Coronavirus FAQ: Why Am I Suddenly Hearing So Much About KF94 Masks?

South Korea’s KF94 mask does a good job concealing the Mona Lisa‘s smile — but how effective is it at preventing coronavirus spread? Here, masked pedestrians stroll through a shopping district in Seoul. Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images South Korea’s …

‘I Didn’t Feel A Thing:’ Pence Gets Coronavirus Vaccine In Public Event

Vice President Mike Pence receives a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine shot at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex on Dec. 18. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption toggle caption Andrew Harnik/AP Vice President Mike Pence receives a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine shot at the Eisenhower …

U.K. Begins Nationwide Coronavirus Immunization, Largest In Nation’s History

The U.K. launched its largest-ever immunization program Tuesday. Health officials began dispensing doses of the Pfizer and BioNTech coronavirus vaccine, first vaccinating healthcare workers and residents over the age of 80. Pool/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Pool/Getty Images The U.K. launched its largest-ever immunization …

Navajo Nation Extends Lockdown Due To “Dire” Surge Of Coronavirus

The Navajo Nation implemented a three-week extension on current coronavirus lockdown measures to curtail a severe second surge of the outbreak MARK RALSTON/AFP via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption MARK RALSTON/AFP via Getty Images The Navajo Nation implemented a three-week extension on current coronavirus …

S. Korea Considers Tighter Coronavirus Restrictions As Cases Spike

South Koreans pray for their children taking the College Scholastic Ability Test at Chogey temple, in Seoul on Thursday. New coronavirus infections in the country have spiked in recent days. Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images South Koreans pray for their …

U.K. Approves Pfizer Coronavirus Vaccine For Emergency Use

The U.K. has approved the Pfizer and German biotechnology company BioNTech’s coronavirus vaccine for emergency use. Joel Saget/AFP via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Joel Saget/AFP via Getty Images The U.K. has approved the Pfizer and German biotechnology company BioNTech’s coronavirus vaccine for emergency …

Coronavirus Was In U.S. Weeks Earlier Than Previously Known, Study Says

A new study that analyzed blood donations from December 2019 to early January helped show that the coronavirus infected people in the U.S. earlier than previously thought. Yana Paskova/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Yana Paskova/Getty Images A new study that analyzed blood donations from …

For Many U.S. Military Families, Coronavirus Means Thanksgiving-In-Place

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urged people to stay home for Thanksgiving this year, which millions of travelers have ignored. Many members of the U.S. armed forces didn’t have a choice. Restrictions and regulations implemented by the Defense Dept. to prevent the spread …

Angela Merkel Raises Concern Over Coronavirus Vaccine Plan For Poorer Countries

German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks to the media following her participation in a virtual summit of G20 nations in which she expressed concern over a lack of plan to prepare coronavirus vaccinations for poorer countries. Pool/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Pool/Getty Images German Chancellor …

U.S. Passes 12 Million Confirmed Coronavirus Cases

Travelers wait to check baggage for an American Airlines flight at Los Angeles International Airport on Wednesday. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is urging people to not travel for Thanksgiving. Patrick Fallon/AFP via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Patrick Fallon/AFP via Getty …