Double masking earns praise as a way to keep safe from more contagious variants. Are there other mask hacks? And vaccines are prompting some queries.
Are there issues with having a mammogram right after a vaccine? Is there a list of vaccine ingredients — some people say they're scary. Also: My pooch loves to sniff discarded masks. Should I worry?
Readers are asking about vaccine protocols, the safest way to take off a mask, whether it's risky to engage in therapeutic cuddling sessions with goats.
The new travel order will require passengers to wear face coverings on nearly all forms of public transportation, including airplanes, ships, ferries, trains, subways, buses, taxis and ride-shares.
Ski areas are seeing record sales of season passes as people look for outdoor exercise this winter. Most are requiring masks, limiting lodge use, and making people put their boots on at their cars.
Our correspondent took a flight Sunday and saw a number of concerning things in airports and on planes. So many questions were raised. We went in search of answers.
The newly detected strain — dubbed B.1.1.7 — appears to be more contagious. What precautions might be effective in trying to keep from getting infected?
Despite alarming rises in COVID-19 cases and deaths in rural America, some schools are under pressure to stay open for in-person learning while resisting requiring masks and other measures.
As the founder of Partners in Health, he seeks to bring modern medical care to all. Now he is the happy — if a bit surprised — to receive the Berggruen Prize for Philosophy and Culture.
Despite widespread resistance, Washington, Mo., became the latest community to flip its stance on mask wearing. The change came when the deaths hit close to home.
States are closing down playgrounds again as case counts rise. Is that a good idea? Also: What's the deal with masks and outdoor exercise?
The safest way to have Thanksgiving this year is to stay in your social bubble. But those traveling to gather with friends and loved ones should keep pandemic safety guidelines in mind.
NPR's Scott Simon notes that as coronavirus cases in the U.S. rise rapidly, it can be hard to hear that we don't know when this will all be over.
Readers are asking: Should we double up on masks for double the protection? Does gargling with mouthwash have an impact on the virus?
The study is based on some assumptions under different scenarios. It suggests that if 95% of Americans wore masks in public it could drastically reduce the amount of COVID-19 deaths by February.