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The Washington Post

Why and when you need a coronavirus test for travel

We started the summer full of optimism and enthusiasm thanks to the rollout of vaccines and the return of travel. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention rolled back warnings on travel in the spring, so we planned vacations and reunited with loved ones. Everything was on the upswing — until it wasn’t.

The Atlantic

Now What?

Cases of COVID-19 are rising fast. Vaccine uptake has plateaued. The pandemic will end—but the way there is different now.

Caitlin Rivers is quoted. 

TODAY

COVID-19 vaccine cards, the only 'proof' of vaccination, create demand for fakes

Three vaccines developed to prevent COVID-19 infections received emergency use authorization earlier this year, allowing nearly half the U.S. population to be fully vaccinated against the virus. But while much of the population remains skeptical of vaccination, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is working to fully approve, or license, the three vaccines.

The Atlantic

How the Pandemic Now Ends

Cases of COVID-19 are rising fast. Vaccine uptake has plateaued. The pandemic will end—but the way there is different now.

Voice of America

How Does FDA Approve Vaccines?

Americans who don’t want to get the shot, but want the privilege of showing a card may be tempted to get a fake.

Associated Press

Iowa mothers urge reversal of state mask mandate prohibition

A group of Iowa mothers of young school-age children held a rally and sit-in at the Iowa Capitol on Wednesday pushing Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds to issue an executive order reversing a state law that prohibits school boards from implementing mask requirements in schools.

NPR

How To Keep Your Child Safe From The Delta Variant

The CDC's advice for keeping your child protected from this highly contagious version of the coronavirus now and this fall: Mask up in schools and other crowded venues. And make sure everyone age 12 and older in the family gets a COVID-19 shot.