Should I Hang Out With Someone Whose Political Views I Hate?

The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on whether it’s hypocritical for a liberal to socialize with an increasingly extreme conservative.

#ethics-personal, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Many Parts of the U.S. Needed Persuading to Get Vaccinated. Not South Texas.

In the Rio Grande Valley, it is people’s exposure to death and disease, not offers of free beer or million-dollar prizes, that is driving vaccine rates higher.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hispanic-americans, #rio-grande-valley-tex, #texas, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization

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What to Know About California’s Digital Vaccine Cards

Monday: State officials have said the card is not a vaccine passport. So what is it?

#california, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #vaccination-and-immunization, #vaccination-proof-and-immunization-records

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Tokyo Olympics Will Allow Domestic Spectators

The decision indicates a growing certainty that the Games will go ahead, despite months of concern that they could become a superspreader event.

#athletics-and-sports, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #internal-essential, #international-olympic-committee, #olympic-games-2020, #tokyo-japan, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Anthony Fauci on the Lab Leak Theory and Emailing Mark Zuckerberg

America’s chief immunologist claps back.

#audio-neutral-informative, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fauci-anthony-s, #national-institutes-of-health, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Wondering if the Covid Vaccine Worked? Get the Right Test, at the Right Time

Scientists generally recommend against antibody testing after vaccination. But for some people, it makes sense.

#antibodies, #clinical-trials, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #immune-system, #lat-david-b, #organ-donation, #tests-medical, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-science

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Delta Variant: What to Know For Summer Travel

It’s the most contagious form of the coronavirus so far. Here’s what you need to know before traveling.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #summer-season, #travel-and-vacations, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Judge Blocks C.D.C. From Enforcing Virus Rules for Cruise Ships in Florida

The ruling was a victory for Florida, which had argued that the rules were crippling the cruise industry and causing the state to lose hundreds of million of dollars.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cruises, #decisions-and-verdicts, #desantis-ron, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #florida, #ships-and-shipping, #vaccination-and-immunization

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With Vaccination Goal in Doubt, Biden Warns of Variant’s Threat

Speaking at the White House, the president did not mention his goal of getting 70 percent of adults partly vaccinated by July 4 but trumpeted a different milestone: 300 million shots in his first 150 days in office.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #harris-kamala-d, #independence-day-us-july-4, #states-us, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization, #zients-jeffrey-d

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Covid Cases Surge Again in Russia, Many From Delta Variant

An outbreak centered in Moscow led to some vaccine mandates and the closing of some public spaces.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #moscow-russia, #politics-and-government, #russia, #vaccination-and-immunization

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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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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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Canadian Couple Who Flew to Indigenous Town for Vaccine Plead Guilty

The couple, a gambling executive and an actress, were fined $2,300 for violating coronavirus restrictions but won’t face jail time, court records show.

#baker-ekaterina, #beaver-creek-yukon-territory, #canada, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fines-penalties, #rodney-baker, #vaccination-and-immunization, #whitehorse-yukon-territory, #yukon-territory

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In Sprint to Reopening, Sports Hits Pandemic Obstacles

There is perhaps no greater hurdle to a return to normalcy in sports than the hesitancy among some elite athletes to be vaccinated.

#arum-bob, #athletics-and-sports, #basketball, #boxing, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #football, #golf, #lopez-teofimo-1997, #major-league-baseball, #national-basketball-assn, #national-football-league, #paul-chris-1985, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Could the U.S. Have Saved More Lives? 5 Alternate Scenarios for the Vaccine Rollout

About 100,000 people have died of Covid in the United States since February, after vaccine distribution was well underway.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-people, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Washington Will Open Up for July 4 Fireworks. So Will Biden’s White House.

The White House will host a 1,000-person celebration on the South Lawn, even though President Biden is not on track to meet his goal of vaccinating 70 percent of Americans by July 4.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fireworks, #independence-day-us-july-4, #summer-season, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization, #washington-dc, #white-house-building-washington-dc

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‘Springsteen on Broadway’ is coming back, but not for guests who can’t prove F.D.A.-approved vaccinations.

The venue, the St. James Theatre, is offering no exceptions for people who are unable or unwilling to be vaccinated.

