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

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

The Business Lunch May Be Going Out of Business

Many upscale restaurants that catered to the nation’s downtown office crowd are canceling the meal, as remote work persists and business deals are sealed online.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #le-bernardin-manhattan-ny-restaurant, #marea-manhattan-ny-restaurant, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #restaurants, #united-states, #urban-areas

College Enrollment Drops, Even as the Pandemic’s Effects Ebb

A generation of students may be weighing the value of college versus its cost, questioning whether college is still the ticket to the middle class.

#black-people, #colleges-and-universities, #community-colleges, #coronavirus-reopenings, #national-student-clearinghouse-research-center

Philadelphia Schools Reinstate Mask Mandate

With cases rising again, the superintendent said that as the pandemic evolves, “so too will our response to it.”

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #education-k-12, #masks, #philadelphia-pa

My College Students Are Not OK

Late assignments, failed tests, sleeping in class: Welcome to the pandemic-era university.

#colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-reopenings, #e-learning, #grading-of-students, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #tests-and-examinations, #university-of-dallas

Making Up for Lost Time as Ibiza’s Clubs Reopen

After more than two years of pandemic-mandated uncertainty, Europe’s nightlife industry is hoping for a return to the days before Covid-19.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #club-commission-berlin-germany, #coronavirus-reopenings, #disc-jockeys, #ibiza-spain, #lame-amy-1971, #pacha-ibiza-spain-nightclub

‘Not Good for Learning’

New research is showing the high costs of long school closures in some communities.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #e-learning, #income-inequality, #internal-storyline-no, #reading-and-writing-skills-education, #shutdowns-institutional

Breaking Up With Peloton

The stationary bike’s convenience made it a pandemic winner, but some former fans are done working out at home.

#bicycles-and-bicycling, #coronavirus-reopenings, #exercise, #health-clubs, #peloton-interactive-inc, #quarantine-life-and-culture

How Did You Find Your Place in New York City?

Apartment hunting in the city has never been easy, but as the pandemic eases, the search has become seemingly impossible. If you landed a new home recently, tell us your story.

#affordable-housing, #coronavirus-reopenings, #new-york-city

How Covid Changed the Clergy in New York

As the city’s houses of worship hold in-person services again, faith leaders reflect on what the pandemic has taught them.

#clergy, #congregation-beth-elohim-brooklyn-ny, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #easter-and-holy-week, #first-corinthian-baptist-church-manhattan-ny, #glasspool-mary-d, #latif-khalid, #new-york-city, #new-york-university, #places-of-worship, #religion-and-belief, #roman-catholic-church, #shaanti-bhavan-mandir-queens-ny, #shutdowns-institutional

Japan Still Closed to Most Travelers, Despite Asia Reopening

Countries across region are reopening borders to tourists, but Japan continues to turn them away. And the country is not rushing to change things.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #far-east-south-and-southeast-asia-and-pacific-areas, #japan, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #travel-and-vacations

A Whitney Biennial of Shadow and Light

After three years of soul-rattling history, this year’s survey at the Whitney Museum of American Art is reflective and adult-thinking. It opens to the public April 6.

#art, #coronavirus-reopenings, #museums, #whitney-biennial, #whitney-museum-of-american-art

Tourism Begins to Revive in New York, but Not Among Chinese

Chinese tourists are still barred from traveling abroad. But city officials forecast a 70 percent increase in tourism in 2022, including 8 million visitors from abroad.

#adams-eric-l, #china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #coronavirus-reopenings, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #labor-and-jobs, #museums, #new-york-city, #nycco, #shutdowns-institutional, #travel-and-vacations

Jennifer Sey Was a Candidate to Lead Levi’s. Then She Started Tweeting.

