The coronavirus pandemic has pushed millions of Americans into poverty and stripped more than 5.4 million of them of their health insurance, according to a…View More Medical tourism is drawing patients, even in a pandemic.
Officials at U.S. prisons and jails are running into widespread unwillingness among prisoners to consent to be vaccinated. To combat it, some are turning to…View More Some prisons are offering skeptical inmates incentives to consent to vaccination.
As the total number of U.S. coronavirus cases surpassed 24 million on Monday, Los Angeles County, one of the hardest-hit areas, may face even more…View More As the U.S. surpasses 24 million cases, Los Angeles confronts a more contagious variant.
The Paycheck Protection Program was a lifeline for millions of small businesses brutalized by the pandemic. Over a four-month span, the government program distributed $523…View More Some small businesses got $1 relief loans under the Paycheck Protection Program.
With hospitals in Los Angeles County swamped with Covid-19 patients, a memo that went out to the county’s ambulance crews last week caused public alarm…View More Los Angeles County urges ambulance crews not to bring to hospitals patients they cannot resuscitate.
First there was Thanksgiving, when some families who gathered for turkey and stuffing also shared the coronavirus, causing cases to spike in some places and…View More A holiday all about drinking and reveling with mobs of strangers — what could go wrong?
Even in this dark year, there have been moments of lightness, growth and utter joy. We asked readers to send us photos and videos that…View More Joy survives: Readers share memories of the good moments from this year.
An employee at a Wisconsin hospital intentionally removed more than 500 doses of coronavirus vaccine from refrigeration last week, rendering them useless, the hospital system…View More More than 500 vaccine doses were left out to spoil on purpose by a hospital employee.
Two critical federal unemployment programs expired on Saturday as President Trump resisted signing a sweeping $900 billion aid package into law until lawmakers more than…View More Jobless benefits run out as Trump resists signing the relief bill.
SEOUL, South Korea — In several provinces across South Korea, there are no I.C.U. beds available to treat the rapidly rising number of Covid-19 patients.…View More South Korea is struggling under the strain of a severe outbreak.
South African scientists and health officials announced on Friday the discovery of a new lineage of the coronavirus that has quickly come to dominate samples…View More South Africa announces a new coronavirus variant.
The sudden lockdown this summer of 3,000 public housing residents in Melbourne, Australia, violated human rights laws, an investigation has found. The report, released on…View More ‘Nightmare’ lockdown in Australian towers is called a breach of human rights.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has warned for months that the agency will be forced to make draconian cuts, including slashing New York City’s subway service…View More M.T.A. officials breathe a sigh of relief with Biden.
The number of people with the coronavirus in the United States who have died passed 300,000 on Monday, another wrenching record that comes less than…View More The number of people with the virus who died in the U.S. passes 300,000.