Mayor Says N.Y.C. is Winning Omicron Fight, but Experts Urge Caution

#adams-eric-l, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #new-york-city, #vaccination-and-immunization

Building Apps Help Make the Office Return a Touch-Free Experience

Mobile apps for office buildings have become popular as employers try to entice staff back on site by making work-related tasks convenient and safe.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-return-to-office, #mobile-applications, #privacy, #real-estate-commercial, #transwestern-development-co, #workplace-environment

China’s Olympics App for Athletes Has Security Flaws, Study Says

Researchers said the app, which will store sensitive health data on participants at the Winter Games, has serious encryption vulnerabilities.

#china, #citizen-lab, #computer-security, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #mobile-applications, #olympic-games-2022, #surveillance-of-citizens-by-government

Hong Kong Will Cull Thousands of Hamsters After Covid Cases

Officials said it was not clear that the virus had been transmitted to humans from the animals. But they called on residents to surrender recently imported hamsters.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hamsters, #hong-kong

The C.D.C. and F.D.A. Can Work Better Together

Among the agencies’ major challenges during the pandemic has been collaboration.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #food-and-drug-administration

The Pandemic Lessons We Clearly Haven’t Learned

Zeynep Tufekci helps me understand the systems-wide failure on Covid — and how we can prepare for the pandemic’s next phase.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #tufekci-zeynep, #vaccination-and-immunization

More Cruises Canceled as Omicron Spreads

In recent weeks, hundreds of passengers have contracted the coronavirus aboard ships.

#celebrity-cruises-inc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cruises, #royal-caribbean-cruises-ltd, #ships-and-shipping

Tonga, Covered in Ash and Worried About Covid

As it struggles to clean up and reconnect with the world, Tonga confronts the risk that international aid workers could bring in a virus it has so far kept out.

#australia, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #new-zealand, #tonga, #volcanoes

Why Can’t We Turn Away From the N.F.L.?

The exploding viewership for N.F.L. games and the league’s ever-expanding season resist all scandal and reason. Our columnist asks why.

#black-people, #chronic-traumatic-encephalopathy, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #discrimination, #football, #national-football-league, #playoff-games, #ratings-audience-measurement, #sexual-harassment

Omicron forces more cruise lines to cancel trips.

#celebrity-cruises-inc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cruises, #royal-caribbean-cruises-ltd, #ships-and-shipping

Detainees Sue Arkansas Jail That Gave Them Ivermectin to Treat Covid

For months, the jail’s doctor has promoted the drug, which health experts say should not be used to treat or prevent Covid-19.

#american-civil-liberties-union, #arkansas, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #food-and-drug-administration, #ivermectin-drug, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #washington-county

Why a Blue City Is Feeling the Blues

New York is paying a price for Wall Street’s economic dominance.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #international-trade-and-world-market, #new-york-city, #zoning

The Real Roots of the Debate Over Schools During Covid

How “taxpayer became just another kind of consumer.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #frauds-and-swindling, #internal-sub-only-nl, #paranoia, #vaccination-and-immunization

What the Supreme Court’s Vaccine Case Was Really About

The justices are turning around long-established law giving government agencies running room to do their jobs.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-return-to-office, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #food-and-drug-administration, #labor-and-jobs, #occupational-safety-and-health-administration, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #republican-party, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

A Dan Barry Essay: Basketball as Meditation in the Time of Covid

Separated from his family, he launched jump shots in the driveway and wondered: Will we ever properly mourn the ones we’ve lost? Will we ever smile again? The answers were hit or miss.

#basketball, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #quarantine-life-and-culture

A Record Virus Surge in the Philippines, but Doctors Are Hopeful

Health officials say recent infections have been milder than those seen in previous waves, though they are still urging caution.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-delta-variant, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #lungs, #philippines

The C.D.C.’s New Challenge? Grappling With Imperfect Science

The Omicron coronavirus variant is moving much faster than researchers can, worsening a longstanding problem: The agency must make tough decisions with scant data.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #national-institutes-of-health, #quarantines, #walensky-rochelle, #your-feed-science

Credit Suisse Chairman Resigns After Covid Inquiry

António Horta-Osório is out, less than a year after he stepped into the role.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #credit-suisse-group-ag, #horta-osorio-antonio

China’s Economy Slowed Late Last Year on Real Estate Troubles

Economic output climbed 4 percent in the last quarter, slowing from the July through September quarter. Growth has faltered lately as home buyers and consumers become cautious.

#china, #china-evergrande-group, #communist-party-of-china, #consumer-behavior, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #international-monetary-fund, #international-trade-and-world-market, #kaisa-group-holdings-ltd, #national-bureau-of-statistics-china, #politics-and-government, #xi-jinping

An Unplayed Australian Open Is a Turning Point for Novak Djokovic

Djokovic has rebounded from demoralizing periods in the past, but talented players are coming behind him, and his anti-vaccine stance has made him a global target.

