1. Is the Delta Variant Making Younger Adults ‘Sicker, Quicker’? Science, Yesterday

    Many doctors on the front lines say unvaccinated patients in their 20s and 30s are becoming more severely ill, and more quickly. But comprehensive data is lacking.

  2. As Virus Cases Spike in Arkansas, the Governor Backtracks on Masks National, Yesterday

    Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed a law banning mask mandates. Now he wants to unravel it, reflecting the dilemma for Republican governors across the South, where the health crisis has deepened.

  3. F.D.A. Aims to Give Final Approval to Pfizer Vaccine by Early Next Month Washington, Yesterday

    The Food and Drug Administration’s move is expected to kick off more vaccination mandates for hospital workers, college students and federal troops.

  4. Biden Has Blunt Words for Republican Governors on Vaccines: ‘Get Out of the Way’ Washington, Yesterday

    President Biden signaled a new level of frustration with Republican leaders in states where the highly contagious Delta variant is surging.

  5. Most children with Covid-19 recover within a week, but a small percentage have long-term symptoms, a study says. Science, Yesterday

    The findings suggest that what has sometimes been called “long Covid” may be less common in children than adults.

  6. Can the Unvaccinated Be Persuaded? Op Ed, Yesterday

    Some states have banned vaccine mandates. Can reason replace coercion?

  7. La variante delta y el regreso a las escuelas en Español, Yesterday

    La vuelta a las aulas este ciclo enfrenta condiciones distintas debido a la vacunación y a la variante. Los expertos ofrecen consejos para evaluar el riesgo.

  8. New York City to Require Proof of Vaccination for Indoor Dining and Gyms Metro, Yesterday

    Mayor Bill de Blasio said the tough restrictions were necessary to encourage New Yorkers to get vaccinated and curtail a third wave of coronavirus cases.

  9. Lincoln Center, Seeking Wider Range, Names New Artistic Leader Culture, Yesterday

    Shanta Thake, a theater executive, faces challenges that include helping the center embrace new genres and attract virus-wary audiences.

  10. Who Can Make You Get a Covid Vaccine? National, Yesterday

    Employers, universities and local governments can all issue some type of vaccination requirement. Here’s what to know about the mandates.

  11. Los contagios en niños de la variante delta y otro virus causan preocupación en Español, Yesterday

    Además de la covid, cada vez hay más menores que contraen el virus respiratorio sincitial, que es muy contagioso y suele ser más habitual en invierno.

  12. Yesterday’s Covid Delta Variant Vaccine live blog included one standalone post:
  13. The Biden administration issues a new eviction moratorium as the virus surges. Washington, Yesterday

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it would impose a 60-day ban on evictions in places hit hard by the Delta variant.

  14. N.Y.C. will require workers and customers show proof of at least one dose for indoor dining and other activities. Metro, Yesterday

    “If you want to participate in our society fully, you’ve got to get vaccinated,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said. “It’s time.”

  15. Tyson Foods mandates vaccines for its U.S. work force. Business, Yesterday

    More than 56,000 of Tyson’s 120,000 employees have been vaccinated. Frontline workers have until Nov. 1 to be fully inoculated.

  16. Aceptémoslo: trabajamos demasiado en Español, Yesterday

    El regreso a las oficinas, una persecución en México, apuntes sobre el vestuario de los atletas olímpicos y más para empezar el día.

  17. Wuhan, where the virus emerged, will test all residents after its first outbreak in over a year. Foreign, Yesterday

    The city in central China that endured the pandemic’s first lockdown has found its first signs of local transmission since May 2020.

  18. Influencer in chief: Macron answers vaccine skeptics on TikTok and Instagram. Foreign, Yesterday

    As governments look to social media influencers to try to raise vaccination rates among the young, President Emmanuel Macron of France is making his own self-consciously informal videos.

  19. Stories From the Great American Labor Shortage The Daily, Yesterday

    We speak to businesses scrambling to find workers — and the former employees unwilling to return to those jobs.

