The C.D.C. Continues to Lead From Behind

From Covid guidelines to monkeypox, public health has a crisis of authority.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #medicine-and-health, #monkeypox, #united-states

What the New C.D.C. Guidelines Mean for You

The new recommendations put the onus on individuals to protect themselves. Here’s how to navigate them.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #contact-tracing-public-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #food-and-drug-administration, #masks, #quarantines, #tests-medical, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-science

When Will the Pandemic End? And Other Pressing Questions, Answered

Three experts weigh in.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #long-covid, #tests-medical, #vaccination-and-immunization

C.D.C. Eases Covid Guidelines, Eliminating Quarantines

The new guidelines are intended to help prevent severe disease, the agency said.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #masks, #quarantines, #united-states, #viruses, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

How We Mourn Covid’s Victims

In Britain, artists lit a structure aflame. At the Jersey Shore, names were carved on shells and rocks. With more than six million dead, memorials have evolved along the way.

#cambridge-university, #china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #england, #grief-emotion, #johannesburg-south-africa, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #university-of-notre-dame

Science Is Still in a Race Against the Coronavirus

Human ingenuity must keep up with the coronavirus.

#biology-and-biochemistry, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #evolution-biology, #vaccination-and-immunization, #viruses

Biden Is on a Roll That Any President Would Relish. Is It a Turning Point?

White House aides say the string of victories compares favorably to the two-year legislative record of most any other modern president.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #inflation-reduction-act-of-2022, #united-states-politics-and-government

Your Pandemic Puppy Was Not a Mistake

Living with an animal of another species has never been trouble-free. But the rewards are extravagant.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dogs, #pets, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #veterinary-medicine

In an Unequal Economy, the Poor Face Inflation Now and Job Loss Later

Americans with low incomes are pulling back from buying even as their richer counterparts keep spending — with potentially big consequences.

#affordable-housing, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #credit-and-debt, #federal-reserve-system, #high-net-worth-individuals, #income-inequality, #inflation-economics, #interest-rates, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #personal-finances, #poverty, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #stimulus-economic, #united-states-economy, #wages-and-salaries

What ‘The Bear’ Gets Right About Restaurant Work

The Hulu drama is resonating partly because it shows workers demanding a better workplace, which is happening in the restaurant industry and beyond.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #discrimination, #labor-and-jobs, #living-wage, #minimum-wage, #national-restaurant-assn, #restaurants, #the-bear-tv-program, #tips-and-tipping, #wages-and-salaries, #waiters-and-waitresses

Return to Office: Young Workers Shouldn’t Stay Remote Forever

Many offices are desolate, open plan landscapes dotted with individuals staring at screens, headphones on. It doesn’t have to be that way.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-return-to-office, #labor-and-jobs, #musk-elon, #telecommuting, #united-states, #work-life-balance, #workplace-environment, #zillow-com

How This Economic Moment Rewrites the Rules

Jobs aplenty. Sizzling demand. If the United States is headed into a recession, it is taking an unusual route, with many markers of a boom.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #consumer-behavior, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #federal-reserve-system, #inflation-economics, #labor-and-jobs, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #recession-and-depression, #united-states-economy, #williston-nd

Albert Woodfox, Survivor of 42 Years in Solitary Confinement, Dies at 75

His term in solitary was perhaps the longest in American history. He described how he kept his sanity, and dignity, in an acclaimed memoir.

#books-and-literature, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #louisiana-state-penitentiary, #new-orleans-la, #prison-guards-and-corrections-officers, #solitary-confinement, #solitary-unbroken-by-four-decades-in-solitary-confinement-my-story-of-transformation-and-hope-book, #woodfox-albert

Eli N. Evans, Who Wrote About Jews in American South, Dies at 85

His book “The Provincials” mixed memoir, travelogue and history to tell the story of a culture that many people never knew existed.

#anti-semitism, #books-and-literature, #civil-rights-movement-1954-68, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #evans-eli-n, #jews-and-judaism, #southern-states-us

Vacationing in the Time of Covid

The story of one man’s determination to resume traveling — despite the particular risks to his health.

#audio-neutral-immersive, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #travel-and-vacations, #united-states

Amtrak Rewarded Executives With Six-Figure Bonuses as Rail Service Struggled

Most of the top leaders received bonuses above $200,000 in the last fiscal year, as Amtrak worked to recover from the coronavirus pandemic.

#amtrak, #bonuses, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #executive-compensation, #hiring-and-promotion, #infrastructure-public-works, #railroads, #united-states, #wages-and-salaries

Here’s What School Covid Policies Should Look Like This Year

The crisis kids face at this point in the pandemic is not the virus, but the cost of so many years of disrupted school.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #masks, #parenting

How Some Parents Changed Their Politics in the Pandemic

They were once Democrats and Republicans. But fears for their children in the pandemic transformed their thinking, turning them into single-issue voters for November’s midterms.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #facebook-inc, #masks, #midterm-elections-2022, #parenting, #project-democracy, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization

Covid. A Coma. A Stroke. José Parlá Returns From the Edge.

