E.U. Recommends Opening to Americans to Rescue the Summer

The European Union recommended its 27 member nations lift a ban on nonessential travel from the United States, but each country will decide for itself.

#european-union, #politics-and-government, #quarantines, #travel-and-vacations, #travel-warnings, #vaccination-and-immunization, #world-health-organization

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8,000 Homeless People to Be Moved From Hotels to Shelters, New York Says

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s announcement signals the beginning of the end to an arrangement that many homeless people said provided a better living environment.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #de-blasio-bill, #group-homes-and-supportive-housing, #homeless-persons, #homeless-services-department-nyc, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #new-york-city, #quarantines, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Covid Proved the C.D.C. Is Broken. Can It Be Fixed?

The pandemic revealed the glaring weaknesses of the world’s premier public health agency — and just how much work it would take to reform it.

#atlanta-ga, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #contact-tracing-public-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #disease-rates, #electronic-health-records, #epidemics, #food-contamination-and-poisoning, #frieden-thomas-r, #masks, #medicine-and-health, #quarantines, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization, #walensky-rochelle

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CDC Travel Guidelines: What You Need to Know

In updated recommendations, the federal health agency said both domestic and international travel was low risk for fully vaccinated Americans. But travel remains far from simple.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #quarantines, #travel-and-vacations, #travel-warnings, #vaccination-and-immunization, #vaccination-proof-and-immunization-records

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Asia Struggles to Cast Off the Pandemic Despite its Early Lead

While the United States edges toward normalcy, countries like Japan, South Korea and Australia are still facing months of uncertainty and isolation as their vaccination campaigns just start to gain steam.

#australia, #china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #japan, #quarantines, #shortages, #south-korea, #taiwan, #thailand, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Why Asia, the Pandemic Champion, Remains Miles Away From the Finish Line

While the United States edges toward normalcy, countries like Japan, South Korea and Australia are still facing months of uncertainty and isolation as their vaccination campaigns just start to gain steam.

#australia, #china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #japan, #quarantines, #shortages, #south-korea, #taiwan, #thailand, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Traveling to Hawaii? Be Prepared to Pay

Interest in visiting the islands is running high, but the price of paradise can be multiple Covid tests, expensive stints in quarantine, long waits in line and more.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hawaii, #kauai-hawaii, #oahu-hawaii, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #quarantines, #tests-medical, #travel-and-vacations, #vaccination-and-immunization

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What to Know About Testing and Vaccine Requirements for Travel

Do you need to be vaccinated or have a negative Covid-19 test for your next trip? Check this guide before traveling domestically or abroad.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #quarantines, #tests-medical, #travel-and-vacations, #vaccination-and-immunization

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‘Freedom Day’ for England Is Looking Like a Mirage

All coronavirus restrictions were supposed to end on June 21, but with the new Delta variant, the long-anticipated opening is increasingly problematic.

#conservative-party-great-britain, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #delta-variant, #disease-rates, #england, #johnson-boris, #politics-and-government, #quarantines

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China Returns to Its Strict Covid Restrictions to Fight a New Outbreak

Foreign businesses worry that tough quarantines and restrictions could persist into next year as Beijing struggles with variants and questions about its vaccines.

#china, #china-national-pharmaceutical-group-corp-sinopharm, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #european-union-chamber-of-commerce-in-china, #guangdong-province-china, #guangzhou-china, #quarantines, #sinovac-biotech-ltd, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Vietnam Faces a Wave of Covid Cases and a Troubling New Variant

The nation has prided itself on containing the coronavirus. But an outbreak at a church in Ho Chi Minh City and the emergence of a deadly new variant suggest its luck may be running out.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #ho-chi-minh-city-vietnam, #ministers-protestant, #quarantines, #vietnam

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With Idaho’s Governor Out of State, the Lieutenant Governor Bans Mask Mandates

Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin had signed an executive order while Gov. Brad Little, her political rival, was away at a conference.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #idaho, #internal-essential, #little-brad-1954, #masks, #mcgeachin-janice, #politics-and-government, #quarantines, #republican-party

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The Dominic Cummings Chronicles: The Can’t-Miss Sequel

Once Boris Johnson’s closest adviser, Dominic Cummings is expected to deliver scorching testimony in Parliament on Wednesday about the government’s handling of the pandemic.

