You Don’t Want to Wear a Mask? Do It for Hugh Jackman

Beginning in July, Broadway will no longer require audiences to mask up. Actors and theater workers aren’t loving the idea.

#actors-and-actresses, #broadway-league, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #jackman-hugh, #lupone-patti, #masks, #sam-rockwell, #st-martin-charlotte, #theater

Thankful for Mike Pence’s Courage on Jan. 6

A reader praises the former vice president; another reluctantly suggests pardoning Donald Trump. Also: Ukraine what ifs; Covid mandates; paid internships.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #house-select-committee-to-investigate-the-january-6th-attack, #internships, #pence-mike, #presidential-election-of-2024, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #travel-and-vacations, #ukraine, #united-states-politics-and-government

What to Know About the Covid Vaccine for Little Kids

Here are answers to five common questions.

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Why Kids Under 5 Should Get a Covid Vaccine

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.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #vaccination-and-immunization

He Helped Cure the ‘London Patient’ of H.I.V. Then He Turned to Covid.

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.

#acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome, #castillejo-adam, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #gupta-ravindra, #research, #visionaries2022

Covid Vaccine Misinformation Still Fuels Fears Surrounding Pregnancy, a New Study Finds.

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.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #kaiser-family-foundation, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #rumors-and-misinformation, #vaccination-and-immunization

Why Masks Work, but Mandates Haven’t

Why haven’t Covid mask mandates made much difference?

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-return-to-office, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #disease-rates, #internal-storyline-no, #masks, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #quarantine-life-and-culture

How Some People Travel to the U.S. After Positive Covid Tests

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.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #american-society-of-tropical-medicine-and-hygiene, #canada-border-services-agency, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #travel-and-vacations

Why Covid Is More Likely to Spread At the Gym

A new study found exercisers expel a shocking number of tiny aerosol particles when they are working hard.

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Why the Monkeypox Virus Is Not Like Covid-19

This viral illness is not like Covid, but there is cause for concern. Here’s how experts are thinking about it now.

#content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #disease-rates, #monkeypox, #sexually-transmitted-diseases, #smallpox, #vaccination-and-immunization, #viruses

How to Control Covid When Everyone Moves On

You may be done with the virus, but the virus is not done with you.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns

The Michigan Mink Mystery: How Did an Interspecies Outbreak Unfold?

The puzzling coronavirus cases highlight ongoing surveillance challenges and blind spots.

#agriculture-and-farming, #agriculture-department, #animal-and-plant-health-inspection-service, #animals, #antibodies, #canada, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #deer, #dogs, #livestock, #livestock-diseases, #michigan, #minks-animals, #netherlands, #ontario-canada, #taxidermy, #wisconsin, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

Why Adams Is Rejecting Mask Mandates as Covid Cases Rise in New York

Mayor Eric Adams has focused on antiviral treatments and at-home testing as coronavirus cases surge again.

#adams-eric-l, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #hospitals, #masks, #new-york-city

Over 75 Percent of Long Covid Patients Were Not Hospitalized for Initial Illness, Study Finds

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.

#chronic-condition-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #fair-health-inc, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #long-covid, #research, #united-states, #your-feed-healthcare, #your-feed-science

The Twisting Trail to the Tonys: ‘Can You Believe That We’re Here?’

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.

#actors-and-actresses, #actors-equity-assn, #broadway-league, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #theater, #tony-awards-theater-awards, #writing-and-writers

A Nasal Vaccine for Covid Could Prevent Infections

Why nasal vaccines for Covid could be so effective.

#coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #vaccination-and-immunization

The World Tries to Move Beyond Covid. China May Stand in the Way.

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.

#china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #politics-and-government, #xi-jinping

America, Unmasked

Few among us loved the mask when it was forced on us, but it’s worth considering what we’re losing as it disappears.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #masks, #protective-clothing-and-gear

Did Faulty Assumptions Dash Parents’ Hope for an Under-5 Vaccine?

The under-5 Covid vaccine should be approved.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #disease-rates, #food-and-drug-administration, #immune-system, #masks, #moderna-inc, #pfizer-inc, #tests-medical, #vaccination-and-immunization

Which Animal Viruses Could Infect People? Computers Are Racing to Find Out.

Machine learning is known for its ability to spot fraudulent credit charges or recognize faces. Now researchers are siccing the technology on viruses.

#animals, #artificial-intelligence, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #disease-rates, #research, #your-feed-science

Do Vaccines Protect Against Long Covid?

Maybe, according to a growing number of studies, but there’s not yet a definitive answer.

#chronic-condition-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #long-covid, #research, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-healthcare, #your-feed-science

A ‘Cruiser’ Sets Sail, Despite Covid

A return to the sea means a return to life for one die-hard cruiser.

#audio-neutral-informative, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #cruises, #quarantine-life-and-culture

A Police Sergeant Nearly Died of Covid-19. He Was Unvaccinated.

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.”

#coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #new-jersey, #public-safety-department-conn

Covid Outbreak in Beijing Prompts Panic Buying and Fears of a Lockdown

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.

