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  1. delta variant
    7-Day Average of U.S. COVID Deaths Passes 2,000 for the First Time Since March 1Almost 45,000 Americans have died in the last 28 days, as the Delta variant continues to sweep through the nation.
  2. eviction moratorium
    Supreme Court Blocks Biden’s Eviction MoratoriumThe decision voids the CDC’s two-month ban on evictions in the vast majority of the country, leaving millions of renters potentially at risk.
  3. delta variant
    COVID Hospitalizations Pass 100,000 for the First Time Since JanuaryWith deaths trailing hospitalizations by two weeks, the losses from the current wave will continue to get worse before Delta subsides in the U.S.
  4. coronavirus
    7-Day Average of COVID Deaths Passes 1,000 for the First Time Since MarchThe surge in deaths over the past six weeks tragically reveals how the Delta variant has changed the realities of the pandemic.
  5. delays
    Apple Workers Won’t Need to Return to the Office Until ’22Tim Cook knows which way the wind is blowing.
  6. delta variant
    Three U.S. Senators Test Positive for COVID in One DayJohn Hickenlooper, Angus King, and Roger Wicker all tested positive for the coronavirus on Thursday. All three are vaccinated and have mild symptoms.
  7. covid-19
    Biden Leaps Into Fight With Republican Governors Over School Mask MandatesThough the dispute will wind up in court, the administration is using some creative ideas to stop GOP leaders from blocking mask mandates.
  8. the national interest
    A New Variant of COVID Denialism Has EmergedThe Republicans’ pathogenic party line.
  9. eviction moratorium
    Supreme Court Strikes Down Part of New York’s Eviction MoratoriumBy refusing New York tenants a presumption of financial distress, the Court may be signaling its intentions for the national moratorium.
  10. covid-19
    Don’t Panic, But Breakthrough Cases May Be a Bigger Issue Than You’ve Been ToldThe vaccines work very well, but current public-health communications may be understating the frequency of infections among the vaccinated.
  11. delta variant
    1.1 Million Americans Have Already Gotten a COVID Booster Shot: ReportInternal CDC data suggests that many people aren’t waiting for public-health orders to re-up on their vaccine doses.
  12. explainer
    What We Know About the Dangerous Delta VariantThe more transmissible COVID strain now accounts for an estimated 93 percent of new cases in the U.S.
  13. covid-19
    Too Many People Are Dying Right NowThe trend of U.S. hospitalizations and deaths amid the Delta wave appears to be far worse that what many had expected.
  14. covid-19
    Universal Face-Mask Mandates Are Back. Here’s What to Know.Amid the Delta wave, the CDC is once again recommending indoor mask mandates, including in all schools. But the debate remains politically fraught.
  15. bipartisan infrastructure deal
    Yes, Sick or Quarantined Senators Could Blow Up Infrastructure VoteThe final version requires 60 yea votes, meaning Lindsey Graham’s 10-day quarantine could potentially jeopardize the bill, with August recess looming.
  16. explainer
    What Happens Now That the Eviction Moratorium Has Expired?As many as 11 million Americans could be vulnerable to eviction, as billions of dollars in federal aid for renters remains unused.
  17. just asking questions
    ‘There’s No Silver Bullet’: What Polling Reveals About Vaccine HesitancyKFF’s Mollyann Brodie shares her data-informed thoughts on the influence of partisanship, vaccine mandates, and the Delta variant.
  18. delta variant
    The U.K.’s Delta Surge Is Collapsing. Will Ours?Why the variant’s spread may be less pervasive than we currently expect.
  19. covid-19
    CDC Internal Report: Delta As Contagious As ChickenpoxThe report, based on unpublished data, says that while infections in vaccinated people are rare, they may be just as contagious as the unvaccinated.
  20. delta variant
    GOP Reps Flail Against House Mask Mandate by Barging Into the SenateProductive behavior just before the August recess.
  21. pandemic
    What If Vaccines Don’t Really Stop the Virus From Spreading?Unpacking the CDC’s head-snapping new guidance on the vaccinated and masks.
  22. delta variant
    Vaccine Mandates Finally Have Some MomentumNYC, California, and the VA announced policies to compel unvaccinated employees to get the shot. Biden is reportedly considering a similar mandate.
  23. covid-19
    What to Know About COVID Breakthrough InfectionsThere have been isolated reports of new cases among fully vaccinated people, prompting confusion and alarm. Here’s what’s going on.
  24. delta variant
    How Bad Could the Delta Variant Get?The scientist Eric Topol explains why we can expect a dangerous wave of cases this fall.
  25. coronavirus
    The United Kingdom Picked a Bad Time to Declare ‘Freedom’ From COVIDOn “Freedom Day” ending most pandemic restrictions, Boris Johnson was in quarantine, the CDC urged Americans not to visit, and 39,950 tested positive.
  26. coronavirus
    COVID Cases Fueled by Delta Rise 70 Percent Over Last WeekCDC director calls it a “pandemic of the unvaccinated.”
  27. covid-19
    The Kids Were Safe the Whole TimeWhy we should rethink COVID safety protocols for children — and everyone else.
  28. covid-19
    Will the Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Need a Boost Against the Delta Variant?A dose of an mRNA vaccine may give recipients of viral-vector vaccines a more robust immune response against the dangerous variant.
  29. intelligencer chats
    How Bad Could the Delta Variant Get in the U.S.?It is set to become the dominant COVID strain in a matter of weeks.
  30. covid-19
    U.K. Delays End of Lockdown Amid Spread of Delta COVID VariantPrime Minister Boris Johnson has pushed back the easing of pandemic restrictions in the country to July 19.