It’s Time to Get a Flu Shot

Public health experts recommend an annual flu shot, and are worried a “twindemic” with Covid-19 could further burden health care facilities this year.

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How Bad Indoor Air Quality Can Affect Your Brain

While we tend to worry about inhaling viral particles like the coronavirus, new research shows the air quality at work may have subtle effects on cognitive function.

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India’s I.C.M.R. Is a ‘Political Weapon’ Under Modi, Some Scientists Say

The country’s top science agency tailored its findings to fit Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s optimistic narrative despite a looming crisis, researchers say.

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6 Questions to Ask About Covid and Air Quality at Work

Ventilation improvements, adding portable air cleaners and simply opening windows can lower the risk of infection in the office.

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You’re Not the Mean Lady at Work

Go ahead and assert boundaries with unvaccinated colleagues, impertinent clients and, yes, even Mom.

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Biden’s Covid-19 Vaccine Push Aligns Him With a Fed-Up, Vaccinated Majority

As the president took forceful new steps to pressure Americans to get inoculated, he argued that they were urgently needed health measures. In his allies’ view, they were also good politics.

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What Will School Really Look Like This Fall?

Six experts on the consequences of missed learning — and what it means for this year.

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How Will America Recover From a Broken School Year?

A discussion about the grave consequences of missed learning — and the urgency of keeping kids in the classroom.

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A Homegrown Boxing Startup Meets Its Match: State Regulators

A pair of young men used an idea, social media and a pandemic to create a thriving underground fight club. Then the authorities got wind of it.

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This Season’s Vital College Football Statistic: Vaccination Rates

With forfeits possible this year, teams see vaccinations as competitive advantages, prompting locker room campaigns to drive rates higher.

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Want to Enhance Civil Liberties? Embrace Vaccine Mandates.

They protect the most vulnerable among us.

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What Vaccinated People Need to Know About Breakthrough Infections

If you’re vaccinated, you should think about a number of variables, including your overall health, where you live and the risks you take.

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Vaccinated People and Breakthrough Infections: What to Know

If you’re vaccinated, you should think about a number of variables, including your overall health, where you live and the risks you take.

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E.U. Travel Restrictions: What U.S. Travelers Should Know

The bloc dropped the United States from the list of countries considered safe and recommended restricting travel for unvaccinated American travelers. But changes, if any, won’t be immediate. Here’s what you need to know.

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How the Delta Variant Infiltrated an Elementary School Classroom

A detailed study in California found that the variant easily spread from an unvaccinated teacher to children and, in a few cases, their families.

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Why Is It Taking So Long to Get a Covid Vaccine for Kids?

Parents hoping for an early-fall vaccine may have to wait until the end of the year to get children under 12 vaccinated.

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At a Children’s Hospital, a Wave of Young Patients Struggling to Breathe

A federal “surge team” is helping exhausted doctors and nurses through one of most trying periods in the history of Children’s Hospital New Orleans.

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Covid Spreads in Clusters. We Need to Track Them.

The public health response to a Covid outbreak in Provincetown shows a better way to monitor the disease.

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Show Me the Data!

A lack of systematic evidence has kept scientists one step behind in the pandemic.

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Breakthrough Covid Cases: Uncommon and Often Mild, but Not Always

Vaccination remains the best defense, health experts say. But some infections occur regardless, and can come as a traumatic surprise.

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RSV In My Child: Should I Be Concerned?

Respiratory syncytial virus is showing an unusual summer surge.

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Cruise Passenger Dies From Covid, Testing Industry Plans

The passenger and 26 crew members aboard the Carnival Vista tested positive for the coronavirus and the passenger later died. The company says its protocols successfully stopped further spread.

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Why Are So Many Hesitant to Get the Covid Vaccine in This Arkansas Town?

In Arkansas, many are choosing personal liberty over vaccination — at a heavy cost.

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Back To School: 4 Ways Parents Can Calm Their Fears

A psychiatrist offers these tools to her patients who worry that Delta will disrupt the school year.

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Those Anti-Covid Plastic Barriers Probably Don’t Help and May Make Things Worse

Clear barriers have sprung up at restaurants, nail salons and school classrooms, but most of the time, they do little to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

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Why Anti-Covid Plastic Barriers in Classrooms and Restaurants May Make Things Worse

Clear barriers have sprung up at restaurants, nail salons and school classrooms, but most of the time, they do little to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

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Biden Ramps Up Virus Strategy for Nursing Homes, Schools

The new strategies — including encouraging booster shots for most vaccinated Americans — reflect concerns that the Delta variant is erasing progress against the pandemic.