Jennifer Sey left Levi’s after her advocacy against school closures and mask mandates for children gained attention. She says it’s a matter of free speech. The company disagrees.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #bergh-charles-v, #california, #coronavirus-reopenings, #corporate-social-responsibility, #fox-broadcasting-co, #jeans-apparel, #levi-straussco, #san-francisco-calif, #sey-jennifer, #shutdowns-institutional, #social-media

Preschoolers Can Shed Their Masks, Mayor Adams Says

New York City plans to end the mask requirement for the city’s youngest children on April 4 if coronavirus cases remain low.

#adams-eric-l, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #education-pre-school, #masks, #new-york-city

School Mask Mandates Have Lifted, but Covid Isn’t Over for Students and Teachers

Teachers are still grappling daily with issues that Covid has left in its wake, most of which defy easy solutions.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #education-k-12, #quarantine-life-and-culture

Some Transgender People Used Remote Work to Make a Change

After transitioning in private, they are preparing to return to the workplace at a time when gender identity itself is a politically divisive issue.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #discrimination, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #hospitals, #kentucky, #london-england, #national-center-for-transgender-equality, #northwell-health, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #surgery-and-surgeons, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #workplace-environment

Two Years Later, New York City’s Lessons from the Pandemic

The city was slow to react, and the vaccine rollout was flawed. Poor neighborhoods still need help. But shutdowns and mandates saved lives.

#barbot-oxiris, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #chokshi-dave-a, #contact-tracing-public-health, #coronavirus-delta-variant, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #coronavirus-reopenings, #cuomo-andrew-m, #de-blasio-bill, #education-k-12, #greater-new-york-hospital-assn, #health-department-nys, #hospitals, #new-york-city, #northwell-health, #nursing-homes, #quarantines, #shutdowns-institutional, #tests-medical

Thinking of Going to Southeast Asia? Here’s What to Expect.

As the once tourist-dependent region reopens its borders, travelers should expect more paperwork, higher airfares and cheaper hotels — at least for the short-term.

#bali-indonesia, #cambodia, #china, #coronavirus-reopenings, #danang-vietnam, #halong-bay-vietnam, #hanoi-vietnam, #hopper-mobile-app, #phnom-penh-cambodia, #phuket-thailand, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #travel-and-vacations, #world-tourism-organization

Cities and States Are Easing Covid Rules. Should the Arts Follow?

Cultural institutions face tough decisions: Is it safe to drop mask and vaccine requirements, and would doing so be more likely to lure audiences back or keep them away?

#art, #blue-note-jazz-club-manhattan-ny, #center-theater-group, #classical-music, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #culture-arts, #los-angeles-calif, #masks, #metropolitan-museum-of-art, #metropolitan-opera, #museums, #nelson-atkins-museum-of-art, #opera, #theater, #vaccination-proof-and-immunization-records

What Young New Yorkers Think About the End of the School Mask Mandate

Some students said they were excited to finally shed their masks, but others felt unsafe and wanted to continue wearing them.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #education-k-12, #masks, #new-york-city

NYC Ends Pandemic Mandates Despite Concerns That It Is Moving Too Quickly

Masks will no longer be required in public schools and proof-of- vaccination is no longer required for many indoor activities.

#adams-adrienne-1960, #adams-eric-l, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-return-to-office, #education-k-12, #los-angeles-county-calif, #new-york-city, #restaurants, #teachers-and-school-employees, #vaccination-and-immunization, #vaccination-proof-and-immunization-records

Strong Job Growth Continues as Latest Covid Wave Eases

The U.S. economy added 678,000 jobs in February and unemployment fell to 3.8 percent, the lowest level since the pandemic took hold.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-return-to-office, #federal-reserve-system, #inflation-economics, #labor-and-jobs, #labor-department-us, #united-states-economy, #wages-and-salaries

‘It’s time to reopen our city’: N.Y.C. mayor lifts a school mask mandate and indoor vaccination rules.

Mayor Eric Adams announced the rollback of pandemic restrictions, as part of a return to normalcy for New Yorkers.

#adams-eric-l, #coronavirus-reopenings, #de-blasio-bill, #new-york-city, #varma-jay-k

NYC Lifts School Mask Mandate and Indoor Vaccination Rules

Mayor Eric Adams announced the rollback of pandemic restrictions, as part of a return to normalcy for New Yorkers.

