People must show proof of vaccination, evidence they've recently recovered from COVID or show they've had a recent negative test.Jul 26, 2021 - Health
YouTube said it found incorrect comments about masks and hydroxychloroquine, in breach of its rules.Jul 22, 2021 - Technology
The average daily death rate over the past week remains above 3,000.Jan 31, 2021 - Health
As bad as this year was, humanity is still far better off than it has been for nearly all of our history.Dec 24, 2020 - Health
More than 35 states across the country have mandated facial coverings.Updated Dec 8, 2020 - Health
Three major candidates now reporting efficacy rates of more than 90%.Updated Nov 30, 2020 - Health
The number of patient visits for chronic kidney care plummeted by more than 26% in the early months of the pandemic, according to new data from the nation's largest insurer, UnitedHealth Group.
Why it matters: Researchers are racing to understand just how much care people skipped — and whether it actually affected their health.
Brazil's Health Minister Marcelo Queirog has tested positive for COVID-19 while in New York City for the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), he confirmed Tuesday night.
Why it matters: Hours earlier, Queirog had accompanied Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro to the UNGA. The Biden administration expressed concern last week that the gathering of world leaders could become a coronavirus "superspreader event."
The Education Department is investigating Texas' ban on mask mandates and its possible violation of disability rights.
Why it matters: Texas is one of several states under investigation for mask mandate bans that have impacted schools across the U.S.
Manufacturers are warning that the U.S. is, at best, weeks away from the production levels needed for President Biden's plan of mass-scale rapid COVID-19 testing.
The big picture: The U.S. has been far more cautious than places like Britain about embracing rapid, at-home testing, AP notes.
Why it matters: The union represents 1,800 members and is asking a judge to postpone the vaccination requirement so it has time to bargain, the Boston Globe notes. Troopers would undergo "irreparable harm" otherwise, the lawsuit said.
NIAID director Anthony Fauci told CNN Tuesday that children ages 5–11 could be eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccines in the next several weeks.
Why it matters: The start of the school year brought a rise in COVID-19 infections among kids, underscoring questions about when younger children will be able to be inoculated against the virus.
All D.C. school and daycare employees — public, private, and charter — must be fully vaccinated by Nov. 1 with no option to test out, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser announced today.
The pandemic slashed U.S. life expectancy by more than 9 million years, with Black and Hispanic Americans losing more than twice as many years per capita compared to white Americans, according to research published Monday in Annals of Internal Medicine.
Why it matters: The data show that despite reports of older and more vulnerable populations assuming many of the deaths, young people with above-average life expectancies, including Black and Hispanic communities, were not spared.
President Biden will receive his COVID booster shot on camera once it's fully approved for Americans ages 65 and older, the White House said Monday.
Why it matters: A federal advisory panel unanimously voted last week to recommend that the Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) authorize a third dose of Pfizer's vaccine for people over the age of 65 and those at higher risk of infection.