#beijing-china, #china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #quarantines, #stockpiling

Maskless Flying

What might a more effective mask mandate look like?

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #disease-rates, #heating-ventilation-and-cooling-hvac, #internal-storyline-no, #masks, #protective-clothing-and-gear

How to Stop Superspreader Events Without Masks

Buildings need to disinfect the air.

#coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #heating-ventilation-and-cooling-hvac, #ultraviolet-light

What Happens When New York’s Covid Alert Level Moves to Medium Risk?

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.

#adams-eric-l, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #disease-rates, #health-and-mental-hygiene-department-nyc, #hospitals, #masks, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-jersey, #new-york-city, #transit-systems, #vaccination-and-immunization, #westchester-county-ny

When Covid Enters the House, What Should We Do?

When someone in the family tests positive for the coronavirus, there are some guidelines to follow.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #food-and-drug-administration, #masks, #parenting, #tests-medical

Is Covid More Dangerous Than Driving? How Scientists Are Parsing Covid Risks.

The coronavirus remains new enough and its long-term effects unpredictable enough that measuring the threat posed by an infection is a thorny problem.

#calculators, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #deaths-fatalities, #disease-rates, #your-feed-science

Do We Ignore the Vulnerable as We Ease Covid Rules?

Readers express the concerns of the immunocompromised and the elderly. Also: Subway safety after the Brooklyn attack; reforming earmarks; Ukraine’s path.

#adams-eric-l, #brooklyn-ny-subway-shooting-april-12-2022, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #earmarks-finance, #elderly, #house-of-representatives, #new-york-city, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #subways, #ukraine, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization

Are There Better Ways to Track Covid Cases?

An increasing reliance on at-home testing and the closings of mass testing sites are making official case counts less reliable, scientists say.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #disease-rates, #tests-medical, #your-feed-science

Will the Virus Cooperate With Broadway’s Spring Rebound?

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.

#a-strange-loop-play, #box-office-sales, #broadway-manhattan-ny, #broderick-matthew, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #craig-daniel, #daryl-roth-theater, #hudson-theater-manhattan-ny, #jujamcyn-theaters, #new-york-city, #paradise-square-play, #parker-sarah-jessica, #plaza-suite-play, #spring-season, #theater, #theaters-buildings, #times-square-and-42nd-street-manhattan-ny

In the Rush to Return, What Happens to the Vulnerable?

We need a new normal.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #immune-system

How to Improve Heart Health After Covid

Evidence suggests that Covid survivors have substantially higher chances of developing cardiovascular disease. But experts say there are effective ways to minimize the risk.

#chronic-condition-health, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #exercise, #heart, #physical-therapy, #telemedicine, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

Having Covid Can Be Confusing. Here’s What to Expect

Having Covid can be a wildly confusing experience. But you can still make a plan to get through the course of illness.

#content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #immune-system, #tests-medical, #vaccination-and-immunization

What a Negative Result Means on At-Home Covid Tests

If you have symptoms but get a negative home test result, you may need to keep taking precautions and test again (and again).

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #immune-system, #tests-medical

How to Prepare for BA.2, the Omicron Subvariant

Taking these seven steps now can lower your risk and minimize the disruption to your family’s life.

#content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #disease-rates, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #masks, #pulse-oximetry, #tests-medical, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization

Three Habits My Family Started In the Pandemic That We Want to Keep

We made time to forgive one another, savor our backyard fire pit and revel in nature.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #habits-and-routines-behavior, #internal-sub-only-nl, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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

‘He Goes Where the Fire Is’: A Virus Hunter in the Wuhan Market

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.

#content-type-personal-profile, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #science-and-technology, #wildlife-trade-and-poaching, #your-feed-science

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

The Covid-19 Pandemic Didn’t Have to be This Way

Different choices that were available and plausible could have been made at several crucial turning points.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #disease-rates, #heating-ventilation-and-cooling-hvac, #politics-and-government, #public-private-sector-cooperation, #quarantines, #shutdowns-institutional, #tests-medical, #world-health-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

Do Covid Precautions Work?

Yes, but they haven’t made a big difference.

#coronavirus-omicron-variant, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #disease-rates, #internal-storyline-no, #masks, #quarantine-life-and-culture

The New Phase of the Pandemic Is Covid Exhaustion

We’re over Covid. Are we able to move on from it for good?

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Why Do Some People Never Get Covid?

Two years into the pandemic, a Covid mystery remains.

#coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #genetics-and-heredity

There Is a Lot to Weep for in This World

Ukraine poses a test we cannot fail. 

#coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #defense-and-military-forces, #food-and-drug-administration, #homeless-persons, #inflation-economics, #kyiv-ukraine, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #united-states-politics-and-government, #war-and-armed-conflicts

New Coronavirus Lineage Discovered in Ontario Deer

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.

#animals, #canada, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #deer, #michigan, #minks-animals, #ontario-canada, #research, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

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

C.D.C. Guidelines Suggest 70 Percent of U.S. Could Stop Wearing Masks

The agency issued a new set of recommendations intended to help communities live with the virus and get back to normal life.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #masks, #your-feed-science