More than 93,000 people died of drug overdoses in 2020. “We are in an enduring crisis that is still going on. We are still right in the middle of it,” said one expert.
Tennessee's Fired Vaccine Chief Called The State's New Rule Barring Vaccine Outreach To Teens "Toxic Leadership"
“We have a legislature filled with people who are not scientists and not healthcare providers who have their own crazy ideas about vaccines," Michelle Fiscus, Tennessee's top vaccine official until she was fired on Monday, told BuzzFeed News.
Anthony Fauci And Deborah Birx Warned Top Officials About The “Dangers” Of Scott Atlas Last Summer, Emails Show
“I am more convinced than ever the dangers of Dr. Atlas’ views on the pandemic,” Birx wrote in an August 2020 email to Fauci and others.
In the US, 99.5% of COVID-19 deaths are now among people who are unvaccinated.
A CDC Investigation Says West Virginia Needs Needle Exchanges — Which The State Outlawed — To Stop Its HIV Outbreak
A CDC investigation obtained by BuzzFeed News shows “low-barrier” needle exchanges are needed to stop an HIV outbreak in West Virginia. “There's a lot of suffering documented in this,” one expert said.
Secret intelligence reports are offering up answers to three big scientific mysteries — but the speculation doesn't always square up with science.
“I think it's certainly consistent with an attempt to hide the sequences,” said the researcher, whose internet sleuthing has uncovered 13 genetic sequences from early in the outbreak in Wuhan, China.
The department’s former senior official on nonproliferation says he intervened to prevent the US government from “embarrassing and discrediting” itself with claims that lacked strong scientific evidence.
“The truth is, we humans sort of lucked out,” one expert said.
Trump opposed safe injection sites and other controversial measures to help stop overdose deaths. It’s not clear if Biden will go far enough either.
In An Unprecedented Move, Astronomer Geoff Marcy Has Been Kicked Out Of The Prestigious National Academy Of Sciences
The famous astronomer resigned from the University of California, Berkeley, in 2015 after a sexual harassment investigation made public by BuzzFeed News.
“We spent a year trying very hard to get people to wear masks,” one expert said. “This kind of sudden, abrupt change, without any kind of signaling that it’s coming, will leave people feeling blindsided.”
COVID-19 is now one of the top 10 causes of death for teens in the US.
The emergency authorization of the vaccine opens eligibility to nearly 17 million school-age kids.
COVID-19 Vaccinations In The US Are Declining, But Biden Is Aiming For 70% Of Adults To Have At Least One Shot By July 4
"I think we’ve now gotten to the hard part," said one public health expert. "And even the easy part was hard."
Fully vaccinated people can go without masks in many small gatherings indoors or outdoors, say the new CDC guidelines.
The AstraZeneca vaccines are authorized in India but still awaiting an FDA go-ahead in the US. Up to 60 million doses will be shared with India amid a catastrophic surge in cases there.
About 1 in every 3 cases of COVID-19 recorded each day in the world is now in India, where the rate of new infections is growing faster than in any other nation.
Vaccinations promise an end to the coronavirus pandemic in the US. What kind of ending, though, is up to us.
The drone helicopter's first flight suggests that flying spacecraft might help explore Mars and other worlds, NASA engineers say.