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The UK coronavirus mutation has been found in the US

The UK coronavirus mutation has been found in the US

A new, seemingly more contagious variety of SARS-CoV-2 — the virus that causes Covid-19 — that has been spreading rapidly in the United Kingdom has now been found in the United States. On the evening of December 29, Colorado Gov. Jared Polis reported that the new strain, known as B.1.1.7 (we’ll call it the UK…
The new UK coronavirus mutations, explained

The new UK coronavirus mutations, explained

Health officials in the United Kingdom and around the world are worried about a new, seemingly more contagious variety of SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes Covid-19), which has emerged in the country and was announced over the weekend. The evidence that this new strain spreads more easily between people is not rock solid, but it’s…
How to get your next coronavirus stimulus check, and other questions, answered

How to get your next coronavirus stimulus check, and other questions, answered

Congress looks just about ready to approve a stimulus package after recently reaching a deal on the provisions of the $900 billion plan. Like the $2.2 trillion CARES Act that Congress passed in late March, the second coronavirus stimulus will distribute cash directly to individual Americans as the coronavirus crisis inevitably stretches into 2021. But…
Facing a new coronavirus strain, the UK imposes a strict lockdown

Facing a new coronavirus strain, the UK imposes a strict lockdown

Facing a new, and potentially more contagious, variant of the coronavirus, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is implementing lockdown measures in London and throughout southeast England that include a ban on holiday gatherings outside immediate households. Coming after months of a patchwork response to the pandemic from Johnson’s administration — and a week after assurances…
How scarce will coronavirus vaccines be in the US?

How scarce will coronavirus vaccines be in the US?

With a record number of Americans dying of Covid-19 every day, immunizing the public against the virus is more urgent than ever. But hundreds of millions of people in the US are simply going to have to wait — probably several months — to get a vaccine.Instead of the 300 million doses the Trump administration…
Fox News is using the coronavirus as just another cudgel to attack the libs

Fox News is using the coronavirus as just another cudgel to attack the libs

Fox News’s coverage of record-high US coronavirus case numbers and hospitalizations is a stark example of how the network’s “news” programming sometimes serves as news-adjacent propaganda for the right. According to the Covid Tracking Project, the seven-day average of new coronavirus cases, hospitalizations, and deaths are all currently at record levels, with deaths exceeding 2,000…
Does Coronavirus Mean The Death Of The Buffet?

Does Coronavirus Mean The Death Of The Buffet?

If all that sounds like a lot to keep up with in order to make sure your buffet is safe, there are alternatives. One may be to go to a restaurant this Thanksgiving. Seeing as many of us have not eaten out at all since March, this may not seem like a safe option at…
As coronavirus cases surge, hospitals are beginning to be overwhelmed

As coronavirus cases surge, hospitals are beginning to be overwhelmed

As confirmed coronavirus cases rise to their highest levels since the pandemic began, hospitals across the country are reporting critical staff shortages. And those shortages may only grow worse in the weeks to come, as thousands of the 1 million Americans diagnosed with Covid-19 in the past week begin to require hospitalization. According to an…
Can a pair of jeans kill the coronavirus?

Can a pair of jeans kill the coronavirus?

Are we asking too much from our jeans? Maybe. They’re expected to wick sweat, sculpt our behinds, and provide full-body motion for squats and lunges, all while exuding a cool-but-not-trying-too-hard vibe. And now, in these After Times, they’re also supposed to keep the coronavirus — the same one that has killed more than 1 million…
The Trump-related coronavirus cases we’ll never hear about

The Trump-related coronavirus cases we’ll never hear about

Day in and day out at the White House, President Donald Trump is surrounded by valets, housekeepers, servers, Secret Service, advisers, and other staffers. Covid-19 has been spreading among him and more than 20 people in his close orbit in recent weeks, and their carelessness with a lethal virus has left countless others exposed. Helen…

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