#conservative-party-great-britain, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cummings-dominic-1971, #great-britain, #johnson-boris, #politics-and-government, #quarantines

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Taiwan Was a Covid Haven for Performers. Then Cases Flared.

One of the few places where performances continued steadily for much of the pandemic has had to shut down theaters just as they are reopening elsewhere.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #culture-arts, #dancing, #disease-rates, #music, #opera, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #quarantines, #shutdowns-institutional, #taipei-taiwan, #taiwan, #theater

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What It’s Like to Be in India’s Covid-19 Crisis

Fear, grief and boredom pervade the lives of those contending with the country’s severe outbreak. Their solace: family, friends and their own efforts to help others.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #deaths-fatalities, #hospitals, #india, #oxygen, #quarantines, #shutdowns-institutional

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How India’s Kerala Has Battled Coronavirus

Kerala uses tracking of patients and supplies, a network of health care workers and coronavirus “war rooms” to succeed where the national government has fallen short.

#communist-party-of-india-marxist, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #disease-rates, #hospitals, #kerala-india, #kk-shailaja, #local-government, #nipah-virus, #oxygen, #politics-and-government, #quarantines, #shortages, #vaccination-and-immunization

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How India’s Kerala Has Battled Covid-19

Kerala uses tracking of patients and supplies, a network of health care workers and coronavirus “war rooms” to succeed where the national government has fallen short.

#communist-party-of-india-marxist, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #disease-rates, #hospitals, #kerala-india, #kk-shailaja, #local-government, #nipah-virus, #oxygen, #politics-and-government, #quarantines, #shortages, #vaccination-and-immunization

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It Might Be Time to Break Up Your Pandemic Pod

Yes, you really need to start seeing other people.

#content-type-service, #emotions, #friendship, #psychology-and-psychologists, #quarantines

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New York Is Reopening. Here’s What That Actually Means.

Most businesses will be able to operate at 100 percent capacity, but it’s not a full return to normal.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #new-york-city, #new-york-state, #quarantines, #vaccination-and-immunization, #vaccination-proof-and-immunization-records

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Lockdown Ends in England, for Now, at Least

Britons savor their first real taste of freedom in months, but the emergence of a new coronavirus variant threatens to reverse the progress.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #england, #hancock-matt-1978, #india-variant, #johnson-boris, #quarantines, #vaccination-and-immunization

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The Future of Virus Tracking Can Be Found on This College Campus

Colorado Mesa University and the Broad Institute of M.I.T. and Harvard have spent the last year exploring new approaches to managing outbreaks.

#cambridge-mass, #colleges-and-universities, #colorado, #computers-and-the-internet, #contact-tracing-public-health, #coronavirus-reopenings, #dormitories, #epidemics, #mesa-county-colo, #mobile-applications, #quarantines, #sabeti-pardis-c, #tests-medical, #water-pollution, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

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Ron DeSantis Says He Will Pardon Those Who Violated ask Mandates

Gov. Ron DeSantis, a Republican, said the enforcement of a county mask mandate was “total overreach.”

#amnesties-commutations-and-pardons, #broward-county-fla, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #desantis-ron, #florida, #masks, #quarantines

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Are We Following the Science or Our Tribes?

Ever since social distancing began, red and blue areas of our country have become even more culturally isolated from one another.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #quarantines, #shutdowns-institutional, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Joseph D. Mount Was Charged For Organizing a Hike of More Than 150 people to the Grand Canyon.

Prosecutors said at least 150 people showed up, astounding rangers and overwhelming visitors who struggled to steer clear of the hikers, many of whom were not wearing masks or social distancing.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #grand-canyon-ariz, #grand-canyon-national-park, #hikes-and-hiking, #mount-joseph-don, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #quarantines, #timothy-hopp

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Isabel Díaz Ayuso Wins Madrid’s Regional Election

Isabel Díaz Ayuso, a conservative politician dubbed a “Trumpista” by her opponents, won the Madrid regional election by a landslide after she refused to shut down the capital’s bars and shops.