#adams-eric-l, #coronavirus-reopenings, #de-blasio-bill, #new-york-city, #varma-jay-k

New York City Is Rolling Back Pandemic Restrictions. Is It Too Soon?

Mayor Eric Adams plans to end certain mask and vaccine mandates in hopes of restoring a sense of normalcy. Some health experts think he should wait.

#adams-eric-l, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #masks, #new-york-city, #vaccination-proof-and-immunization-records

For Older Americans, Some Positive Health News

Three recent developments — incremental and undramatic but encouraging — are likely to improve the lives and health of seniors.

#california, #coronavirus-reopenings, #elderly, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #hospitals, #medicaid, #medicare, #nursing-homes, #social-security-us, #social-security-administration, #your-feed-healthcare, #your-feed-science

Say Hello Again to the Office, Fingers Crossed

Antsy executives have a message for their employees: Plans to return to in-person work are real this time.

#american-express-company, #bank-of-new-york-mellon-corporation, #chevron-corporation, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-return-to-office, #express-employment-professionals, #goldman-sachs-group-inc, #google-inc, #gorman-james-p, #intuit-inc, #jefferies-group-inc, #jpmorgan-chasecompany, #meta-platforms-inc, #microsoft-corp, #midtown-area-manhattan-ny, #morgan-stanley, #partnership-for-new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-commercial, #telecommuting, #workplace-environment, #wylde-kathryn-s

For Some in U.K., End of Covid Restrictions Threatens More Isolation

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is abolishing Covid regulations to move “back towards normality.” But people at high risk from the disease say the move will constrict their lives instead.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #england, #great-britain, #internal-storyline-no, #johnson-boris, #london-england, #politics-and-government, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #quarantines, #scotland, #vaccination-and-immunization

Pandemic’s Economic Impact Is Easing, but Aftershocks May Linger

States are lifting mask mandates, and demand is bouncing back quickly after Omicron. Supply constraints are proving harder to escape.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #coronavirus-reopenings, #inflation-economics, #labor-and-jobs, #shutdowns-institutional, #supply-chain, #united-states-economy

Australia Reopens to International Travelers

For nearly two years, the country projected a harsh message of rigidity and “rules are rules.” Can travelers depend on the chilled-out, welcoming Australia that it says it is now?

#australia, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #indigenous-australians, #northern-territory-australia, #sydney-australia, #travel-and-vacations, #victoria-australia

Travel Trends for Spring 2022

With Omicron cases ebbing, the industry is looking for a significant rebound in spring and summer. Here’s what to expect, in the air, at the rental car counter and beyond.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #automobile-renting-and-leasing, #coronavirus-reopenings, #cruises, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #spring-season, #travel-and-vacations

Mr. President, It’s Time for a Little Humility

The state of the union is stressed. To claim otherwise would seem off key.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #carter-jimmy, #coronavirus-reopenings, #obama-barack, #state-of-the-union-message-us, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

Inside Denmark’s ‘Live With Covid’ Approach

The Nordic country is trying a bold, some say risky, approach: with high vaccination rates and trust in the authorities, it has lifted all restrictions.

#coronavirus-omicron-variant, #coronavirus-reopenings, #denmark, #masks, #vaccination-and-immunization

What Would Covid Being Endemic Mean For Travel?

A growing call to consider the coronavirus a permanent fixture in our lives is resonating among travel operators. But that would not necessarily mean the virus is no longer dangerous.

#advertising-and-marketing, #airlines-for-america, #booking-com, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #coronavirus-reopenings, #denmark, #expedia-inc, #fauci-anthony-s, #frederiksen-mette, #great-britain, #international-air-transport-assn, #johnson-boris, #masks, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #travel-and-vacations, #travel-warnings, #united-states-travel-assn, #world-health-organization

‘Live With the Virus’? For Australians, It’s Taken Some Getting Used To.

