You'll see testing in some airports these days — it's just like we're going back in time! And speaking of looking back, the things that protected fliers from COVID then are still a good idea.
RSV and the flu appear to be receding in the U.S., but COVID is on the rise, new data suggests, driven by holiday gatherings and an even more transmissible omicron subvariant that has become dominant.
Cases are surging in some regions but dropping in many places. If you're in the latter situation, is it OK to go back to living as you did pre-pandemic? Print our handy zine with advice from experts.
Doctors and health researchers are looking to testing rates, case rates – and intuition – to determine when they'll feel comfortable mingling maskless indoors.
The federal health agency released new guidance for when Americans need to mask up indoors, saying about 70% of the population lives in a place where it's safe to go mask free.
The state's plan sets specific goals, such as stockpiling masks, providing wide-scale daily vaccinations and tests and adding 3,000 medical workers within three weeks in surge areas.
It is not yet clear what type of masks will be distributed. Standard masks do not always fit small faces well.
Plus: Do kids really need masks if they've been vaccinated and had COVID? And what kind of masks should kids wear?
The Children's Museum of Denver said that "regrettably, some guests who object to the Museum's mask policy have been inappropriately directing their anger toward our staff."
An inaccurate verb choice made the reporting unclear
To block a variant this transmissible, scientists say you need an N95 or other high-filtration mask. Here's how to find a good one and when to wear it.
There's a lot we don't know about the new COVID variant. Many people are wondering if they can fly and go to holiday parties and restaurants — or should just hide out. We asked doctors for answers.
Last winter the number of flu cases was pretty low — likely a result of COVID precautions people were taking. Does that mean we have fewer antibodies — and a greater risk of catching something now?
Thousands of NPR readers shared what they'd say if someone asked them why they are wearing a mask. Here's a selection of their responses.
Should you quarantine? Get tested? Mask up? Insist on masks for others? There are many tricky situations to navigate in our delta variant, semi-vaccinated world. Here's advice from experts.