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Fiona Berk, who goes to school in Washington D.C., says she’ll continue masking for the safety of others. 'I feel like as a decent human being, if doing something as simple as wearing a mask helps protect those in danger, I’ll do it.'

About 45% of Americans surveyed in April said it’s too early to end the mask mandate on federal transportation, and with the current increase in COVID-19 cases, healthy people are masking up to help those that are more susceptible to catching the virus. Read more»

Ruth Melgar of Phoenix poses with her second son, born Aug. 25.

A CDC study found that pregnant women with symptomatic COVID-19 have a 70% greater chance of dying than symptomatic people who aren’t pregnant - yet despite the risks, as of Dec. 4, only 17.8% of pregnant people in the U.S. were fully vaccinated. Read more»