Florida hospital reports Colombian COVID-19 variant increase: What to know
In Florida, where COVID-19 community transmission is ranked high by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), researchers say a new variant that originated in Colombia is popping up in sequencing testing.
COVID-19 transmission rates by state: CDC
Fully vaccinated individuals should now wear masks in certain indoor areas in places with substantial and high coronavirus spread given the highly contagious delta variant, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), but what areas are spiking and who is most at risk?
Audit: Military personnel unprotected from toxic chemicals
The Defense Department has dragged its feet on protecting service personnel from "forever chemicals" at military installations and isn't doing enough to track health effects from exposure to the toxic compounds, according to an internal audit.
CDC recommends fully vaccinated wear masks in certain indoor areas, advises universal masking for schools
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Tuesday that fully vaccinated individuals should wear masks in certain indoor areas and advised universal masking for schools regardless of individuals' vaccination status amid rising infections due to the delta variant.
UK may be nearing end of pandemic with vaccination goal in sight, epidemiologist says
England could be coming up on the end of its coronavirus pandemic after vaccinations resulted in a dramatic decline of risk for virus-blamed hospitalization and death, an epidemiologist said, according to a report.
K-12 schools should implement universal masking to protect younger kids, expert says
Amid rising COVID-19 cases largely due to the delta variant, K-12 schools should instate universal masking measures to safeguard younger kids who are not yet eligible for vaccination, an Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA) expert said Tuesday.
Wildfire smoke exposure linked to COVID-19 case increase: study
Wildfire smoke exposure likely contributed to an increase in Reno, Nevada’s COVID-19 cases last year, researchers suggested, noting that the findings could inform policies to tamp down harmful effects from air pollution amid the pandemic.
Teen loneliness increased alongside emergence of smartphones, study suggests
Teen loneliness, particularly among adolescent girls, has been increasing worldwide since 2012, which researchers said also coincides with the rise in smartphone access and increased internet use, although more data is needed to determine a definitive link.