Brazil’s Covid Crisis Is a Warning to the Whole World, Scientists Say

Brazil is seeing a record number of deaths, and the spread of a more contagious coronavirus virus variant that may cause reinfection.

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Why I Overcame My Vaccine Hesitancy

The more people who become immune to the virus, the less this scourge will be able to mutate and evade the vaccines already available.

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Federal Scientists Plead for Pandemic Controls as Infection Declines Stall

“Now is not the time to relax restrictions,” the C.D.C. director, Rochelle Walensky, said, pointing to a leveling of coronavirus infections as governors move to lift pandemic restrictions.

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The Final Push to End the Coronavirus Pandemic in the U.S.

At last, shots are going into arms in significant numbers, but too many people could still fall through the cracks.

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Coronavirus Vaccine Finder Aims to Help Americans Get Shots

VaccineFinder.org is an ambitious but limited attempt to simplify Americans’ search for vaccines.

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CDC Traces Covid-19 Outbreaks in Gyms, Urging Stricter Precautions

Coronavirus cases at fitness centers in Chicago and Honolulu were linked to carelessness about masks and symptoms, federal health officials found.

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Covid Causes Sharp Drop in U.S. Life Expectancy

American life expectancy fell by one year, to 77.8 years, in the first half of 2020. It may rebound as the pandemic’s end approaches.

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C.D.C. Announces $200 Million ‘Down Payment’ to Track Virus Variants

Scientists say the new investment will help in the next couple of months, but hope that the stimulus package will provide much more.

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Scientists Call on C.D.C. to Set Air Standards for Workplaces, Now

The agency has not fully reckoned with airborne transmission of the coronavirus in settings like hospitals, schools and meatpacking plants, experts said.

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Postcard From Peru: Why the Morality Plays Inside The Times Won’t Stop

Other news organizations have their own personnel dramas. But none attract the spotlight like The Times.

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CDC Draws Up a Blueprint for Reopening Schools

Amid an acrid national controversy, the agency proposed detailed criteria for returning students to classrooms.

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Americans Must Ensure Masks Fit Snugly or Double Up, C.D.C Says

With the vaccine rollout moving slowly and contagious coronavirus variants spreading, the agency said masks still offered powerful protection — if worn correctly.

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What You Need to Know About the CDC’s New School Guidelines

The federal government’s new guidance for reopening classrooms does not require teachers to be vaccinated first.

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As Millions Get Covid Vaccine Shots, F.D.A. Struggles With Safety Monitoring

For now, the government has been relying on a patchwork of programs that officials say are hampered by limited size and gaps in data collection.

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With More Vaccines Secured, Biden Warns of Hurdles to Come

The Biden administration has secured more coronavirus vaccines, but the president struck a cautious tone about logistical issues that could keep some Americans from being vaccinated.

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Governors Are Easing Restrictions at Exactly the Wrong Time

Relaxing rules on indoor dining and other activities undermines vaccination efforts and gives a leg up to coronavirus variants.

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Can’t Find an N95 Mask? This Company Has 30 Million That It Can’t Sell.

Health workers are still being forced to ration protective masks, but small U.S. manufacturers can’t find buyers, and some are in a danger of going under.

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Biden Pushes for Racial Equity in Vaccination, but Data Lags

The administration has race and ethnicity data for just 52 percent of vaccine recipients. Next week, it will begin shipping doses directly to clinics in underserved communities.

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A Few Covid Vaccine Recipients Developed a Rare Blood Disorder

A link to the vaccines is not certain, and investigations are underway in some reported cases.

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Where Do Vaccine Doses Go, and Who Gets Them? The Algorithms Decide

Health agencies and hospitals are using different formulas to allocate the coronavirus shots, exacerbating disparities in vaccine access.

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We Know Very Little About America’s Vaccine Debacle

It’s hard to solve a problem when you barely know what’s going on.

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Is Your Vaccine Card Selfie a Gift for Scammers? Maybe

You finally got your vaccine, and you’re excited to share the proof. Here’s why that may not be a good idea, and what you can do instead.

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A No-Bid Contract to Track Covid Vaccinations Draws Frustration, and a Cease-and-Desist

The Trump administration awarded a no-bid contract to Deloitte to develop software to track vaccinations, but the system has flaws. A competitor has accused the C.D.C. and the company of stealing her idea.

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Is Your Super Bowl Party a Superspreader Event?

Experts offer tips on how to stay safe. For one, don’t plan on shouting or cheering with your friends.

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Help! I’m Vaccinated, But What Do I Need to Know to Protect Others?