  20. De Blasio Urges Masking Again, but Stops Short of a Mandate Metro, Yesterday

    Mayor Bill de Blasio said he wanted to focus on increasing vaccination rates, and worried requiring face coverings would remove an incentive.

  21. Should I Mask? Can I Travel? What About Hugs? How Delta Is Changing Advice for the Vaccinated Well, Yesterday

    The rise of the Delta variant of the coronavirus has raised new questions about how the vaccinated can stay safe and avoid breakthrough infections. We asked the experts for advice.

  22. I Was the Architect of Operation Warp Speed. I Have a Message for All Americans. Op Ed, Yesterday

    I oversaw the vaccines. They are safe, and they work.

  23. Outside the Olympic Cocoon, a Tokyo Abuzz Only With Cicadas Foreign, Yesterday

    The sequestered Games have left the host city feeling like anything but.

  24. Emmanuel Macron Told the French What to Do. It Didn’t Go Well. Op Ed, Yesterday

    The government’s introduction of vaccine passes is a cautionary tale.

  25. Americans Suffer Pandemic Whiplash as Leaders Struggle With Changing Virus Washington, August 2

    An evolving virus and 18 months of ever-changing pandemic messaging have left Americans angry, exhausted and skeptical of public health advice.

  26. Mask Mandates Are Returning in Many Cities. N.Y.C. Is Holding Back. Metro, August 2

    Louisiana and San Francisco brought back indoor mask requirements, but Mayor Bill de Blasio said he wanted New Yorkers to focus on vaccinations.

  27. Yankees’ Gerrit Cole Tests Positive for Coronavirus Sports, August 2

    The team’s ace will miss his scheduled start on Tuesday against Baltimore. So far no other players are affected.

  28. White House: 70% of U.S. Adults Have At Least One Covid Shot Video, August 2

    The White House Covid-19 response team said the United States reached President Biden’s goal of having 70 percent of eligible adults partially vaccinated. The milestone came a month behind schedule, amid a surge in Delta variant infections.

  29. Biden Administration to Keep Using Public Health Rule to Turn Away Migrants Washington, August 2

    Citing new concerns about the spread of the coronavirus, the administration will continue to rely for now on a Trump-era policy.

  30. Bay Area Health Officials Reimpose Mask Mandate Video, August 2

    San Francisco and six other Bay Area counties introduced a universal indoor mask mandate, adopting a suggestion from the C.D.C. as coronavirus cases surge.

  31. ‘Freedom,’ Florida and the Delta Variant Disaster Op Ed, August 2

    When that word does not mean what you think it means.

  32. The U.S. finally hits Biden’s self-imposed goal of 70 percent of adults partly vaccinated four weeks late. Foreign, August 2

    States with low vaccination rates are seeing more people seeking out the shots as the Delta variant creates a new wave of cases.

  33. ‘Wicked’ Hits the Road, Carrying the Hopes of Broadway Tours Culture, August 2

    The production, which starts Tuesday in Dallas, is the first Broadway tour back onstage, a test as American theaters seek to rebound from the pandemic shutdown.

  34. Florida may face its worst wave ever as the Delta variant spreads. National, August 2

    The state is about a month away from its peak, according to an epidemiologist who tracks the virus there.

  35. Germany Will Offer Vaccine Booster Shots Starting in September Foreign, August 2

    In rich countries, the momentum is growing for giving additional doses to the fully vaccinated, though many experts say the focus should be on getting first doses to people around the world.

  36. Don’t Want a Vaccine? Be Prepared to Pay More for Insurance. Op Ed, August 2

    Health insurers could do more to encourage vaccination, including letting the unvaccinated foot their bills.

  37. New Twists in the Long Pandemic Letters, August 2

    Readers discuss a change for the worse with the rise of the Delta variant. Also: Summer fashion; reading in the pandemic.

  38. Biden Administration Pushes States to Prevent Eviction Crisis Video, August 2

    White House officials called on state governments to extend local moratoriums on evictions and accelerate the distribution of billions in rental aid, to soften the impact of the federal moratorium’s expiration on Saturday.

