High Hopes for Johnson & Johnson’s Covid Vaccine Have Fizzled in the U.S.

Production problems and a brief pause on its use kept the one-dose vaccine from becoming the game changer that health officials across the country believed it would be.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #emergent-biosolutions-inc, #factories-and-manufacturing, #gorsky-alex, #johnsonjohnson, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #rural-areas, #shutdowns-institutional, #states-us, #vaccination-and-immunization

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California Reopens: A Coronavirus Timeline

Tuesday: As California reopens, here’s a look back at what the state has endured.

#california, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #shutdowns-institutional

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A Second Life for North Carolina’s Shuttered Factories

With the rise of remote work, developers are betting they can lure young talent and raise economic prospects for the state’s depressed areas.

#area-planning-and-renewal, #capitol-broadcasting-company, #greensboro-nc, #high-point-nc, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #real-estate-commercial, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #rocky-mount-nc, #shutdowns-institutional, #winston-salem-nc

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Oyster Farmers Who Feared Going Broke Brace for Summer Boom

When restaurants closed to slow the spread of the coronavirus, the nationwide market for oysters cratered. That’s not the end of the story.

#clams, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fish-farming, #national-oceanic-and-atmospheric-administration, #nature-conservancy, #new-jersey, #new-york-harbor, #oysters, #pew-charitable-trusts, #reefs, #restoration-and-renovation, #seafood, #shutdowns-institutional

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JBS Paid $11 Million Ransom to Hackers

The breach was the latest in a string of attacks targeting businesses critical to American infrastructure.

#bribery-and-kickbacks, #cyberattacks-and-hackers, #extortion-and-blackmail, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #jbs-sa, #meat, #revil-hacking-group, #shutdowns-institutional

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Headliners and Headdresses Return to Las Vegas. Will Tourists Follow?

The first shows to reopen face a challenge: It is hard to draw audiences without tourists, but hard to draw tourists without shows.

#casinos, #cirque-du-soleil, #coronavirus-reopenings, #jillette-penn, #las-vegas-nev, #shutdowns-institutional, #teller, #theater, #travel-and-vacations

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Crook’s Corner, a Landmark North Carolina Restaurant, Has Closed

It led the modern revival of Southern cuisine nearly 40 years ago, and remained a seedbed for talented chefs and new ideas.

#crooks-corner-chapel-hill-nc-restaurant, #restaurants, #shutdowns-institutional

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U.S. Seizes Share of Ransom From Hackers in Colonial Pipeline Attack

Investigators traced 75 Bitcoins worth more than $4 million through nearly two dozen cryptocurrency accounts.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #bitcoin-currency, #colonial-pipeline-co, #cyberattacks-and-hackers, #cyberwarfare-and-defense, #darkside-hacking-group, #extortion-and-blackmail, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #justice-department, #revil-hacking-group, #russia, #shutdowns-institutional, #united-states-politics-and-government, #virtual-currency

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Women’s Prison Plagued by Sexual Violence to Close, Governor Says

Gov. Philip D. Murphy said that he would shut down Edna Mahan, New Jersey’s only women’s prison, because of a “long history of abusive incidents.”

#american-friends-service-committee, #edna-mahan-correctional-facility-for-women-clinton-nj, #murphy-philip-d-1957, #prisons-and-prisoners, #shutdowns-institutional, #women-and-girls

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For Small Gyms, Handling the Pandemic Meant Expanding

From on-demand video libraries to rooftop classes, boutique workout spots broadened beyond their tight spaces.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #exercise, #health-clubs, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shutdowns-institutional, #small-business, #videophones-and-videoconferencing

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How Lin-Manuel Miranda and Friends Made an Old Bookstore New

The century-old Drama Book Shop in Manhattan struggled for years. Then “Hamilton” happened.

#book-trade-and-publishing, #books-and-literature, #drama-book-shop-manhattan-ny, #kail-thomas, #korins-david, #midtown-area-manhattan-ny, #miranda-lin-manuel, #nederlander-james-l-1960, #shutdowns-institutional, #theater

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Meet the People Who Make New York City’s Summer Hustle Happen

After a stalled season last year, the beach buskers, bait sellers and heladeros embody the spirit of a city scrambling back.

