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.
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.
The Food and Drug Administration’s move is expected to kick off more vaccination mandates for hospital workers, college students and federal troops.
President Biden signaled a new level of frustration with Republican leaders in states where the highly contagious Delta variant is surging.
The findings suggest that what has sometimes been called “long Covid” may be less common in children than adults.
Some states have banned vaccine mandates. Can reason replace coercion?
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.
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.
Shanta Thake, a theater executive, faces challenges that include helping the center embrace new genres and attract virus-wary audiences.
Employers, universities and local governments can all issue some type of vaccination requirement. Here’s what to know about the mandates.
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.
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.
“If you want to participate in our society fully, you’ve got to get vaccinated,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said. “It’s time.”
More than 56,000 of Tyson’s 120,000 employees have been vaccinated. Frontline workers have until Nov. 1 to be fully inoculated.
El regreso a las oficinas, una persecución en México, apuntes sobre el vestuario de los atletas olímpicos y más para empezar el día.
The city in central China that endured the pandemic’s first lockdown has found its first signs of local transmission since May 2020.
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.
We speak to businesses scrambling to find workers — and the former employees unwilling to return to those jobs.
Mayor Bill de Blasio said he wanted to focus on increasing vaccination rates, and worried requiring face coverings would remove an incentive.
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.
I oversaw the vaccines. They are safe, and they work.
The sequestered Games have left the host city feeling like anything but.
The government’s introduction of vaccine passes is a cautionary tale.
An evolving virus and 18 months of ever-changing pandemic messaging have left Americans angry, exhausted and skeptical of public health advice.
Louisiana and San Francisco brought back indoor mask requirements, but Mayor Bill de Blasio said he wanted New Yorkers to focus on vaccinations.
The team’s ace will miss his scheduled start on Tuesday against Baltimore. So far no other players are affected.
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.
Citing new concerns about the spread of the coronavirus, the administration will continue to rely for now on a Trump-era policy.
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.
When that word does not mean what you think it means.
States with low vaccination rates are seeing more people seeking out the shots as the Delta variant creates a new wave of cases.
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.
The state is about a month away from its peak, according to an epidemiologist who tracks the virus there.
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.
Health insurers could do more to encourage vaccination, including letting the unvaccinated foot their bills.
Readers discuss a change for the worse with the rise of the Delta variant. Also: Summer fashion; reading in the pandemic.
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.
The positive test result raised concerns that other senators may have been exposed at a party hosted by Senator Manchin over the weekend.
Policies on returning to work are in flux as employers confront questions of privacy, health and safety. We’re curious to know your thoughts.
Mayor Bill de Blasio “strongly” encouraged vaccinated New Yorkers to wear masks indoors again, especially when others around them could be unvaccinated.
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.
Equinox and Walmart are requiring some employees to be vaccinated. Home Depot and Lowes are reinstating mask requirements for workers.
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.
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.
What do breakthrough infections mean for efforts to fight the pandemic?
A year without retail therapy changed my attitude toward shopping.
Facebook and other social media have been under scrutiny for vaccine misinformation, but local outlets have also sometimes been active.
The White House has teamed up with TikTok stars, while some states are paying “local micro influencers” for pro-vaccine campaigns.
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.
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.
An outbreak of respiratory syncytial virus, combined with growing Covid-19 pediatric cases, is straining hospital resources in some U.S. cities.
Businesses and government agencies are pushing employees to get vaccinated amid a surge in new coronavirus infections across the country.
Readers discuss the pros and cons of the dining sheds. Also: Masking up in the subway; the police and the juvenile brain.
Yes, this is a rant against irrationality and vaccines.
Governments and organizations around the world are using geospatial data and digital mapping tools to guide their vaccination campaigns.
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.
The stock-trading app Robinhood had a weak stock market opening, while Silicon Valley companies continued to set new earnings records.
Cut off from most restaurants because of coronavirus restrictions, thousands of international visitors at the Olympics make do — and delight — in convenience store offerings.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The administration made a last-ditch, failed appeal to extend the moratorium to buy more time for states to distribute rental aid.
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.
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.
Vaccinations warded off severe Covid for most of the workers, who tested positive this month; two required hospitalization.
Provincetown, Mass., the quirky community at the tip of Cape Cod, thought it was safe to return to prepandemic partying. It wasn’t.
