Latest from Joel Achenbach

The million-dollar jab and other giveaways reveal a desperate push to vaccinate America

Officials want to crush the coronavirus pandemic, but they’re faced with vaccine hesitancy.
  • May 16, 2021

Is it now reasonable to discuss the end of the pandemic? Yes, but with caveats.

The coronavirus crisis may be under control by fall in the U.S., even though the virus will remain with us.
  • May 13, 2021

Coronavirus strain fueling India crisis is the newest ‘variant of concern’ and is spreading globally

Preliminary research suggests vaccines are still effective in blocking mutated variants.
  • May 13, 2021

CDC says coronavirus could be under control this summer in U.S. if people get vaccinated and are careful

The report comes as administration officials and leaders in many states are sounding more confident that the country can return to a degree of normalcy relatively soon.
  • May 5, 2021

More than a year into the pandemic, we’re still figuring out what risks we’re willing to take

The latest CDC guidance on post-vaccination life leaves a long list of questions.
  • May 3, 2021

U.S. coronavirus cases drop as spring wave of infections ebbs

In 42 states and D.C., lower caseloads have been reported the past two weeks, and nationally, cases are at their lowest since October.
  • Apr 30, 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

Gunman in Indianapolis FedEx shooting used two legally purchased assault rifles, police say

Officials said the shooter, Brandon Hole, purchased the rifles legally last July and September, not long after Hole’s mother had reported fears that her son would attempt “suicide by cop."
  • Apr 17, 2021

U.S. to spend $1.7 billion to detect, monitor coronavirus variants

The Biden administration announced it was allocating the money to take on one of the biggest challenges of the pandemic.
  • Apr 16, 2021

Spring wave of coronavirus crashes across 38 states as hospitalizations increase

Vaccines drive down covid-19 mortality, even as the CDC reports 5,800 “breakthrough” infections in people who had received shots.
  • Apr 15, 2021