COVID-19 cases back on the rise in US after new subvariants appear | USA TODAY

COVID-19 infections have spiked over the past month due to new and more infectious subvariants, waning vaccine protection and fewer people wearing masks. RELATED: US COVID deaths top one million: What does that number look like? | USA TODAY https://bit.ly/3Pywjnw…

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US COVID deaths top one million: What does that number look like? | USA TODAY

One expert described the lives lost from the coronavirus pandemic as “an epidemic of deaths among the unvaccinated.” RELATED: How COVID-19 has changed our society after two years https://bit.ly/3wmG9l0 As the U.S. mourns an unfathomable 1 million COVID-19 deaths, a…

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Patti LuPone scolds audience member for not wearing a mask | USA TODAY

At a Broadway event in New York City, an audience member was scolded by actress Patti LuPone for not wearing a mask. RELATED: James Cromwell protests at NYC Starbucks by gluing hand to counter | USA TODAY https://bit.ly/3w6H9tu LuPone, 73,…

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Biden honors COVID-19 deaths as US verges on 1 million | USA TODAY

President Biden is directing flags on government buildings to be flown at half-staff for five days. RELATED: COVID-19 vaccine: A reflection on the first shot in the U.S. https://bit.ly/3PgtHuz President Joe Biden on Thursday marked the “tragic milestone” of 1…

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Secretary Blinken tests positive for COVID-19 after attending WH Correspondents’ Dinner | USA TODAY

Secretary of State Antony Blinken, who is fully vaccinated and boosted, has tested positive for COVID-19, but has not seen President Joe Biden “for several days,” the State Department says. RELATED: Fauci: COVID-19 global pandemic not over https://bit.ly/3P0Gtxe Secretary of…

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Fauci: COVID-19 global pandemic not over | USA TODAY

The seven-day average of new cases per day is around 47K, down from a peak of more than 800K in January. Dr. Fauci says the pandemic is still not over. RELATED: Biden administration plans to make antiviral Paxlovid more accessible…

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Biden administration plans to make antiviral Paxlovid more accessible | USA TODAY

The Biden administration plans to double the availability of Paxlovid, a COVID-19 antiviral medication, in the coming weeks. RELATED: Planes, trains, busses lift mask mandates and travel restrictions https://bit.ly/3vi9TyR The public is not getting the full benefit of antiviral drugs…

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VP Harris tests positive for COVID-19, according to the White House | USA TODAY

After testing positive for COVID-19 Vice President Kamala Harris will continue to isolate and work from home. RELATED: Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene testifies on Jan. 6 in eligibility case | USA TODAY https://bit.ly/3LmbIAC Today I tested positive for COVID-19. I…

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Could the mask mandate come back? Here’s what travelers should know | USA TODAY

Masks are now optional on most major modes of transportation in the U.S., but what does that really mean for your future travel plans? RELATED: Singing flight attendant celebrates end mask mandate for travelers https://bit.ly/3xJJawX The past few days proved…

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Planes, trains, busses lift mask mandates and travel restrictions | USA TODAY

Passengers on flights across the country cheered as mask mandates were lifted for airplanes and other forms of public transportation. RELATED: COVID-19: Here’s why the CDC is reconsidering masks, other mandates https://bit.ly/3xD4pjO United, American, Southwest, Delta, Alaska and other airlines…

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