#central-park-boathouse, #delicioso-coco-helado, #entrepreneurship, #new-york-city, #nycco, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shutdowns-institutional, #summer-season, #travel-and-vacations

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Hot Vax Summer Is Looking Lukewarm

The latest jobs report suggests that getting the economy back up to speed is not going to be effortless.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #labor-and-jobs, #shortages, #shutdowns-institutional, #unemployment, #united-states-economy, #wages-and-salaries

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Is New York’s Year of Lavish Tipping Coming to an End?

As the pandemic eases, data suggests customers may no longer see service workers as deserving of “hazard pay.”

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #delivery-services, #new-york-city, #shutdowns-institutional, #tips-and-tipping, #waiters-and-waitresses

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Production Resumes at Some JBS Meat Plants After Cyberattacks

Some JBS beef processing plants were operational, but not at full capacity, union officials said, after a ransomware attack shut nine plants, affecting thousands of workers.

#cyberwarfare-and-defense, #jbs-sa, #meat, #shutdowns-institutional

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Global Shortages During Coronavirus Reveal Failings of Just in Time Manufacturing

Global shortages of many goods reflect the disruption of the pandemic combined with decades of companies limiting their inventories.

#automobiles, #calvin-klein-inc, #computer-chips, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #executive-compensation, #factories-and-manufacturing, #ford-henry, #intel-corporation, #international-trade-and-world-market, #mckinseyco, #nike-inc, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #ships-and-shipping, #shutdowns-institutional, #stock-buybacks, #stockpiling, #stocks-and-bonds, #taiwan-semiconductor-manufacturing-company-ltd, #toyota-motor-corp, #united-states-economy

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Social Security and Covid: Why Getting Help Won’t Be the Same

The pandemic abruptly closed the agency’s 1,200 offices, and officials are considering how to move forward. One issue: Without the offices, fewer low-income seniors sought benefits.

#consumer-protection, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #elderly, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #medicare, #retirement, #shutdowns-institutional, #social-security-us, #social-security-administration, #weaver-david

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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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Delhi Considers Lifting Covid Limits, Despite Vaccine Shortage

Officials in the Indian capital have pledged to buy enough inoculations to avert another wave, but tight supplies and squabbling between central and local leaders make that a difficult prospect.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #delhi-india, #disease-rates, #india, #kejriwal-arvind, #politics-and-government, #shortages, #shutdowns-institutional, #vaccination-and-immunization

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New York City’s Reopening Spurs Hiring Push

With restaurants leading the way, the New York job market is beginning to recover, but the pace is modest.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #labor-and-jobs, #new-school, #new-york-city, #shutdowns-institutional, #unemployment

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Scarred but Resilient, New York City Tiptoes Toward Normalcy

The city reopened hesitantly, as New Yorkers balanced caution with a desire to embrace the freedom of prepandemic life.

#connecticut, #coronavirus-reopenings, #disease-rates, #new-jersey, #new-york-city, #restaurants, #shutdowns-institutional, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Mixing Healing and Strife, the Met Opera Sings Again

The company’s continuing labor tensions hovered over two consoling concerts featuring its orchestra and chorus.

#blanchard-terence, #blue-angel, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #knockdown-center-maspeth-queens, #metropolitan-opera, #nezet-seguin-yannick, #opera, #organized-labor, #shutdowns-institutional

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A Post-Pandemic Question: Should Cars Return to Golden Gate Park?

Monday: San Francisco is studying the impact of limiting traffic over the past year, one of many “slow streets” programs that have galvanized transit activists.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #golden-gate-park-san-francisco, #shutdowns-institutional, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

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Colonial Pipeline Now Delivering ‘Millions of Gallons’ an Hour, Owner Says

But it will still take days for gas stations in the Southeast to restock after panic buying depleted their supplies.