#australian-open-tennis, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #djokovic-novak, #federer-roger, #isner-john, #medvedev-daniil-1996, #nadal-rafael, #tennis

Rafael Nadal Returns to Australian Open With More Modest Expectations

The 20-time Grand Slam tournament champion has cut himself, and even his rival, Novak Djokovic, some slack. “I want to be back on the tour, even if the preparation is not fantastic,” he said.

#australian-open-tennis, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #djokovic-novak, #nadal-rafael, #tennis

Now Is the Winter of Broadway’s Discontent

Curtains are rising again after the Omicron surge caused widespread cancellations, but attendance has fallen steeply. Nine shows are closing, at least temporarily.

#actors-and-actresses, #actors-equity-assn, #aint-too-proud-the-life-and-times-of-the-temptations-play, #american-utopia-play, #broadway-league, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #flying-over-sunset-play, #hadestown-play, #isaacs-mara, #morisseau-dominique, #mrs-doubtfire-play, #shindle-kate, #st-martin-charlotte, #theater, #thoughts-of-a-colored-man-play, #times-square-and-42nd-street-manhattan-ny, #viertel-jack

Supply Chain Woes Could Worsen as China Imposes Covid Lockdowns

American manufacturers are worried that China’s zero-tolerance coronavirus policy could throw a wrench in the global conveyor belt for goods this year.

#china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #international-trade-and-world-market, #ports, #ships-and-shipping, #supply-chain, #united-states-economy

Australia Acts, and Novak Djokovic Exits

Three readers applaud Australia’s decision to deport the tennis player over his refusal to get the Covid vaccine.

#australia, #australian-open-tennis, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #djokovic-novak, #tennis, #vaccination-and-immunization

A Quandary for New York Restaurants and Workers: What to Do About Omicron?

Without hard rules about employees who test positive, owners and workers are weighing safety against finances, and not always agreeing on the answer.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #new-york-city, #quarantines, #restaurants, #shutdowns-institutional, #tests-medical, #vaccination-and-immunization, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

At the Australian Open, Everyone Not Named Djokovic Is Ready to Star

After Novak Djokovic’s immigration troubles, he is gone, but don’t worry: Plenty of other stars and story lines are ready for the spotlight.

#australia, #australian-open-tennis, #barty-ashleigh, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #djokovic-novak, #fritz-taylor-harry-1997, #kenin-sofia-1998, #murray-andy-1987, #nadal-rafael, #osaka-naomi-1997, #raducanu-emma-2002, #stephens-sloane, #tennis

Serbia’s Leader Denounces Australia’s Treatment of Djokovic as ‘Orwellian’

In the tennis star’s homeland, even those who didn’t support his decision to remain unvaccinated against the coronavirus said that he had been mistreated.

#australia, #australian-open-tennis, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #djokovic-novak, #politics-and-government, #serbia, #tennis, #vaccination-and-immunization, #visas, #vucic-aleksandar

Serbia’s Vucic Denounces Australia’s Treatment of Novak Djokovic as ‘Orwellian’

In the tennis star’s homeland, even those who didn’t support his decision to remain unvaccinated against the coronavirus said that he had been mistreated.

#australia, #australian-open-tennis, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #djokovic-novak, #politics-and-government, #serbia, #tennis, #vaccination-and-immunization, #visas, #vucic-aleksandar

Professor Who Called Students ‘Vectors of Disease’ Is Suspended

Barry Mehler of Ferris State University was put on paid leave after uploading the bizarre welcome video, but some of his peers said his rights of free expression were being curtailed.

#barry-mehler, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #ferris-state-university, #grading-of-students, #michigan, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

How the ‘Djokovic Affair’ Finally Came to an End

Novak Djokovic lost to a government with powerful laws, determined to make an example out of him.

#australia, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #immigration-and-emigration, #melbourne-australia, #politics-and-government, #tennis, #vaccination-and-immunization

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There is talk about moving from ‘containment to management,’ with fewer restrictions as spring semester progresses.

#colleges-and-universities, #cornell-university, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #harvard-university, #leebron-david-w, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #quarantines, #rice-university, #university-of-florida, #university-of-wyoming, #vaccination-and-immunization, #west-virginia-university

Some Colleges Loosen Rules for a Virus That Won’t Go Away

There is talk about moving from ‘containment to management,’ with fewer restrictions as spring semester progresses.

#colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #disease-rates, #masks, #quarantines, #tests-medical, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization

What Davos Looks Like When the World Economic Forum Is Cancel

A tiny village in the Swiss Alps once played host to the biggest personalities in the world. What happens when they don’t show up?

#conventions-fairs-and-trade-shows, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #davos-switzerland, #world-economic-forum

Trump’s Covid and Election Falsehoods at Arizona Rally

The former president falsely claimed that white Americans were being denied the Covid-19 vaccine, among other inaccuracies.