#ayuso-isabel-diaz, #content-type-personal-profile, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elections, #madrid-spain, #politics-and-government, #popular-party-spain, #quarantines, #sanchez-perez-castejon-pedro-1972, #spain, #vox-spanish-political-party

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India’s Covid Crisis Needs a New Lockdown

The country’s coronavirus disaster is the world’s problem.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #india, #politics-and-government, #quarantines, #vaccination-and-immunization

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New York Region to Accelerate Reopening, Raising Hopes and Anxiety

New York, New Jersey and Connecticut are pushing ahead with May 19 reopening plans, and the subway will return to 24-hour service.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #cuomo-andrew-m, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #quarantines, #shutdowns-institutional, #subways, #theaters-buildings

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Medina Spirit Wins the 147th Kentucky Derby

Bob Baffert, the trainer, collected his seventh Derby victory while the favorite, Essential Quality, faltered and finished fourth.

#churchill-downs-inc, #doping-sports, #essential-quality-race-horse, #horse-racing, #jockeys-drivers-and-trainers, #kentucky-derby, #quarantines, #triple-crown-horse-racing

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In Vermont, Isolating Inmates Kept Covid at Bay, but at a Price

The state prison system is the only one in the nation where no one has died of Covid-19. But the strict lockdowns and quarantines that slowed the virus created their own problems.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #mental-health-and-disorders, #prisons-and-prisoners, #quarantines, #solitary-confinement, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #vermont

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How the Coronavirus Overwhelmed India

Complacency and lack of preparation by the Indian government pushed the country into an unprecedented crisis.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #delhi-india, #disease-rates, #india, #politics-and-government, #quarantines, #vaccination-and-immunization

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My Daughter and I Are Trapped in Brazil’s Tragedy

We spend our days watching ambulances, as Covid-19 rips through the country.

#ambulances, #bolsonaro-jair-1955, #brazil, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #death-and-dying, #quarantines, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Weddings: Believe It. They Met in Person.

Kaitlin Ruby Brinkerhoff met Ian McCann, a Canadian, on a mountain biking trip in her Utah hometown. They then maintained a challenging cross-border relationship through the pandemic.

#bicycles-and-bicycling, #british-columbia-canada, #canada, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #quarantines, #st-george-utah, #weddings-and-engagements

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UK Eases Its Coronavirus Lockdown, and Britons Rejoice

Experience with the pandemic has taught Britons to be wary of setbacks, but as some pubs and stores reopened and the coronavirus abated, it was hard not to hope.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #great-britain, #johnson-boris, #london-england, #politics-and-government, #quarantines

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India Covid-19 Crisis Deepened by Missteps and Complacency

The new wave will hurt global efforts and vaccine supplies, experts say. Researchers are scrambling to assess whether new coronavirus variants are playing a role in India.

#contact-tracing-public-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #disease-rates, #india, #infections, #maharashtra-india, #modi-narendra, #politics-and-government, #quarantines, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Vaccine Passports Could Unlock World Travel and Cries of Discrimination

Vaccine rollouts in some countries have a long-locked-down world dreaming of travels abroad again. But they have also set off a fraught debate about the fairness of a two-tier system for haves and have-nots.

#aruba, #canada, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #europe, #great-britain, #israel, #japan, #politics-and-government, #quarantines, #saudi-arabia, #singapore, #travel-and-vacations, #united-arab-emirates, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization, #vaccination-proof-and-immunization-records

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Covid-19 in France: Secret Dinner Parties for Elite Sets Off Outrage

A television channel said the dinner parties were being held in defiance of coronavirus restrictions. One organizer initially said that government ministers had participated, setting off outrage online.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #darmanin-gerald, #france, #parties-social, #quarantines, #restaurants

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Boris Johnson Announces Free Covid Tests and Status Certificates for England

The U.K. leader’s plans are the next step in a cautious reopening after a lockdown that began in January.