  39. The August 2 Covid Delta Variant Vaccine live blog included one standalone post:
  40. Senator Lindsey Graham says he has a breakthrough Covid infection. Foreign, August 2

    The positive test result raised concerns that other senators may have been exposed at a party hosted by Senator Manchin over the weekend.

  41. Will You Know if Your Co-workers Are Vaccinated? Tell Us About It. National, August 2

    Policies on returning to work are in flux as employers confront questions of privacy, health and safety. We’re curious to know your thoughts.

  42. De Blasio Urges Vaccinated New Yorkers to Wear Masks Indoors Video, August 2

    Mayor Bill de Blasio “strongly” encouraged vaccinated New Yorkers to wear masks indoors again, especially when others around them could be unvaccinated.

  43. De Blasio urges vaccinated New Yorkers to wear masks indoors but balks at a mandate. Metro, August 2

    The mayor said vaccinated New Yorkers needed to mask up inside because of C.D.C. guidance involving areas of high transmission, but he did not require masks.

  44. Home Depot, SoulCycle and other businesses tighten pandemic restrictions. Business, August 2

    Equinox and Walmart are requiring some employees to be vaccinated. Home Depot and Lowes are reinstating mask requirements for workers.

  45. Where a Vast Global Vaccination Program Went Wrong Foreign, August 2

    After months of struggle, the U.N.-backed Covax alliance will soon have many more doses, promising relief for vaccine shortages in poorer countries. But it faces a deepening crisis: difficulties getting shots into arms as the Delta variant spreads.

  46. New York Is Pushing Homeless People Off the Streets. Where Will They Go? Metro, August 2

    Cleanup crews are clearing encampments, but advocates say the sweeps just move people from one place to another and fail to address the housing crisis.

  47. A New Chapter of the Coronavirus The Daily, August 2

    What do breakthrough infections mean for efforts to fight the pandemic?

  48. I No Longer Want to Shop Op Ed, August 2

    A year without retail therapy changed my attitude toward shopping. 

  49. How Local Media Spreads Misinformation From Vaccine Skeptics Business, August 1

    Facebook and other social media have been under scrutiny for vaccine misinformation, but local outlets have also sometimes been active.

  50. To Fight Vaccine Lies, Authorities Recruit an ‘Influencer Army’ Business, August 1

    The White House has teamed up with TikTok stars, while some states are paying “local micro influencers” for pro-vaccine campaigns.

  51. Zoom Agrees to Settle Lawsuit Over ‘Zoombombing’ Business, August 1

    The videoconferencing company said it would pay $85 million to settle the suit, which claimed that it violated users’ privacy, in part by allowing hackers to interrupt online meetings.

  52. A New Surge at a Santa Monica I.C.U. National, August 1

    They thought the worst of the pandemic was behind them. Then a new wave of cases arrived at the I.C.U. at Providence Saint John’s Health Center.

  53. In addition to Covid, more children are getting a respiratory virus more commonly seen in winter. Express, August 1

    An outbreak of respiratory syncytial virus, combined with growing Covid-19 pediatric cases, is straining hospital resources in some U.S. cities.

  54. N.I.H. director says asking for proof of vaccination is a step ‘in the right direction.’ Express, August 1

    Businesses and government agencies are pushing employees to get vaccinated amid a surge in new coronavirus infections across the country.

  55. Should Those Sidewalk Dining Sheds Stay or Go? Letters, August 1

    Readers discuss the pros and cons of the dining sheds. Also: Masking up in the subway; the police and the juvenile brain.

  56. Unvaxxed, Unmasked and Putting Our Kids at Risk Op Ed, August 1

    Yes, this is a rant against irrationality and vaccines.

  57. ‘X’ Marks the Spot: Officials Map a Route Out of the Pandemic Science, August 1

    Governments and organizations around the world are using geospatial data and digital mapping tools to guide their vaccination campaigns.

  58. The U.S. is wasting vaccine doses, even as cases rise and other countries suffer shortages. National, August 1

    A survey of data from 10 states shows that more than one million doses have been lost because of spoilage, missed appointments and other problems.

