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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

Americans are getting fewer coronavirus tests. Here’s why that’s bad.

Coronavirus testing, which helps stop virus transmission, is down 33.6 percent. Officials say some don’t want the inconvenience or to quarantine after getting results.
  • Mar 4, 2021

‘Masks required’ signs are coming down after Texas, Mississippi lift coronavirus restrictions

Businesses scrambled, local officials pushed back, and public health experts worried the actions could accelerate a trend of states ending restrictions just as cases plateau nationwide.
  • Mar 4, 2021

Biden promises enough coronavirus vaccine for ‘every adult in America’ by the end of May

Biden is promising vaccines as federal officials worry that states reopening could imperil pandemic progress
  • Mar 2, 2021

How this summer could bring the pandemic relief we’re longing for

Coronavirus cases could increase in spring with variants. Summer may bring some normalcy. But the virus is almost certainly here to stay.
  • Feb 26, 2021

Sen. Ted Cruz faces storm of controversy for flying to Cancun as Texas grapples with power outages caused by severe weather

The Texas Republican said the trip was “obviously a mistake” after returning home to Houston on Thursday.
  • Feb 18, 2021

A mass-casualty event every day

One person in the United States died of the coronavirus every 28 seconds in January. The Washington Post spent three days with people closest to the terrible toll of the pandemic’s deadliest month.
  • Feb 18, 2021

Mutated virus may reinfect people already stricken once with covid-19, sparking debate and concerns

The finding, though far from conclusive, has potential implications for how the pandemic will be brought under control, underscoring the critical role of vaccination.
  • Feb 5, 2021

A fast, at-home coronavirus test will be available to Americans this year

The test produces fast results, but supply will initially be limited and the cost is too high for many.
  • Feb 1, 2021

Why America is ‘flying blind’ to the coronavirus mutations racing across the globe

America currently has so little of the genetic sequencing needed to detect mutated versions of coronavirus - like those first discovered in Britain and South Africa - that such variants are likely proliferating quickly, undetected.
  • Jan 29, 2021