The Coronavirus Is Plotting a Comeback. Here’s Our Chance to Stop It for Good.

Many scientists are expecting another rise in infections. But this time the surge will be blunted by vaccines and, hopefully, widespread caution. By summer, Americans may be looking at a return to normal life.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #deaths-fatalities, #disease-rates, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #shutdowns-institutional, #states-us, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-science

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New York City’s Arts and Recreation Employment Down 66%, Report Says

The New York State comptroller’s office details the effects of the pandemic’s devastation and says a full recovery would be made only with government assistance.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #culture-arts, #dancing, #dinapoli-thomas-p, #finances, #labor-and-jobs, #museums, #music, #new-york-city, #new-york-state, #politics-and-government, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shutdowns-institutional, #theater, #theaters-buildings, #wages-and-salaries

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School Closures Have Failed America’s Children

As many as three million children have gotten no education for nearly a year.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #democratic-party, #dropouts, #education-k-12, #income-inequality, #republican-party, #shutdowns-institutional, #united-states-politics-and-government

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As Buildings’ Life Spans Shrink, Developers Try to Adjust

Industry experts are starting to take heed as disruptions from the pandemic and changing technological needs are hastening the demise of commercial real estate developments.

#architecture, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #internal-storyline-no, #mixed-use-developments, #real-estate-commercial, #shutdowns-institutional

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State Lawmakers Defy Governors in a Covid-Era Battle for Power

Legislators across the country, mostly Republicans, are moving to strip the powers of governors, many of them Democrats, who have taken on extraordinary authority to fight the pandemic.

#beshear-andrew-g-1977, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #democratic-party, #governors-us, #republican-party, #shutdowns-institutional, #state-legislatures, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vetoes-us

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Hurt by Lockdowns, California’s Small Businesses Push to Recall Newsom

The pain for such enterprises been particularly acute in the state, leading some to back an effort to replace Gov. Gavin Newsom.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #california, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #los-angeles-calif, #newsom-gavin, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #quarantines, #restaurants, #shutdowns-institutional, #small-business

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Are New York Restaurant Customers Ready to Dine Inside Again?

New York City is again allowing indoor dining at 25 percent capacity, but the policy is no panacea for the struggling restaurant industry.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #lipkin-w-ian, #mailman-school-of-public-health, #new-york-city, #npd-group-inc, #restaurants, #shutdowns-institutional

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What My Father’s Covid Survival Taught Me About Security

He’s a security guard. I work in nuclear security. The pandemic swept away my sense that we can really protect the ones we love from anything.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #families-and-family-life, #nuclear-weapons, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shutdowns-institutional

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For My Next Trick … Opening a New Musical in Tokyo in a Pandemic

Our writer’s adaptation of “The Illusionist” was slated for a tryout run. Lockdown, a tragic death, cancer and quarantine got in the way, but didn’t stop the show.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #duchan-peter, #japan, #nissay-theater-tokyo-japan, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shutdowns-institutional, #southerland-thom, #the-illusionist-play, #theater, #tokyo-japan, #umeda-arts-theater-co-ltd, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Pete Wells’s Odyssey as Restaurant Critic During Pandemic

To capture New York’s food scene in these times, I’ve adapted to many roles. But the essence of my job remains the same: hunting for a good meal.

#chefs, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #falansai-brooklyn-ny-restaurant, #labor-and-jobs, #manhattan-nyc, #new-york-city, #new-york-times, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #restaurants, #shutdowns-institutional

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Oregon Is Vaccinating Teachers. It Might Not Be Enough to Reopen Schools.

Oregon is a case study in how Pacific Coast cities are lagging the country in resuming in-person teaching.

#anxiety-and-stress, #brown-kate-1960, #california, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #disease-rates, #education-k-12, #oregon, #organized-labor, #shutdowns-institutional, #teachers-and-school-employees, #vaccination-and-immunization, #washington-state, #western-states-us, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Winter Storm Disrupts Automakers, Retailers and Delivery Services

Power outages, natural gas shortages and icy conditions made it hard for automakers, retailers and delivery carriers to operate across much of the South and Midwest.

