This is the Coronavirus Briefing, an informed guide to the pandemic. Sign up here to get this newsletter in your inbox. After three weeks of…View More Coronavirus Briefing: What Happened Today
Recently, at a funeral, I got to thinking about the lesser challenges of the mask. Not the should-you-or-shouldn’t-you, which is settled science at this point,…View More Opinion | How to Cry With a Mask On and Other 2020 Dilemmas
ALBANY, N.Y. — Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo accused the U.S. Supreme Court of political partisanship on Thursday after the justices narrowly rejected his coronavirus-based restrictions…View More Cuomo Attacks Supreme Court’s Emboldened Majority Over Virus Ruling
To the Editor: Re “The Contacts of My Contacts” (column, Nov. 22): As an emergency physician in an area being hit hard by Covid-19, I…View More Opinion | Hospitals Struggling to Meet the Covid Surge
Three percent. It is the most important number in New York City right now, a critical threshold that triggers restrictions by state and local governments…View More New York City Hit a 3% Positive Test Rate. Or Did It?
In the lead-up to Thanksgiving, Americans are no stranger to planning. But this year, as they prepare to let turkeys brine and pie crusts thaw,…View More No, a Negative Coronavirus Test Does Not Mean You Can Safely Socialize
Four years ago, Wanda Dench didn’t know her grandson had changed his phone number when she invited him to her house for Thanksgiving dinner at…View More An Unlikely Thanksgiving Tradition Carries On
The positive test rates have gone up in the city in the last month, leading to what many experts say is a second wave. By…View More This Is How the Outbreak Is Resurging Across New York City
The University of Michigan’s flagship campus in Ann Arbor opened the fall semester with great expectations. Thousands of students were welcomed back to the dorms…View More After a ‘Covid Semester,’ the University of Michigan Gets Tougher on the Virus
ALBANY — Michigan shut down indoor dining and in-person classes at high schools and colleges. Washington banned indoor gatherings with anyone outside your household without…View More As the Virus Surges, How Much Longer Can N.Y. Avoid a Full Shutdown?
The grisly discovery captured the tragedy and chaos of the pandemic at its height in New York City: dozens of bodies found decomposing in a…View More N.Y. Shuts Funeral Home Where Dozens of Bodies Were Found in Trucks
LONDON — For Prime Minister Boris Johnson, this was supposed to be a critical week to reset his government after a tumultuous round of infighting…View More Instead of Regaining Momentum, Johnson Is Stalled at Home Again
Within weeks, the Food and Drug Administration is expected to review safety and efficacy data for what may be the first Covid-19 vaccine in the…View More States Vow Extra Scrutiny of Coronavirus Vaccine
To the Editor: Re “We Miss In-Person Work Friends” (Op-Ed, Oct. 23): Ashley Fetters’s article about missing the in-person interaction with co-workers is right on…View More Opinion | We’re Friends at the Office. Remember the Office?