Covid’s Delta Variant: What We Know

The variant is gaining traction worldwide. But vaccines are driving down coronavirus case numbers in the U.S., and it’s unclear whether Delta will reverse that trend.

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With Mass Vaccination Sites Winding Down, It’s All About the ‘Ground Game’

The shift away from high-volume centers is an acknowledgment of the harder road ahead: a highly targeted push, akin to get-out-the-vote efforts, to persuade the reluctant to get shots.

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White House Says It Will Narrowly Miss July 4 Vaccination Goal

People ages 18 to 26 have been slow to get their shots, aides to President Biden said, ruling out the possibility of getting 70 percent of adults at least partly vaccinated by Independence Day.

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Anthony Fauci on the Lab Leak Theory and Emailing Mark Zuckerberg

America’s chief immunologist claps back.

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As Pandemic Recedes in U.S., Calls Are Growing for an Investigative Commission

Bills have been introduced in both houses of Congress to create a bipartisan panel, but a leader of the Sept. 11 commission thinks a nonpartisan effort would have more success in the current climate.

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China’s ‘Bat Woman,’ at the Center of a Pandemic Storm, Speaks Out

Shi Zhengli, a top virologist, said in a rare interview that speculation about her lab in Wuhan was baseless. But China’s habitual secrecy makes her claims hard to validate.

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Shi Zhengli, Chinese Virologist, Faces Scrutiny Over Wuhan Lab Research

Shi Zhengli, a top virologist, said in a rare interview that speculation about her lab in Wuhan was baseless. But China’s habitual secrecy makes her claims hard to validate.

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No, Fauci is not profiting from a coming book on lessons he’s learned from his public service.

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The Toasts Are Mimed, but the Kennedy Center Honors Return

The pandemic made the ceremony, honoring Debbie Allen, Joan Baez, Garth Brooks, Midori and Dick Van Dyke and airing on TV Sunday, like no other.

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14 Excerpts from Commencement Speeches Without the Word C*vid

(And only Dr. Fauci gets to say “p*ndemic,” because he’s Dr. Fauci.)

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White House Says Dating Apps Can Help Vaccinated (and Frisky) Find Love

With new “I’m Vaccinated” badges, dating apps are plugging into a cultural conversation over how Americans can approach postpandemic dating.

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Jane Brody and Anthony Fauci on Staying Fit and Focused at 80 and Beyond

The Times’s longtime Personal Health columnist and the nation’s most famous doctor met recently to talk about life as octogenarians and beyond. Listen to their conversation.

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Vaccinated Americans May Go Without Masks in Most Places, Federal Officials Say

Fully vaccinated people do not have to wear masks or maintain social distance indoors or outdoors, with some exceptions, the C.D.C. advised.

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With New C.D.C Mask Rules, Uncertainty on How to Proceed

After the C.D.C. issued new guidelines, people are figuring out how to proceed. Some want to keep their face coverings on: “It saves me having to put on sunscreen.”

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How Mask Guidelines Have Evolved in a Pandemic Year

Officials offered mixed messages about masks in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic before embracing them as a simple but effective tool for slowing the spread of Covid-19.

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So Anthony Fauci Isn’t Perfect. He’s Closer Than Most of Us.

We owe him gratitude, not grief.

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States Struggle With Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Pause as Federal Officials Reassure Public

Dr. Anthony S. Fauci said he hoped for a decision “quite soon” on the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, as local governments shifted to more complicated two-dose vaccines for marginal populations.

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AstraZeneca’s Latest Stumble Again Clouds European Vaccinations

The company defended its claims of 79 percent efficacy for its coronavirus shot and said it would release more up-to-date trial results within 48 hours.

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Yankees, Mets Get Permission to Open Stadiums to 20 Percent Capacity

Both teams will be permitted to operate their stadiums at 20 percent of capacity, expanding New York’s reintroduction of spectators at sports events.

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As Biden Confronts Vaccine Hesitancy, Republicans Are a Particular Challenge

The administration is seeking help in urging Republicans to get inoculated. But the president said he was not sure how much value there was in enlisting his predecessor.

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As Biden Confronts Covid-19 Vaccine Hesitancy, Republicans Are a Particular Challenge

The administration is seeking help in urging Republicans to get inoculated. But the president said he was not sure how much value there was in enlisting his predecessor.

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Seeking Connection in a New Normal

With vaccines for all on the horizon, we will have to find our way back from grief and loneliness.

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Biden Calls State Decisions to End Mask Mandates ‘Neanderthal Thinking’

Recent announcements by the governors of Texas and Mississippi have health officials pleading for Americans to continue social distancing and mask-wearing.

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Fauci Is Giving His Coronavirus Model to the Smithsonian

Dr. Anthony S. Fauci’s donation of his 3-D virus model to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History comes as museums are working to document the Covid-19 era.

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Younger Military Personnel Reject Vaccine, in Warning for Commanders and the Nation

About one-third of the troops have declined to take the vaccine. Many say they worry the vaccines are unsafe or were developed too quickly. Others want a sense of independence, even in uniform.

