What the New C.D.C. Guidelines Mean for You

The new recommendations put the onus on individuals to protect themselves. Here’s how to navigate them.

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When Will the Pandemic End? And Other Pressing Questions, Answered

Three experts weigh in.

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Science Is Still in a Race Against the Coronavirus

Human ingenuity must keep up with the coronavirus.

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U.S. Moves to Stretch Out Monkeypox Vaccine Supply

The approach would involve injecting one-fifth of the current dose into the skin instead of a full dose into underlying fat.

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Why Monkeypox Vaccine Shortage May Threaten the Immunocompromised

People with H.I.V. and other immune-system problems may need the full two-dose regimen, researchers say. But the shots, particularly second doses, are hard to come by.

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What to Know About Polio: Vaccines, Symptoms and How It Spreads

A recent case in a New York suburb has reignited concerns over the disease.

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As Monkeypox Spreads, U.S. Plans to Declare a Health Emergency

The designation will free up emergency funds and lift some bureaucratic hurdles, but many experts fear containment may no longer be possible.

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U.S. Could Have Had Many More Doses of Monkeypox Vaccine This Year

The Department of Health and Human Services delayed asking the manufacturer to process the bulk vaccine the government already owned into vials.

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California Declares State of Emergency as Monkeypox Spreads

Three states have now issued emergency declarations in the past week, as have New York City and San Francisco.

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How the U.S. Let 20 Million Monkeypox Vaccine Doses Expire

At the start of the monkeypox outbreak the U.S. stockpile contained just 2,400 doses of vaccine, a far cry from the more than 20 million it once held.

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How Some Parents Changed Their Politics in the Pandemic

They were once Democrats and Republicans. But fears for their children in the pandemic transformed their thinking, turning them into single-issue voters for November’s midterms.

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Three Pressing Questions About Monkeypox: Spread, Vaccination, Treatment

Containing the outbreak, scientists say, will depend on better understanding the virus’s transmission and how well available tools work.

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Biden Administration Plans to Offer Updated Booster Shots in September

With reformulated shots from Pfizer and Moderna on the horizon, the F.D.A. has decided that Americans under 50 should wait to receive second boosters.

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On Monkeypox, Health Secretary Says States ‘Need to Work With Us’

The suggestion that states need to do more seemed to startle state and local officials, who said in interviews that they are generally satisfied with the federal government’s response.

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How to Get a Monkeypox Vaccine in N.Y.C.

More doses are set to arrive in the city and become available to people at risk for the disease.

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In Rural America, Covid Hits Black and Hispanic People Hardest

At the peak of the Omicron wave, Covid killed Black Americans in rural areas at a rate roughly 34 percent higher than it did white people.

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U.S. to Distribute 800,000 Doses of Monkeypox Vaccine

The doses were withheld pending an F.D.A. review, which has now been completed.

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Few Parents Intend to Have Very Young Children Vaccinated Against Covid

In a new survey, 43 percent of parents of children ages 6 months through 4 years said they would refuse the shots for their kids. An additional 27 percent were uncertain.

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Omicron BA.5 Surge: 5 Ways to Stay Safe

The BA.5 surge is a reminder that we need to take precautions to avoid illness, slow the relentless cycle of new variants and minimize the disruption to our daily lives.

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As Monkeypox Spread in New York, 300,000 Vaccine Doses Sat in Denmark

The federal government adopted a wait-and-see response to the monkeypox outbreak, calling for more vaccines to be delivered only after cases were growing exponentially.

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Rare Case of Polio Prompts Alarm and an Urgent Investigation in New York

Health officials in Rockland County offered pop-up polio vaccinations and urged the public to get shots as they investigated whether the disease had spread to others.

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Setting the Record Straight on Covid Variants and Reinfections

There has yet to be a variant the negates the benefits of vaccines.

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Biden Is Experiencing Mild Symptoms After Testing Positive

The president tested positive for the coronavirus on Thursday and is expected to isolate for at least five days before resuming normal activities.

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Why Biden’s Second Booster Wasn’t Enough to Prevent Infection

The Omicron variant is evolving in ways that make it better able to evade the body’s immune defenses. But booster shots still help prevent severe illness.

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Deep in a Covid Wave, Europe Counts Cases and Carries On

Even in countries that once took strict measures, the authorities are relying on vaccination and past infections to take the sting out of Omicron subvariants.

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Endemic Covid-19 Looks Pretty Brutal

100,000 annual deaths may be as good as it gets.

