Beginning in July, Broadway will no longer require audiences to mask up. Actors and theater workers aren’t loving the idea.
A reader praises the former vice president; another reluctantly suggests pardoning Donald Trump. Also: Ukraine what ifs; Covid mandates; paid internships.
Here are answers to five common questions.
An F.D.A. advisory panel’s recommendation of vaccines for children in the youngest age group could not have come at a more urgent time.
Ravindra Gupta, who led the efforts that resulted in the second case of a patient being cured of H.I.V., was drawn into pandemic research.
Health experts, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, recommend that pregnant women get vaccinated against the coronavirus as soon as possible, to protect both maternal and fetal health.
Why haven’t Covid mask mandates made much difference?
Entering the United States by air requires a negative coronavirus test. Some people who can’t provide one are using a workaround: flying to Canada or Mexico, then entering via a land border.
A new study found exercisers expel a shocking number of tiny aerosol particles when they are working hard.
This viral illness is not like Covid, but there is cause for concern. Here’s how experts are thinking about it now.
You may be done with the virus, but the virus is not done with you.
The puzzling coronavirus cases highlight ongoing surveillance challenges and blind spots.
Mayor Eric Adams has focused on antiviral treatments and at-home testing as coronavirus cases surge again.
Researchers analyzed the largest database of private insurance claims in the United States in the first four months after a diagnostic code for long Covid was created.
At times it felt like a game of survival. But during a Broadway season unlike any other, productions showed their resourcefulness while learning how to live with Covid.
Why nasal vaccines for Covid could be so effective.
Xi Jinping has redoubled his country’s efforts to control the virus, even as a growing number of leaders call on Beijing to change course.
Few among us loved the mask when it was forced on us, but it’s worth considering what we’re losing as it disappears.
The under-5 Covid vaccine should be approved.
Machine learning is known for its ability to spot fraudulent credit charges or recognize faces. Now researchers are siccing the technology on viruses.
Maybe, according to a growing number of studies, but there’s not yet a definitive answer.
A return to the sea means a return to life for one die-hard cruiser.
Frank Talarico, a 47-year-old police sergeant, was hospitalized for 49 days with the coronavirus. “If I was vaccinated,” he said, “I wouldn’t have gotten as sick as I did.”
Supermarkets stocked up as long lines formed. The Chinese authorities ordered mass testing to contain a rising number of coronavirus cases in an affluent district of the capital.
What might a more effective mask mandate look like?
Buildings need to disinfect the air.
The city will reach a yellow, or medium, risk level if new cases surpass 200 a week for every 100,000 residents. Here’s what that would mean.
When someone in the family tests positive for the coronavirus, there are some guidelines to follow.
The coronavirus remains new enough and its long-term effects unpredictable enough that measuring the threat posed by an infection is a thorny problem.
Readers express the concerns of the immunocompromised and the elderly. Also: Subway safety after the Brooklyn attack; reforming earmarks; Ukraine’s path.
An increasing reliance on at-home testing and the closings of mass testing sites are making official case counts less reliable, scientists say.
It will be the busiest April for Broadway openings in more than a decade. But some of its biggest stars have been sidelined by positive tests.
We need a new normal.
Evidence suggests that Covid survivors have substantially higher chances of developing cardiovascular disease. But experts say there are effective ways to minimize the risk.
Having Covid can be a wildly confusing experience. But you can still make a plan to get through the course of illness.
If you have symptoms but get a negative home test result, you may need to keep taking precautions and test again (and again).
Taking these seven steps now can lower your risk and minimize the disruption to your family’s life.
We made time to forgive one another, savor our backyard fire pit and revel in nature.
New York City plans to end the mask requirement for the city’s youngest children on April 4 if coronavirus cases remain low.
For years, Edward Holmes worried about animal markets causing a pandemic. Now he finds himself at the center of the debate over the origins of the coronavirus.
Teachers are still grappling daily with issues that Covid has left in its wake, most of which defy easy solutions.
Different choices that were available and plausible could have been made at several crucial turning points.
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?
Yes, but they haven’t made a big difference.
We’re over Covid. Are we able to move on from it for good?
Two years into the pandemic, a Covid mystery remains.
Ukraine poses a test we cannot fail.
Scientists also found signs of possible deer-to-human transmission, but there is no evidence that the new lineage poses an elevated risk to people.
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.
The agency issued a new set of recommendations intended to help communities live with the virus and get back to normal life.