#black-people, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #pelosi-nancy, #race-and-ethnicity, #rumors-and-misinformation, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization, #whites

Boris Johnson Has Survived Many Scandals. This One Is Different.

What might seem like an overblown reaction to a gathering in a garden — as opposed to, say, a violent insurrection — could well have historic repercussions.

#conservative-party-great-britain, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #great-britain, #johnson-boris, #politics-and-government

Healthcare Workers and Hospitals Confront the Fallout From Supreme Court Vaccine Mandate

Hospitals could face more staff shortages, and workers and facilities could feel caught between opposing state and federal policies.

#centers-for-medicare-and-medicaid-services, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #vaccination-and-immunization

If My Roommate Stops Paying Rent, Am I on the Hook for It?

Just because renters split the cost of living doesn’t mean they split the responsibility of paying the total that is owed to the landlord.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #roommates

How The mRNA Vaccines Were Made: Halting Progress and Happy Accidents

The stunning Covid vaccines manufactured by Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna drew upon long-buried discoveries made in the hopes of ending past epidemics.

#acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome, #clinical-trials, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fauci-anthony-s, #graham-barney-s-1953, #kariko-katalin-1955, #mers-middle-east-respiratory-syndrome, #national-institutes-of-health, #vaccination-and-immunization, #weissman-drew-1961, #your-feed-science

As the Australian Open Nears, There Seems to Be Only One Story

With just days to go before the start of the tournament, some players felt that the Novak Djokovic situation was overshadowing everything else.

#australia, #australian-open-tennis, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #djokovic-novak, #melbourne-australia, #nadal-rafael, #vaccination-and-immunization

Australian Open Players Discuss Djokovic Situation

With just days to go before the start of the tournament, some players felt that the Novak Djokovic situation was overshadowing everything else.

#australia, #australian-open-tennis, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #djokovic-novak, #melbourne-australia, #nadal-rafael, #vaccination-and-immunization

Novak Djokovic, a Master on the Court, Keeps Making Errors Off It

Djokovic, the Serbian tennis star, is at the center of some of the most divisive debates of the pandemic: Individual versus community, science versus quackery.

#australia, #australian-open-tennis, #content-type-personal-profile, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #djokovic-novak, #politics-and-government, #tennis

What the Omicron Wave Looks Like at One Brooklyn E.R.

The nature of this variant, combined with widespread vaccine use, may make it seem less severe in some ways than earlier ones. It doesn’t always feel that like that here.

#brooklyn-nyc, #brooklyn-hospital-center, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #emergency-medical-treatment, #hospitals, #new-york-state-nursesassn

What the Omicron Wave Looks Like at One Brooklyn Hospital Emergency Room

The nature of this variant, combined with widespread vaccine use, may make it seem less severe in some ways than earlier ones. It doesn’t always feel that like that here.

#brooklyn-nyc, #brooklyn-hospital-center, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #emergency-medical-treatment, #hospitals, #new-york-state-nursesassn

Novak Djokovic’s Fight to Stay in Australia Lives Another Day

A federal court judge scheduled a Sunday hearing to address the unvaccinated tennis star’s Australian visa revocation. The Australian Open begins on Monday.

#australia, #australian-open-tennis, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #djokovic-novak, #immigration-and-emigration, #morrison-scott-1968, #serbia, #tennis, #victoria-australia, #visas

U.S. Government Launches Website to Distribute Free Covid Tests

The tests will take up to 12 days to arrive, which may be after the peak of the current surge of cases in some parts of the country.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #postal-service-us, #tests-medical

OSHA Can Do More to Protect Americans From Covid-19

The Supreme Court’s decision on vaccine mandates leaves the door open for a new strategy to protect workers.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #occupational-safety-and-health-administration, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Cloth Masks Do Not Protect Against Virus as Effectively as Others, C.D.C. Says

The update in guidance comes as Covid cases continue to soar.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #vaccination-and-immunization

N95, KN95 or KF94? How to Find the Right Covid Mask

Knowing which mask to pick and making sure it’s not a fake requires the sleuthing skills of a forensic investigator. Our guide can help.

#children-and-childhood, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #counterfeit-merchandise, #masks

For Coronavirus Testing, the Nose May Not Always Be Best

As Omicron spreads, some experts are calling for a switch to saliva-based tests, which may detect infections days earlier than nasal swabs do.

#biology-and-biochemistry, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-delta-variant, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #great-britain, #nose, #tests-medical, #throat, #united-states, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

How France’s Economy Is Surviving the Covid Pandemic

“Socialism” seems to be working pretty well.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #economics-theory-and-philosophy, #france, #internal-sub-only-nl, #international-trade-and-world-market, #socialism-theory-and-philosophy