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Public Health

  1. plagued
    What to Know About the New COVID Booster ShotsReformulated booster shots have arrived. Here’s how they are different and who can get them.
  2. public health
    It Looks Like There’s Polio in New York CityWastewater data suggests the virus is probably spreading among the unvaccinated in the five boroughs.
  3. public health
    The U.S. Monkeypox-Vaccine Shortage May Last for MonthsThe U.S. only has a third of the two-dose Jynneos vaccine supply it theoretically needs, and the next shipment won’t arrive until late October.
  4. public health
    And Now … Polio?The first U.S. case in almost a decade was confirmed in Rockland County on Thursday.
  5. public health
    Blowing Bubbles and Eavesdropping in the Monkeypox-Vaccine LineHow one New Yorker tracked down a dose: social media, leaps of faith, and bypassing the appointment website entirely.
  6. medicine
    There Is a Monkeypox Antiviral. But Try Getting It.What’s standing between suffering patients and proven relief? Reams of government paperwork.
  7. investigations
    The Delay Behind the Monkeypox Vaccine ShortageThe FDA took months to inspect a critical plant in Europe, leaving Americans without enough shots as the outbreak grows.
  8. plagued
    The BA.5 COVID Surge Is HereThe worrisome Omicron subvariant, which is better at reinfecting people than any other, is now the most dominant strain in the U.S.
  9. public health
    New York’s Belated Monkeypox Vaccine Drive Is a ‘Recipe for Disaster‘The city just had 1,000 doses and only began administering them to residents two days before Pride.
  10. vices
    FDA Orders Juul to Stop Selling in the U.S.The Biden administration has dropped the hammer on a once-hot vaping brand. And it’s going after the nicotine in cigarettes, too.
  11. plagued
    This New COVID Wave May Be More Like a FloodWith the BA.4 and BA.5 Omicron subvariants rising, the U.S. may be stuck with high levels of infection and reinfection for a while.
  12. monkeypox
    What the World Needed Now Was a Monkeypox OutbreakExperts say the risk of serious spread is low. President Biden said the outbreak is “something that everybody should be concerned about.”
  13. politics
    The Grim Lesson of Congress’s Failure to Sustain COVID FundingIf we can’t prioritize public health after a pandemic kills 977,000 Americans, how will we ever prioritize climate change?
  14. explainer
    What We Know About Second COVID Booster ShotsAmericans over 50 are now eligible for an extra dose of COVID-19 vaccine. But experts are still debating who should get one.
  15. covid-19
    The CDC Says Most Americans Can Take Off Their MasksAccording to the agency’s new COVID-risk guidelines, counties representing 70 percent of the U.S. population can now go mask free.
  16. public health
    America Can Get Back to Normal and Get Better at Fighting COVIDThere’s still a lot policy-makers can do to protect the most vulnerable without inconveniencing the broader public.
  17. covid-19
    What to Expect From the COVID Variants to ComeThe evolution of the coronavirus remains difficult to predict, and future strains could be at least as dangerous as Omicron and its predecessors.
  18. the city politic
    New York’s Overlooked Diabetes Epidemic Is a Bigger Scandal Than ‘Fishgate’Communities of color are losing their battle against type 2 diabetes. That needs far more attention than Eric Adams’s occasional branzino.
  19. black lives matter
    The Battle Wounds of ProtestActivists often pay the price for organizing with their health and well-being.
  20. covid-19
    CDC Won’t Require Negative COVID Test to Leave IsolationThe agency updated its new guidelines for shorter isolation and quarantine periods, but doubled down on not recommending a negative COVID test.
  21. going viral
    No, Joe Biden Did Not Just Surrender to the Omicron VariantDon’t believe every five-second clip you see on Twitter.com.
  22. omicron
    Biden Can Fight Omicron Without Ruining ChristmasThe president has several untapped tools for containing the virus without impinging on the median voter’s personal liberty or sense of normalcy.
  23. covid-19
    What to Know About the COVID Vaccine for KidsAppointments to get Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine for children who are 5 to 11 should be widely available within days.
  24. build back better
    Congress Decides to Learn Almost Nothing From PandemicCOVID cost America 734,000 lives and $16 trillion. Biden’s new Build Back Better bill invests just $2.7 billion into pandemic preparedness.
  25. tomorrow
    The Public Continues to Underestimate COVID’s Age DiscriminationIn the breakthrough era, age matters as much as vaccination status.
  26. 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.
  27. covid-19 vaccines
    How COVID Won the SummerFailures of solidarity both within countries and between them enabled the Delta variant’s spread.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. public health
    Congress Is Already Botching the Next PandemicAs Delta surges, congressional Democrats are poised to slash Biden’s proposed investment in pandemic preparedness.
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. covid-19
    How the West Lost COVIDHow did so many rich countries get it so wrong? How did others get it so right?
  35. new york scenes
    The First 13 DaysRevisiting the early confusion of March 2020.
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. the group portrait
    Working Wave After Wave at Elmhurst HospitalApproaching 365 days in the early epicenter of the pandemic.
  39. 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.
  40. 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.
  41. 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.
  42. 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.
  43. 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.
  44. 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.
  45. 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.”
  46. tomorrow
    We Had the Vaccine the Whole TimeThe silver bullet we’ve been waiting for took all of one weekend to design.
  47. 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.
  48. 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.
  49. 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.
  50. covid-19
    Un-Normalizing America’s Third Wave of the PandemicThe ongoing tsunami of new coronavirus cases should snap us out of any complacency.
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