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  1. tomorrow
    The Public Continues to Underestimate COVID’s Age DiscriminationIn the breakthrough era, age matters as much as vaccination status.
  2. covid-19
    The Debate Over Booster Shots Is Getting HotterShould everyone get an extra shot, or just the most vulnerable? That question is splitting experts and even the Biden administration.
  3. covid-19 vaccines
    How COVID Won the SummerFailures of solidarity both within countries and between them enabled the Delta variant’s spread.
  4. the media
    Glenn Greenwald Speaks Truth to Reply GuysThe polemicist’s latest screed fails to distinguish between liberals who annoy him on Twitter and the U.S. government.
  5. covid-19
    I Drove 8 Hours to (Maybe) Get My Baby the COVID VaccineLast week, I got an offer to enroll my 14-month-old in a COVID-vaccine trial. My only worry was that I wouldn’t make the appointment in time.
  6. public health
    Congress Is Already Botching the Next PandemicAs Delta surges, congressional Democrats are poised to slash Biden’s proposed investment in pandemic preparedness.
  7. covid-19
    The COVID Lab-Leak Hypothesis Just Got a Big Credibility BoostA group of experts published an open letter in Science calling for a new investigation into the origins of the coronavirus.
  8. babies
    No Country for New BabiesIn 2020, the U.S. birth rate declined by 4 percent, bringing the nation’s fertility to its lowest point in over a century.
  9. politics
    Supreme Court Again Sides With Worshippers Over Public-Health OrdersThe Court’s conservative majority ruled that California’s pandemic restrictions on at-home gatherings could not apply to religious activity.
  10. covid-19
    How the West Lost COVIDHow did so many rich countries get it so wrong? How did others get it so right?
  11. new york scenes
    The First 13 DaysRevisiting the early confusion of March 2020.
  12. let’s get together
    Go Hug a Vaccinated Person Right NowThe social distance of the pandemic, for the vaccinated and their friends and family, can finally start to end. Just ask the CDC.
  13. public health
    Fully Vaccinated People Can Gather Unmasked, CDC SaysThe federal agency says fully vaccinated people can indulge in perks like spending time unmasked with low-risk or other vaccinated individuals.
  14. the group portrait
    Working Wave After Wave at Elmhurst HospitalApproaching 365 days in the early epicenter of the pandemic.
  15. covid-19
    Herd Immunity May Be Out of Reach — But Normality Is in SightThe virus may keep circulating indefinitely, but the vaccines appear robust enough to turn all COVID variants into minor ailments.
  16. climate change
    COVID Took a Toll on Coal, Clearing the Way for a Green RecoveryThe pandemic has created an opening for durable emissions reductions if governments steer recovery in a green direction.
  17. coronavirus
    America’s Vaccine Rollout Is Already a DisasterVaccines should bring the end of the pandemic, but we’re bungling their distribution just as badly as the rest of our coronavirus response.
  18. health care
    COVID Is Killing State-Level Efforts to Make Health Care a RightBy blowing holes in budgets — and making heroes out of hospitals — the pandemic set back coverage expansions in states throughout the country.
  19. liveblog
    Pfizer, Trump Administration Reach Deal for More Doses: Live UpdatesThere will now be enough vaccine for at least 200 million Americans by the end of July.
  20. explainer
    What We Know About the U.S. COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution PlanThe largest mass-vaccination campaign in American history has begun. This is how it may or may not play out.
  21. encounter
    On the Front Lines of Moderna’s Vaccine ProgramThe past year has been a blur for scientist Mike Smith: “I want my kids to see their grandparents again. It feels like a crushing responsibility.”
  22. tomorrow
    We Had the Vaccine the Whole TimeThe silver bullet we’ve been waiting for took all of one weekend to design.
  23. biden cabinet
    Biden Will Nominate Xavier Becerra for HHS SecretaryAs California’s attorney general, Becerra helped lead the legal charge against Trump, but he lacks the health-policy experience of other contenders.
  24. covid-19
    Biden Will Ask Americans to Wear Masks for 100 DaysMeanwhile, the CDC recommended “universal mask use” for the first time on Friday for whenever people are outside their homes.
