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The Coronavirus Crisis

Everything you need to know about the global pandemic

Seattle Chef Defends Vaccination Policy For Workers And Dine-In Guests

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People in Tokyo wear masks on May 7. Daily coronavirus infections in Japan's capital have topped 4,000 — nearly four times as many as a week ago. Yuichi Yamazaki/Getty Images hide caption

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Chief Medical Officer Explains What Goes Into Requiring COVID-19 Vaccines At Work

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Former CDC Director Discusses Balancing Science And Politics In Pandemic Response

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The Delta Variant Is Extremely Contagious, But CDC Says Vaccines And Masks Will Help

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California Doctors Say Surge In COVID-19 Cases Mirrors The Height Of The Pandemic

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Kenny Nations, manager of the movie theater, changes the sign on the marquee; he is fully vaccinated and has tried to encourage co-workers to follow suit. Liz Sanders for NPR hide caption

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There's Vaccine Drama In Arkansas, Where Rates Are Low And Everyone Has An Opinion

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Employees elbow bump at a JLL office in Menlo Park, Calif., in September. With the delta variant surging, mask mandates are returning, and some employers are now requiring employees to be vaccinated before coming to the office. David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Back To The Office? Not Yet. Companies Scramble To Adjust To The Delta Variant

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Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga will extend a state of emergency to four more prefectures due to rising coronavirus infections. Here, Suga addresses a news conference on July 8. Nicolas Datiche/Pool via AP hide caption

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A woman is vaccinated at a COVID-19 vaccination center in Tel Aviv, Israel, on Jan. 5. Israel will offer a coronavirus booster to people over 60 who have already been vaccinated. Oded Balilty/AP hide caption

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People visit Downtown Disney in Anaheim, California on July 9, 2020, the first day the outdoor shopping and dining complex was open to the public since closing in March amid the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Robyn Beck/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Students wearing masks listen to teacher Dorene Scala during third grade summer school at Hooper Avenue School in Los Angeles, California. Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images hide caption

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People stand in the International Arrivals area at Heathrow Airport in London on Jan. 26. The British government said that starting Monday, fully vaccinated travelers from the United States and much of Europe will be able to enter England without the need for quarantining. Matt Dunham/AP hide caption

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Dr. Leana Wen is in favor of COVID-19 vaccine mandates. "I don't think that people should have the choice to infect others with a potentially fatal and extremely contagious virus," she says. Wen is pictured above in the emergency department at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston on Aug. 14, 2012. Steven Senne/AP hide caption

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Think Of Your COVID-19 Vaccine Like A Very Good Raincoat, Says Dr. Leana Wen

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Subway riders mask up this month in New York City. Wearing masks in all kinds of indoor settings may be the safest way to slow the spread of the delta variant, many health experts say. Daniel Slim/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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CDC Urges Vaccinated People To Mask Up Indoors In Places With High Virus Transmission

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To mask or not to mask: That is the question for vaccinated people as the delta variant surges. The answer may depend on the situation, experts say. Here, these roller coaster riders mask up at Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park, Calif. Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images hide caption

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