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  1. covid-19
    WHO Renames COVID Variants, Calling National Labels ‘Stigmatizing’The Greek alphabet will be used instead of Britain, Brazil, India, and so on.
  2. coronavirus news
    AstraZeneca Says COVID-19 Vaccine Is 76 Percent Effective in Revised DataNew analysis shows a slight dip in the shot’s efficacy against symptomatic COVID, after U.S. officials said the company had used outdated data.
  3. investigations
    The Lab-Leak HypothesisFor decades, scientists have been hot-wiring viruses in hopes of preventing a pandemic, not causing one. But what if …?
  4. coronavirus
    The CDC Has Relaxed Its Quarantine GuidelinesPublic-health experts believe that a shorter period will improve overall compliance.
  5. cruise ships
    ‘All People’ Should Avoid Cruise Ships, CDC WarnsIn case you needed a government agency to tell you.
  6. fear vs. fun
    Cops Bust 80-Person Party at a Sex Club in QueensThe illicit event was a swingers’ party organized by Caligula New York.
  7. ugh
    Yet Another Cruise Ship Has Confirmed COVID OnboardThe first vessel to resume Caribbean sailing is reporting its first coronavirus cases.
  8. first person
    COVID Took My Grandfather. But It Wasn’t What Killed Him.His death, six months into the pandemic, is as political as it is biological.
  9. coronavirus news
    Pfizer Says Its COVID Vaccine May Be 90 Percent EffectiveThe news is exciting, but experts warn that the findings haven’t been peer-reviewed yet.
  10. dr. fauci
    Dr. Fauci Predicts No ‘Semblances of Normality’ Until 2022Yikes.
  11. first person
    When Coronavirus Came to Sing Sing“We faced our worst fear: dying in prison.”
  12. the top line
    The Fitness Industry’s Pandemic Winners and LosersBusiness is booming for online class providers and golf courses, while gyms and apparel companies are in a tough spot.
  13. covid-19
    What If They Make a Coronavirus Vaccine and Nobody Takes It?There are already clear signs that the public is suspicious about corners being cut.
  14. covid-19
    The Coronavirus Was Found on Frozen Chicken WingsChinese authorities say the meat was imported from Brazil.
  15. health
    COVID-19 Is Horrible — So Is Worrying You Might Have Infected Someone ElseOn one of the last days of normal life, I brought cupcakes to my first grader’s class. I didn’t know yet that I had COVID-19.
  16. coronavirus
    Doctor Who Specializes in Long-Term COVID-19 Effects Is Alarmed by What He Sees“I feel like the population of this is going to be very large.”
  17. feature
    A Plague Is an Apocalypse. But It Can Bring a New World.Civilizations cause pandemics, collapse from them, and, sometimes, are remade by them.
  18. the national interest
    American Death CultWhy has the Republican response to the pandemic been so mind-bogglingly disastrous?
  19. coronavirus testing
    6 People on Life After a Positive Coronavirus Antibody TestThere’s still much we don’t know about COVID antibodies and immunity. Six people discuss how testing positive has (and hasn’t) changed their behavior.
  20. diary of a hospital
    How One Brooklyn Hospital Survived Its Deadliest SpringCOVID-19 hit Mount Sinai Brooklyn early and hard. Now, the staff reflects on what they learned in a crisis.
  21. coronavirus
    Safe Exit: The Risk-Mitigation Guide to Life After QuarantineSome dos and don’ts for your return to semi-normalcy.
  22. feature
    Two Hours Daily to Sanitize, Two Hours to CryAn emergency-room doctor struggles to keep it together — and find supplies.
  23. coronavirus
    The Mystery of ‘Excess Fatality’Death rates are exploding globally, and the coronavirus is just a fraction of the explanation.
  24. coronavirus
    Dear Rich People: Please Stop Hoarding ThingsCoronavirus is reinforcing social divisions that have existed for a long time.
  25. coronavirus
    Our Health-Care System Is Killing PeopleA heavily privatized system is no match for a major public-health crisis like the novel coronavirus.
  26. just asking questions
    Is ‘Viral Load’ Why Some People Get a Mild Case of COVID-19?A medical biologist on why the coronavirus might leave some hospitalized and others unaffected.