#colonial-pipeline-co, #cyberattacks-and-hackers, #darkside-hacking-group, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #pipelines, #shutdowns-institutional

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DarkSide, Blamed for Colonial Pipeline Attack, Says It Is Shutting Down

The hacking group, which the F.B.I. has said was responsible for the ransomware attack, said it had received “pressure” from the U.S.

#colonial-pipeline-co, #computers-and-the-internet, #cyberwarfare-and-defense, #darkside-hacking-group, #extortion-and-blackmail, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #pipelines, #shutdowns-institutional, #southeastern-states-us

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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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Cyberattack Forces a Shutdown of a Top U.S. Pipeline

The operator, Colonial Pipeline, said it had halted systems for its 5,500 miles of pipeline after being hit by a ransomware attack.

#colonial-pipeline-co, #cyberattacks-and-hackers, #east-coast-us, #extortion-and-blackmail, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #pipelines, #shutdowns-institutional, #united-states

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New York Is Reopening Sooner Rather Than Later

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo set May 19 as the date for allowing shops, theaters, restaurants and museums to operate at nearly full capacity.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #humm-daniel, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #restaurants, #shutdowns-institutional, #subways, #theaters-buildings

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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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‘We’re Suffering’: How Remote Work Is Killing Manhattan’s Storefronts

Landlords cut small retailers a break on rent during the pandemic, but stores are still struggling because too few office workers and tourists have returned.

#empire-state-building-manhattan-ny, #financial-district-manhattan-ny, #grand-central-terminal-manhattan-ny, #labor-and-jobs, #landlords, #manhattan-nyc, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #midtown-area-manhattan-ny, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-commercial, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #restaurants, #rockefeller-center-manhattan-ny, #rothmans, #rudin-management-co, #rudin-william-c, #shopping-and-retail, #shutdowns-institutional, #small-business, #strausman-mark, #union-square-manhattan-ny

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As New York City Reopens, Its Recovery Will Hinge on the Next Mayor

The Democratic candidates are making radically different bets about the mood and priorities of New Yorkers as the city moves toward reopening after the pandemic.

#adams-eric-l, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #donovan-shaun-l-s-1966, #elections-mayors, #garcia-kathryn, #labor-and-jobs, #mcguire-raymond-j, #morales-dianne, #new-york-city, #primaries-and-caucuses, #shutdowns-institutional, #stringer-scott-m, #wiley-maya, #yang-andrew-1975

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He Delivered for Me

How my UPS man went from annoyance to emotional lifeline.

#dating-and-relationships, #delivery-services, #love-emotion, #shutdowns-institutional, #united-parcel-service-inc

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How 2 N.J. Schools With Similar Covid Cases Are Reopening

Two New Jersey towns, Rutherford and Secaucus, are five miles apart. Students with autism in Rutherford have gotten far more in-person instruction.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #education-k-12, #murphy-philip-d-1957, #new-jersey, #shutdowns-institutional, #special-education

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Close Guantánamo. Transfer Detainees to the U.S.

It is hugely expensive and a stain on the country.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #guantanamo-bay-naval-base-cuba, #kenya, #military-tribunals, #obama-barack, #shutdowns-institutional, #terrorism, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #world-trade-center-manhattan-ny

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In France, an Ever-Extending Labyrinth of Covid Lockdowns

Walk the dog? Only one kilometer. Want a raclette maker? Sure. A lamp? Nope. During the pandemic, France’s bureaucracy has hit overdrive, and the French are increasingly fed up.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #france, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #paris-france, #shutdowns-institutional

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Italy’s Problem With School Dropouts Goes From Bad to Worse in Pandemic

Even before the coronavirus hit, Italy had among the worst dropout rates in Europe. But closed schools and online classes have pushed students out in ever higher numbers.

#computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dropouts, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #education-secondary, #italy, #naples-italy, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shutdowns-institutional, #teachers-and-school-employees

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What Snoop Dogg’s Success Says About the Book Industry

Will the shifts brought on by the pandemic, favoring online retailers over bookstores and established authors over new ones, change publishing forever?

