The use of propaganda in the country has been on overdrive in the pandemic, with some Chinese citizens arguing the language has bordered on “nonsense.”
The coronavirus revealed flaws in the nation’s pandemic plans. The spread of monkeypox shows that the problems remain deeply entrenched.
Los expertos dicen que no hay indicios de que las vacunas afecten la fertilidad. En la mayoría de los casos, el periodo vuelve a la normalidad tras un ciclo.
Are outbreaks gaining steam, or are we just paying closer attention?
The courthouse has been closed to most visitors since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, and in the meantime the court has been transformed.
Inflation-corrected prices may end up substantially lower as factors driving high home prices weaken with time.
The first standardized test results that capture how most city schoolchildren did during the pandemic offered a mixed picture.
The prestigious medical prizes also recognized the creator of a global Covid dashboard and discoveries of proteins and cell bindings to fight disease.
Officials are saying the city will bounce back. But even before 2020, Chinese control was changing Hong Kong’s character and driving people away.
Experts say there is no indication that vaccines affect fertility. Most people’s periods go back to normal within one cycle.
Representative Dina Titus of Nevada has been targeted by congressional Republican leaders in their quest to win control of the House.
As the coronavirus swept the United States, the government spent vast sums to help shield the economy. But billions of dollars of that aid disappeared.
La pandemia se extingue, Puerto Rico sufre, el dólar está fuerte y más para estar al día.
China has cracked down on many tech companies, but has allowed dating apps that provide social connections to flourish.
La decimotercera variante con nombre del coronavirus parece tener una capacidad sorprendente para evolucionar con nuevas particularidades.
After two and a half years, Canada is dropping its remaining restrictions, including testing and quarantine requirements, effective Oct. 1.
Notable pop culture figures, including the actor LeVar Burton and the K-pop phenomenon BTS, helped people get through Covid — from a distance.
Durant had asked to be traded but stayed put. Irving said he had come close to joining another team but decided that staying in Brooklyn was his best choice.
An unheralded national park in Thailand was the center of global attention when 12 boys were trapped in a cave there. In the wake of major movies about the rescue, the park expects a visitor surge.
The company’s chief marketing officer announced her departure on the heels of a management shake-up that included the exit of two of its founders.
Post-Covid care has become a luxury.
U.S. manufacturing is experiencing a rebound, with companies adding workers amid high consumer demand for products.
The city, one of Japan’s most-visited before the pandemic, desperately needs tourism’s money, but it would like to avoid the excesses of Instagram-driven itineraries.
Travel to Southeast Asia is picking up again, and an island known for snorkeling and diving, part of a popular circuit, wants tourists back. But can development and nature stay in balance?
When a cache of weapons was found in a tiny Canadian village that has become a symbol of the far right, it didn’t take long for new conspiracy theories to start circulating.
An annual survey, suspended during the pandemic, resumes and finds theaters nationally doing fewer shows and torn between escapism and ambition.
Hong Kong, Taiwan and Japan have relaxed their pandemic rules, as they look to bolster their economies and play catch-up with much of the world.
Zoono USA and Zoono Holdings, New Jersey companies, sold Zoono Microbe Shield through numerous websites and were fined by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
A federal watchdog tripled its earlier estimate of benefits that the U.S. government paid to people who weren’t entitled to them.
A federal watchdog tripled its earlier estimate of benefits that the U.S. government paid to people who weren’t entitled to them.
There are slight differences in symptoms, but the best way to tell which infection you have is through a test.
Combining vaccines may be more convenient, experts said.
Omicron, the 13th named variant of the coronavirus, seems to have a remarkable capacity to evolve new tricks.
Major data gaps are undercutting the country’s ability to respond to outbreaks.
Despite the Covid disruption, school test score declines look pretty modest.
A bus heading to a quarantine facility crashed, killing 27. The Chinese public saw itself in the victims: a country being held hostage by the government’s harsh policy.
More bars and restaurants are closing their doors at earlier hours, and more New Yorkers are grabbing dinner earlier in the evening. One of our reporters set off to find out why.
The F.D.A. no longer authorizes the previous booster doses for people over 12.
