Mayor Says N.Y.C. is Winning Omicron Fight, but Experts Urge Caution

#adams-eric-l, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #new-york-city, #vaccination-and-immunization

The Pandemic Lessons We Clearly Haven’t Learned

Zeynep Tufekci helps me understand the systems-wide failure on Covid — and how we can prepare for the pandemic’s next phase.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #tufekci-zeynep, #vaccination-and-immunization

The Real Roots of the Debate Over Schools During Covid

How “taxpayer became just another kind of consumer.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #frauds-and-swindling, #internal-sub-only-nl, #paranoia, #vaccination-and-immunization

What the Supreme Court’s Vaccine Case Was Really About

The justices are turning around long-established law giving government agencies running room to do their jobs.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-return-to-office, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #food-and-drug-administration, #labor-and-jobs, #occupational-safety-and-health-administration, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #republican-party, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Australia Acts, and Novak Djokovic Exits

Three readers applaud Australia’s decision to deport the tennis player over his refusal to get the Covid vaccine.

#australia, #australian-open-tennis, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #djokovic-novak, #tennis, #vaccination-and-immunization

A Quandary for New York Restaurants and Workers: What to Do About Omicron?

Without hard rules about employees who test positive, owners and workers are weighing safety against finances, and not always agreeing on the answer.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #new-york-city, #quarantines, #restaurants, #shutdowns-institutional, #tests-medical, #vaccination-and-immunization, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Serbia’s Leader Denounces Australia’s Treatment of Djokovic as ‘Orwellian’

In the tennis star’s homeland, even those who didn’t support his decision to remain unvaccinated against the coronavirus said that he had been mistreated.

#australia, #australian-open-tennis, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #djokovic-novak, #politics-and-government, #serbia, #tennis, #vaccination-and-immunization, #visas, #vucic-aleksandar

Serbia’s Vucic Denounces Australia’s Treatment of Novak Djokovic as ‘Orwellian’

In the tennis star’s homeland, even those who didn’t support his decision to remain unvaccinated against the coronavirus said that he had been mistreated.

#australia, #australian-open-tennis, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #djokovic-novak, #politics-and-government, #serbia, #tennis, #vaccination-and-immunization, #visas, #vucic-aleksandar

How the ‘Djokovic Affair’ Finally Came to an End

Novak Djokovic lost to a government with powerful laws, determined to make an example out of him.

#australia, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #immigration-and-emigration, #melbourne-australia, #politics-and-government, #tennis, #vaccination-and-immunization

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There is talk about moving from ‘containment to management,’ with fewer restrictions as spring semester progresses.

#colleges-and-universities, #cornell-university, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #harvard-university, #leebron-david-w, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #quarantines, #rice-university, #university-of-florida, #university-of-wyoming, #vaccination-and-immunization, #west-virginia-university

Some Colleges Loosen Rules for a Virus That Won’t Go Away

There is talk about moving from ‘containment to management,’ with fewer restrictions as spring semester progresses.

#colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #disease-rates, #masks, #quarantines, #tests-medical, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization

Trump’s Covid and Election Falsehoods at Arizona Rally

The former president falsely claimed that white Americans were being denied the Covid-19 vaccine, among other inaccuracies.

#black-people, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #pelosi-nancy, #race-and-ethnicity, #rumors-and-misinformation, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization, #whites

Australia Wants Novak Djokovic Out. Australians Are Thrilled.

An otherwise skilled sportsman has recruited himself as a cack-handed symbol of everything presently enraging Australians.

#australia, #australian-open-tennis, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #djokovic-novak, #melbourne-australia, #serbia, #social-media, #tennis, #vaccination-and-immunization

Here’s Some (Slightly) Less Worrisome Covid-and-Kids News

Hold off before freaking out about that new C.D.C. diabetes study.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #chicago-ill, #diabetes, #internal-sub-only-nl, #lord-of-the-flies-book, #tests-medical, #vaccination-and-immunization

Novak Djokovic Is Out of Australia. It Couldn’t Have Happened Fast Enough.

An otherwise skilled sportsman has recruited himself as a cack-handed symbol of everything presently enraging Australians.

#australia, #australian-open-tennis, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #djokovic-novak, #melbourne-australia, #serbia, #social-media, #tennis, #vaccination-and-immunization

Healthcare Workers and Hospitals Confront the Fallout From Supreme Court Vaccine Mandate

Hospitals could face more staff shortages, and workers and facilities could feel caught between opposing state and federal policies.

#centers-for-medicare-and-medicaid-services, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #vaccination-and-immunization

How The mRNA Vaccines Were Made: Halting Progress and Happy Accidents

The stunning Covid vaccines manufactured by Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna drew upon long-buried discoveries made in the hopes of ending past epidemics.

#acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome, #clinical-trials, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fauci-anthony-s, #graham-barney-s-1953, #kariko-katalin-1955, #mers-middle-east-respiratory-syndrome, #national-institutes-of-health, #vaccination-and-immunization, #weissman-drew-1961, #your-feed-science

As the Australian Open Nears, There Seems to Be Only One Story

With just days to go before the start of the tournament, some players felt that the Novak Djokovic situation was overshadowing everything else.