#book-trade-and-publishing, #books-and-literature, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #e-commerce, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shopping-and-retail, #shutdowns-institutional, #united-states, #writing-and-writers

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Gina Prince-Bythewood: Movies Won’t Be the Same Without the ArcLight

For the director Gina Prince-Bythewood, seeing her movie premiere there or just a poster for it on display was a sign that her work mattered. News of the closure hit hard.

#arclight-cinemas, #cinerama-dome-los-angeles-calif-movie-theater, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #los-angeles-calif, #movies, #prince-bythewood-gina, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shutdowns-institutional, #theaters-buildings

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Covid-19 Pushes India’s Middle Class Toward Poverty

The pandemic sent 32 million people in India from the middle class last year. Now a second wave is threatening the dreams of millions more looking for a better life.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #income-inequality, #india, #labor-and-jobs, #poverty, #shutdowns-institutional, #unemployment, #wages-and-salaries

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Why Did Rich People Leave New York City During the Pandemic?

Sure, the tax revenue is nice. But ….

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #gentrification, #high-net-worth-individuals, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shutdowns-institutional

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One Year Later: How U.S. Winemakers Averted Disaster

Pandemic disruptions seemed to pose the biggest obstacles, but West Coast fires were far more damaging.

#layoffs-and-job-reductions, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shutdowns-institutional, #wines

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For New York City Rich Who Fled, a Bronx Cheer

Sure, the tax revenue is nice. But ….

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #gentrification, #high-net-worth-individuals, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shutdowns-institutional

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In India, a Second Wave of Covid-19 Prompts a New Exodus

Low-paid workers are starting to flee the cities en masse, just like a year ago. But their hometowns, often in far-flung places, may once again be ill prepared to test arrivals and treat the sick.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #india, #modi-narendra, #mumbai-india, #shutdowns-institutional, #vaccination-and-immunization

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A Disastrous Year for Brooklyn’s Chinatown: ‘It’s Just So Hard’

Signs of life have returned to Sunset Park, but businesses are struggling and racism and hate crimes have made things worse. “The neighborhood hasn’t recovered,” a restaurant manager said.

#chinese-americans, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #discrimination, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shutdowns-institutional, #sunset-park-brooklyn-ny, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Why Closing a Nuclear Plant Could Hurt N.Y.’s Environment

The nuclear power plant at Indian Point will close at the end of the month, but the shutdown could cause a spike in greenhouse gases.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #indian-point-nuclear-power-plant-ny, #metropolitan-museum-of-art, #museums, #new-york-city, #shutdowns-institutional

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Some Pubs and Shops Reopen in England, Raising Hopes for Economic Recovery

The pandemic has left Britain with deep economic wounds, but “Monday is a really positive start.”

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #england, #great-britain, #london-england, #shopping-and-retail, #shutdowns-institutional

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Surging Virus Has Michigan’s Whitmer at Loggerheads With Biden

As Gov. Gretchen Whitmer pleads for more coronavirus vaccine, the Biden administration on Monday urged her to shut Michigan down, something she wants to avoid.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #michigan, #shutdowns-institutional, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization, #walensky-rochelle, #whitmer-gretchen

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Indian Point Is Shutting Down. That Means More Fossil Fuel.

When the Indian Point nuclear power plant shuts, its lost output will be filled primarily by generators that burn fuels that contribute to climate change.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #buchanan-ny, #cuomo-andrew-m, #electric-light-and-power, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #indian-point-nuclear-power-plant-ny, #new-york-city, #new-york-independent-system-operator-nyiso, #nuclear-energy, #shutdowns-institutional, #solar-energy, #wind-power

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Del Posto, the Lauded Italian Restaurant, Will Permanently Close

Its executive chef, Melissa J. Rodriguez, has purchased the restaurant with a group of investors, with plans to open a similarly ambitious Italian restaurant.

#del-posto-manhattan-ny-restaurant, #italian-food-cuisine, #katz-jeff-restaurateur, #restaurants, #rodriguez-melissa-j-chef, #shutdowns-institutional

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