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Jul 27, 2021

Jul 27, 2021
Man and woman wearing masks

Amid Delta, CDC strengthens COVID-19 mask guidance

All schoolchildren, staff, and teachers should wear masks when indoors this fall, the agency says.

Jul 26, 2021

Jul 26, 2021
COVID-19 vaccine

No anaphylaxis after second dose of mRNA COVID vaccine, study finds

Most people who had severe allergic reactions after the first dose didn't have any issues after the second.

Jul 26, 2021

US mask, COVID-19 vaccine mandates in question

Businesses and organizations are struggling with vaccine mandates as the Delta variant shows no sign of slowing. 

Jul 23, 2021

Jul 23, 2021
A busy nurse station

US COVID-19 hospital cases surge

All but 5 states have seen a rise in COVID hospitalizations due largely to unvaccinated patients, with Nevada, Arkansas, and Missouri hit especially hard.

Jul 22, 2021

Jul 22, 2021
Vaccine in a vial syringe

White House announces new COVID-19 funds

Also, ACIP continues to recommend the J&J COVID vaccine despite concerns over Guillain-Barre syndrome.

Jul 21, 2021

Jul 21, 2021
Orphaned girl on street

Left behind: 1.5 million kids may have lost parent, caregiver to COVID-19

About 1 million have been orphaned, and 1.1 million lost a primary caregiver.

Jul 21, 2021
Older man getting COVID vaccine

US life expectancy drops 18 months due to COVID-19

Hispanics saw the largest drop in life expectancy—3 years.

Jul 20, 2021

Jul 20, 2021
SARS-CoV-2 illustration

Delta COVID-19 variant now 83% of US cases

The rate is up from 50% for the week of Jul 3, and in some parts of the country the percentage is even higher.

Jul 20, 2021
GAO building

GAO gives 15 new pointers on pandemic recovery, readiness

The latest report looks at COVID-19 relief fund allocation, stockpiles, supply chains, and more.

Jul 19, 2021

Jul 19, 2021
Boris Johnson virtual press conference

Rocky COVID-19 path in UK as it eases final restrictions

Elsewhere, countries in Southeast Asia report more daily record highs, and Tunisia's surge has toppled its healthcare system.

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