#england, #great-britain, #johnson-boris, #quarantines, #vaccination-and-immunization

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You Can Be a Different Person After the Pandemic

Our personalities are not set in stone. They are more like sand dunes.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #psychology-and-psychologists, #quarantines, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

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Fatigue Outpaces Progress as France Enters Yet Another Lockdown

With coronavirus infections soaring, deaths nearing 100,000 and the vaccine rollout sputtering, frustrated French people feel they’re right back where they started.

#astrazeneca-plc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #france, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #quarantines, #shutdowns-institutional, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Fully Vaccinated Americans Can Travel With Low Risk, C.D.C. Says

They should still wear masks but no quarantines are necessary, the agency said in new guidance that cited growing data about the effectiveness of the shots.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #cruises, #disease-rates, #quarantines, #travel-and-vacations, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #your-feed-science

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Merkel’s Latest Pandemic Challenge: Leading as a Lame Duck

The German chancellor, known for her cool, solution-oriented response in the pandemic’s early stages, faces her greatest challenge yet as cases rise and patience plummets months before her final term ends.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #germany, #merkel-angela, #politics-and-government, #quarantines, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Cautiously, Britain Begins Relaxing Strict Lockdown Rules

The move to allow larger gatherings outdoors and reopen some sports centers came as many countries in Europe are tightening restrictions as their coronavirus cases shoot up.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #england, #great-britain, #johnson-boris, #quarantines, #travel-warnings, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Merkel Reverses Easter Lockdown Plan in Germany, Apologizing for ‘Mistake’

The German chancellor had proposed extending the Easter holiday by two days to help contain the latest wave of the pandemic, but scrapped the plan after it was roundly condemned.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #easter-and-holy-week, #germany, #merkel-angela, #quarantines, #shutdowns-institutional, #vaccination-and-immunization

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How Much Weight Did We Gain During Lockdowns? 2 Pounds a Month, Study Hints

Many Americans know they’ve put on weight during the pandemic, but it’s been difficult for experts to detail the scope of the problem.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #diet-and-nutrition, #exercise, #jama-network-open, #quarantines, #united-states, #weight, #your-feed-science

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How My Chronic Illness Shaped the Pandemic for My Kids

With the family under extra isolation, my children yearned for freedom.

#anxiety-and-stress, #children-and-childhood, #chronic-condition-health, #parenting, #quarantines, #tantrums-in-children

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Think Covid’s Messed Up Your Travel Plans? Try Getting Into China.

To keep the virus out, Beijing has enacted some of the world’s toughest border controls. Lives have been upended, and business has been disrupted.

#china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #quarantines, #visas

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Covid-19 Is Surging in India, but Vaccinations Are Slow

An outbreak around Mumbai has led to a campaign for more inoculations. That could affect supplies around the world.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dharavi, #disease-rates, #india, #maharashtra-india, #mumbai-india, #politics-and-government, #quarantines, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Europe’s Plan to Save Summer: A Covid-19 Travel Certificate

The document would allow European residents to travel across the bloc with proof of Covid-19 vaccination, a negative test result or evidence of recovery.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #european-medicines-agency, #european-union, #politics-and-government, #quarantines, #travel-and-vacations, #travel-warnings, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Hong Kong’s Virus Rules Keep Cases Low but Stoke Complaints

The territory has avoided full lockdown largely by moving aggressively to stamp out infections, but the latest outbreak has renewed claims of harsh treatment in the way quarantines are enforced.

#contact-tracing-public-health, #hong-kong, #lam-carrie-1957, #quarantines, #vaccination-and-immunization

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How the U.S. Reopening Might Affect Anxiety Patients

About half of all people surveyed by the American Psychological Association said they were worried about adjusting to in-person interaction.

#anxiety-and-stress, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #mental-health-and-disorders, #obsessive-compulsive-disorder, #psychology-and-psychologists, #quarantines

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