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Bring in the kids: Estonian city targets youths for jabs

Estonian city targets kids for vaccine jabs.
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July 31, 2021, 4:21 AM

ICU nurse describes toll of working amid pandemic

A Louisiana nurse shared the emotional toll of working in the intensive care unit throughout the pandemic, saying, "We're losing people ... that are never going to see their kids graduate."
July 31, 2021, 4:21 AM
ICU nurse describes toll of working amid pandemic
July 31, 2021, 12:19 AM

New details on CDC's Provincetown investigation portray delta variant as serious threat

Newly published details of the Provincetown outbreak indicate that the now-dominant delta variant may be able to spread among fully vaccinated people.
July 31, 2021, 12:19 AM
New details on CDC investigation portray delta variant as serious threat
July 30, 2021, 11:10 PM

What to do if you’re fully vaccinated and exposed to someone with COVID-19?

Dr. Jen Ashton answers viewers’ questions about the COVID-19 vaccine.
July 30, 2021, 11:10 PM
What to do if you’re fully vaccinated and exposed to someone with COVID-19?
July 30, 2021, 10:34 PM

Broadway to require vaccinations, masks for audience members

COVID-19 vaccinations and masks will be required for all Broadway audience members when theaters reopen in the coming weeks
July 30, 2021, 10:34 PM
July 30, 2021, 8:48 PM

COVID-19 vaccination proof will be required for Broadway patrons, workers

Proof of vaccination will be required for anyone seeing a Broadway show and all those working in the theater.
July 30, 2021, 8:48 PM
COVID-19 vaccination proof will be required for Broadway patrons, workers
July 30, 2021, 5:21 PM

CDC report reveals the extent of the delta variant’s transmissibility

Plus, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis says he will sign an executive order allowing parents to make decisions for their children on masking.
July 30, 2021, 5:21 PM
CDC report reveals the extent of the delta variant’s transmissibility
July 30, 2021, 4:36 PM

Data suggests Russia's COVID-19 death toll is far higher than reported

Publicly available mortality data shows an increasingly huge gap between Russia's official coronavirus death toll and likely real toll of the pandemic in the country.
July 30, 2021, 4:36 PM
Data suggests Russia's COVID-19 death toll is far higher than reported
July 30, 2021, 4:08 PM

CDC team: 'War has changed' as delta variant dangers emerge

New evidence showing the delta variant is as contagious as chickenpox has prompted U.S. health officials to consider changing advice on how the nation fights the coronavirus
July 30, 2021, 4:08 PM
July 30, 2021, 3:03 PM

CDC mask decision followed stunning findings from Cape Cod beach outbreak

The CDC's mask decision followed stunning findings from a Cape Cod beach outbreak. The viral load of vaccinated beachgoers changed what we know about the delta variant.
July 30, 2021, 3:03 PM
CDC mask decision followed stunning findings from Cape Cod beach outbreak
July 30, 2021, 2:10 PM

Front-line workers in Florida say current COVID-19 surge 'feels like it's an impending storm'

"In early July, we were down to 12 COVID-19 patients in the hospital, and today we have 80."
July 30, 2021, 2:10 PM
Florida front-line workers say COVID-19 surge 'feels like it's an impending storm'
July 30, 2021, 2:09 PM

States with surging COVID-19 rates also tend to have higher rates of uninsured

As U.S. COVID-19 cases surge, a pattern is emerging -- the same states seeing the biggest increases in COVID-19 infections also have high rates of uninsured residents.
July 30, 2021, 2:09 PM
Why insurance might be a factor in the COVID battle
July 30, 2021, 1:50 PM

How some restaurants are reacting to CDC guidance: Masks indoors, proof of vaccination

The spread and rise of the COVID-19 delta variant has prompted some restaurants to create mask and vaccination policy changes.
July 30, 2021, 1:50 PM
Delta variant, CDC guidance prompts restaurants to ask for proof of vaccination
July 30, 2021, 12:00 PM

New CDC report warns of dangers of delta variant

A CDC document obtained by the Washington Post revealed the differences between the delta variant and previous strains is that delta is highly contagious and likely more severe.
July 30, 2021, 12:00 PM
New CDC report warns of dangers of delta variant
July 30, 2021, 11:58 AM

Parts of Japan enter states of emergency over rising COVID cases

Osaka and three prefectures near Tokyo will all go into special measures on Monday after the city reported a 180% increase in cases from the week before.
July 30, 2021, 11:58 AM
Parts of Japan enter states of emergency over rising COVID cases
July 30, 2021, 9:42 AM

Why some states are pushing back on masks amid delta variant surge

Here's why some states are fighting the CDC's recommendation that those in areas of high transmission, regardless of their vaccination status, return to wearing a mask.
July 30, 2021, 9:42 AM
Why some states are pushing back on masks amid delta variant surge
July 30, 2021, 9:40 AM

