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…
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 Nicole Winfield, Associated Press
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 Amna Nawaz, Joshua Barajas
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…
By Jeffrey Brown, Rhana Natour, Tommy Walters
By Monica Gandhi, The Conversation
In places where everyone wears a mask, cases of COVID-19 seem to be less severe. Evidence from labs and outbreaks suggests that masks protect not only others, but the person wearing the mask, too.
By Associated Press
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp says he's dropping a lawsuit against the city of Atlanta in a dispute over the city's requirement to wear masks in public and other restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
By Alexandra Jaffe, Will Weissert, Associated Press
Joe Biden is calling for a nationwide mask mandate, citing health experts' predictions that it could save 40,000 lives over the next three months.
By Associated Press
The governor of Illinois is issuing new guidelines which include fines for businesses that don't follow rules about face masks and social distancing to slow the spread of coronavirus.
By Andrew DeMillo, Associated Press
Lang Holland, the chief of police in tiny Marshall, Arkansas, said he thinks the threat of the coronavirus has been overstated and only wears a face mask if he’s inside a business that requires them. He doesn’t make his officers…
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