  27. coronavirus
    Sick Worker Says UPS ‘Puts Profits Over People’Warehouse workers and delivery drivers are carrying the American economy on their backs. Are they getting the working conditions they deserve?
  28. coronavirus
    ‘I Feel Like the Safeguards Have Failed’: A Q&A With a Nurse on the Front LinesA nurse tells us that when she tried to quarantine herself, her bosses told her to come to work anyway.
  29. coronavirus
    A Frank Talk About Testing, Vaccines, and Twitter TrollsUnpacking coronavirus with infectious-disease reporter Helen Branswell.
  30. coronavirus
    For Some Diabetes Patients, the Coronavirus May Turn a Crisis Into an EmergencyThe cost of insulin already forces some people with diabetes to ration their medicine. What will they do during a pandemic?
  31. coronavirus
    Come On, You Live in a SocietyBelieve it or not, your actions affect other people.
  32. coronavirus
    As Coronavirus Panic Spreads, So Do the ScamsSorry, but essential oils, vitamins, and “nano-silver” aren’t going to protect you from COVID-19.
  33. coronavirus
    First Coronavirus Case Confirmed in New YorkGovernor Cuomo stated that a woman who traveled to Iran tested positive for Covid-19 and is “isolated in her home,” which is reportedly in Manhattan.
  34. coronavirus
    Whistle-blower: U.S. Health Workers Treated Coronavirus Without Proper TrainingA Health and Human Services official states that health workers who handled quarantined patients did so without “proper training or protective gear.”
  35. life after warming
    What Coronavirus Teaches Us About Climate ChangeAdaptation is not enough.
  36. coronavirus
    Trump Asks Congress for $2.5 Billion to Fight CoronavirusA former Health and Human Services official said that number would need to be about five times larger for it to make a serious impact.
  37. coronavirus
    Why Trump’s Coronavirus Response Continues to Cause ConcernsWith a pandemic looming, there are signs the Trump administration is improvising much of its strategy as it faces what may be its biggest crisis yet.
  38. coronavirus
    Everything We Know About the Coronavirus EpidemicThe death toll has passed 2,000, and there are about 75,000 reported cases worldwide.
  39. coronavirus
    Head of WHO: We May Only Be Seeing the ‘Tip of the Iceberg’ of CoronavirusTedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that “we may only be seeing the tip of the iceberg” of coronavirus, which has killed 908 in China.
  40. coronavirus
    Chinese Doctor Who Warned the World of Coronavirus Has Died From the OutbreakDr. Li Wenliang, who first raised concerns of a health emergency in Wuhan, died at 34 after contracting coronavirus while treating patients.
  41. public health
    Who Thought Sucking on a Battery Was a Good Idea?Millions of Americans, some of them teens who never would’ve picked up a cigarette, are vaping. Last year’s panic might be the least of our worries.
  42. public health
    How Worried Should We Be About Coronavirus?Talking to a virologist about the flu, face masks and the danger in circulating research based on a handful of cases.
  43. coronavirus
    State Dept. Issues ‘Do Not Travel’ to China Warning Amid Coronavirus OutbreakState raised its advisory for China to its highest level, and urged Americans in China to depart to avoid potential exposure to Wuhan coronavirus.
  44. coronavirus
    Watch: China Is Speed-Building a Huge Coronavirus Hospital in 6 DaysAs the virus’s death toll rises in Wuhan and other cities, a second case has been reported in America.
  45. politics
    We Deserve a Better Debate Over Medicare For AllThe case for the policy is a moral one.
  46. politics
    Will the 2020s Be the Decade of Eugenics?We think of eugenics as a sin of the past, but it never really went away.
  47. politics
    People Are Losing Loved Ones to a Health-Care System That Doesn’t WorkA new Gallup poll shows deep inequities in the American health-care system.
  48. self
    Peloton Is Spinning Faster Than EverThe company may have unwittingly created a fitness cult, but their business model is a little more complicated.
  49. vaping
    Trump’s FDA Plans to Ban Flavored E-CigarettesThe White House responds to a surge in teen vaping.
  50. health
    Measles for the One PercentVaccines, Waldorf schools, and the problem with liberal Luddites.
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