You are allowed to get the shot two months after a previous dose, but some experts suggest waiting a little longer.
“Govs. Greg Abbott and Ron DeSantis are using asylum seekers as political tools,” a reader writes. Also: President Biden and the pandemic; abortion prosecutors; arms for Ukraine.
Mayor Eric Adams received the new booster on Tuesday, as he ended the Covid vaccine mandate and continued to roll back pandemic restrictions.
The defendants were charged with stealing $240 million intended to feed children, in what appears to be the largest theft so far from a pandemic-era program.
Major data gaps, the result of decades of underinvestment in public health, have undercut the government response to the coronavirus and now to monkeypox.
The country’s economy has been very hard hit by cascading crises which have disrupted worldwide trade.
Investigaciones recientes sugieren que las personas que hacen ejercicio tienen mayor resistencia a las enfermedades infecciosas, incluida la covid, pero los expertos dicen que los hallazgos deben evaluarse a fondo.
The president made the remark in an interview that aired on CBS’s “60 Minutes” on Sunday night. By Monday, the backlash was in full swing.
No one expected to see the leader of King Crimson dancing in a tutu on YouTube. In a rare interview, the guitarist explains “an entirely different trajectory.”
Readers discuss new aspects of the workplace during the pandemic. Also: A political balance; Vladimir Putin and Mikhail Gorbachev; student newspapers.
A persistent pandemic-driven downturn has caused revenue from business and personal-income taxes to fall in New York City, while tourism and job losses have yet to recover.
¿Cuál es la mala noticia? Se les está dando tan poca publicidad, y hay tanto escepticismo injustificado en torno a ellas, que muy pocas personas podrían ponérselas.
Physicians suffer one of the highest burnout rates among professionals. Dr. Kimberly Becher, one of two family practitioners in Clay County, West Virginia, learned the hard way.
From home aides to doctors, people in health care fields offered more than just medical advice for people getting through the pandemic. They offered comfort.
Esta disfunción cognitiva incluye olvidos, confusión y agotamiento tiene distintas causas, como la covid, los cambios hormonales y la esclerosis múltiple. Los investigadores empiezan a comprender cómo identificarla y atenderla.
The deaths renewed an anguished debate over the price of China’s “zero Covid” policy.
The city is having a hard time regaining jobs lost during the pandemic, partly because of its reliance on tourism and office workers.
Speaking to “60 Minutes,” the president also declared the Covid-19 pandemic to be “over” in the United States.
Self-checkout systems are intended to make shopping convenient, but they also can lead to more thefts, experts said.
A liberalism that is as ambitious about solving problems through invention as it is through redistribution would be powerful indeed.
El filántropo habló sobre cómo la pandemia y los efectos de la guerra en Ucrania están retrasando el progreso.
The new vaccine campaign is one of the country’s last remaining strategies, as masks have fallen away and quarantines have diminished. So far, the rollout is methodical but muted.
Responses to an essay that criticized Anthony Fauci’s handling of the pandemic. Also: Migrants as props; abortion rights; David Milch; theater’s lessons.
With rising subway ridership and office occupancy, the city’s post-Labor Day return has offered early signs that New York may finally be turning over a new chapter in its recovery.
Relaxed rules during the pandemic let workers carry over more of the pretax money, which must be spent on health costs or forfeited, but they’re expiring.
China’s ever-tightening Covid rules have prompted public complaints from residents of areas usually intimidated into keeping quiet.
We may be more susceptible to the virus than we have been in recent years, but doctors have tips to stay healthy.
These updated vaccines are more protective and could fight future variants and help stave off long Covid.
Readers tell us their stories of support during the pandemic.
Even as the country as a whole has recovered all of the jobs it lost during the pandemic, the city is still missing 176,000 — the slowest recovery of any major metropolitan area.
Xi Jinping, who is expected to meet with Vladimir Putin, will seek to project confidence as a global statesman at a time of grave challenges at home.
Kelly Pichardo, 32, will also have to pay more than $9,000 to American Airlines for the altercation, which came as incidents involving unruly passengers unnerved airline workers and the public.
The philanthropist on how the pandemic and the effects of the war in Ukraine are setting back progress.