New evidence has doctors worried about long-term damage from COVID 'brain fog'

Studies have found many who recovered from COVID experience cognitive decline.
July 30, 2021, 9:40 AM
Doctors worried about long-term damage from COVID 'brain fog'
July 30, 2021, 2:44 AM

Kentucky state officials refuse to enforce virus mask rule

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear has defended his mask requirement for state workers, brushing off criticism by GOP officials who said they won't enforce the mandate in their offices
July 30, 2021, 2:44 AM
July 30, 2021, 2:44 AM

Florida virus cases soar, hospitals near last summer's peak

Hospital admissions of coronavirus patients continue to soar in Florida with at least two areas in the state surpassing previous peaks reached during last summer’s surge
July 30, 2021, 2:44 AM
July 30, 2021, 2:43 AM

Research looks for possible COVID tie to later Alzheimer’s

Researchers are trying to unravel why some COVID-19 survivors suffer “brain fog” and other problems, with new findings suggesting some worrisome overlaps with Alzheimer's
July 30, 2021, 2:43 AM
July 29, 2021, 10:06 PM

Vast majority of ICU patients with COVID-19 are unvaccinated, ABC News survey finds

Dozens of hospitals surveyed by ABC News across the country report that very few fully vaccinated people are ending up in the ICU with COVID-19.
July 29, 2021, 10:06 PM
Vast majority of ICU patients with COVID-19 are unvaccinated: ABC News survey
July 29, 2021, 9:09 PM

How a Massachusetts town is working to contain spread of the delta variant

Provincetown Town Manager Alex Morse reacts to the town’s COVID-19 cluster and how it’s affecting summer tourism.
July 29, 2021, 9:09 PM
How a Massachusetts town is working to contain spread of the delta variant
July 29, 2021, 9:03 PM

Should people start wearing a mask if they have a common cold?

Answers to viewers’ questions about COVID-19, their health and more from Dr. Jen Ashton.
July 29, 2021, 9:03 PM
Should people start wearing a mask if they have a common cold?
July 29, 2021, 7:54 PM

Republicans, Democrats battle over new House mask mandate

Republicans and Democrats battled Wednesday over a new House mask mandate, with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi calling House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy "a moron."
July 29, 2021, 7:54 PM
GOP, Democrats battle over new House mask mandate
July 29, 2021, 6:47 PM

US averaging 57,000 new COVID-19 cases per day due to delta variant

Major League Baseball had to postpone a game due to breakthrough infections. ABC News' Mona Kosar Abdi reports on what’s being announced today in Washington.
July 29, 2021, 6:47 PM
US averaging 57,000 new COVID-19 cases per day due to delta variant
July 29, 2021, 5:35 PM

World pledges $4B in push to repair COVID's education damage

International governments and companies have pledged more than $4 billion to educate 175 million children around the world and prevent a generation’s chances being blighted by the coronavirus pandemic
July 29, 2021, 5:35 PM
July 29, 2021, 5:35 PM

Portugal eases virus limits, takes aim at ‘total freedom’

Portugal is beginning its journey to what the country’s prime minister calls “total freedom.”
July 29, 2021, 5:35 PM
July 29, 2021, 5:29 PM

COVID-19 rates a worry as 1 million head for Iowa State Fair

"Unfortunately our current leadership has turned their back on science."
July 29, 2021, 5:29 PM
July 29, 2021, 4:37 PM

Ravages of COVID surge evident inside Missouri hospital

A Missouri hospital that had no people hospitalized with COVID-19 just two months ago is now dealing with an onslaught of patients
July 29, 2021, 4:37 PM
July 29, 2021, 1:10 PM

Tokyo reports record number of COVID-19 cases as Olympic Games continue

Tokyo reported record numbers of new COVID-19 cases for the second day in a row.
July 29, 2021, 1:10 PM
Tokyo reports record number of COVID-19 cases as Olympic Games continue
July 29, 2021, 12:01 PM

Children remain unvaccinated as delta variant surges, prompting back-to-school concerns

How parents and teachers can help mitigate risk.
July 29, 2021, 12:01 PM
Children remain unvaccinated as delta variant surges, raising back-to-school concerns
July 29, 2021, 4:23 AM

Delta variant: US reports most COVID-19 cases in world

In Jacksonville, Florida, Baptist Health Hospital is reporting more than 400 COVID-19 patients, and Mississippi’s health officer orders hospitals to delay some elective surgeries due to rising cases.
July 29, 2021, 4:23 AM
Delta variant: US reports most COVID-19 cases in world
July 29, 2021, 4:09 AM

Is Russia covering up the country’s true death toll from COVID-19?