  59. The Week in Business: Robinhood Fizzled as Silicon Valley Sizzled Sunday Business, August 1

    The stock-trading app Robinhood had a weak stock market opening, while Silicon Valley companies continued to set new earnings records.

  60. Tokyo Convenience Store Chicken Gizzards Saved My Life Sports, August 1

    Cut off from most restaurants because of coronavirus restrictions, thousands of international visitors at the Olympics make do — and delight — in convenience store offerings.

  61. Even the Pope Has Prayed to Venezuela’s Beloved ‘Doctor of the Poor’ Foreign, August 1

    In a deeply polarized country, suffering an extreme health crisis, one of the few uniting beliefs is the admiration across the political spectrum for a doctor recently beatified by the Vatican.

  62. Hasta el papa le reza al ‘médico de los pobres’ de Venezuela en Español, August 1

    En un país profundamente polarizado que atraviesa por una crisis extrema de salud, una de las pocas creencias unificadoras es la admiración por un médico que el Vaticano beatificó hace poco. Sus seguidores proceden de todo el espectro político.

  63. Gov. Greg Abbott bars mandates for vaccinations and masks in Texas. National, July 31

    The state’s daily average of cases has risen more than 200 percent over the past 14 days and hospitalizations are surging, but an executive order ensures that masking and vaccinations remain voluntary.

  64. Who Are the Unvaccinated in America? There’s No One Answer. National, July 31

    One segment of people who have avoided shots is vehemently opposed to the idea. But there is a second group, surveys suggest, that is still deciding.

  65. Eviction Freeze Set to Lapse as Biden Housing Aid Effort Lags Washington, July 31

    The administration made a last-ditch, failed appeal to extend the moratorium to buy more time for states to distribute rental aid.

  66. Demand for shots is increasing in less-vaccinated states under siege from the Delta variant. Live, July 31

    Data from the C.D.C. shows that many people in states like Louisiana, Mississippi and Missouri are now receiving their first doses. On Friday, more than 850,000 total shots were recorded in the U.S.

  67. Demonstrations against France’s vaccine pass surge for a third weekend, even as cases rise. Foreign, July 31

    The government’s health pass law was passed by Parliament and is expected to get a final greenlight from a top constitutional council next week.

  68. More than 200 staff members at 2 San Francisco hospitals have tested positive, most in breakthrough Delta infections. Express, July 31

    Vaccinations warded off severe Covid for most of the workers, who tested positive this month; two required hospitalization.

  69. ‘It’s Nowhere Near Over’: A Beach Town’s Gust of Freedom, Then a U-turn National, July 31

    Provincetown, Mass., the quirky community at the tip of Cape Cod, thought it was safe to return to prepandemic partying. It wasn’t.

  70. Delta Variant Drives Global Virus Surge, W.H.O. Warns Video, July 31

    Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the World Health Organization’s director general, said a worldwide rise in Covid-19 cases has disparately impacted poorer countries with lower vaccination rates, and that deaths in Africa have spiked 80 percent in f...

  71. The Long Kiss Goodbye: Will Covid End the French Bise Forever? Foreign, July 31

    Social distancing made the cheek kiss a much rarer greeting, and polling suggests it may stay that way. Some say good riddance, but others miss the warmth of times past.

  72. For Tenants Nationwide, a Scramble to Pay Months of Rent or Face Eviction National, July 31

    A federal eviction moratorium is scheduled to end on Saturday. Many tenants are packing up and facing an uncertain future.

  73. Mourning Families Seek Solace From the ‘Grief Purgatory’ of Covid-19 Express, July 31

    The pandemic has left hundreds of thousands of Americans alone in bereavement, unable to plan proper funerals for their loved ones. Now, they’re planning larger celebrations of life.

  74. ‘The war has changed.’ In just days, the U.S. shifts tactics against the virus. Foreign, July 31

    Delta-driven surges are prompting new measures from the federal government, states and cities, companies and the military, as well as defiant rejections.

