There are now several troubling variants of the coronavirus circulating, and a few seem to make the virus more contagious. One variant , the United Kingdom strain, is also more likely to make people sick or to kill them. The…
By William Brangham, Alison Thoet
Health experts say the best hope for ending the pandemic isn’t to choose between masks, physical distancing and vaccines, but to combine them.
By Liz Szabo, Kaiser Health News
The move Wednesday by the Federal Aviation Administration follows several incidents involving people who refused to wear masks or conducted in-flight demonstrations of support for President Donald Trump.
By Associated Press
With the U.S., England and Canada now administering vaccines to millions of people, many falsehoods are seeing a resurgence online. Experts fear this could contribute to hesitancy over taking the vaccine.
By Amanda Seitz, Beatrice Dupuy, Associated Press
By Anthony Izaguirre, Associated Press
Most states, even ones with broad mask mandates, are stopping short of forcing voters to use a face covering.
Coronavirus is spreading across the United States more widely than it did in previous waves. U.S. hospitalizations rose 40 percent in the past month and increased across 38 states during the past week. The country saw more than 75,000 new…
By Nicole Winfield, Associated Press
A day after donning a face mask for the first time during a liturgical service, Pope Francis was back to his mask-less old ways Wednesday despite surging coronavirus infections across Europe.
By Amna Nawaz, Joshua Barajas
As with much of the world, superstar Gloria Estefan has been isolating at home during the pandemic. But she hasn’t remained silent during that time. In fact, Estefan has taken an old hit song of hers and converted it to…
By Jeffrey Brown, Rhana Natour, Tommy Walters
Face masks have become part of our daily lives in a way few would have anticipated only months ago. Yet the coronavirus pandemic is not the first American crisis in which face coverings have played a central role. The Smithsonian…
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