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The parents of the youngest children are not okay

Why Covid-19 is always one step ahead of the US response

We’ll never have a normal flu season again

The most consistently botched part of the US pandemic response

Texas shows the dangers of indifference to omicron

Rapid tests, omicron, and you

Covid-19 surges spark chain reactions that strain US hospitals everywhere

Just how much is Trump’s judiciary sabotaging the Biden presidency?

How to make sense of the case and hospitalization data as omicron takes off

How omicron broke Covid-19 testing

Congress is on the brink of an immense health policy failure

Does it still make sense for vaccinated people with Covid-19 to isolate for 10 days?

Omicron is coming and lockdowns aren’t coming back. So what can we do?

The one-dose problem is real

What South Africa is seeing in its omicron outbreak

Who the pandemic’s next phase will hurt the most

Biden’s winter Covid plan is what a new normal might look like

How to know if omicron is as scary as it seems

Booster shots today could fight omicron tomorrow

4 big questions about the new omicron variant

The lawsuits attacking Biden’s workplace vaccine mandate, explained

Why the US nursing crisis is getting worse

The US is about to make the same pandemic preparedness mistake — again

Pfizer’s clinical data puts the US one step closer to a Covid-19 vaccine for younger kids

Who should get a Covid-19 booster shot right now?

The best- and worst-case scenarios for Covid-19 this winter

Why people who don’t trust vaccines embrace unproven drugs

The new guidelines for Covid-19 booster shots, explained

Does everybody need a booster shot?

It’s time to stop describing lifesaving health care as “elective”

Americans are dying because no hospital will take them

The US was a world leader in vaccination. What went wrong?

Why America can’t fix its Covid-19 testing problems

How Florida’s massive Covid-19 spike got so bad

What we actually know about the vaccines and the delta variant

School boards are in open revolt against Ron DeSantis’s anti-mask crusade

Will the Taliban roll back two decades of public health progress in Afghanistan?

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