Health

Democratic Sen. Chris Van Hollen says he had a 'minor stroke'
Sen. Chris Van Hollen
Noted

Democratic Sen. Chris Van Hollen says he had a 'minor stroke'

An American tragedy
A graveyard.
Briefing

An American tragedy

Plastics everywhere
Plastic.
Briefing

Plastics everywhere

North Korea enters lockdown after 1st official COVID-19 outbreak
COVID-19 measures in Pyongyang
Not immune

North Korea enters lockdown after 1st official COVID-19 outbreak

U.S. overdose deaths hit new record in 2021
Drug test samples
overdose epidemic

U.S. overdose deaths hit new record in 2021

Opinion striking down Roe still only draft at Supreme Court, Politico reports
Supreme Court
'heavily, heavily burdened'

Opinion striking down Roe still only draft at Supreme Court, Politico reports

Pandemic's true global death toll closer to 15 million, WHO says
Hospital patient's hand.
a sobering reality

Pandemic's true global death toll closer to 15 million, WHO says

Mail-order abortion pill sales are surging in red states
Medication at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Illinois in 2021.
abortion access

Mail-order abortion pill sales are surging in red states

The CDC reportedly monitored the location data of millions of phones
CDC logo displayed on smartphone screen
always watching

The CDC reportedly monitored the location data of millions of phones

Ending Roe may be used to erode 'other privacy-based rights,' Politico's Gerstein says
Josh Gerstein on Roe demise
Contraception?

Ending Roe may be used to erode 'other privacy-based rights,' Politico's Gerstein says

Understanding the menthol-flavored cigarette debate
Smoking.
Grayson Quay

Understanding the menthol-flavored cigarette debate

Acceptable casualties
American flags.
Picture of William FalkWilliam Falk

Acceptable casualties

Moderna seeks authorization of vaccine for youngest kids
Woman with young child in stroller.
for the kids

Moderna seeks authorization of vaccine for youngest kids

The new-ish normal-ish now that the pandemic is over-ish
Anthony Fauci.
Picture of Joel MathisJoel Mathis

The new-ish normal-ish now that the pandemic is over-ish

Fauci says we're out of 'the pandemic phase' but might need to get vaccinated 'every year'
Dr. Anthony Fauci
out of the pandemic, into the ... ?

Fauci says we're out of 'the pandemic phase' but might need to get vaccinated 'every year'

U.S. COVID deaths could hit 1 million mark in next few weeks
Empty hospital bed.
almost 1 million gone

U.S. COVID deaths could hit 1 million mark in next few weeks

Why ventilation matters
A window.
Briefing

Why ventilation matters

Philadelphia ends briefly revived indoor mask requirement
Philadelphia mask mandate ends
That was quick

Philadelphia ends briefly revived indoor mask requirement

COVID vaccine for kids under 5 might take until June
Children at a daycare.
posthaste!

COVID vaccine for kids under 5 might take until June

FAA enshrines 'zero tolerance' policy on unruly passengers
Police on airplane
Friendly skies — or else

FAA enshrines 'zero tolerance' policy on unruly passengers

DOJ charges 21 people for COVID-related medical fraud
COVID-19 vaccine card stamped with the word "Fraud"
long arm of justice

DOJ charges 21 people for COVID-related medical fraud

America ends the pandemic as we began: stupidly
An airplane.
Picture of Jeva LangeJeva Lange

America ends the pandemic as we began: stupidly

Happy Bicycle Day, the anniversary of Swiss chemist Albert Hoffmann's trailblazing trip on LSD
Tabs of LSD
trippy, man

Happy Bicycle Day, the anniversary of Swiss chemist Albert Hoffmann's trailblazing trip on LSD

Americans are split after a federal judge struck down airplane mask mandate
Airplane passengers wearing masks
mask on, mask off

Americans are split after a federal judge struck down airplane mask mandate

China's economy sags under COVID-19 lockdowns
Chinese COVID cleaner in Guiyang
costs versus benefits

China's economy sags under COVID-19 lockdowns

Tucker Carlson says it would be 'crazy' not to explore 'testicle tanning'
Tucker Carlson propo
Don't Try this at Home (or anywhere else)

Tucker Carlson says it would be 'crazy' not to explore 'testicle tanning'

Enough with performative mask mandates!
The Philly Phanatic.
Picture of Damon LinkerDamon Linker

Enough with performative mask mandates!

Almost two-thirds of Americans say COVID is a 'problem,' but not a 'crisis'
Crowd of people wearing masks
out of the woods?

Almost two-thirds of Americans say COVID is a 'problem,' but not a 'crisis'

Why this may be the start of 'America's 1st so-what COVID wave'
COVID-19 cases
Living with COVID

Why this may be the start of 'America's 1st so-what COVID wave'

COVID cases, deaths down globally, WHO says
COVID-19 testing site on street.
...and stay down!

COVID cases, deaths down globally, WHO says

Senate negotiators reach $10 billion COVID funding deal
Mitt Romney
Something > Nothing

Senate negotiators reach $10 billion COVID funding deal

Colorado governor signs law guaranteeing right to abortion in the state
Colorado Gov. Jared Polis speaks before signing an abortion rights bill into law.
reproductive rights

Colorado governor signs law guaranteeing right to abortion in the state

Study: Pregnant people at greater risk of breakthrough COVID
Pregnant person.
pregnant pause

Study: Pregnant people at greater risk of breakthrough COVID

Malawi is battling southeast Africa's 1st polio outbreak in 30 years
Malawi polio vaccination campaign
Preventable Death

Malawi is battling southeast Africa's 1st polio outbreak in 30 years

A majority of Americans now say they've had COVID
Americans wait in line for COVID testing.
over the hump

A majority of Americans now say they've had COVID

China begins COVID lockdown of Shanghai's 26 million residents
Health officials guarding Shanghai
Ghost City

China begins COVID lockdown of Shanghai's 26 million residents