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As the country enters its fourth holiday season with COVID-19, experts offer advice about how Americans should navigate the risks and what precautions still make sense.
As the country enters its fourth holiday season with COVID-19, experts offer advice about how Americans should navigate the risks and what precautions still make sense.
Even as mask mandates on transportation and public spaces are being lifted, some folks still want to mask up to reduce the risk of a coronavirus infection. Here’s a guide to one-way masking.
Doctors and health researchers are looking to testing rates, case rates – and intuition – to determine when they’ll feel comfortable mingling maskless indoors.
Slammed by COVID-19, many U.S. hospitals have put off essential procedures. Delays are leading to consequences like heart attacks and sending people to emergency rooms to get care.
There are more patients and, in some places, not enough health care workers to go around. Research shows the crowding will impact care and increase mortality for all patients.
The burning questions: What makes this newly identified variant so transmissible?. And what does it mean for preventing spread?
The variant has spread through South Africa with remarkable speed — and been detected in at least 60 other countries. Specialists are trying to figure out the next stage for this unwelcome variant.
You’ve seen the headlines about COVID boosters. But what does it all mean for you? Here’s how to sort through the science and figure out if and when you need a booster and which one to get.
After a year and a half of being COVID-cautious, a fully vaccinated health journalist thought he could finally travel and socialize this summer. The resulting illness didn’t feel “mild” at all.
The delta variant is pummeling America’s hospitals, taxing an already-depleted health care workforce. Once again, some states are facing the prospect of rationing medical care.
After a 90-day review, U.S investigators did not turn up any clear answer on whether the coronavirus hopped from an animal to a human — or somehow escaped from a lab.
The FDA amended its emergency use authorizations for the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines to allow for an additional dose for some immunocompromised people.
People with weakened immune systems who already got two doses of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines can now get a third shot. But exactly who is eligible? Here’s what we know so far.
Many Americans are still making sense of new CDC guidance that vaccinated people no longer have to wear masks in most indoor settings.
With older adults vaccinated, doctors say a greater share of their COVID-19 patients are in their 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s, as more contagious variants circulate among people who are still unvaccinated.
The country has beat back the winter surge, and experts credit Americans’ improved compliance with precautions like mask-wearing. But we could we still face a resurgence if we let up.
The people who got the first coronavirus vaccine shots in the U.S. are now getting their second doses, required for maximum protection.