The two men were arrested after flashing fake U.S. marshal badges and mask exemption cards at an oceanfront hotel in Deerfield Beach, Fla., according to a criminal complaint.
Criminal charges are expected in the investigation, which brought the total number of seized masks to more than 11 million, the authorities said.
Fakes and little-known brands still abound, even as health officials have advised us to up our mask game. Here’s what to do.
Peter Diamandis thought extensive testing could help create an “immunity bubble” for a conference in Culver City, Calif. It didn’t work. “I hope others can learn from my mistakes,” he said.
With the vaccine rollout moving slowly and contagious coronavirus variants spreading, the agency said masks still offered powerful protection — if worn correctly.
In many places, the debates over reopening are fraught. But in a survey, experts broadly agreed that elementary schools didn’t need vaccines to open safely.
Many of the masks were clever fakes, stamped with the 3M logo and shipped in boxes that read, “Made in the U.S.A.,” even though they were not made in the country or by 3M, according to federal investigators.
Health workers are still being forced to ration protective masks, but small U.S. manufacturers can’t find buyers, and some are in a danger of going under.
Blush has become the unlikely makeup hero of the masked generation. Here’s the new way to wear it.
For months, far-right activists have rallied against masks and lockdowns imposed during the coronavirus pandemic. Now some protesters have shifted their focus to the Covid-19 vaccine.
Practical pandemic guidance is still a huge problem.
Mayor Ted Wheeler used pepper spray on a man who confronted him outside a restaurant on Sunday, according to a police report.
Furloughs, passengers who won’t wear masks and tense political confrontations contributed to a year of perpetual chaos for flight attendants. “It’s insane,” one veteran attendant said.
Short of a total lockdown, universal mask-wearing is the most effective way to slow the relentless rise in hospitalizations and deaths from Covid-19.
Double-masking is a sensible and easy way to lower your risk when you have to spend more time around others — in a taxi, on a train or plane, or at an inauguration.
President Biden’s new executive orders included moves to increase testing, organize Covid-19 data and require mask wearing for interstate travel.
A practical accessory also adds a bit of flair to your pandemic look. Just ask A.O.C. or J.Lo.
Something about some men just makes it difficult to keep that mask where it should be.
It’s more contagious than the original and spreading quickly. Upgrade your mask and double down on precautions to protect yourself.
Health experts double down on their advice for slowing the spread of the coronavirus.
As the U.S. confronted a new wave of infection and death through the summer and fall, the president’s approach to the pandemic came down to a single question: What would it mean for him?
Health care workers are urging the incoming Biden administration to use the Defense Production Act to increase domestic manufacturing of personal protective equipment.
A C.D.C. division is working with an industry standards group to develop filtration standards — and products that meet them will be able to carry labels saying so.
We asked Dr. Anthony S. Fauci and other experts when they thought life would start to feel more normal.
Long lines, slow results and inconsistent advice have left many of us confused about when and how to get tested. We talked to the experts to answer your questions.
They are going to the grocery store again, but don’t see vaccines making life normal right away.
The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on balancing the risk of infection against what you owe your partner — and more.
Running into friends on the street has gotten a lot more complicated.
As the country heads into a dangerous new phase of the pandemic, the government’s management of the P.P.E. crisis has left the private sector still straining to meet anticipated demand.
As coronavirus infections rage across the U.S., we asked the experts how families and students should manage the risks of the holiday break.
Total coronavirus cases in the U.S. surpassed 10 million on Sunday. Experts say the virus is spreading out of control and could grow worse before President-elect Biden takes office.
Scientists know masks limit the coronavirus’s spread, but it’s impossible for randomized trials to prove that.
Coronavirus case counts are at record highs, yet many in states like Idaho are embracing a let-it-ride approach. One county with a hospital nearing capacity repealed its mask mandate.
A presidential order would almost certainly face a legal challenge. But if elected, Joseph R. Biden Jr. would have other levers at his disposal to make mask wearing a cultural norm.
As US coronavirus cases dramatically shoot up to the highest peak yet in the pandemic, prominent public health experts are calling for a nationwide mandate to wear masks to try to drag down disease spread.
The call comes as violent clashes over masks continue in places that already have face-covering requirements.
In a Wednesday interview with the Journal of the American Medical Association, top infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci called for a national mandate. “We’re not in a good place,” Fauci said, referring to the ongoing, record-breaking rise in daily case numbers.
Some cities put international travelers under strict observation for signs of coronavirus infection. Others barely notice when they land. Dispatches from seven arrival halls.
Some research suggests the public health behavior of reality stars and influencers can affect viewers.
From the beginning, the president has turned mask wearing and other preventive measures into a loyalty test. He and his aides have taken the same approach inside the White House.
A heavy fine, but no suspensions, come after two dozen players and staff members tested positive for the virus.
Gov. Kim Reynolds has adopted President Trump’s defiant attitude toward public health guidance on the coronavirus. But while she isn’t on the ballot, her leadership may be dragging down Republicans who are.
A narrow idea of invincibility and invulnerability “traps most men in images of ourselves that have failed most of us,” argues the author Anand Giridharadas.
Since March, federal agencies have been collecting a trove of information. But they refuse to release most of it.
Myss Keta, the mysterious Queen of the Milan Night and an authority on life behind the surgical veil, was on the brink of celebrity. Now, everyone looks like her.
Liberty doesn’t mean freedom to infect other people.
In Hamilton, business owners are walking a tightrope between keeping people safe from the coronavirus and not driving them away.
Exhaustion and impatience are creating new risks as cases soar in parts of the world. “They have had enough,” one U.S. mayor said of her residents.
“Freedom” means the freedom not to get infected by people who refuse to follow safety guidelines.
It’s a favorite American pastime. But it’s not helping.
Chris Christie, the former New Jersey governor who was hospitalized as he battled the coronavirus, urged people to follow C.D.C. guidelines in public.