#australia, #australian-open-tennis, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #djokovic-novak, #melbourne-australia, #nadal-rafael, #vaccination-and-immunization

Australian Open Players Discuss Djokovic Situation

With just days to go before the start of the tournament, some players felt that the Novak Djokovic situation was overshadowing everything else.

#australia, #australian-open-tennis, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #djokovic-novak, #melbourne-australia, #nadal-rafael, #vaccination-and-immunization

OSHA Can Do More to Protect Americans From Covid-19

The Supreme Court’s decision on vaccine mandates leaves the door open for a new strategy to protect workers.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #occupational-safety-and-health-administration, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Cloth Masks Do Not Protect Against Virus as Effectively as Others, C.D.C. Says

The update in guidance comes as Covid cases continue to soar.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #vaccination-and-immunization

Blocking a Mandate, the Supreme Court ‘Sided With Covid-19’

Readers criticize the court’s decision to reverse a vaccine mandate for large businesses. Also: Intransigent senators; Senate rules; “Don’t Look Up”; smoking.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dont-look-up-movie, #manchin-joe-iii, #occupational-safety-and-health-administration, #senate, #sinema-kyrsten, #smoking-and-tobacco, #supreme-court-us, #vaccination-and-immunization

Novak Djokovic and Global Pandemic Morality

The move to deport Novak Djokovic is not just an exercise of Australian law. It represents an enforcement of collectivist values against an athlete who sought to play by his own rules.

#australian-open-tennis, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #djokovic-novak, #immigration-detention, #melbourne-australia, #morrison-scott-1968, #politics-and-government, #tennis, #vaccination-and-immunization, #visas

How Parents With Young Children Are Coping With Work-Life Imbalance

Facing an uncontrolled surge of virus cases, parents of children under 5 are again forced to wrestle with child care crises as the rest of the world appears eager to move on.

#anxiety-and-stress, #child-care, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization, #work-life-balance

Businesses are whipsawed again as the Supreme Court blocks OSHA’s vaccine mandate.

Companies must now decide whether to proceed with planned mandates without cover from the federal government.

#amazon-com-inc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #labor-and-jobs, #michaels-david-1954, #national-retail-federation, #occupational-safety-and-health-administration, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization

Supreme Court Blocks Biden’s Vaccine Mandate for Large Employers

But the justices allowed a vaccination requirement for health care workers at facilities that receive federal money.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #labor-and-jobs, #labor-department-us, #occupational-safety-and-health-administration, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

How Serbia Views Novak Djokovic

Many feel a personal connection and pride with the tennis star, even if they do not agree with his decisions to stay unvaccinated.

#australia, #australian-open-tennis, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #djokovic-novak, #serbia, #tennis, #vaccination-and-immunization

With Djokovic’s Status in Limbo, So Is the Australian Open

Thursday brought no resolution in the star’s duel with the government, even as the tournament’s draw placed him (for now) at the top of the bracket.

#australia, #australian-open-tennis, #djokovic-novak, #tennis, #tennis-australia-ltd, #vaccination-and-immunization

Our Patients Are Scared of Omicron. Here’s What Can Be Done to Help.

Only with a better understanding of the science do we have any hope of protecting our vulnerable friends, family members and neighbors.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #transplants, #vaccination-and-immunization

Parents of Kids Under 5 Are Demoralized

Disrupted daycare, vaccines TBD and bosses who are over Covid excuses.

#coronavirus-omicron-variant, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #internal-sub-only-nl, #paid-time-off, #vaccination-and-immunization

Covid Caused Most Deaths in U.S. Police Officers in 2021, Report Says

Despite rising statistics, some police officers and law enforcement unions continue to push back against vaccine mandates, with many threatening lawsuits and resignations.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #national-law-enforcement-officers-memorial-fund, #vaccination-and-immunization

Health Workers, ‘Risking Their Own Lives to Save Ours’

Responses to an essay that urged additional compensation for health workers. Also: Space heaters and the Bronx fire; entertaining young kids; ketamine.

#bronx-nyc, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #doctors, #fires-and-firefighters, #ketamine-drug, #medicine-and-health, #parenting, #vaccination-and-immunization, #wages-and-salaries

Over Half of Europe Could Be Infected With Coronavirus Soon, W.H.O. Says

The agency cautioned against treating the virus like the seasonal flu, since much remains unknown, particularly regarding the severity in areas with lower vaccination rates.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #eastern-europe, #europe, #kluge-hans, #vaccination-and-immunization, #world-health-organization

United Airlines Cuts Flights as Workers Call in Sick

The airline said was cutting its flight schedule to manage the shortage as workers call in sick.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #kirby-scott-1967, #newark-liberty-international-airport-nj, #shortages, #united-airlines, #vaccination-and-immunization

A Growing Gap Between the Vaccinated and Unvaccinated

We look at Omicron’s toll in New York and Seattle, two cities with timely data.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #new-york-city, #seattle-wash, #vaccination-and-immunization

Novak Djokovic’s Fight to Play Tennis Unvaccinated Could Be Just Starting

The days-long battle to enter Australia to defend his Open title presages headwinds he may face if he attempts to travel the world without being vaccinated for Covid-19.