  75. New Rule Raises Question: Who’ll Pay for All the Covid Tests? Upshot, July 31

    With the Delta variant surging, many companies have decided that unvaccinated workers will need to get regular testing.

  76. This Is Our Chance to Pull Teenagers Out of the Smartphone Trap Op Ed, July 31

    Loneliness among students has soared worldwide. It doesn't have to be like that.

  77. Biden, Republicans and the Pandemic Blame Game Politics, July 31

    G.O.P. resistance to public health measures has helped fuel Covid’s resurgence. But the president will be left to clean up the mess.

  78. As Covid Cases Rise All Over U.S., Lower Vaccination Rates Point to Worse Outcomes Interactive, July 31

    Counties with low vaccination rates continue to bear the brunt of the highly contagious Delta variant, and some are seeing their highest case rates of the entire pandemic.

  79. N.F.L. Vaccine Holdouts Face Training Camp Scrutiny Sports, July 31

    Though 88.5 percent of all N.F.L. players had received at least one vaccine dose through Friday, some players voiced their hesitance to be inoculated.

  80. Some New Yorkers say $100 offer inspired them to get vaccinated. Metro, July 30

    New Yorkers lined up in the Bronx and Brooklyn to get vaccinated on the first day of cash was offered to get vaccinated at city-run sites.

  81. Short of the Mandate They Crave, Military Leaders Race to Vaccinate Troops Washington, July 30

    The military is trying to navigate how to get more service members to take the shot without issuing an order.

  82. U.S. Authorities Seek Documents From Troubled Covid Vaccine Manufacturer Investigative, July 30

    Emergent BioSolutions, which ruined 75 million vaccine doses at its Baltimore plant, disclosed records requests from Congress and federal and state law enforcement agencies.

  83. Delta Variant Forces Japan to Extend State of Emergency Video, July 30

    Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga of Japan announced that the government would expand a state of emergency to other areas besides Tokyo, and that the restrictions in the capital would be extended until the end of August after the Olympics concludes.

  84. Vaccinated People May Spread the Virus, Though Rarely, C.D.C. Reports Science, July 30

    The agency cited an outbreak in Provincetown, Mass., in which most of the infected were immunized. An internal C.D.C. document paints an even more harrowing picture.

  85. Virus cases are rising around the world, and deaths in Africa are surging. Foreign, July 30

    “We can prevent this disease, we can test for it, and we can treat it,” said Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director general of the World Health Organization.

  86. The New Reality of a European Trip: ‘Things Are Going to Change’ Travel, July 30

    Curfews, vaccine requirements, conflicting advice. As variants like Delta spread, rules and restrictions are popping up across the continent and staying informed can feel like a job.

  87. Biden’s Renewed Drive Against Covid Letters, July 30

    Readers discuss the president's remarks and the continuing hesitancy of the unvaccinated. Also: Natan Sharansky on anti-Semitism.

  88. Those Virus Sequences That Were Suddenly Deleted? They’re Back Science, July 30

    Chinese researchers have uploaded genetic sequences of coronaviruses to a scientific database more than a year after they took them offline.

  89. House Democrats Call for C.D.C. to Expand Eviction Moratorium Video, July 30

    Lawmakers were racing on Friday to extend the federal eviction moratorium through the end of the year, as it’s set to expire on Saturday, and was responsible for slowing the pace of evictions during the pandemic.

  90. Florida’s governor gives parents final say on masks for children in school. National, July 30

    Gov. Ron DeSantis signed an executive order “protecting the rights of parents,” taking a strong position on masks in schools as cases surge there ahead of reopening.

  91. Broadway Audiences Will Need Proof of Vaccination and Masks Culture, July 30

    Children under 12, who cannot be vaccinated, can show a negative test to attend. But the Metropolitan Opera and Carnegie Hall plan to bar them for now.

  92. Inside a Covid I.C.U., Hopes Fade as Patients Surge In National, July 30

    Doctors and nurses in a Florida hospital thought the onslaught of coronavirus admissions had ended. Now they need more intensive care beds.