After struggling to respond to a crushing Covid caseload, many hospitals are remodeling so that when the next crisis comes, they’ll be better able to meet it.
Researchers are just beginning to understand the cognitive dysfunction that some people experience with Covid-19 and a range of other health issues.
The labor market appears hot, but the share of people who are either working or actively looking for a job still hasn’t quite recovered.
As Covid raged, many Americans hunkered down with family members and relied on friends — and some came away with deepened relationships. Here are a few of their stories.
El país donde surgió el coronavirus por primera vez está decidido a seguir imponiendo amplias medidas para detener su avance.
With lack of food, medicine and other crucial supplies, residents of Yining are chafing under a monthlong pandemic shutdown.
Definitive statements on open questions isn’t the way.
While no definitive statistics exist, doctors say Mr. Lewitinn, a retired Manhattan store owner, likely remained on the device longer than any other Covid patient.
The tanker spilled millions of gallons of oil when it ran aground, causing one of the nation’s worst environmental disasters. He accepted responsibility but was demonized.
Because of Xi Jinping’s unrelenting policy, the Chinese people put up with a precarious existence filled with lockdowns, quarantines and mass testing.
But to be eligible for the relief, taxpayers have to file the returns by Sept. 30. The agency says the average refund will be $750.
Covid’s death toll in Indigenous communities has no modern precedent.
The country where the coronavirus first emerged is committed to going to great lengths to stop its spread.
Unprecedented federal aid could help schools dig out of pandemic problems — if they can figure out how to spend it in time.
“We need to show them: We’re back,” said the head of the principals’ union as children return to school Thursday with Covid restrictions largely ended.
The threat to Europe’s industrial might and living standards is particularly acute as policymakers race to decouple the continent from Russia’s power sources.
The dancers will receive a wage increase of 6.7 percent this season. The company also agreed to hire an intimacy director and to work to eliminate stereotypes in ballet.
The decline can be attributed to an expansion of government assistance for families and children.
Plus readers offer advice for returning to the cubicle.
Plus India’s growing economy and China’s “zero-Covid” trap.
Recent research suggests that people who work out have stronger resistance to infectious diseases — including Covid — but experts say the findings need to be tested further.
From vaccines to propaganda, Beijing has prioritized politics over science, creating conditions that make it difficult for China to join other countries in adapting to life with the coronavirus.
Blackpool contains one of the most deprived areas to turn to the Conservatives in Britain’s last general election. But with costs rising, there are already signs of cracks in that support.
Some of the nation’s poorest pre-K students are the last still under mask mandates, affecting enrollment.
The companies behind e-commerce are embracing automation as the means of transcending the limitations of humans.
Despite the large partisan gaps on many aspects of Covid, Americans give Democrats higher marks for pandemic management than Republicans.
The chief mouser to the Cabinet Office will remain in 10 Downing Street even after Britain welcomes Liz Truss as prime minister.
In early 2020, Maureen McNamara and her wife, Jennifer Stark, traded in their popular restaurant in Michigan for an inn nestled in the Catskill Mountains of New York. The inn opened just days before the pandemic was declared.
Bosses want employees back, but it looks like the return will be gradual and depend on the future of Covid.
Some audience members are turned off by mask mandates. Others won’t attend indoor performances without them. Arts presenters are taking different approaches this season.
Nearly every province has recorded infections in recent days, leaving some 60 million residents locked down. Weariness is growing by the day as the restrictions go on seemingly without end.
Labor Day has become a flash point for big companies who want workers to return to the office.
Many employees reduce their hours or stop working to help ailing family members. But it may be years before they fully return to the work force, studies indicate.
The request to Congress comes as lawmakers face a Sept. 30 deadline to finish annual funding bills for the fiscal year that begins on Oct. 1.
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the politician and Nobel laureate, was found guilty of election fraud on Friday, a sign that the junta has no intention of easing its pressure on her.
The debut of Omicron-specific vaccines raises a thorny question: How long should you wait between shots?
Test your knowledge of this week’s health news.
Readers react to an editorial urging an indictment to show that he “is not above the law.” Also: Abortion and data privacy; Moderna’s suit; children’s mental health.
