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People rest on grass while reading at Brown University in Providence, R.I.

Brown University reinstates indoor mask policy, increases COVID-19 testing

Because of the highly contagious Delta variant, people on campus are also now asked to social distance by at least three feet when unmasked.

President Biden spoke about coronavirus vaccinations from the East Room of the White House on Tuesday.

More than 110 million COVID-19 vaccines have been sent to 60 countries, US says

President Joe Biden highlighted the milestone in remarks updating the public on the US strategy to slow the spread of coronavirus abroad.

Passengers wearing face masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus get on board a west-bound bullet train at Tokyo Station in Tokyo.

Here’s what we know about the Delta plus variant

South Korea's Disease Control and Prevention Agency said Tuesday that it had recorded at least two cases of the new coronavirus Delta plus variant, which some experts believe to be more transmissible than the original Delta variant that was first detected in India and has since thwarted plans for returning to life before the pandemic.

Raquel Heres gets a COVID-19 rapid test to be able to travel overseas, Saturday, July 31, 2021, in North Miami, Fla. Federal health officials say Florida has reported 21,683 new cases of COVID-19, the state's highest one-day total since the start of the pandemic. The state has become the new national epicenter for the virus, accounting for around a fifth of all new cases in the U.S. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has resisted mandatory mask mandates and vaccine.

DeSantis blames summer heat for case spike as Florida again breaks COVID record

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis doubled down Tuesday as the state again broke its record for COVID-19 hospitalizations, insisting that the spike will soon abate and that he will not impose any business restrictions or mask mandates.

A customer shows her vaccination card to a host at City Winery, a restaurant in New York. Many restaurants with policies requiring their customers to be vaccinated are asking for physical or digital proof of their vaccination status.

NYC to require restaurant customers to show vaccination proof

New York City will require proof of vaccination for workers and customers at indoor restaurants and gyms, according to Bill Neidhardt, the mayor’s press secretary.

A healthcare worker administers a COVID vaccine to a teenager at a vaccination site in Long Beach, New York.

Apathetic US youth shrug off vaccines as Delta variant spreads

As the Delta variant slams a younger set of the population, that demographic has emerged as one of the most crucial and stubborn vaccine holdouts.

The use of dating apps in the last 18 months of the pandemic has surged around the globe. Tinder reported 2020 as its busiest year.

Dating changed during the pandemic; apps are following suit

Despite the social distancing of the past 18 months, the use of dating apps in general has surged as people sought connections amid their isolation.

Prospective students and their parents touched the Greek Rock while taking a tour of Boston University on Tuesday.

The Delta variant is stirring uncertainty on college campuses for fall

Many universities are about to attempt their first full, in-person semester since 2019. But a nationwide surge in COVID-19 cases fueled by the Delta variant has complicated the return, leaving many schools on the brink of another year without a clear picture of what student life will look like.