A reader plans to hop on a flight two weeks after her second shot of the coronavirus vaccine to see much-missed grandchildren, but wonders what health and safety precautions she still needs to take.

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To Understand This Era, You Need to Think in Systems

How Zeynep Tufekci saw Covid-19 coming, and what she thinks we’re still getting wrong.

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Pregnant Women May Receive Covid Vaccines Safely, W.H.O. Says

The change aligns the organization with the guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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How Climate Change May Affect Your Health

No matter where you live or how high your socioeconomic status, climate change can endanger your health, both physical and mental, now and in the future.

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It’s Been 10 Months, and I Still Don’t Know When to Replace My Mask!

Practical pandemic guidance is still a huge problem.

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One Dose Now for Everyone Most Likely to Die

Forget boosters and more trials. America’s overly prudent vaccination strategy is killing people.

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Pregnant Women Get Conflicting Advice on Covid-19 Vaccines

The W.H.O. and the C.D.C. provide differing views, and experts partly blame a lack of data because expectant mothers have been excluded from clinical trials.

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Children Need to Be Back in School Tomorrow

Teacher resistance is a disaster for the most vulnerable.

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GameStop, Health Care, GM: Your Thursday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

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The New Virus Strains Make the Next 6 Weeks Crucial

“Let’s not wait until we wrap the car around the tree to start pumping the brakes.”

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Biden Advisers Say U.S. Will Remain Vulnerable to Covid Unless Congress Acts

In pleas for more money from Capitol Hill, the advisers said the United States was still facing shortages of protective gear and other supplies.

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Why Are U.S. Covid Cases Falling? And Will the Trend Last?

With vaccinations underway, and as multiple new coronavirus variants begin to spread, we check in on the state of the pandemic.

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With All Eyes on Covid-19, Drug-Resistant Infections Crept In

The spread of other dangerous germs is surging — a result, in part, of the chaotic response to the pandemic.

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Biden Pledges to Speed Flow of Vaccines to the States

President Biden said the amount of coronavirus vaccines reaching the states would rise next week and a deal was near to provide enough shots to vaccinate nearly all Americans by the end of summer.

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Biden Raises Daily Vaccination Target and Extends Travel Bans

President Biden now says he hopes to administer 1.5 million coronavirus vaccinations a day, a 50 percent increase from his initial target, and he extended and expanded virus-driven travel bans.

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Yes, Masks Are Still Necessary

Short of a total lockdown, universal mask-wearing is the most effective way to slow the relentless rise in hospitalizations and deaths from Covid-19.

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Surge of Student Suicides Pushes Las Vegas Schools to Reopen

Firmly linking teen suicides to school closings is difficult, but rising mental health emergencies and suicide rates point to the toll the pandemic lockdown is taking.

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Ex-C.D.C. Chief on Challenge of Serving Trump During Pandemic

Dr. Robert Redfield predicted the “worst is yet to come” with the coronavirus and expressed frustration with the politicization of mask-wearing and mitigation efforts.

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Biden Pledges Federal Vaccine Campaign to Beat a Surging Coronavirus

Facing looming shortages and rising infections, the president-elect promised mobile vaccination sites, National Guard troops and a federal push to increase vaccine production.

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Speed Up Covid-19 Vaccinations and Reduce Red Tape

Punitive efforts to ensure strict adherence to complicated eligibility rules endangers people who could be protected.

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In New Jersey, Smokers Can Get Covid Vaccine

New Jersey is one of only two states that has included smoking among the high-risk medical conditions that make people eligible for the Covid-19 vaccine.

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C.D.C. Warns New Virus Variant Could Fuel Huge Spikes in Covid Cases

The more contagious version, first identified in Britain, is expected to spread widely and lead to further strains on an already overburdened health care system.

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Keys to an Equitable Recovery: Better Data and ‘Trusted Messengers’

Vast racial health disparities are not accidental and can be fixed, says Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith, head of Biden’s Covid-19 Health Equity Task Force.

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Some Medical Students Wait in Line for Covid Vaccine, While Others Share Selfies of Shots

Across states and schools, medical students’ access to the coronavirus vaccine has varied widely, creating some confusion and stress.

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Doctor’s Death After Getting the Covid Vaccine Is Investigated

A Florida physician developed an unusual blood disorder shortly after he received the Pfizer vaccine. It is not yet known if the shot is linked to the illness.

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One Mask Is Good. Would Two Be Better?

Health experts double down on their advice for slowing the spread of the coronavirus.

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