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Federal Scientists Plead for Pandemic Controls as Infection Declines Stall

“Now is not the time to relax restrictions,” the C.D.C. director, Rochelle Walensky, said, pointing to a leveling of coronavirus infections as governors move to lift pandemic restrictions.

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The Covid Emergency Must End

We might be able to achieve normalcy by summer. Our leaders should embrace the possibility.

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The Daily: When Will Kids Get the Coronavirus Vaccine?

When the United States completes its campaign to immunize every eligible American against the coronavirus, about a quarter of the population will remain unvaccinated. So, what happens to children?

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #fauci-anthony-s, #moderna-inc, #pfizer-inc, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Dr. Fauci Cautiously Optimistic for a Complete 2021 MLB Season

With spring training looming, the infectious disease expert — and Washington Nationals fan — weighs in on his optimism for the baseball season and whether he’d feel safe at a game.

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Which Covid Vaccine Should You Get? Experts Weigh the Effect Against Severe Disease

Infectious disease doctors say getting a shot of the J&J vaccine, which has a lower efficacy against the virus than other vaccines, would still be well worthwhile.

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Biden Advisers Say U.S. Will Remain Vulnerable to Covid Unless Congress Acts

In pleas for more money from Capitol Hill, the advisers said the United States was still facing shortages of protective gear and other supplies.

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Thank You, Dr. Fauci

Readers cite his professionalism, patriotism and courage. Also: The emoluments clause and Donald Trump; children and screen time; girls and sanitary products; French justice for a rooster.

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Dr. Anthony Fauci on Working For Donald Trump

The leading U.S. infectious disease expert opens up about his experience handling the pandemic under the Trump administration.

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Fauci on What Working for Trump Was Really Like

From denialism to death threats, Dr. Anthony S. Fauci describes a fraught year as an adviser to President Donald J. Trump on the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Banished by Trump but Brought Back by Biden, Fauci Aims to ‘Let the Science Speak’

Using the kind of blunt language that so often infuriated the former president, Dr. Anthony Fauci said the health threat from the virus was still “very serious.”

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New Yorkers in the Biden Administration

Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, Janet L. Yellen, Deanne Criswell and others with connections to the city are poised to have influence on policies.

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Fauci Suggests Theaters Could Reopen ‘Some Time in the Fall’

Dr. Anthony S. Fauci told performing arts professionals that if the vaccination program was a success, performances could resume with relatively few restrictions.

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Warning of Shortages, Researchers Look to Stretch Vaccine Supply

The N.I.H. and Moderna are examining whether doses of Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine can be halved to double the supply, while scientists look for other ways to extend availability.

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‘Covid, Covid, Covid’: In Trump’s Final Chapter, a Failure to Rise to the Moment

As the U.S. confronted a new wave of infection and death through the summer and fall, the president’s approach to the pandemic came down to a single question: What would it mean for him?

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Covid-19: How Much Herd Immunity is Enough?

Scientists initially estimated that 60 to 70 percent of the population needed to acquire resistance to the coronavirus to banish it. Now Dr. Anthony Fauci and others are quietly shifting that number upward.

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When You Can’t Just ‘Trust the Science’

The vaccine debate is the latest example of how our coronavirus choices are inescapably political.

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Covid Guide: How to Get Through the Pandemic

Times are tough now, but the end is in sight. If we hunker down, keep our families safe during the holidays and monitor our health at home, life will get better in the spring. Here’s how to get through it.

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Life After Covid: When Can We Start Making Plans?

We asked Dr. Anthony S. Fauci and other experts when they thought life would start to feel more normal.

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Trump Administration Plans a Rushed Effort to Encourage Americans to Be Vaccinated

A large-scale public education campaign, delayed by false starts and investigations, will get off the ground just as the coronavirus vaccine becomes available to high-risk Americans.

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What’s Fauci Reading? We Take Another Look at Celebrity Bookshelves

This year is finally coming to an end, so here is one last peek at the books behind Chris Rock, Jeff Bezos, Jemele Hill, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and more.

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Biden and Harris Are Time’s Persons of the Year for 2020

The magazine chose the president-elect and the vice president-elect over frontline health care workers (along with Dr. Anthony S. Fauci), the racial justice movement and President Trump.

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Covid ‘Long-Haulers’ Need Medical Attention, Experts Urge

In a two-day meeting sponsored by the N.I.H., officials acknowledged an insufficient understanding of the issues and warned of a growing public health problem.

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Scott Atlas, a Trump Coronavirus Adviser, Resigns

Dr. Atlas joined the White House in August as a special government employee for a limited term, prompting clashes with government scientists over his contentious theories.

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Bill Gates, Elizabeth Warren, Killer Mike and More Will Speak at the DealBook Online Summit

Bill Gates, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Jamie Dimon, Masayoshi Son, Killer Mike and more will join us.

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Coronavirus Surge in N.Y.: 5 Takeaways

New York and New Jersey have imposed new restrictions to curb a spike in coronavirus cases. 

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