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What you need to know about the coronavirus variants

The delta variant, first detected in India, appears to be the most "fit" variant, which means it will probably outcompete other variants to infect more people.
  • Jul 21, 2021

Your questions, answered: I’m now vaccinated. Why should I worry about maybe getting covid-19?

Because we need all the healthy folks to get shots, so the people who can’t will still be protected by the “herd” of immune people around them.
  • Apr 27, 2021

Can you spread the coronavirus if you’re vaccinated? Post reporters answer your questions.

Send us your questions and Post reporters will respond with answers on Monday, April 19.
  • Apr 19, 2021

When will kids be vaccinated? Post reporters answer questions about the virus in the D.C. region.

Post reporters answer your questions about the available coronavirus vaccines in the greater Washington region.
  • Mar 3, 2021
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When can we stop wearing masks? Post reporters answer your vaccine questions.

Post reporters will answer your questions about the available coronavirus vaccines in the greater Washington region.
  • Feb 18, 2021

Can OTC pain relievers reduce vaccine effectiveness? It might depend on when you take them.

The advice on taking medications like Ibuprofen and Tylenol before your vaccine has been mixed.
  • Feb 3, 2021

Your covid questions, answered

The big December slowdown in vaccine distribution was a product of several problems for the vaccine makers and the Trump administration.
  • Jan 26, 2021

The covid-19 symptoms to watch out for

The most common symptoms of covid-19 are fever, a dry cough or shortness of breath, but there are other indications you could need to be tested.
  • Dec 2, 2020

Can you get coronavirus via secondhand smoke? The smell is a warning sign.

Merely being able to smell someone’s cigarette is a warning sign that you’re breathing air that was just in someone else’s lungs.
  • Aug 21, 2020

Face masks with valves or vents do not prevent spread of the coronavirus, CDC says

"Masks with one-way valves or vents allow air to be exhaled through a hole in the material, which can result in expelled respiratory droplets that can reach others," the CDC says.
  • Aug 13, 2020