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Monkeypox Patients Face Painful Symptoms and Struggle For Care

As the city and federal government strain to supply enough vaccines, patients face a private battle to find treatment and relief from serious symptoms.

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Monkeypox Catches New York City Off Guard (Again)

Long lines for vaccines. Testing is slowed. Antivirals are held up. Treatment is easier for the privileged. Sound familiar?

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New Yorkers Drop Their Covid Vigilance as a BA.5 Wave Hits

Once among the most vigilant, New Yorkers respond to a highly transmissible new wave of Covid cases with the most New York of attitudes.

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Where Mantras Trump Medicine, Vaccines Are a ‘Violation’

The Baduy, an Indigenous group in Indonesia, believe that vaccinations are impure, and unnecessary, and that their beliefs protect them. To skeptics, they note their Covid death toll: zero.

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The U.S. May Be Losing the Fight Against Monkeypox, Scientists Say

Longstanding weaknesses in the public health system are giving the virus a chance to become entrenched.

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Officials Apologize for Snafus in Monkeypox Vaccine Roll Out

The city has struggled to respond to a growing monkeypox outbreak, the first major public health crisis since the Covid pandemic began.

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Updated Covid Shots Are Coming. Will They Be Too Late?

The government has greenlit new vaccines to defend against the latest Omicron variants. But the shots won’t arrive until the fall, and cases are rising now.

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Japan’s Secret to Taming the Coronavirus: Peer Pressure

The country has never mandated masks or vaccinations, but it’s evaded the worst of Covid, thanks to a fear of public shaming and the “self restraint police.”

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Will There Be Enough Monkeypox Vaccine?

A factory making Jynneos, the safest vaccine, has been closed since August, threatening global supplies as the virus spreads.

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Fauci, Recovering From ‘Rebound’ of Covid, Praises Paxlovid

Dr. Anthony Fauci, President Biden’s top pandemic adviser, sought to discourage doubts about the antiviral drug Paxlovid following what appeared to be a “rebound” of Covid-19 after taking the pills.

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As Monkeypox Spreads, U.S. Plans a Vaccination Campaign

States will be given vaccine doses from the federal stockpile, but supplies of the safest type are limited.

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Will Monkeypox Concerns Affect Pride Weekend in New York?

Some say they have changed their plans in response to the city’s 39 positive cases, while others plan to carry on as safely as they can.

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Where Can Young Children Get Vaccinated for Covid-19?

Age requirements vary among the larger pharmacy chains, and some won’t give the shots to children younger than 5.

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Covid Vaccines Slowly Roll Out for Children Under 5

It was a milestone in the coronavirus pandemic, 18 months after adults first began receiving shots against the virus. The response from parents was notably muted.

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Broadway Will Drop Mask Mandate Beginning July 1

Most theaters stopped requiring proof of vaccination this spring. Now they are going “mask optional.”

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Covid Cases Surge, but Deaths Stay Near Lows

Most Americans now carry some immune protection, experts said, whether from vaccines, infection or both.

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Here are 4 takeaways from the C.D.C. approving vaccines for children under 5.

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Vaccines for Young Children Are Coming, but Many Parents Have Tough Questions

The vaccines seem safe for children and are likely to protect against severe illness. But data on efficacy are thin, and most children have already been infected.

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Florida Allows Doctors to Order Covid Vaccines for Young Children

Unlike the other 49 states and the District of Columbia, Florida did not allow health care providers to preorder the vaccines ahead of the federal government’s June 14 deadline.

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Florida Allows Doctors to Order Vaccines for Very Young Children

Unlike the other 49 states and the District of Columbia, Florida did not allow health care providers to preorder the vaccines ahead of the federal government’s June 14 deadline.

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F.D.A. Authorizes Moderna and Pfizer Covid Vaccines for Youngest Children

A recommendation from the C.D.C. director would be the final step before doses are rolled out for the roughly 20 million children under the age of 5.

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What to Know About the Covid Vaccine for Little Kids

Here are answers to five common questions.

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N.Y.C.’s vaccine plan for children younger than 5 relies on pediatricians and vaccine hubs.

The city hopes to start vaccinating children under 5 on June 22 at many kinds of locations.

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A Better Way to Measure Immunity in Children

Some scientists believe that a clearer picture of Covid vaccine efficacy could have emerged sooner if investigators had tracked certain immune cells, not just antibodies.

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