Thursday, September 23, 2021

Andrew Romano

California will mandate masks for another month. Texas will ban mask mandates in schools. Are both states going too far?

No aspect of the COVID-19 pandemic has polarized the American people quite like masks. And nothing better demonstrates the intensity of this polarization than the wildly different ways that America’s two most populous states, California and Texas, have responded...

Poll: Vaccinated Americans are ready to drop their masks after CDC shift. But they're not ready to socialize with the unvaccinated.

On Thursday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that fully vaccinated Americans are so unlikely to transmit COVID-19 or fall ill from the virus that they no longer need to wear masks in most indoor situations.According to...

Biden's new vaccine goal won't achieve herd immunity. What happens when the U.S. falls short?

As supply outstrips demand and the pace of U.S. COVID-19 vaccination slows down, President Biden on Tuesday announced a new goal: to vaccinate 70 percent of American adults by July 4.It won’t be easy: Polling suggests that fewer than...

New Yahoo News/YouGov COVID poll: The U.S. is about to run out of adults who are eager to get vaccinated

The New York TimesFaith, Freedom, Fear: Rural America's COVID Vaccine SkepticsGREENEVILLE, Tenn.— “So, have you gotten the vaccine yet?” The question, a friendly greeting to Betty Smith, the pastor’s wife, lingered in the air as the four church women...

100 days of COVID: Grading Biden on vaccination, schools and masks

On the day Joe Biden became president — Jan. 20, 2021 — the U.S. was averaging nearly 200,000 COVID-19 cases and 3,000 COVID-19 deaths each day. More than 400,000 Americans had already succumbed to the disease; just 4 percent...

COVID cases are suddenly falling in 4 hard-hit Northeastern states. Does that mean herd immunity is on the way?

Eager to know when parts of America are finally approaching herd immunity against COVID-19? Then pay close attention to what’s happening in New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts and Connecticut.Triggered by reopenings and fueled by the rise of more contagious...

India's COVID tsunami is the worst in the world. Why that should concern Americans.

In America, it’s easy to believe — and likely correct, given the country’s rapid pace of vaccination and high level of prior infection — that the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic is over.But in India right now, every day...

New Yahoo News/YouGov poll: 6 in 10 Democrats want 'vaccine passports.' 6 in 10 Republicans don’t.

As with masks, lockdowns and seemingly everything else about the COVID-19 pandemic, Republicans and Democrats are now sharply divided over the emerging prospect of “vaccine passports” designed to provide proof of immunization against the coronavirus, according to a new...

California has America's best COVID numbers. Michigan has the worst. Which way is the U.S. heading?

After enduring a steep, nationwide surge over the holidays — followed by a decline in cases that was just as steep and just as widespread — America has entered a strange new phase of the COVID-19 pandemic.How strange? Just...

New Yahoo News/YouGov poll: Stimulus checks and COVID optimism raise Biden’s approval rating to highest level yet

When Joe Biden took office, he bet voters would judge his presidency on one thing and one thing only: how well he handled the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic fallout.Now, with vaccination accelerating, optimism rising and another round of...

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