Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Officials advise wearing masks in Vegas as COVID cases rise

Masks are back in Las Vegas, after regional health officials on Friday cited a rising number of coronavirus cases and advised everyone—vaccinated or not—to wear facial coverings in crowds and indoor places.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

With pandemic worsening in US, surgeon general worried

The U.S. surgeon general said Sunday that he's concerned about what lies ahead with cases of COVID-19 increasing in every state, millions still unvaccinated and a highly contagious virus variant spreading rapidly.

Health

US life expectancy in 2020 saw biggest drop since WWII

U.S. life expectancy fell by a year and a half in 2020, the largest one-year decline since World War II, public health officials said Wednesday. The decrease for both Black Americans and Hispanic Americans was even worse: ...

Vaccination

AP-NORC poll: Most unvaccinated Americans don't want shots

Most Americans who haven't been vaccinated against COVID-19 say they are unlikely to get the shots and doubt they would work against the aggressive delta variant despite evidence they do, according to a new poll that underscores ...

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