ABC News' Patrick Reevell reports on a devastating third wave of COVID-19 in Russia as case numbers rise despite the country having what experts say is an effective vaccine.
July 29, 2021, 4:09 AM
Is Russia covering up the country’s true death toll from COVID-19?
July 29, 2021, 4:09 AM

Dutch skateboarder reflects on positive COVID test

Candy Jacobs was ruled out of the Olympic Games after testing positive for the virus upon her arrival in Tokyo.
July 29, 2021, 4:09 AM
Dutch skateboarder reflects on positive COVID test
July 29, 2021, 3:29 AM

CDC mask guidance met with hostility by leading Republicans

Republicans are responding with hostility to new masking guidance from public health officials
July 29, 2021, 3:29 AM
July 28, 2021, 10:00 PM

New CDC guidelines set off rush to reimpose mask mandates

New guidance from the federal government set off a cascade of mask rules across the nation as cities, states, schools and businesses raced to bring back mandates
July 28, 2021, 10:00 PM
July 28, 2021, 9:40 PM

What you need to know about the CDC’s latest mask guidelines

Dr. Jen Ashton breaks down the latest recommendations from the CDC.
July 28, 2021, 9:40 PM
What you need to know about the CDC’s latest mask guidelines
July 28, 2021, 9:28 PM

Doctors in high-transmission areas stuck in the middle of mask debates

The delta variant is fueling a surge of cases in areas like Missouri, where vaccination rates are lagging.
July 28, 2021, 9:28 PM
Doctors in high-transmission areas stuck in the middle of mask debates
July 28, 2021, 9:06 PM

Arkansas governor on the state’s low vaccination rate, mask mandate

Gov. Asa Hutchinson discusses the rise of cases of the delta variant in his state and his efforts to vaccinate residents.
July 28, 2021, 9:06 PM
Arkansas governor on the state’s low vaccination rate, mask mandate
July 28, 2021, 6:22 PM

CDC reverses indoor mask policy

The agency is advising fully-vaccinated people to return to wearing masks indoors in areas of substantial or high levels of COVID-19 transmission. ABC News' Mona Kosar Abdi reports.
July 28, 2021, 6:22 PM
CDC reverses indoor mask policy
July 28, 2021, 6:22 PM

ABC News Update: CDC urges masks indoors even for vaccinated Americans

Plus, Simone Biles’ Olympic future uncertain after pulling out of another event and Indonesia faces oxygen shortages amid rising COVID-19 hospitalizations.
July 28, 2021, 6:22 PM
ABC News Update: CDC urges masks indoors even for vaccinated Americans
July 28, 2021, 5:27 PM

Making sense of the CDC’s guidance urging masks indoors for vaccinated Americans

The CDC reports breakthrough cases have occurred in less than 1% of fully vaccinated people.
July 28, 2021, 5:27 PM
Making sense of the CDC’s guidance urging masks indoors for vaccinated Americans
July 28, 2021, 3:57 PM

Should vaccinated people mask up with COVID-19 cases rising?

Top health officials in the United States are recommending that vaccinated people return to wearing masks indoors in places where the coronavirus is surging
July 28, 2021, 3:57 PM
July 28, 2021, 2:41 PM

Youth focus of COVID-19 infections in Mexico's 3rd wave

Health officials say infected youth are a driving factor in Mexico's third wave of COVID-19 cases
July 28, 2021, 2:41 PM
July 28, 2021, 12:44 PM

What to know about the new mask guidelines

Dr. Paul Offit, director of the Vaccine Education Center, weighs in on the mask reversal guidelines.
July 28, 2021, 12:44 PM
What to know about the new mask guidelines
July 28, 2021, 11:55 AM

CDC director addresses changing mask guidance

The CDC changed its mask guidance due to rising COVID-19 cases, advising that fully-vaccinated people return to wearing masks indoors in areas of high transmission.
July 28, 2021, 11:55 AM
CDC director addresses changing mask guidance
July 28, 2021, 11:25 AM

CDC makes about-face on mask guidelines

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention changed its mask guidance due to rising COVID-19 cases, advising that fully-vaccinated people return to wearing masks indoors in areas of high transmission.
July 28, 2021, 11:25 AM
CDC makes about-face on mask guidelines
July 28, 2021, 10:15 AM

CDC calls for a return to masks for vaccinated Americans in certain places, schools

In changing the recommendations for masking, the CDC cited increasing concern around the fast-spreading delta variant.
July 28, 2021, 10:15 AM
CDC calls for a return to masks for vaccinated Americans in certain places, schools
July 28, 2021, 4:38 AM

CDC reverse mask guidance for vaccinated people, schools

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cited increasing concern around the highly-contagious delta variant and recommended that everyone in areas with high levels of COVID wear a mask.
July 28, 2021, 4:38 AM
CDC reverse mask guidance for vaccinated people, schools
July 28, 2021, 4:26 AM

Indonesia faces devastating new COVID surge

ABC News' Britt Clennett reports on the COVID-19 crisis in Indonesia where the delta variant is spreading rapidly. India and others countries in Asia are struggling with low vaccination rates.
July 28, 2021, 4:26 AM
Indonesia faces devastating new COVID surge