  25. just asking questions
    How Rapid Antigen Tests Could (In Theory) Quash the Pandemic Within Weeks“We have this academic precision, and it’s really screwing us up in terms of being able to act with the urgency we need,” says Harvard’s Michael Mina.
  26. covid-19
    Un-Normalizing America’s Third Wave of the PandemicThe ongoing tsunami of new coronavirus cases should snap us out of any complacency.
  27. the swamp
    The Entire Presidency Is a Superspreading EventDown in the polls, high on steroids, and clinging to good health while endangering everyone else’s.
  28. president trump
    Trump’s New Message Helps the Coronavirus, Not His CampaignThe president is effectively prioritizing getting Americans killed above his own reelection.
  29. 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.
  30. public health
    Congress Must Bail Out Bars for Public Health’s SakeIn the absence of federal help, states will gamble on reckless reopenings to prop up falling revenue.
  31. coronavirus news
    Here’s the Latest Good (and Bad) News About COVID-19America’s epidemic is slowing — but a globe-spanning, coronavirus-induced hunger crisis is just beginning.
  32. coronavirus
    The Human Cost of the Pandemic May Dwarf Its Death TollThe long-term health effects of COVID-19 could be the most common and most devastating outcome, by far.
  33. covid-19
    The Good (But Not Great) News About T-Cells and Herd ImmunityTwo areas of research offer tentative hope that meaningful natural protection from COVID-19 may come sooner than expected.
  34. 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.
  35. for your health
    Here’s the Latest Good (and Bad) News About the CoronavirusA vaccine is on its way — but for many COVID-19 survivors, the disease’s symptoms appear here to stay.
  36. vision 2020
    Trump Cancels Jacksonville Convention Activities, Including His Big SpeechNow two cities, his party, and his campaign are having to reboot yet again as Trump finally abandons his fantasy of a packed hall chanting his name.
  37. the national interest
    American Death CultWhy has the Republican response to the pandemic been so mind-bogglingly disastrous?
  38. president trump
    Trump’s COVID-19 Policy: I, Alone, Can Ignore ItIn the midst of a pandemic, the White House is working around the clock to protect the president’s fragile ego.
  39. opioids
    U.S. Drug Overdose Deaths Hit Record High in 2019And initial data suggests that there were 42 percent more overdoses in May 2020 than there were the previous May.
  40. coronavirus
    All the States Reimposing COVID-19 RestrictionsAs COVID-19 cases spike around the country, many governors are reversing their orders to reopen parts of their states’ economies.
  41. coronavirus
    Why Is There Still a PPE Shortage?Four months after doctors and nurses used trash bags for gowns and takeout containers for face masks, the PPE problem has not been solved.
  42. coronavirus
    America Is Refusing to Learn How to Fight the CoronavirusThe pandemic is surging again in the Southwest, where hospitals are reaching capacity. And it’s probably going to get worse.
  43. public health
    A Flu Strain With ‘Pandemic Potential’ Has Been Found in Pigs in ChinaResearchers describe a virus that has been “predominant in swine populations since 2016” with “the essential hallmarks of” a possible pandemic.
  44. coronavirus
    The Failed U.S. Reopening Has Served Up a Feast for the CoronavirusThe second peak of America’s coronavirus crisis has begun, and once again there is no end in sight.
  45. coronavirus
    Here’s the Latest Good (and Bad) News About the CoronavirusHumans may not retain long-term immunity to COVID-19. But if we do, there’s reason to think we’re closer to herd immunity than we’d thought.
  46. trump campaign
    Trump’s Tulsa Rally Is Still Happening, Pandemic and Reason Be DamnedThe president’s top coronavirus advisers couldn’t stop it, a legal challenge failed, and his campaign still believes it will Make Trump Great Again.
  47. labor
    America Is Paying a High Price for Cheap MeatOur nation’s exceptionally weak labor protection for meatpacking workers is fueling its exceptionally lethal pandemic.
  48. 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.
  49. coronavirus
    Coronavirus in New York: Latest UpdatesMayor De Blasio is warning New Yorkers that they may have to “improvise” when it comes to their transportation.
  50. coronavirus
    10 Bits of Good News in the War on the Coronavirus (and 10 Bits of Bad News)The outlook for a vaccine is getting sunnier — but the summer sun’s capacity to inhibit infection is looking weaker.
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