Shanghai set out plans on May 16 for the end of a painful COVID-19 lockdown that has lasted more than six weeks, heavily bruising China’s economy, and for the return of more normal life from June 1.
In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, pulmonologist Joseph Varon offered an opinion that made headlines around the world and went viral on social media. Varon was fighting two wars, he said: one against COVID and one against stupidity.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on March 3 said some 93 percent of the U.S. population live in locations where COVID-19 levels are low enough that people do not need to wear masks indoors.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on March 8 that individuals inoculated against Covid-19 can meet in small groups with other vaccinated people without masks, but that they should keep wearing them outside the home.
The White House said on March 3 that President Joe Biden hoped Americans would continue to follow coronavirus guidelines such as mask-wearing even as some states, including Texas, lift their restrictions amid the ongoing pandemic.