
Paxlovid pills are now widely offered at pharmacies through Biden's "test to treat" plan, as COVID cases are beginning to mount again in the US.
"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."
Viral Videos Of Airline Passengers Cheering The End Of Mask Mandates Don’t Show How Some People Were Suddenly Very Nervous
“It really shows how society looks at our most vulnerable.”
The federal judge in Florida, who was appointed by Donald Trump, said the CDC had exceeded its statutory authority in issuing the mask mandate.
Long COVID can affect anyone, even the young and healthy. If you can relate, we want to learn more about your story.
“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.”
“The problem is that tampons are $7 or $8 a box,” one advocate said.
COVID vaccines still aren’t available for babies and toddlers, leaving many caregivers feeling abandoned, lost, misled, and angry as hell.
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.
Remember when ScoMo ducked off to Hawaii during the Black Summer bushfires?
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?
A Judge Has Ordered The Biden Administration To Resume Trump’s Policy Of Expelling Unaccompanied Immigrant Children At The Border
President Biden has continued to invoke the public health order to expel most immigrants at the southern border, but was making an exception for children who arrive without an adult family member.
This Doctor Has Pushed Unproven Drugs And Questioned COVID Vaccines. She’s Now Pleaded Guilty To Crimes In The Jan. 6 Insurrection.
Simone Gold’s group America’s Frontline Doctors has fought the medical consensus on COVID. Critics want her license to practice medicine to be revoked.
These ICE Detainees With High-Risk Medical Conditions Fought For Months To Be Released — And They’re Just The Ones We Know About
“The lack of medical care is leading to some pretty scary situations for people who are detained there for months and months,” one attorney said.
While long-delayed films like Antlers, Bad Trip, and Death on the Nile were finally released in recent months, these five films still have yet to see the silver screen.
The 95-year-old monarch will continue "light duties," Buckingham Palace said in a statement Sunday.
Parents and caregivers found out last week that vaccines for babies and toddlers won’t be available for at least a couple more months. Fill out this form to tell us how that’s affecting your daily life.
“This country normalizes mass deaths in this pandemic. … This country has failed to even begin to process what it means to lose 900,000 of our neighbors.”
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.
“These are hucksters, these are fraudsters, who are selling people snake oil,” the FTC told Congress.
Can you test negative for COVID but still have it? This is why it seems to take so long for a rapid test to turn positive.
This Woman Went Viral For Sharing How She Prepared Her COVID-Positive Mother For The ER, And It's So Helpful That Nurses Are Thanking Her
"We are sending these people in alone, often delirious, and ill. It is terrifying."
Joe Rogan And Spotify Said They'll Try Really, Really Hard To Not Spread Garbage Information About COVID
Rogan — who has the most popular podcast on Spotify — did not apologize for repeatedly spreading COVID misinformation, but said he was sorry for pissing people off.
Republicans Are Changing State Medical Board Rules So It’s Easier For Doctors To Prescribe Hydroxychloroquine And Ivermectin
Republicans in state legislatures across the country are pushing, and in some cases passing, bills that limit medical boards’ authority over COVID treatments.
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.
"Unvaccinated" Sarah Palin Tested Positive For COVID-19 Right Before Her Defamation Trial Against The New York Times, A Judge Said
The former Alaska governor, who also got COVID last March, has said she would rather die than get vaccinated.
Aussie Grocery Workers Are Sharing Horrific Stories Of Being Verbally Abused During The Pandemic And My Heart Goes Out To All Of Them
"I was yelled at and called a fuckhead, piece of shit and useless idiot by one lady, who also threw all her items on the ground in a tantrum."
The Virginia Mother Who Threatened To Bring Loaded Guns To A School In Protest Of Mask Mandates Has Been Charged
Amelia King was released on a $5,000 bond, sparking outcry under the Luray Police Department's official announcement.
"My children will not come to school on Monday with a mask on, all right? That's not happening. And I will bring every single gun loaded and ready."
“I think in many ways, we are just as flabbergasted as the rest of society about how Omicron has seemingly come from nowhere,” one scientist said.
