CORONAVIRUS
A masks-required sign in a storefront in Los Angeles on July 19. (Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images)
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The problem with Los Angeles County’s mask mandate
The people who need to be penalized are those who are continuing to put others at risk.
By Helaine Olen1 hour ago
Opinion
The official pandemic death toll is horrific. The actual toll could be twice that.
By the Editorial Board
How to talk to vaccine-hesitant friends and family about getting the shot
By Derek Hawkins
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Why some experts recommend upgrading to N95 masks to help fight the delta variant
By Allyson Chiu
Breakthrough cases are extremely rare. Here’s what it’s like to be one of them.
‘Patience has worn thin’: Frustration mounts over vaccine holdouts
Maryland ‘strongly recommending’ — but not requiring — masks for unvaccinated students returning to class this fall
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