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...
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.
A federal eviction moratorium is scheduled to end on Saturday. Many tenants are packing up and facing an uncertain future.
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.
Delta-driven surges are prompting new measures from the federal government, states and cities, companies and the military, as well as defiant rejections.
With the Delta variant surging, many companies have decided that unvaccinated workers will need to get regular testing.
Loneliness among students has soared worldwide. It doesn't have to be like that.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The military is trying to navigate how to get more service members to take the shot without issuing an order.
Emergent BioSolutions, which ruined 75 million vaccine doses at its Baltimore plant, disclosed records requests from Congress and federal and state law enforcement agencies.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
Readers discuss the president's remarks and the continuing hesitancy of the unvaccinated. Also: Natan Sharansky on anti-Semitism.
Chinese researchers have uploaded genetic sequences of coronaviruses to a scientific database more than a year after they took them offline.
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.
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.
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.
Doctors and nurses in a Florida hospital thought the onslaught of coronavirus admissions had ended. Now they need more intensive care beds.
People who once rejected the vaccine or simply waited too long are now grappling with the consequences, often in raw, public ways.
The decision could set a benchmark for state governments and companies now grappling with the same issue.
America’s tech companies have been leading the way for how large employers should aid in the country’s pandemic response.
“Masks can be helpful,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said, “but they don’t change the basic reality. Vaccination does.”
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.
The Federal Reserve’s inflation gauge popped in June from a year earlier. Economists think it will begin to moderate.
The pandemic brought hordes of city dwellers to quiet Cornwall, Connecticut. But the urban influx hasn’t been all bad.
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.
The national team qualified for the tournament for the first time, instilling hope that baseball could assume a higher profile back home.
The eurozone economy grew 2 percent last quarter, as lockdowns eased and business activity stirred.
Cases have spread from the city of Nanjing to several provinces and the capital, Beijing, in the past three weeks.
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.
People with compromised immune systems and the unvaccinated make up a high percentage of patients who end up in the hospital.
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.
Our states sometimes seem to be at war with each other as outbreaks flare. But this virus knows no boundaries.
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.
The president said those refusing to get a coronavirus shot should expect inconveniences as long as they decline a vaccine.
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.
New vaccine rules for federal workers will cover civilians in the military, but not the active-duty troops who work with them.
The geography of this wave is nakedly political.
Attorney General Merrick B. Garland labeled the executive order Mr. Abbott issued on Wednesday “both dangerous and unlawful.”
Despite confusing health mandates and vocal opposition, many businesses are taking their own steps, including requiring vaccination proof to dine in.
The president is encouraging paid time off to get vaccinated and other incentives to combat Covid-19 infections.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Whether booster shots are needed by older citizens is an issue that is far from settled among scientists.
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.
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.
The moratorium on residential evictions is scheduled to expire on Saturday.
Boosters may not be necessary yet, many experts say, and the pursuit of additional shots raises ethical questions.
It must be made explicitly clear to the public how measures like mask mandates will cut transmission and can be used to incentivize vaccinations.
With the Games approaching their midway point, promises of a “safe and secure” event are being put to the test.
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.
A 2.8 percent rise in spending on services helped offset declines in other areas of the economy.
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.
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.
It was not clear whether President Rodrigo Duterte intended to try to enforce such a rule, which legal experts said would be unconstitutional.
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.
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.
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.
A mandate for state employees and a $100 reward in New York City for getting a first shot are aimed at holdouts.
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.
To reach herd immunity, we need a different approach.
Companies that dealt with shifting recommendations, angry customers and vulnerable employees earlier in the pandemic find themselves again considering mask mandates.
Large businesses are revising their rules about employee vaccinations and wearing masks as the Delta variant drives up infections.
The announcement, expected on Thursday, is also set to include social distancing, masking and restrictions on travel for the unvaccinated.
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.
The infections came a day after the Nationals’ shortstop Trea Turner left during Tuesday night’s game against the Phillies after testing positive.
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.
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.
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.
Ford has had to halt or slow production of highly profitable models like the F-150 pickup truck and various sport-utility vehicles.
Apple had lifted mask requirements in its American stores earlier this year, but the Delta variant prompted it to reverse course.
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