#delivery-services, #factories-and-manufacturing, #fedex-corporation, #ford-motor-co, #general-motors, #midwestern-states-us, #natural-gas, #postal-service-and-post-offices, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #shortages, #shutdowns-institutional, #snow-and-snowstorms, #southern-states-us, #texas, #toyota-motor-corp, #trucks-and-trucking, #united-parcel-service-inc, #walmart-stores-inc, #weather

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With Indoor Rinks Closed, Players Turn to ‘Speakeasy Hockey’

In barns and backyards, outdoor rinks built with kits or from scratch are filling a void for hockey players amid pandemic-related closures.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hockey-ice, #new-york-state, #shutdowns-institutional, #wisconsin

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Biden Reviving Effort to Empty Guantánamo Prison

A White House announcement was short on details, and key players have yet to be assigned policy positions in the new administration.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #detainees, #guantanamo-bay-naval-base-cuba, #obama-barack, #shutdowns-institutional, #united-states-politics-and-government

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We Asked 175 Pediatric Disease Experts if It Was Safe Enough to Open School

In many places, the debates over reopening are fraught. But in a survey, experts broadly agreed that elementary schools didn’t need vaccines to open safely.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #education-k-12, #masks, #shutdowns-institutional

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Earth to Voyager 2: After a Year in the Darkness, We Can Talk to You Again

NASA’s sole means of sending commands to the distant space probe, launched 44 years ago, is being restored on Friday.

#canberra-australia, #jet-propulsion-laboratory, #national-aeronautics-and-space-administration, #satellites, #shutdowns-institutional, #solar-system, #space-and-astronomy, #voyager-project, #your-feed-science

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The Drawbacks of Living in a Tiny Home During a Pandemic

Lockdowns are harder when you’re stuck in a small space and can’t stockpile food or toilet paper.

#camps-and-camping, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #shutdowns-institutional

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When Did You Realize Covid Would Change Everything?

We want to hear your stories about March 2020.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shutdowns-institutional, #united-states

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California Is Making Liberals Squirm

If progressivism can’t work there, why should the country believe it can work anywhere else?

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #income-inequality, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #san-francisco-calif, #shutdowns-institutional, #united-states-politics-and-government

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What Will It Take to Reopen Schools?

The Biden administration is determined to restart in-person learning quickly. But there are some major hurdles.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-reopenings, #education-k-12, #organized-labor, #shutdowns-institutional, #teachers-and-school-employees, #united-states

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‘Its Own Domestic Army’: How the G.O.P. Allied Itself With Militants

Actions taken by paramilitary groups in Michigan last year, emboldened by President Donald J. Trump, signaled a profound shift in Republican politics and a national crisis in the making.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #michigan, #politics-and-government, #republican-party, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #shirkey-michael-j, #shutdowns-institutional, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #whites, #whitmer-gretchen

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Second February Snowfall Blankets New York

More than six inches fell on Sunday, and more nasty weather is expected this week, with additional snow and freezing temperatures.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dancing, #grayson-edward-1976, #koch-david-h-theater, #new-york-city, #new-york-city-ballet, #shutdowns-institutional, #snow-and-snowstorms, #theater

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An Overnight Refuge for Homeless New Yorkers, Lost to the Pandemic

The city’s homeless population has faced a particularly brutal winter as coronavirus restrictions have kept the subway and other indoor public spaces closed.

#banks-steven, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #homeless-persons, #new-york-city, #shutdowns-institutional, #subways, #transit-systems

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Its Musicians Are Out of Work, but the Met Is Streaming

Anna Netrebko sang a recital live from Vienna as the opera company and its unions remain in a standoff.

#layoffs-and-job-reductions, #les-contes-dhoffmann-opera, #metropolitan-opera, #metropolitan-opera-orchestra, #netrebko-anna, #nights-of-delirium-opera, #opera, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shutdowns-institutional, #spanish-riding-school, #turandot-opera

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Its Borders Shut, New Zealand Prods Local Tourists to ‘Do Something New’

A viral ad campaign urges New Zealanders to find new ways to look at their own backyard — and to stop posting hot-tub vacation photos.

#advertising-and-marketing, #ardern-jacinda, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #new-zealand, #photography, #shutdowns-institutional, #social-media, #travel-and-vacations

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Federal Aid for Closed Cultural Venues Will Be a Race for Cash

Tens of thousands of eligible music clubs, theaters, museums and other spaces may overwhelm a $15 billion grant fund run by the Small Business Administration.

