Supporters of the research say it could identify the next pandemic before it happens, but others have raised concerns that the risks outweigh the benefits.
In what has been dubbed by local media as a "pingdemic," the contact-tracing app alerted 618,903 people in England and Wales this week alone to self isolate.
Health officials are concerned that more kids are being hospitalized with the Delta variant and are asking people to wear masks in hopes of protecting them.
"The fourth surge is real, and the numbers are quite frightening at the moment," Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards said.
"It makes mealtime conversations pretty difficult...but it keeps us safe," the star athlete acknowledged.
In COVID-19 hot spots, such as Arkansas and Missouri, mask mandates are being discussed but have not yet been imposed.
"I think that I earned it. I work really hard at this job. I was here in person all through this crazy year," Commissioner Cindy Garber said.
Greene introduced the legislation in April, calling for Dr. Fauci's salary to be reduced from $400,000 to $0.
"We want kids to be able to be kids," DeSantis said. "We need them to be able to breathe. It's terribly uncomfortable for them to do it."
The son of the former president criticized Biden for comments about COVID vaccinations during the CNN town hall.
The president claimed at a CNN town hall that people vaccinated against COVID do not get hospitalized, need ICU treatment, or die because of the disease.
Given the effectiveness of the vaccine against current variants, vaccinated individuals really only need to be tested ahead of certain travel or if they have symptoms.
Over the past week, all 50 states, as well as Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico, have seen an increase in daily COVID-19 cases of 5 percent or more.
The American Jewish Congress called for a permanent Twitter suspension of the Georgia lawmaker.
The announcement made Guinea the second country to pull out of the Olympics due to COVID. North Korea decided to not participate in the Games in early April.
The Lambda COVID variant, first recorded in Peru in December 2020, has since spread to dozens of countries.
The weekly number of first-time applications peaked in early January at 900,000, and had been steadily dropping ever since.
The Delta variant is thought to account for more than 80 percent of COVID cases across the U.S. How does it compare to Lambda—reported this week in Texas?
From COVID-19 to athletes taking the knee and the ever-present spectre of doping, the Tokyo 2020 Olympics could be fertile ground for controversy.
Charlie Kirk's comments come after Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell urged unvaccinated Americans to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
President Biden told a town hall in Ohio when he thought children under the age of 12 would be able to get their shots—subject to scientific data.
A senior health official said the WHO's proposal lacked "common sense," arguing that the next phase of origin studies should be done globally instead.
Zeng Yixin said the World Health Organization's plan for further investigation into the pandemic's origin "defies science."
The pandemic had wide-ranging repercussions across the entertainment industry and forced Netflix to move "Too Hot to Handle Brazil" to a safer location.
Rosie Gallegos-Main has since apologized for her comments and will undergo diversity, equity and inclusion training.
Eric Clapton, 76, announced his boycott plans in reaction to U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson's statement on vaccine passports in 2021.
Hispanic Americans saw the worst decline in life expectancy at three years down; white Americans' life expectancy lowered by 1.2 years.
"When you hear about a breakthrough infection, that doesn't necessarily mean the vaccine is failing," Dr. Anthony Fauci told a Senate panel.
One fully vaccinated resident at the Indiana nursing home died, Howard County Health Officer Dr. Emily Backer said.
Chad Neilsen, director of infection prevention at the Florida hospital, said the staff is "frustrated" because they see people not getting the COVID vaccine.