Opting out of college football in 2020, Caleb Farley worried that his commitment to the sport would be questioned. His persistence through the pandemic and a major knee injury has cleared up any doubts.
La FDA acaba de aprobar nuevas dosis para la versión más reciente de la variante ómicron. Si te preguntas cuándo deberías inyectarte, en esta nota explicamos lo que recomiendan los expertos.
I have deep doubts about the intellectual and social value of schooling.
The drastic response to a rise in Covid cases adds to the pressures facing Sichuan Province, which already had been dealing with drought, heat and wildfires.
Twelve public school teachers joined Times Opinion to discuss the state of education today.
The results of a national test showed just how devastating the last two years have been for 9-year-old schoolchildren, especially the most vulnerable.
New federal data outline the scale of suffering among Native Americans and Alaska Natives.
The F.D.A. on Wednesday authorized updated coronavirus boosters, the first time it has done so since the original vaccines were rolled out nearly two years ago.
Plus the decline in American life expectancy and the latest on Typhoon Hinnamnor.
The F.D.A. just cleared new shots targeting the latest version of the Omicron variant. When should you get yours? Here’s what experts recommend.
The agency cleared two options aimed at subvariants that are now dominant, hoping to curtail a fall or winter surge.
A towering figure in his country’s politics, Mahathir Mohamad was admitted to the hospital for monitoring, and says he’s contemplating another election run at age 97.
Public health is at a crossroads.
The decline during the pandemic is the sharpest in nearly 100 years, hitting Native American and Alaska Native communities particularly hard.
A science worth following must lead.
Among patients under 65, however, the drug made little difference in hospitalization or death rates.
Shenyang, in China’s northeast, was a hub for North Korean workers and a launchpad for visits to Pyongyang. Covid restrictions have battered its economy.
The first lady plans to return to the Washington area after isolating in Delaware.
Weighing into the fierce national debate over Covid-19 prevention and treatments, the state would be the first to try a legal remedy for vaccine disinformation.
Though some small galleries are opening or expanding, the mega dealers have closed shop, a blow to an area with a vibrant artistic history.
Urgently needed: teachers in struggling districts, certified in math or special education. Perks: maybe a pay raise, or how about a four-day week?
“I just started associating ministry with having to learn new computer programs and having embarrassing, anxious moments around technology.”
Updated Covid vaccines, expected soon after Labor Day, were designed to thwart Omicron variants. But money to distribute them has dried up.
Jonathan Wolfe, the reporter behind the Coronavirus Briefing, now the Virus Briefing, discusses the newsletter’s shift in focus.
Two lawsuits filed in Massachusetts and Germany claim the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine violated Moderna’s mRNA patents.
Almost all of Australia and New Zealand’s pandemic restrictions have been lifted. Yet the protests continue.
A federal judge said Cleveland State University violated the Fourth Amendment when it used software to scan a student’s bedroom, a practice that has grown during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Djokovic said he wouldn’t be able to travel to New York for the tournament that begins next week. The U.S. has travel restrictions that require foreign visitors to be vaccinated against Covid-19.
The maker of exercise bikes attributed part of the loss to restructuring charges related to supply chain and inventory problems.
Campaigning to be Britain’s next prime minister, Liz Truss has modeled herself after Margaret Thatcher and pushed a party orthodoxy of lower taxes, less government and bucking the European Union.
A major new approach is needed to solve many postviral conditions.
After a damning internal review of its pandemic response, the agency will be reorganized.
Her experience mirrors that of President Biden, who was forced to return to isolation last month after his initial bout with Covid-19.
After a two-year pandemic delay, villagers in the German town of Oberammergau are once again re-enacting the story of Jesus’s life and death, with some changes.
A top F.D.A. regulator cited compelling data for redesigned coronavirus vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna.
Readers respond to Ross Douthat’s warning that Merrick Garland “can’t afford to miss.” Also: Trump like a toddler; monkeypox; masks on the subway; flood insurance.
The trial came months after a different federal jury did not return any convictions in the case, one of the country’s highest-profile domestic terror prosecutions.