(NEW YORK) -- When Lt. Nathan Brashear saw the call for National Guard service members to help as hospitals were reaching a crisis point during Kentucky's delta surge, he didn't hesitate to volunteer. For about two weeks, Brashear, a member of the Kentucky Army National... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- President Joe Biden is set to speak to the nation Thursday afternoon to lay out what the White House said is a new six-part strategy to combat the delta variant, but it was unclear whether he would call for more vaccination mandates... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- President Joe Biden is set to speak to the nation Thursday at 5 p.m. to lay out what the White House said is a new six-part strategy to combat the delta variant, but it was unclear whether he would call for more... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- As COVID-19 case rates remain at a level not seen since before vaccines were widely available in the United States, President Joe Biden is set to deliver remarks Thursday on a new strategy to stop the spread of the contagious delta variant, White House officials... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- Expanded pandemic unemployment benefits, put in place because of the COVID-19 pandemic, expired on Monday. Impacting approximately 12 million Americans, the benefits had been in place for more than a year, providing an additional $300 per week in unemployment insurance as well as... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Vaccine hesitancy has subsided in the face of the delta surge, with the share of Americans who are disinclined to get a coronavirus shot now just half what it was last January. Support for mask mandates is broad and President Joe Biden's... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- In a stunningly short period of time, the delta variant has changed the course of the COVID-19 pandemic by evolving to become more transmissible than previous versions of the virus. Compared to the alpha variant, which is estimated to be 50% more... Read More.
(CHICAGO) -- As new COVID-19 cases emerge with the spread of the delta variant, businesses have implemented updated health protocols to ensure staff and customer safety. While certain cities and states now require proof of vaccination to dine inside or shop in stores, fast food... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- A new, peer reviewed study estimates that the delta variant of COVID-19 doubles the risk of being hospitalized compared to the prior alpha variant among unvaccinated people. The delta variant is the most highly transmissible strain seen yet, first emerging in India... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- A festival in New Orleans. Concerts in Nashville, Tennessee. A comic book convention in Atlanta. As the delta variant surges across the country, states with low COVID vaccination rates are reeling from a loss in tourism dollars due to large-event cancellations... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Rhashonna Cosby's two children fared very differently during their months of remote learning. Her son thrived working independently, going on to graduate from high school in the spring of 2020. Her 17-year-old daughter, meanwhile, struggled academically without face-to-face instruction, before transferring... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Throughout much of 2020, parents took comfort in a single silver lining the pandemic: The virus seemed to spare young people, particularly children and toddlers, whose symptoms were considerably milder than the adults around them. The precise reason for this was never... Read More.