#australia, #australian-open-tennis, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #djokovic-novak, #french-open-tennis, #immigration-and-emigration, #politics-and-government, #united-states-open-tennis, #vaccination-and-immunization

Talking to Voters From Both Parties

Readers are upset that Republicans in one of the focus groups still believe that the election was stolen. Also: Vaccine mandates; marriage and divorce.

#democratic-party, #divorce-separations-and-annulments, #marriages, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization

‘People Need to Be Reminded About Flu’

With Covid surging again and vaccine fatigue rising, vaccination rates for influenza are troublingly low, especially among older Americans.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elderly, #heart, #influenza, #parkinsons-disease, #schaffner-william, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science, #your-feed-selfcare

Covid 3.0, Biden 2.0 and Trump Number … Well, We’re Not Quite Sure

The new year is off to an unusual start. 

#cheney-dick, #cheney-liz, #democratic-party, #house-of-representatives, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization

Australia Court Hears Novak Djokovic’s Appeal

His lawyer argued that the tennis star had met all government requirements before flying to the country to compete in the Australian Open.

#australian-open-tennis, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #djokovic-novak, #immigration-detention, #melbourne-australia, #morrison-scott-1968, #politics-and-government, #tennis, #tennis-australia-ltd, #vaccination-and-immunization, #victoria-australia

Ron Johnson, G.O.P. Senator From Wisconsin, Will Seek Re-election

The renewed bid for office by Mr. Johnson, who has spread many false claims about the 2020 election and Covid, ensures that both parties will be highly invested in Wisconsin’s 2022 Senate race.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elections-senate, #johnson-ron-1955, #presidential-election-of-2020, #primaries-and-caucuses, #republican-party, #rumors-and-misinformation, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization, #wisconsin

Novak Djokovic, Kyrie Irving, Aaron Rodgers and the Problem With Anti-Vax Star Athletes

Some star athletes seem to think you don’t have to follow public health policy — as long as you win.

#australian-open-tennis, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #djokovic-novak, #french-open-tennis, #medicine-and-health, #osaka-naomi-1997, #social-media, #tennis, #travel-warnings, #vaccination-and-immunization

New Yorkers Reflect on a Stressful Week Back at School Amid Omicron Wave

Two dozen interviews with parents, educators and students revealed a range of opinions about whether schools should remain open. But most said the return to classrooms had been bumpy.

#adams-eric-l, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #new-york-city, #teachers-and-school-employees, #vaccination-and-immunization

Five People in the U.S. Died From Rabies in 2021, the Highest Number in a Decade

Three of the deaths involved direct contact with bats, the C.D.C. said.

#bats, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #deaths-fatalities, #rabies, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization, #world-health-organization

Commemorating Jan. 6, and Meting Out Justice

Readers praise President Biden’s “stirring speech” and urge more vigorous prosecution of “all those complicit.” Also: Trump on Jan. 6; a student’s anguish; baby furniture.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #furniture, #garland-merrick-b, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #supply-chain, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization

Flu and Covid at the Same Time? Your ‘Flurona’ Questions, Answered

Yes, you can get “flurona.” But it’s probably not as bad as it sounds.

#children-and-childhood, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #immune-system, #influenza, #tests-medical, #vaccination-and-immunization

Supreme Court to Hear Challenges to Biden Vaccine Mandates

Challengers say the administration exceeded its authority in requiring vaccines or testing at large employers and mandating vaccines for many health care workers.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #labor-and-jobs, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

F.D.R.’s Court-Packing Plan Had Two Parts. We Need to Bring Back the Second.

Roosevelt warned about courts becoming a “third house of the national legislature.” History may be on the verge of repeating itself.

#appeals-courts-us, #law-and-legislation, #roosevelt-franklin-delano, #states-us, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization

Novak Djokovic and Fellow Star Vaccine Skeptics Are Increasingly Scorned

The tennis star is the latest target of a public outcry against vaccine skeptics and stars wanting special treatment. Denied entry to Australia, he awaits a hearing Monday on his deportation.

#athletics-and-sports, #australia, #basketball, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #djokovic-novak, #football, #irving-kyrie, #rodgers-aaron, #tennis, #vaccination-and-immunization

Women’s Periods May Be Late After Coronavirus Vaccination, Study Suggests

An analysis of thousands of menstrual records offers support for anecdotal reports of erratic cycles after shots.

#birth-control-and-family-planning, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #menstruation, #obstetricsgynecology-journal, #oregon-health-and-science-university, #reproduction-biological, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization, #women-and-girls, #your-feed-science