A record number of Americans died of drug overdoses during 2020 as pandemic lockdowns made getting treatment difficult and dealers laced more drugs with a powerful synthetic opioid, according to data released on July 14 and health officials.

Fully vaccinated visitors to Walt Disney Co.’s U.S. theme parks will not be required to wear face masks in most areas starting on June 15, the company said, as the country’s Covid-19 cases continue to decline.

Schools in the United States should continue to use masks for the 2020-2021 academic year as all students will not be fully vaccinated, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on May 15.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on May 13 advised that fully vaccinated people do not need to wear masks outdoors and can avoid wearing them indoors in most places, updated guidance the agency said will allow life to begin to return to normal.

While “social distancing” may prevent us from catching the coronavirus, “Solar Distancing,” a new animated spot launched by FCB Health Network company AREA 23 on behalf of Mollie’s Fund, shows that no amount of distance from the sun can keep us safe from melanoma.

The United States reported a 23% drop in new cases of Covid-19 and a 16% fall in the number of people hospitalized with the virus for the week ended Feb. 14, with both figures declining for a fifth week in a row.

Mask-wearing and social distancing will be paramount at the Super Bowl LV, top U.S. infectious disease specialist Anthony Fauci said ahead of the National Football League’s (NFL) championship game on Feb. 7 in Tampa, Florida.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said the health protection agency was recommending shorter self-quarantine periods after potential exposure to the coronavirus of seven days with a negative test and 10 days without a test.

The World Health Organization tightened guidelines on wearing face masks, recommending that, where Covid-19 is spreading, they be worn by everyone in health care facilities and for all interactions in poorly ventilated indoor spaces.

The U.S. death toll from Covid-19 surpassed a grim new milestone of 250,000 lives lost as New York City’s public school system – the nation’s largest – called a halt to in-classroom instruction, citing a jump in coronavirus infection rates.