Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New CDC guidelines set off rush to reimpose mask mandates

States and businesses scrambled Wednesday to change course after the federal government issued new guidance calling for the return of mask wearing in virus hot spots amid a dramatic spike in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

As variant rises, vaccine plan targets 'movable middle'

Thrown off-stride to reach its COVID-19 vaccination goal, the Biden administration is sending A-list officials across the country, devising ads for niche markets and enlisting community organizers to persuade unvaccinated ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID testing's value shrinks as vaccines beat back virus

Federal health officials' new, more relaxed recommendations on masks have all but eclipsed another major change in guidance from the government: Fully vaccinated Americans can largely skip getting tested for the coronavirus.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Germany lifts more restrictions, Merkel urges caution

Chancellor Angela Merkel urged Germans to behave responsibly as large parts of the country relaxed more pandemic restrictions Friday at the start of the Pentecost weekend, telling them that caution is needed to avoid further ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

What do the new CDC mask guidelines mean?

If you're fully vaccinated, federal health officials now say that you can take your mask off in most places—even indoors.

Vaccination

EXPLAINER: How activists target CDC vaccine tracking system

Once, getting vaccinated was all but routine. But since the heightened public awareness around the new COVID-19 vaccines, it's a different story. Now, it means check-ins with family and friends about possible arm soreness ...

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