In our news wrap Friday, vaccinated teachers and students will no longer need to wear masks inside school buildings, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Police in Haiti have arrested 17 men in connection with Wednesday's assassination…
By Eveline Chao, The Hechinger Report
The pandemic has underscored racial injustices in education. These Black and Asian families say they want those issues fixed before they return to the classroom.
By PBS NewsHour
Health officials are sounding the alarm this holiday weekend about the highly transmissible delta variant of the coronavirus that is causing an increase in COVID-19 cases in the United States. Its greatest threat is to those who are unvaccinated. Judy…
An annual report released Thursday by the International Monetary Fund projects that the U.S. economy will grow roughly 7% this year as federal stimulus programs fuel consumer spending — but that growth raises the risk of inflation. The report also…
By Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press
The latest alarming coronavirus variant is exploiting low global vaccination rates and a rush to ease pandemic restrictions. That's adding new urgency to the drive to get more shots in arms and slow its supercharged spread.
By Jill Lawless, Associated Press
U.K. Health Secretary Matt Hancock, who has led the country’s response to the coronavirus, resigned Saturday, a day after apologizing for breaching social distancing rules with an aide with whom he was allegedly having an affair.
By William Brangham, David Coles
A new study found that between 2018 and 2020, U.S. life expectancy decreased by the biggest margin since World War II. The pandemic took an outsized toll in America compared to other countries, with life expectancy as a whole dropping…
By Janie Har, Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press
The U.S. death toll from COVID-19 topped 600,000 on Tuesday, even as the vaccination drive has drastically brought down daily cases and fatalities and allowed the country to emerge from the gloom and look forward to summer.
Each week, PBS NewsHour pauses to remember five Americans lost to the COVID-19 pandemic, and shares memories and highlights from their lives.
President Biden on Thursday announced a plan to donate more than 500 million COVID-19 vaccine doses to nearly 100 poorer countries around the world that he described as "a monumental commitment by the American people." Jeff Zients, the White House…
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