#cornyn-john, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #culture-arts, #federal-aid-us, #music, #national-independent-venue-assn, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shutdowns-institutional, #shuttered-venue-operators-grant, #small-business, #small-business-administration, #stimulus-economic, #theater, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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What I Saw During Myanmar’s Coup

It felt like being transported back to the old, isolated country.

#aung-san-suu-kyi, #coups-detat-and-attempted-coups-detat, #curfews, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #min-aung-hlaing, #myanmar, #national-league-for-democracy-myanmar, #politics-and-government, #shutdowns-institutional, #wireless-communications

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Major Snowstorm Hits New York City

In all, 18 inches could accumulate, and wind gusts could reach 50 miles per hour. Officials advise that people stay inside and avoid travel.

#coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #new-york-city, #shutdowns-institutional, #snow-and-snowstorms, #transit-systems, #weather

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What You Need to Know About the NYC Snowstorm Today

In all, 18 inches could accumulate, and wind gusts could reach 50 miles per hour. Officials advise that people stay inside and avoid travel.

#coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #new-york-city, #shutdowns-institutional, #snow-and-snowstorms, #transit-systems, #weather

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PPP Aid to Small Businesses: How Much Did $500 Billion Help?

Some economists say the Paycheck Protection Program has not proved as useful as other aid. The debate could sway the new administration’s plans.

#banking-and-financial-institutions, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #federal-aid-us, #law-and-legislation, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #recession-and-depression, #shutdowns-institutional, #small-business, #stimulus-economic, #united-states-economy

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5 Restaurants on Why They’re Hibernating This Winter

Whether it’s because of generous landlords, loans or sheer exhaustion, owners are taking a seasonal break.

#beatstro-bronx-ny-restaurant, #bessou-manhattan-ny-restaurant, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #flex-mussels-manhattan-ny-restaurant, #new-york-city, #nowon-manhattan-ny-restaurant, #pearl-oyster-bar, #restaurants, #shutdowns-institutional

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Children Need to Be Back in School Tomorrow

Teacher resistance is a disaster for the most vulnerable.

#baltimore-md, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #chicago-ill, #coronavirus-reopenings, #education-k-12, #national-education-assn, #organized-labor, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #shutdowns-institutional, #washington-dc

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A Dying Teacher, Worrying Over Students to His Last Breaths

The death of a beloved educator in Houston, like others across the country, has deepened teachers’ fears and conflict over in-person instruction.

#cobb-county-ga, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #education-k-12, #houston-tex, #montgomery-ala, #shutdowns-institutional, #teachers-and-school-employees

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Do Curfews Slow the Coronavirus?

A restriction more often used in natural disasters, or to quell unrest, has never been tested against a pathogen like the virus.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #curfews, #disease-rates, #europe, #shutdowns-institutional, #united-states, #united-states-economy

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Schools Were Set to Reopen. Then the Teachers’ Union Stepped In.

Students didn’t return to elementary schools in Montclair, N.J., as planned after a tense week of debate and a boycott of prep sessions by some educators.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #education-k-12, #montclair-nj, #murphy-philip-d-1957, #new-jersey, #new-jersey-education-assn, #organized-labor, #shutdowns-institutional, #teachers-and-school-employees

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Britain’s Alarm Over Virus Variant Bolsters Case for Lockdown

A warning that the variant could be deadlier is a powerful argument that Britain could be entering a severe new phase of the pandemic and that easing lockdown rules could be calamitous.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #ferguson-neil-m, #great-britain, #imperial-college-london, #johnson-boris, #quarantines, #scientific-advisory-group-for-emergencies-great-britain, #shutdowns-institutional

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Herman Miller C.E.O. Grapples With Politics and Pandemic

As the C.E.O. of Herman Miller, Andi Owen has had to navigate a polarized work force while thinking about the future of the offices her company makes furniture for.