  93. They Spurned the Vaccine. Now They Want You to Know They Regret It. National, July 30

    People who once rejected the vaccine or simply waited too long are now grappling with the consequences, often in raw, public ways.

  94. The U.S. will cover cost of testing unvaccinated federal workers. Upshot, July 30

    The decision could set a benchmark for state governments and companies now grappling with the same issue.

  95. Credit to Tech’s Pandemic Leadership Business, July 30

    America’s tech companies have been leading the way for how large employers should aid in the country’s pandemic response.

  96. N.Y.C.’s mayor says mask guidance will come on Monday, but remains focused on greater vaccination. Metro, July 30

    “Masks can be helpful,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said, “but they don’t change the basic reality. Vaccination does.”

  97. Some in Missouri Seek Covid-19 Shots in Secret, Doctor Says Express, July 30

    As cases surge, a doctor says that some people are pleading for discretion when they receive the vaccine, worried about what their friends and families will think.

  98. The Fed’s Favorite Price Index Rose 4 Percent. What Comes Next? Business, July 30

    The Federal Reserve’s inflation gauge popped in June from a year earlier. Economists think it will begin to moderate.

  99. How New Yorkers in One Small Town Became Allies Instead of Enemies Metropolitan, July 30

    The pandemic brought hordes of city dwellers to quiet Cornwall, Connecticut. But the urban influx hasn’t been all bad.

  100. The Threat of Evictions for N.Y. Renters Metro, July 30

    The federal moratorium is over on Saturday, but the state's ban lasts until the end of August. There is little hope they will be extended.

  101. Mexico Makes Its Olympic Baseball Debut Against the Dominican Republic Sports, July 30

    The national team qualified for the tournament for the first time, instilling hope that baseball could assume a higher profile back home.

  102. Europe recovers from double-dip recession but lags the United States. Business, July 30

    The eurozone economy grew 2 percent last quarter, as lockdowns eased and business activity stirred.

  103. An outbreak of the Delta variant tests China’s zero-tolerance approach to the virus. Foreign, July 30

    Cases have spread from the city of Nanjing to several provinces and the capital, Beijing, in the past three weeks.

  104. What to Do This Summer: Los Angeles Travel, July 30

    An indoor masking order hasn’t stopped visitors from enjoying Culver City, Downtown and Venice. Here are suggestions for food, culture and sights, with an outdoors emphasis.

  105. Here’s Who Is Hospitalized for Covid in New York City as Cases Rise Metro, July 30

    People with compromised immune systems and the unvaccinated make up a high percentage of patients who end up in the hospital.

  106. ‘Covid With a Vengeance’ Consumes U.S. Politics Politics, July 30

    Rising case counts and stagnant vaccination rates could prove equally frustrating for President Biden and the G.O.P., making it impossible to shift the public’s attention to other priorities.

  107. Don’t Let the Pandemic Tear Australia Apart Foreign, July 30

    Our states sometimes seem to be at war with each other as outbreaks flare. But this virus knows no boundaries.

  108. C.D.C. Internal Report Calls Delta Variant as Contagious as Chickenpox Science, July 30

    Infections in vaccinated Americans are rare, compared with those in unvaccinated people, the document said. But when they occur, vaccinated people may spread the virus just as easily.

  109. Biden Seeks to Revive Vaccine Effort With New Rules and Incentives Washington, July 29

    The president said those refusing to get a coronavirus shot should expect inconveniences as long as they decline a vaccine.

  110. How Europe, After a Fumbling Start, Overtook the U.S. in Vaccination Interactive, July 29

    Just a few months ago, European Union efforts were a mess, but its problems were temporary. The United States turned out to have the more lasting challenge.

  111. As Biden Moves to Vaccinate Federal Workers, Troops Get a Pass Washington, July 29

    New vaccine rules for federal workers will cover civilians in the military, but not the active-duty troops who work with them.

  112. How Covid Became a Red-State Crisis Op Ed, July 29

    The geography of this wave is nakedly political.