#astrazeneca-plc, #canada, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #new-york-state, #springsteen-on-broadway-play, #springsteen-bruce, #st-james-theater, #toronto-star, #vaccination-and-immunization

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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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CureVac’s Covid-19 Vaccine Disappoints in Clinical Trial

A preliminary analysis showed that CureVac’s mRNA vaccine had an efficacy of just 47 percent. “This is pretty devastating for them,” one expert said.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #curevac-gmbh, #rna-ribonucleic-acid, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-healthcare

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CureVac’s Covid Vaccine Performed Badly in Trial, In Part Due to Variants

The results were a blow to hopes that the vaccine could help meet the world’s urgent need. “This is pretty devastating” for the company, one expert said.

#clinical-trials, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #curevac-gmbh, #internal-essential, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Chris Paul Out Indefinitely Because of Coronavirus Protocols

Paul, the Phoenix Suns guard, could miss at least a part of the Western Conference finals.

#basketball, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #paul-chris-1985, #phoenix-suns, #playoff-games, #sports-injuries, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Vaccine Maker Earned Record Profits but Delivered Disappointment in Return

Emergent BioSolutions was awarded a $628 million federal contract with no competitive bidding. Top executives received big bonuses while factories mostly sat idle and tens of millions of Covid-19 doses were thrown away.

#astrazeneca-plc, #baltimore-md, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #emergent-biosolutions-inc, #food-and-drug-administration, #gaithersburg-md, #government-contracts-and-procurement, #health-and-human-services-department, #johnsonjohnson, #kadlec-robert-p, #maryland, #michigan, #rockville-md, #trump-donald-j, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Taiwan Accuses China of Blocking Access to BioNTech Vaccines

The two sides have traded accusations about whether political motivations are keeping the Taiwanese people from receiving immunizations amid the island’s first major Covid-19 outbreak.

#biontech-se, #chen-shih-chung, #china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #germany, #international-relations, #pfizer-inc, #shanghai-fosun-pharmaceutical-group, #shortages, #taiwan, #vaccination-and-immunization

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The End of Most Covid Rules in New York: What to Know

Precautions remain in places like the subway and hospitals, and businesses have the option to ask customers to wear masks.

#classical-music, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #geffen-david-hall-manhattan-ny, #new-york-city, #new-york-philharmonic, #vaccination-and-immunization

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U.S. Nears 600,000 Virus Deaths Despite Progress From Vaccines

Daily deaths have dropped considerably since their January peak, with about 44 percent of the population now fully vaccinated.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #disease-rates, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization

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NY Lifts Most Coronavirus Restrictions

Officials made the move after more than 70 percent of adults in the state had received a first dose of the coronavirus vaccine.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #new-york-state, #vaccination-and-immunization

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‘A Momentous Day’: New York Lifts Most Virus Restrictions

Officials made the move after more than 70 percent of adults in the state had received a first dose of the coronavirus vaccine.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #new-york-state, #vaccination-and-immunization

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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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What Are The Roadblocks to a Covid Vaccine Passport?

Creating a digital certificate of vaccination against the coronavirus is one of the hottest debates right now. What’s keeping it from happening, and why are some people opposed?

#airlines-and-airplanes, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #electronic-health-records, #european-commission, #mobile-applications, #privacy, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #states-us, #travel-and-vacations, #vaccination-and-immunization, #vaccination-proof-and-immunization-records

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Covid Vaccine Card: What You Need to Know

For now, the best way to show that you’ve been inoculated against the coronavirus is a simple white card. Here, your key questions are answered.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cruises, #mobile-applications, #passports, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #travel-and-vacations, #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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Stephen Colbert Returns to ‘Late Show’ Stage Before Vaccinated Fans

In a sign of life going back to normal, a capacity crowd at the Ed Sullivan Theater — face masks optional — roared for the highest-rated late night host.