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Biden Administration to Use Federal Civil Rights Office to Deter States From School Mask Bans

The move, using the federal Department of Education’s civil rights enforcement authority, escalates the administration fight with Republican governors who are blocking local school districts from requiring masks to protect against the virus.

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The Truth About Long Covid Is Complicated. Better Treatment Isn’t.

Fears may be alleviated by understanding what the evidence shows about the relationship between this syndrome and the coronavirus.

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Actually, Wearing a Mask Can Help Your Child Learn

Ideally, face coverings wouldn’t be necessary in school. But for now, they present an educational opportunity.

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How to Prep Kids for a Potentially Bumpy Return to School

Family vaccinations, universal masking, routines and compassion will be key.

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Texas Hospitals Are Already Overloaded. Doctors Are ‘Frightened by What Is Coming.’

Across Texas, health officials warned of a growing crisis not seen in months, with more than 10,000 Texans hospitalized and intensive care units stretched thin.

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Is the Future Just a Spike Protein Stamping on a Human Face, Forever?

The Covid endgame continues to elude us.

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No, the Unvaccinated Aren’t All Just Being Difficult

“Sometimes you have to make it too convenient so that people can’t say no.”

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Covid Delta Variant Safety: Your Questions Answered

The rise of the Delta variant of the coronavirus has raised new questions about how the vaccinated can stay safe and avoid breakthrough infections. We asked the experts for advice.

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Americans Suffer Pandemic Whiplash as Leaders Struggle With Changing Virus

An evolving virus and 18 months of ever-changing pandemic messaging have left Americans angry, exhausted and skeptical of public health advice.

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Vaccinated People May Spread the Virus, Though Rarely, C.D.C. Reports

The agency cited an outbreak in Provincetown, Mass., in which most of the infected were immunized. An internal C.D.C. document paints an even more harrowing picture.

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Is It Safe to Send Kids Back to School With the Delta Variant?

As the Delta variant rages, parents remain confused about how their children can safely return to classrooms in the midst of a pandemic. Here are answers to common questions.

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What if the Unvaccinated Can’t Be Persuaded?

To reach herd immunity, we need a different approach. 

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How Often Do the Vaccinated Spread Covid-19?

The C.D.C.’s new masking advice was based in part on data showing that the virus can thrive in the airways of vaccinated people. The findings are expected on Friday.

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Medals On, Masks Off at Tokyo Olympics During Coronavirus Pandemic

The pandemic has changed the way Olympians receive their medals. But in the rush of elation, coronavirus rules and social distancing policies are routinely forgotten.

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Share Your Stories About Returning to Work if You Don’t Sit at a Desk

Millions of Americans are returning to work at hospitals, retail stores, restaurants and schools. For a short series, we are soliciting stories from those workers about their concerns and hopes for the future.

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Should People Who Took The Covid-19 Vaccine Start Wearing Masks Again?

With daily reports of breakthrough infections and the rise of the Delta variant, vaccinated people may need to take a few more precautions. Here’s what you need to know.

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Why Vaccinated People Are Getting ‘Breakthrough’ Infections

The vaccines are effective, but they are not a golden shield against the coronavirus, particularly not the Delta variant.

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Why Everyone Has the Worst Summer Cold Ever

As pandemic restrictions begin to relax, common viruses that cause drippy noses, stuffy heads and other cold symptoms have roared back to taunt your immune system.

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On Fox News, Vaccination Pleas Intensify, but Skepticism Persists

Amid mixed messages on the channel, the hosts Sean Hannity and Steve Doocy encourage viewers to get Covid-19 shots as the Delta variant spreads.

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As a Doctor, May I Refuse to See Unvaccinated Patients?

The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on mitigating risk from Covid-19 without punitive measures —and more.

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What Parents Need to Know About the C.D.C.’s Covid School Guidelines

The agency’s advice on distancing, masks and vaccination bring the coming school year a bit more into focus.

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The C.D.C. Issues New School Guidance, With Emphasis on Full Reopening

The guidance acknowledges that many students have suffered from months of virtual learning.

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How Much Must I Give Up for My Schizophrenic Brother?

The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on weighing a sibling’s needs against your own — and more.

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