After a lengthy recovery, the artist comes back with the most vigorous work he’s made: “It took me a really long time to understand what had happened to me.”

#art, #coma, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuba, #detroit-mich, #graffiti, #library-street-collective, #museums, #parla-jose

Biden Tests Positive for Covid Again in ‘Rebound’ Case

The president tested positive on Saturday morning and will once again isolate, though his symptoms have not come back, the White House physician said.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #united-states-politics-and-government

Exxon and Chevron Report Record Profits on High Oil Prices

The energy industry’s windfall has followed a spike in prices, resulting mostly from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and a global economy rebounding from the coronavirus pandemic.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #chevron-corporation, #company-reports, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #exxon-mobil-corp, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #standardpoors-500-stock-index, #united-states

Biden Administration Plans to Offer Updated Booster Shots in September

With reformulated shots from Pfizer and Moderna on the horizon, the F.D.A. has decided that Americans under 50 should wait to receive second boosters.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #food-and-drug-administration, #moderna-inc, #pfizer-inc, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization

These Republican Governors Are Delivering Results, and Many Voters Like Them for It

Some G.O.P. governors have high public profiles, others fly below the radar — and many are excelling.

#abbott-gregory-w-1957, #baker-charles-d-jr, #budgets-and-budgeting, #bureau-of-labor-statistics, #cato-institute, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cox-spencer-j-1975, #democratic-party, #desantis-ron, #ducey-doug-1964, #governors-us, #holcomb-eric-1968, #hutchinson-asa, #kemp-brian-p, #labor-and-jobs, #midterm-elections-2022, #noem-kristi, #politics-and-government, #republican-party, #reynolds-kimberly-1959, #ricketts-john-peter, #scott-phil-1958, #states-us, #sununu-christopher-t-1974, #trump-donald-j, #unemployment, #united-states

They Flocked to China for Boom Times. Now They’re Thinking Twice.

Global businesses and industries that rode the China growth wave for years are bracing for the fallout of a slowing economy.

#australia, #beijing-china, #china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #international-trade-and-world-market, #luxury-goods-and-services, #mattresses, #shopping-and-retail

In Rural America, Covid Hits Black and Hispanic People Hardest

At the peak of the Omicron wave, Covid killed Black Americans in rural areas at a rate roughly 34 percent higher than it did white people.

#black-people, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #deaths-fatalities, #race-and-ethnicity, #rural-areas, #vaccination-and-immunization, #whites, #your-feed-healthcare

Biden Is Facing Crisis After Crisis. But Are They Emergencies?

President Biden is under pressure — often from his own allies — to declare national emergencies on issues like climate and abortion that are roiling American culture.

#abortion, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disasters-and-emergencies, #global-warming, #monkeypox, #united-states-politics-and-government, #war-and-emergency-powers-us

China’s Domestic Troubles Will Hang Over Biden-Xi Call

Some American officials suspect that what is really driving China’s president to lash out recently is a desire to divert attention from his economic and pandemic problems at home.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #pelosi-nancy, #taiwan, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #xi-jinping

New York Renters Are Now Paying the Price for the ‘Covid Discount’

More than 40 percent of the available units in Manhattan currently come from tenants priced out of apartments they leased in 2020 and 2021, according to a new StreetEasy report.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #covid-discount, #landlords, #manhattan-nyc, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #rent-control-and-stabilization, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #streeteasy

Ice Cream Trucks Are the Latest Target of Inflation

Inflation and its rising fuel prices have pushed some ice cream truck owners to the brink.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #flushing-meadows-corona-park-queens-ny, #food-trucks-and-vendors, #ice-cream-and-frozen-desserts, #inflation-economics, #mister-softee, #new-york-city, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #parks-and-recreation-department-nyc

Few Parents Intend to Have Very Young Children Vaccinated Against Covid

In a new survey, 43 percent of parents of children ages 6 months through 4 years said they would refuse the shots for their kids. An additional 27 percent were uncertain.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #kaiser-family-foundation, #parenting, #polls-and-public-opinion, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-healthcare, #your-feed-science

After Enduring a Pandemic, Small Businesses Face New Worries

It has been a tough few years for companies without the scale to cruise through disruption. Making money isn’t getting any easier.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #entrepreneurship, #inflation-economics, #interest-rates, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #recession-and-depression, #small-business, #united-states-economy

Omicron BA.5 Surge: 5 Ways to Stay Safe

The BA.5 surge is a reminder that we need to take precautions to avoid illness, slow the relentless cycle of new variants and minimize the disruption to our daily lives.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #disease-rates, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #insurance, #masks, #paxlovid-drug, #tests-medical, #vaccination-and-immunization, #viruses

Biden Learns to Live With the Risks of the Coronavirus

The president’s symptoms improved somewhat, a day after he tested positive for Covid-19.