#content-type-personal-profile, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #executives-and-management-theory, #furniture, #gap-inc, #herman-miller-inc, #innovation, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #michigan, #owen-andi, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shutdowns-institutional

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54 Zip Codes in NYC Have Positive Coronavirus Test Rates Over 10%

As the focus turns to vaccinations, the virus continues to spread, leaving health experts to wonder if officials will mull new steps and restrictions.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #disease-rates, #hospitals, #new-york-city, #new-york-state, #shutdowns-institutional

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NBCSN to Shut Down, With Sports Moving to USA and Peacock

NBCSN was the No. 2 sports channel on cable last year, but coverage of the N.H.L., the English Premier League and NASCAR is now moving to Peacock and the USA Network.

#cable-television, #national-broadcasting-co, #nbc-sports-network, #shutdowns-institutional, #television, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

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Can a Brash Executive in Kansas Save Movie Theaters?

For Adam Aron, who runs AMC Entertainment, the world’s largest movie theater chain, the past year has been filled with twists and turns. And no one knows the ending.

#amc-entertainment-holding-inc, #aron-adam-m, #movies, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shutdowns-institutional, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

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Covid-19 Kept Tourists Away. Why Did These Seabirds Miss Them?

When travel restrictions stopped bird-watchers from visiting a Swedish island, hidden ecosystem dynamics were revealed.

#animal-behavior, #birds, #conservation-of-resources, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #research, #shutdowns-institutional, #sweden, #travel-and-vacations, #wildlife-sanctuaries-and-nature-reserves, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

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The Board Voted to Keep Schools Closed. Parents Revolted.

While districts around it opened, a small Wisconsin city chose to start the school year remotely. Public pressure forced a return, just as virus cases were surging.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #disease-rates, #education-k-12, #quarantines, #shutdowns-institutional, #teachers-and-school-employees, #wausau-wis

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A School District Vowed to Stay Open, Until Its Staffing Ran Out

Nearly 11,000 people were forced to quarantine this fall in a suburban Atlanta district that didn’t mandate masks, but it stayed the course, until a staffing shortage shut the doors.

#cherokee-county-ga, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #parenting, #quarantines, #shortages, #shutdowns-institutional, #teachers-and-school-employees

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A New Orleans Mardi Gras With a Different Sort of Mask

The bar scene so central to the city’s economy and allure is about to become the stage for an unusually muted and bittersweet celebration.

#alcoholic-beverages, #bars-and-nightclubs, #bartenders, #cocktails-and-mixed-drinks, #jewel-of-the-south-new-orleans-la-bar, #mardi-gras, #new-orleans-la, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shutdowns-institutional

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Insurers Must Pay Businesses for Pandemic Claims, British Court Rules

Hundreds of thousands of insured businesses will be paid for lost earnings after the coronavirus lockdowns forced them to close, ending a long-running battle with insurance companies.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #financial-conduct-authority-great-britain, #great-britain, #insurance, #shutdowns-institutional, #small-business

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Should You Worry About Your Kid’s Pandemic Weight Gain?

Think of body changes as something to be curious about, not a problem to be solved.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #exercise, #shutdowns-institutional, #weight

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Saying Goodbye to Bird

A high-end boutique that influenced Brooklyn style.

#bird-brooklyn-ny-retailer, #brooklyn-nyc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fashion-and-apparel, #mankins-jennifer, #shopping-and-retail, #shutdowns-institutional, #your-feed-fashion

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State Capitols ‘on High Alert,’ Fearing More Violence

Officials around the country are bracing for any spillover from last week’s violent assault on the U.S. Capitol. State legislatures already have become targets for protesters in recent days.

#capitol-building-washington-dc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #georgia, #idaho, #michigan, #minnesota, #missouri, #nevada, #oregon, #presidential-election-of-2020, #security-and-warning-systems, #shutdowns-institutional, #state-legislatures, #states-us, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #texas, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Under Attack, Andrew Yang Explains His Family’s Escape From NY

Andrew Yang said that his family decided to leave the city during the pandemic in part to help his autistic son “adapt to our new normal.”

#elections-mayors, #new-paltz-ny, #new-york-city, #poverty, #primaries-and-caucuses, #shutdowns-institutional, #yang-andrew-1975

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It Could Be a Great Year, if Your Business Survives Winter

Tough sacrifices may still be required, but many see a post-pandemic resurgence in the year ahead.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #factories-and-manufacturing, #labor-and-jobs, #restaurants, #shutdowns-institutional, #small-business, #stimulus-economic, #united-states-economy

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