  113. The Justice Dept. tells the Texas governor his new Covid rule restricting migrant transports violates federal law. Washington, July 29

    Attorney General Merrick B. Garland labeled the executive order Mr. Abbott issued on Wednesday “both dangerous and unlawful.”

  114. As Covid Cases Rise, Restaurants Once Again Scramble to Impose Rules Dining, July 29

    Despite confusing health mandates and vocal opposition, many businesses are taking their own steps, including requiring vaccination proof to dine in.

  115. Here are the details from Biden’s latest push to spur vaccinations. Washington, July 29

    The president is encouraging paid time off to get vaccinated and other incentives to combat Covid-19 infections.

  116. Behind the Masks, a Mystery: How Often Do the Vaccinated Spread the Virus? Science, July 29

    The C.D.C.’s new masking advice was based in part on data showing that the virus can thrive in the airways of vaccinated people. The findings are expected on Friday.

  117. Are the Olympics Too Broken to Fix? Op Ed, July 29

    The Tokyo Games have been called the “cursed” Olympics, and for good reason. But the Games have been a little cursed for a while now.

  118. Israel to Offer Third Covid Vaccine Shot to Those Over 60 Video, July 29

    Prime Minister Naftali Bennett of Israel said the country would begin offering a third shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine to people over the age of 60, in an effort to slow the spread of the Delta variant.

  119. The Biden administration wants states and cities to pay people $100 to get vaccinated. Washington, July 29

    Some experts, especially in the early days of the vaccination campaign, have expressed concern over the idea of paying people to get vaccinated, worrying that it could be perceived as out of step with messaging that vaccines bring enormous benefits on their own.

  120. Israel will give third Covid vaccine shots to those 60 and older. Foreign, July 29

    Whether booster shots are needed by older citizens is an issue that is far from settled among scientists.

  121. Masks are mandated indoors in Washington, D.C., as localities grapple with revised federal guidance. National, July 29

    The announcement from Mayor Muriel Bowser came as some states and municipalities were quick to adopt the new C.D.C. guidelines while others expressed outrage.

  122. The Debate Over Masks, Mandates and Booster Shots Letters, July 29

    The changing guidance and requirements as Covid cases surge. Also: Don't count cities out; Yosemite's charred landscape; with children, and without; essential workers.

  123. Biden calls on Congress to extend the federal eviction freeze for one month. Washington, July 29

    The moratorium on residential evictions is scheduled to expire on Saturday.

  124. Some Are Chasing Extra Vaccine Shots, While Scientists Debate Express, July 29

    Boosters may not be necessary yet, many experts say, and the pursuit of additional shots raises ethical questions.

  125. If We Must Wear Masks Again, We Need a Smart Approach Op Ed, July 29

    It must be made explicitly clear to the public how measures like mask mandates will cut transmission and can be used to incentivize vaccinations.

  126. As Covid Cases Hit Record High in Tokyo, Can the Olympic Bubble Hold? Foreign, July 29

    With the Games approaching their midway point, promises of a “safe and secure” event are being put to the test.

  127. Covid Vaccine Effort in Europe Confronts Anger, Disinformation and Suspicion Foreign, July 29

    Across the continent, reaching vulnerable populations on the margins of society is a challenge. In Brussels, the authorities are hoping mobile outreach teams can help.

  128. Consumers were a big factor in the second-quarter G.D.P. expansion. Business, July 29

    A 2.8 percent rise in spending on services helped offset declines in other areas of the economy.

  129. A troubled vaccine plant in Baltimore is given the go-ahead to reopen. Foreign, July 29

    After a two-day inspection, the F.D.A. said operations could start again at the Emergent BioSolutions site where Johnson & Johnson doses were contaminated.

  130. Where People Are Most Vulnerable to the Delta Variant Interactive, July 29

    Estimates show much of the country is still susceptible to the kind of rapid spread that can put stress on hospitals and lead to worse outcomes for patients.