#batiste-jon-1986, #colbert-stephen, #coronavirus-reopenings, #late-show-with-stephen-colbert-tv-program, #licht-christopher-a-1971, #television, #vaccination-and-immunization, #viacomcbs-inc

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U.S. to Ban Dogs From Over 100 Countries Amid Concern Over Spread of Rabies

The countries targeted by the ban, which will take effect on July 14, include the Dominican Republic, Colombia, Cuba, China, Russia and Ukraine.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #china, #colombia, #cuba, #dogs, #dominican-republic, #india, #philippines, #rabies, #russia, #ukraine, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization

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NATO, Crime, Jupiter: Your Monday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

#content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #defense-and-military-forces, #democratic-party, #disabilities, #education-k-12, #international-relations, #juno-spacecraft, #justice-department, #lordstown-motors-corp, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #novavax-inc, #politics-and-government, #priests, #roman-catholic-church, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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England Extends Covid Restrictions a Month

The decision sent a warning to the world that even well-vaccinated nations remain at risk from the highly transmissible new Delta variant.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #england, #johnson-boris, #vaccination-and-immunization

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No, Christian Eriksen’s sudden collapse was not from the Covid vaccine.

The soccer player has not been vaccinated yet, team officials said.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #eriksen-christian-1992, #heart, #rumors-and-misinformation, #soccer, #social-media, #vaccination-and-immunization

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How Private Equity Conquered the Tax Code

How a powerful industry conquered the U.S. tax system.

#antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #bitcoin-currency, #capital-gains-tax, #federal-taxes-us, #musk-elon, #private-equity, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Novavax Offers U.S. a Fourth Strong Covid-19 Vaccine

The company’s large U.S. trial found an efficacy rate of about 90 percent. But at this point, the nation is awash in other shots.

#clinical-trials, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #factories-and-manufacturing, #novavax-inc, #public-private-sector-cooperation, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-healthcare

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Collins and Menendez: We Need a Covid-19 Commission

We need a commission to study America’s Covid-19 response.

#collins-susan-m, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #law-and-legislation, #medicine-and-health, #menendez-robert, #senate, #september-11-2001, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Judge Dismisses Houston Hospital Workers’ Lawsuit Over Vaccines

The decision appeared to be one of the first to rule in favor of employer-mandated shots.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #internal-essential, #texas, #vaccination-and-immunization, #viruses

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Moderna, AstraZeneca … or Both? A Mixed Covid Vaccine Approach.

Scientists are studying mix-and-matching vaccines for Covid-19 and other diseases.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #immune-system, #science-and-technology, #vaccination-and-immunization

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FDA Details Failures at Baltimore Plant That Spoiled Vaccine Doses

The F.D.A. advised Johnson & Johnson on Friday that it should throw out the equivalent of 60 million doses produced at the Baltimore plant.

#astrazeneca-plc, #baltimore-md, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #emergent-biosolutions-inc, #factories-and-manufacturing, #food-and-drug-administration, #internal-essential, #johnsonjohnson, #vaccination-and-immunization

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India’s Covid Crisis Tests Modi’s Ability to Shift Narratives

His efforts to squelch dissent and to accentuate the positive may not be able to counter widespread anger over his government’s stumbling response, undermining a key part of his strategy for wielding power.

#content-type-personal-profile, #india, #modi-narendra, #nationalism-theory-and-philosophy, #politics-and-government, #polls-and-public-opinion, #social-media, #speeches-and-statements, #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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F.D.A. Tells Johnson & Johnson That60 Million Vaccine Doses Cannot Be Used

The agency has not decided whether to allow a troubled vaccine factory in Baltimore to reopen.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #emergent-biosolutions-inc, #food-and-drug-administration, #johnsonjohnson, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #united-states-politics-and-government, #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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Companies Are Still Grappling With Their Vaccination Policies

Companies are sending surveys, offering cash rewards and requiring disclosures to find out how much of their work force is vaccinated.

#bank-of-america-corporation, #equal-employment-opportunity-commission, #goldman-sachs-group-inc, #jpmorgan-chasecompany, #labor-and-jobs, #vaccination-and-immunization, #walmart-stores-inc, #workplace-environment

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Why Some Orthodox Jewish Women Won’t Get Vaccinated

Unsubstantiated rumors about the coronavirus vaccine and fertility have dissuaded some young women in New York’s Orthodox Jewish communities from getting the vaccine.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #crown-heights-brooklyn-ny, #orthodox-judaism, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #vaccination-and-immunization, #women-and-girls

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