Delta Variant: What to Know For Summer Travel

It’s the most contagious form of the coronavirus so far. Here’s what you need to know before traveling.

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Judge Blocks C.D.C. From Enforcing Virus Rules for Cruise Ships in Florida

The ruling was a victory for Florida, which had argued that the rules were crippling the cruise industry and causing the state to lose hundreds of million of dollars.

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Could the U.S. Have Saved More Lives? 5 Alternate Scenarios for the Vaccine Rollout

About 100,000 people have died of Covid in the United States since February, after vaccine distribution was well underway.

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Covid Proved the C.D.C. Is Broken. Can It Be Fixed?

The pandemic revealed the glaring weaknesses of the world’s premier public health agency — and just how much work it would take to reform it.

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CDC Travel Guidelines: What You Need to Know

In updated recommendations, the federal health agency said both domestic and international travel was low risk for fully vaccinated Americans. But travel remains far from simple.

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What Are The Roadblocks to a Covid Vaccine Passport?

Creating a digital certificate of vaccination against the coronavirus is one of the hottest debates right now. What’s keeping it from happening, and why are some people opposed?

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Covid Vaccine Card: What You Need to Know

For now, the best way to show that you’ve been inoculated against the coronavirus is a simple white card. Here, your key questions are answered.

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U.S. to Ban Dogs From Over 100 Countries Amid Concern Over Spread of Rabies

The countries targeted by the ban, which will take effect on July 14, include the Dominican Republic, Colombia, Cuba, China, Russia and Ukraine.

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What the C.E.O. of Pfizer and Other Covid-19 Fighters Learned From Their Parents

Various people working to stop the pandemic reflected on the life skills their parents taught them: determination, teamwork, resilience and more.

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A Celebrity Cruise Sets Sail, the First Post-Pandemic

A reporter took the first cruise from a North American port since the pandemic began. Here’s what she learned about how Covid has changed cruising.

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The C.D.C.’s New Leader Follows the Science. Is That Enough?

By all accounts, Dr. Rochelle Walensky is a fierce advocate and an empathetic scientist. But C.D.C. advice must be better attuned to the real world, critics say.

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Reports of Severe Covid or Death After Vaccination Are Rare, but Not Unexpected

No vaccine is ever 100 percent effective, experts say, stressing that the shots remain critical in reducing severe disease and death from the coronavirus.

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Anne Schuchat of C.D.C.: My Retirement Message for Americans

A retirement message from Dr. Anne Schuchat to the American people.

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Like It or Not, You Have to Make Your Own Pandemic Decisions

With the coronavirus ebbing, people can’t rely on the C.D.C. to answer all their questions. That’s OK.

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U.F.O.s and the Search for Alien Life

Readers speculate about how extraterrestrial beings would view our world. Also: The Wuhan lab; the C.D.C. and mild infections.

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Colleges Say Students Must Get a Covid Vaccine. But No, Not That One.

Vaccine requirements were designed mostly for American students. That is presenting hurdles for many international students without access to one of the eight vaccines approved by the W.H.O.

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For Many Workers, Change in Mask Policy Is a Nightmare

After a shift by the C.D.C., employers withdrew mask policies that workers felt were protecting them from unvaccinated customers.

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So, You Want to Mingle Outdoors This Summer?

Going to Disney World this summer? Or to your niece’s sixth birthday party? Here’s how to do it safely.

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The Pandemic in the U.S. Has Vastly Improved. For These Families, the Worst Has Just Begun.

Families losing a loved one to the coronavirus now described a surreal, lonely kind of grief, as the threat from the pandemic lessens in the United States.

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Poor Americans More Likely to Have Respiratory Problems, Study Finds

Despite improvements in air quality and other advances, low-income Americans more often have asthma, lung disease and related illnesses.

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To Test Covid Protocols, Cruise Lines Turn to Volunteer Guinea Pigs

Hundreds of thousands of cruise lovers have signed up to take part in sailings designed to test new health and safety measures.

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Stop Kissing and Snuggling Chickens, C.D.C. Says After Salmonella Outbreak

More than 160 illnesses and dozens of hospitalizations have been reported across 43 states, officials said. “These are not house pets and a lot of people confuse that,” a poultry educator said.

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Heart Problems in a Few Younger Vaccine Recipients Are Under Investigation

The agency is reviewing several dozen reports that teenagers and young adults may have developed myocarditis after vaccination, officials said. But the agency has not determined whether the vaccine caused the condition.

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How The CDC’s New Mask Guidelines Left Many Wondering Can They Trust One Another

New coronavirus mask guidelines from the C.D.C. have left Americans wondering whether they can trust one another. And it’s been a challenging year for trust.

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New Honor System on Masks: ‘Am I to Trust These People?’

New coronavirus mask guidelines from the C.D.C. have left Americans wondering whether they can trust one another. And it’s been a challenging year for trust.