  131. Duterte says vaccine refusers in the Philippines should be detained at home. Foreign, July 29

    It was not clear whether President Rodrigo Duterte intended to try to enforce such a rule, which legal experts said would be unconstitutional.

  132. French official says Britain’s quarantine rules for travelers are discriminatory. Foreign, July 29

    Continuing to require travelers from France to isolate for up to 10 days, while exempting those from other European countries or the United States, is unfair and unwarranted, a minister says.

  133. The July 29 Economy Stock Market News live blog included one standalone post:
  134. The European Union pulls ahead of the United States in vaccinations. Foreign, July 29

    The figures provided a stark contrast with the early stages of the inoculation campaigns, when the bloc, facing a shortage of doses and delayed deliveries, looked in envy at efforts elsewhere.

  135. Gems in the Backyard? A Tall Tale Has Glimmers of Truth. Foreign, July 29

    News reports that workers in Sri Lanka dug up a cluster of sapphires worth up to $100 million were a welcome distraction for a pandemic-weary public.

  136. A Push to Get New York Vaccinated Metro, July 29

    A mandate for state employees and a $100 reward in New York City for getting a first shot are aimed at holdouts.

  137. Economy Recovers Pandemic Losses, but Faces New Test Business, July 29

    Gross domestic product grew 1.6 percent in the second quarter, the latest gauge of a rebound that could be challenged by the Delta variant of the coronavirus.

  138. What if the Unvaccinated Can’t Be Persuaded? Op Ed, July 29

    To reach herd immunity, we need a different approach. 

  139. Retailers Revisit Mask Debate After New C.D.C. Guidelines Business, July 29

    Companies that dealt with shifting recommendations, angry customers and vulnerable employees earlier in the pandemic find themselves again considering mask mandates.

  140. Here’s how companies are responding to the rise in coronavirus cases. Business, July 29

    Large businesses are revising their rules about employee vaccinations and wearing masks as the Delta variant drives up infections.

  141. Biden to Require Federal Workers to Be Vaccinated or Take Regular Tests Washington, July 28

    The announcement, expected on Thursday, is also set to include social distancing, masking and restrictions on travel for the unvaccinated.

  142. Wearing Masks Indoors Again? Some States Are a Vehement No. National, July 28

    After the C.D.C. advised masking indoors in areas with high rates of Covid-19, some locales went back under mask mandates. But there was also defiance and hostility.

  143. Nationals postpone M.L.B. game after 4 players and 8 staff members test positive. Express, July 28

    The infections came a day after the Nationals’ shortstop Trea Turner left during Tuesday night’s game against the Phillies after testing positive.

  144. Federal Reserve Holds Rates Near Zero Video, July 28

    The chair, Jerome H. Powell, said the Fed was keeping interest rates unchanged and would continue to buy large amounts of government debt, but suggested that these purchases could taper off as recovery continued.

  145. In the Capitol, Revival of Mask Mandate Ignites Partisan Recriminations Washington, July 28

    Lawmakers from districts with low-risk areas — many of them Democrats — are complying, while members of Congress from areas where the virus is spreading rapidly — including many Republicans — have resisted.

  146. Comparte tus historias sobre el regreso a la oficina si no trabajas en un escritorio U.S., July 28

    Millones de estadounidenses están volviendo a trabajar en hospitales, tiendas, restaurantes y escuelas. Para una breve serie, estamos pidiendo las historias de dichos trabajadores sobre sus preocupaciones y expectativas para el futuro.

  147. Ford profit drops 50 percent because of a global chip shortage. Business, July 28

    Ford has had to halt or slow production of highly profitable models like the F-150 pickup truck and various sport-utility vehicles.

  148. Apple will require masks for customers and employees in many U.S. stores. Business, July 28

    Apple had lifted mask requirements in its American stores earlier this year, but the Delta variant prompted it to reverse course.

  149. Weekly Health Quiz: Masks, Heart Health and Olympic Sports Interactive, July 28

    Test your knowledge of this week’s health news.

  150. Your Thursday Briefing N Y T Now, July 28

    Vaccine delays in South Korea.