#awards-decorations-and-honors, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #jha-ashish-1970, #presidential-medal-of-freedom, #united-states-politics-and-government, #white-house-building-washington-dc

As a Mob Attacked the Capitol, Trump Stood By

Readers discuss the latest hearing by the Jan. 6 committee. Also: War poetry; child care funding; pregnant at 10; shrugging at the pandemic.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #cheney-liz, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #democratic-party, #house-select-committee-to-investigate-the-january-6th-attack, #justice-department, #poetry-and-poets, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #republican-party, #senate, #sex-crimes, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #women-and-girls

Setting the Record Straight on Covid Variants and Reinfections

There has yet to be a variant the negates the benefits of vaccines.

#antibodies, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #immune-system, #vaccination-and-immunization

How to Ease Neck and Back Pain From Travel

Backache after a long car ride? Sore neck from trying to sleep on a plane? Try these tips before the next time you head out of town.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #back-human-body-part, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #luggage-and-packing, #road-trips, #sprains-and-strains, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #travel-and-vacations, #walking

Biden Is Experiencing Mild Symptoms After Testing Positive

The president tested positive for the coronavirus on Thursday and is expected to isolate for at least five days before resuming normal activities.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #quarantines, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization

President Biden Has Covid. Now What?

“If all goes well, this will be a nonstory … and that’s the story.”

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov

Deep in a Covid Wave, Europe Counts Cases and Carries On

Even in countries that once took strict measures, the authorities are relying on vaccination and past infections to take the sting out of Omicron subvariants.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #czech-republic, #disease-rates, #europe, #france, #germany, #great-britain, #italy, #masks, #politics-and-government, #spain, #vaccination-and-immunization

Endemic Covid-19 Looks Pretty Brutal

100,000 annual deaths may be as good as it gets.

#bedford-trevor, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-delta-variant, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #deaths-fatalities, #internal-sub-only-nl, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization

Local Chinese Officials Apologize for Entering Homes in Search of Covid Cases

Community workers in the city of Guangzhou were looking for people who had tested positive for the virus and close contacts of patients.

#china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #guangzhou-china

From Covid to Travel Delays, Is There Hope for a Good Summer?

We all know what happened with summer 2020. Then 2021 was dampened by Delta. This year, any anticipated return to revelry has been hampered by … *waves hands at everything.* Is there hope for enjoying the once fun season?

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #parenting

Soaring Overdose Rates in the Pandemic Reflected Widening Racial Disparities

A new federal report found that fatal overdoses jumped 44 percent among Black people, twice the increase among white people, from 2019 to the end of 2020.

#alaska-natives, #black-people, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #native-americans, #race-and-ethnicity, #whites, #your-feed-healthcare, #your-feed-science

Covid Rises Across U.S. Amid Muted Warnings and Murky Data

BA.5, a highly transmissible variant, is dominating a surge of new infections. Many health officials say the wave is cause for caution, not alarm.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #deaths-fatalities, #disease-rates, #masks, #united-states

Empty Nest Syndrome 2.0 Wasn’t Something I Was Prepared For

When my adult children came home during Covid lockdown, I loved like I could protect them.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #families-and-family-life, #new-york-city, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture

Did Nature Heal During the Pandemic ‘Anthropause’?

Covid precautions created a global slowdown in human activity — and an opportunity to learn more about the complex ways we affect other species.

#animal-behavior, #animals, #atlantic-ocean, #birds, #california, #canada, #conservation-of-resources, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #hawaii, #invasive-species, #mice, #noise, #roadkill, #roads-and-traffic, #san-francisco-calif, #snorkeling, #sweden, #travel-and-vacations, #turtles-and-tortoises, #wildlife-trade-and-poaching, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

Bat Virus Studies Raise Questions About Laboratory Tinkering

Working in a laboratory in Paris, scientists gave a close relative of the Covid virus the chance to evolve to be more like its cousin.

#bats, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #eloit-marc, #pasteur-institute, #research, #viruses, #your-feed-science

China’s Economy Hits a Slump as Covid Policy Takes a Toll

High unemployment, a housing market in crisis and sluggish consumer spending during lockdowns are putting pressure on Beijing in a year when officials are focused on projecting stability.

#china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #national-bureau-of-statistics-china

Monkeypox Catches New York City Off Guard (Again)

Long lines for vaccines. Testing is slowed. Antivirals are held up. Treatment is easier for the privileged. Sound familiar?

#acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome, #adams-eric-l, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #chelsea-manhattan-ny, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fire-island-ny, #food-and-drug-administration, #hells-kitchen-manhattan-ny, #michael-donnelly, #monkeypox, #new-york-city, #smallpox, #vaccination-and-immunization, #world-health-organization

China’s Economic Growth Slows Sharply as Covid Policy Takes Toll

The humming economy of last year has been replaced by high unemployment, a housing market in crisis and sluggish consumer spending.

#china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #national-bureau-of-statistics-china