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“Not all friendships last forever and I guess this is where ours ended.”
“The UK and Netherlands should be a counsel against despair,” one expert told BuzzFeed News. “We needn’t be fatalistic about the Delta variant.”
It's getting old.
"I signed it at the time because our cases were at a very low point," said Gov. Asa Hutchinson. "Everything has changed now."
There was a massive turnout for Chicago's Lollapalooza music festival, which was one of the biggest public gatherings in the US since the start of the pandemic.
"Our doctor asked us if we wanted to stay in our house for 10 more years to see if people have reactions, or if we wanted to start living life again."
A Cape Cod COVID Outbreak Shows The Delta Variant May Be Even More Infectious Than We Thought, The CDC Says
The Delta variant outbreak among vaccinated beachgoers in Cape Cod was “a pivotal discovery” leading to new mask recommendations, said CDC chief Rochelle Walensky.
A Doctor Said A Mob Assaulted Him, Called Him Racist Slurs, And Mocked His Accent For Promoting A Mask Mandate
Faisal Khan, a public health leader in Missouri, said he was called a “fat brown cunt" and a "brown bastard" after a council meeting where he pushed for a mask mandate.
The CDC Has Changed Its Mask Guidance — Again — To Say Vaccinated People Should Mask Up In Places With Delta Outbreaks
“The unvaccinated, by choice, are a threat to public health at this point,” said one ICU doctor.
Changing minds, saving lives.
“This is about our recovery," New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Monday after announcing a vaccine mandate for city workers.
Spoiler alert — it involves a lot of hand sanitizer.
Organizations that provide donated breast milk to parents say fielding questions about how the vaccines figure into the transfer of antibodies has led to a “second layer of chaos” from the pandemic.
As COVID Continues To Spread, Alabama's Governor Said "It’s Time To Start Blaming The Unvaccinated Folks"
"These folks are choosing a horrible lifestyle of self-inflicted pain."
“We have built a house of cards to live in, and the pandemic was a wind that just blew the house down,” said one expert.
In all, four members of South Africa's Olympic delegation tested positive and are now in isolation.
People who refuse to get vaccinated are playing a big role in COVID's continued spread, leading to concerts, music festivals, cruises, and more getting canceled.
"This is an all-hands-on-deck moment," the county's health officer said.
Essential workers have borne the brunt of a pandemic poisoned by politics. BuzzFeed News found at least four frontline employees who died in fights over masks. Here are their stories.
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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.
A Pandemic Safety Feature On Uber And Lyft Is Getting Abused To Scam Drivers And Discriminate Against Passengers
Black and LGBTQ passengers told BuzzFeed News they’re being refused rides due to false claims they’re not wearing masks. But masked drivers are also being accused.
In the US, 99.5% of COVID-19 deaths are now among people who are unvaccinated.
The CDC released new guidance for classrooms that prioritizes the need to fully reopen schools by the fall.
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.
If you are fully vaccinated, you are most likely to be safe. But in parts of the US where few people have gotten COVID vaccine shots, the Delta variant could trigger renewed deadly surges.
For Black patients hospitalized with the coronavirus, the quality of the hospitals they are admitted to may play an outsize role in determining whether they survive.