Australia once stamped out every Covid outbreak. Now it’s done with all that. The policy U-turn, and the soaring case numbers, caught many off guard.

#australia, #contact-tracing-public-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #coronavirus-reopenings, #morrison-scott-1968, #supply-chain, #vaccination-and-immunization

As New York Revisits To-Go Drink, Liquor Stores Prepare for Battle

Lawmakers are considering whether to permanently legalize to-go drinks, setting off a clash between liquor stores and restaurants.

#alcoholic-beverages, #cocktails-and-mixed-drinks, #coronavirus-reopenings, #law-and-legislation, #liquor, #lobbying-and-lobbyists, #metropolitan-package-store-association, #new-york-state

Seven Virginia School Boards Sue Over Governor’s Mask Order

The filing questions the constitutionality of Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s order allowing parents to decide whether their children should comply with mask rules at school.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #education-k-12, #fairfax-county-va, #local-government, #masks, #politics-and-government, #school-boards, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #virginia, #youngkin-glenn-a

Omicron Is (Still) Confusing. Two Experts Help Untangle the Covid Chaos.

Dr. Ashish Jha and Emily Oster answer our questions about the pandemic.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #jha-ashish-1970, #medicine-and-health, #oster-emily, #shutdowns-institutional

What Does Riding N.Y.C.’s Subway Look Like In a Pandemic?

We talked to New Yorkers at stations in Queens, Brooklyn and Manhattan. Their experiences riding the subway hint at the barriers to drawing back those who are not.

#commuting, #corona-queens-ny, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-return-to-office, #financial-district-manhattan-ny, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #subways, #sunset-park-brooklyn-ny, #transit-systems

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

What Does Living With Omicron, and the Next Covid Variants, Truly Mean?

With Covid here to stay, some public health experts say we need to adapt to a “new normal.”

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-delta-variant, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #debatable

Why Coronavirus Testing Is Falling Short in Many Schools Across the U.S.

As millions of American students head back to their desks, the virus testing that was supposed to help keep classrooms open safely is itself being tested.

#coronavirus-omicron-variant, #coronavirus-reopenings, #education-k-12, #tests-medical

Despite Omicron, Los Angeles Students Are Returning to Class

All staff members and students, vaccinated or not, must be tested for the coronavirus before returning to public school campuses.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #coronavirus-reopenings, #education-k-12, #los-angeles-calif, #los-angeles-unified-school-district, #tests-medical

Chris Hayes on How Biden Can Have a Better 2022

The political journalist discusses the Biden administration’s successes and failures with the economy, pandemic response and climate change.

#audio-neutral-informative, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #coronavirus-reopenings, #democratic-party, #hayes-chris-1979, #inflation-economics, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

Randi Weingarten Still Wants Schools Open

Even with Omicron, the teachers’ union leader isn’t calling for shutdowns.

#american-federation-of-teachers, #chicago-teachers-union, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #democratic-party, #education, #education-k-12, #organized-labor, #shutdowns-institutional, #teachers-and-school-employees, #weingarten-randi

Eric Adams’s First Days: Battling Omicron, Then a Deadly Fire

During his first week in office, the mayor focused on keeping schools open. Then on Sunday, he was faced with devastating loss of life in the Bronx.

#adams-eric-l, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #banks-philip-iii, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-return-to-office, #mayors, #new-york-city, #politics-and-government

Uganda Reopens Schools After World’s Longest Covid Shutdown

Many countries have closed classrooms on and off, but Uganda had kept more than 10 million students at home since March 2020. Critics say it took a heavy toll.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #kampala-uganda, #museveni-yoweri, #shutdowns-institutional, #uganda

London Schools Are Determined to Stay Open. Staff Illnesses Make It Hard.

Schools across England are grappling with what it looks like to live with the pandemic as it enters its third year. Sound familiar?

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #coronavirus-reopenings, #education-k-12, #england, #london-england, #shutdowns-institutional, #teachers-and-school-employees