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Spread of delta variant ignites covid hot spots in highly vaccinated parts of the U.S., Post analysis finds

But life in highly vaccinated states is still safer, with one third the new cases and one fourth the hospitalizations of low vaccinated states.
  • Aug 12, 2021

When will 70% of adults in your state have received at least one dose of coronavirus vaccine?

President Biden’s July 4 national benchmark will not be met. The states that are falling behind in vaccinations are widespread, with many in the South and Midwest.
  • Jun 30, 2021

Coronavirus infections dropping where people are vaccinated, rising where they are not, Post analysis finds

As recently as June 4, states with higher vaccination rates did not have significantly lower case rates than states where few people were vaccinated.
  • Jun 14, 2021

Tracking the coronavirus vaccine, state by state

How many doses of the vaccine will be available in your state?
  • Jun 4, 2021

A cicada’s life

Brood X contains billions of cicadas, and all are emerging after 17 years underground. A look at the eventful life cycle of the periodical bug.
  • May 19, 2021

How the vaccine rollout progressed during Biden’s first 100 days

After early challenges increasing vaccine supply, softening demand for shots looms.
  • Apr 28, 2021

More than 4 in 10 health-care workers have not been vaccinated, Post-KFF poll finds

The lingering obstacles to vaccinating health-care workers foreshadows the challenge the United States will face as it attempts to get the vast majority of the population vaccinated.
  • Mar 19, 2021

How a sluggish vaccination program could delay a return to normal and invite vaccine-resistant variants to emerge

Experts warn that the current pace of vaccinations won’t just prolong coronavirus restrictions. It could also make it more likely that new “escape variants” will emerge that infect the previously immune.
  • Feb 9, 2021