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A Divide Over the C.D.C.’s Revised Rules on Masks

“We should not be afraid to hear good news,” one reader writes. Others worry that the new guidance is premature.

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They’re Vaccinated and Keeping Their Masks On, Maybe Forever

Face coverings have been a political flash point for more than a year. But now, the backlash is directed at people who don’t plan to take them off.

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Wearing Masks, Even After Getting Vaccinated

Driven by a combination of anxiety and murky information about new virus variants, some New Yorkers aren’t letting their guard down.

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The Long Tail of Covid-19

Many are ready for the country to reach a pre-Covid-19 normal, but others may never reach that point. 

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How The CDC Change on Mask Guidance Set Off Confusion in States and Cities

Some governors and mayors quickly rolled back their mask mandates, while others said local restrictions would stay in place for now.

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Why the C.D.C. Changed Its Advice on Masks

Two scientific findings altered the calculus: Vaccinated people don’t transmit the virus, and the shots are effective against variants.

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Federal Mask Retreat Sets Off Confusing Scramble for States and Cities

Some governors and mayors quickly rolled back their mask mandates, while others said local restrictions would stay in place for now.

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Pfizer and Moderna Shots Are Powerfully Effective Against Covid, Analysis Says

A new study of 1,800 health care workers confirms that the vaccines are working well in the real world, outside clinical trials.

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How Do You Feel About the New Mask Guidelines?

The C.D.C. said fully vaccinated people don’t have to wear masks or maintain social distance indoors or outdoors, with some exceptions. But what do you plan on doing in the coming weeks?

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Maybe We Need Masks Indoors Just a Bit Longer

The C.D.C. could have waited until we had managed to further reduce the spread of Covid-19.

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Businesses Offer Perks to Vaccinated Customers

Tossing their masks, jumping on side-by-side treadmills, sharing peanuts next to fellow sports fans, the vaccinated find special freedoms await.

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Removing Masks Becomes the First Bipartisan Activity of Biden’s Washington

After the C.D.C. updated its mask guidance for vaccinated people, President Biden urged Americans to get along as things maybe, possibly start to return to normal.

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C.D.C.’s New Mask Guidelines: Here’s What to Know

The C.D.C. now says it is safe for fully vaccinated people to take their masks off in most indoor settings. States, cities and businesses were sorting through what to do with the guidance.

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Vaccinated Americans May Go Without Masks in Most Places, Federal Officials Say

Fully vaccinated people do not have to wear masks or maintain social distance indoors or outdoors, with some exceptions, the C.D.C. advised.

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‘I Just Got My Vaccine’: U.S. Rollout Expands to Children Ages 12 to 15

About 17 million children in the age group are newly eligible for the vaccine, the biggest indication yet that life could soon return to something more like normal for American teenagers.

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Hundreds of Epidemiologists Expected Mask-Wearing in Public for at Least a Year

The C.D.C. said Thursday that vaccinated Americans no longer needed masks in most places. Other disease experts recently had a different message: that masks were necessary in public.

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Covid Pandemic Demands Air Quality Changes in the Workplace, Researchers Say

The researchers issued a call to action to improve indoor air quality as a safeguard against the spread of contagions like the coronavirus.

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They Haven’t Gotten a Covid Vaccine Yet. But They Aren’t ‘Hesitant’ Either.

Much has been said about people opposed to or skeptical of coronavirus vaccines. But there’s another group that has yet to get shots, and their reasons are more complex.

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CDC Chief Defends Coronavirus Pandemic Guidance as Impatience Mounts

At a Senate hearing on the federal government’s pandemic response, Republicans criticized the government’s guidance for cruise ships, fishermen, summer camps and outdoor mask wearing.

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C.D.C. Chief Defends Pandemic Guidance as Impatience Mounts

At a Senate hearing on the federal government’s pandemic response, Republicans criticized the government’s guidance for cruise ships, fishermen, summer camps and outdoor mask wearing.

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To Vaccinate Younger Teens, States and Cities Look to Schools, Camps, Even Beaches

The F.D.A.’s authorization of Pfizer’s Covid shot for 12- to 15-year-olds is a milestone in battling the coronavirus, but actually getting them vaccinated involves new challenges.

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A New Covid Dilemma: What to Do When Vaccine Supply Exceeds Demand?

Some states are now cutting back their deliveries of vaccines even though only a third of Americans are fully vaccinated.

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Airborne Coronavirus Is a Threat, the C.D.C. Acknowledges

The new focus underscores the need for the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration to issue standards for employers to address potential hazards in the workplace, multiple experts say.

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Why Did It Take So Long to Accept the Facts About Covid?

The importance of airborne transmission in the pandemic was clear long before the World Health Organization finally began to acknowledge it.

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In New York, a Wait-and-See Attitude Even With a Reopening

Businesses will begin to reopen in weeks, but in residential buildings, no one seems quite ready to abandon pandemic protocols.

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