“This spreads so fast that if you look at what's going on today, it's actually already happened 10 to 14 days ago,” one expert said.
“The capacity for superspreading events is really extraordinary,” one expert said.
Multiple tornadoes touched down in several states last Friday, causing widespread destruction and leaving scores of people dead and injured.
The FDA has permanently lifted a restriction on the mailing of abortion pills. Here’s what that means for the changing rules on abortion access.
The US is facing another COVID surge, and Omicron is poised to make it worse. But there is one clear step Americans can take to protect themselves and society at large: get vaccinated.
Rare blood clotting side effects linked to nine deaths triggered the recommendation, which stops short of calling for ceasing use of the one-shot vaccine.
“It felt like we were driving blind, and we really were a little bit,” one expert said.
New York City's New Overdose Prevention Centers Have Already Saved Lives. The Biden Administration Should Get On Board.
We are New York district attorneys and health officials. Here’s why New York City is opening sites for people to safely use drugs.
“What makes me most uncomfortable and concerned is that the loss of this much life was preventable.”
Sure, not everyone is great in an emergency. But here’s how not to be a total Carrie. Caution, spoilers ahead, although everyone is talking about this right now, TBH.
Trump appointee Michael Caputo warned government employees last year not to speak with the media, records obtained by BuzzFeed News revealed.
Many researchers dream of one day working at the Smithsonian’s facility in Panama. But 16 women scientists told BuzzFeed News that their experiences there were nightmares ruled by prominent men who exploited their powers.
Vaccine hoarding by rich countries is a big problem. And it’s not the only obstacle to getting shots into arms across the African continent.
The Government Asked Us Not To Release Records From The CDC’s First Failed COVID Test. Here They Are.
Federal investigation records obtained by BuzzFeed News show how one of the most pivotal mistakes of the pandemic fell on an overburdened CDC lab with only three full-time employees.
“The data suggests this is a more transmissible virus with significant degrees of immune escape, that is going to render the vaccines less effective,” said one expert.
The Omicron variant is creating — again — a lot of pandemic uncertainty. Here are some expert tips on how to cope with anxiety.
The Biden administration instituted new rules for boosters, COVID tests, and travel after the first Omicron case in the US was identified.
"The individual, who was fully vaccinated and had mild symptoms that are improving, is self-quarantining and has been since testing positive," according to the CDC.
Don’t panic. But be cautious. We’ll know more in a couple of weeks.
“We have shouted it out for years, but no one is really paying attention," one expert said.
Here’s how COVID pills from Merck and Pfizer work, and how and when you might be able to take them once they become available.
“The question is: When will it end?” one expert asked.
“We’re Extremely Disappointed”: Climate Negotiations Ended With A Deal That Some Nations Say Is Not Enough
“We were told that COP26 was the last best chance to keep 1.5 C alive, but it’s been placed on life support," said an activist.
The declines were most prominent for white people, women, and middle-aged adults.
"By 2030 in the United States, we won’t have coal,” US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry claimed this week.
NIH officials backed away from publicizing promising federally funded research involving human fetal tissue cells during the Trump administration, calling one study “a political landmine.”
Failing to act on climate change, climate experts warn, will cost even more money. So we tried to calculate just how much.
A look at the protests happening worldwide during COP26.
Where our planet stands today, how we got to this point, and what we must do to avoid disaster.
Atlantic City Wants To Close Its Needle Exchange And Here’s Why Opponents Say That’s A Terrible Idea
“Anyone who thinks people will just stop using if they close the exchange is crazy,” said one needle exchange client. “That’s not how it works.”