The move comes weeks after Starbucks employees from a Buffalo, New York, shop walked out after growing concerns for their health and safety.
HelloFresh Workers Voted Against Unionizing Despite High Injury Rates, Low Wages, And A COVID Outbreak
The pandemic has lent momentum to the labor movement, but union losses at HelloFresh food-packing warehouses reveal the challenges of convincing some workers that the fight is worth the risks.
A Melbourne Cafe Offered RATs To Customers With A Min. Spend Of $160 And Australians Are Seething With Rage
"Disgusting! I have to put up with daily abuse as a 'stockist' who can't get/keep RATs [Rapid Antigen Tests] so arseholes can use them as a promotional tool."
Novak Djokovic Lost His Chance To Play In The Australian Open After Officials Said He Wasn’t Exempt From Vaccine Requirements
Djokovic had been poised to compete for what could have been a record-breaking 21st Grand Slam title at the tournament.
“The close ties across the country means it isn't hard for things to spread — whether that be gossip, word games, or good public health measures to keep us safe during a pandemic.”
The announcement is part of a plan to expand access to rapid testing, but most tests won’t be available for at least two weeks.
Contractors who moderate Spanish-language content on Facebook said they’ve been forced to come to the office during COVID surges.
“It’s not only saying ‘We didn’t consider chronically ill and disabled people when we created these guidelines,’ but ‘We also don’t care if you die.’”
“It’s going to get worse before it gets better,” one doctor said.
“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.
“If I were to get COVID and come back home to my grandparents, who are at risk, I don’t even want to say it.”
42 Doctors Told Us What They Think Of Boosters And Masks In The Face Of Omicron And Everyone Should Hear Their Answers
Though everyone is tired of the pandemic, 42 experts say this wave of Omicron is no time to be letting our guard down.
We Asked Experts To Tell Us The Most Important Things To Know About Kids And COVID Because Honestly, It’s Confusing
Here’s what to know right now about protecting children from COVID-19, how dangerous it is for them, and the real risk of long COVID in kids.
Some people are trying throat swabs for their at-home rapid tests, but experts warn against that.
“Pediatric hospitalizations are at the highest rate compared to any prior point in the pandemic,” the CDC’s director warned.
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.
The decision means the top-ranked tennis player will likely miss the Australian Open. “They expect to be on the flight back home later in the day,” a source told BuzzFeed News.
Hundreds of Facebook moderators at the company's Mountain View campus can now work from home after their employer Accenture reversed an unpopular return-to-work mandate.
“I wish I hadn’t exposed any of my coworkers, but I didn’t know,” said one person who tested positive after multiple negative at-home tests.
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.
Why one global health expert is urging more focus on vaccine sharing.
Experts welcomed the decision to shorten the isolation period to five days, but many are still concerned testing negative first hasn't been prioritized.
The CDC says send help.
Isolation should only end if a person with COVID-19 is asymptomatic after the fifth day.
Every day, decisions are being made based on rapid COVID tests. How common are false negatives, and can you trust the results?
Don’t worry, you (probably) won’t become me. But yes, you can get COVID twice, and even more.
Several People Who Attended A Midterm Strategy Event For Democrats In South Carolina Tested Positive For COVID
The outbreak comes as the Omicron variant has spread quickly across the United States.
“We know that millions of student loan borrowers are still coping with the impacts of the pandemic and need some more time before resuming payments,” the president said.
“This spreads so fast that if you look at what's going on today, it's actually already happened 10 to 14 days ago,” one expert said.
“Your choice is not just about you. Your choice affects other people. You're putting other people at risk."
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.
16 Pictures Of The "Omicron Era" That Feel A Little Too Much Like March 2020, And 8 Pictures That Prove Things Have Actually Changed
Does this mean we all need to break out the sourdough starters and Zoom happy hours again?
No Live "SNL" Audience, Broadway Shows Canceled, Games Postponed: An Alarming Spike In COVID Cases Causes Closures
The NFL and NHL have postponed games, and plays on Broadway are facing cancellations because of rising COVID-19 cases.
“The capacity for superspreading events is really extraordinary,” one expert said.
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.