Biden Takes On Sagging Safety Net With Plan to Fix Long-Term Care

President Biden’s $400 billion proposal to improve long-term care for older adults and those with disabilities was received as either a long overdue expansion of the social safety net or an example of misguided government overreach.Republicans ridiculed including elder care...

Pause in Vaccinations Leads to Canceled Appointments Across States

The Albany County Health Department in New York said it would provide Pfizer doses for a Johnson & Johnson clinic on Tuesday at a local university. The chief public health officer in Detroit said people who had appointments for a...

Top Official Warned That Covid Vaccine Plant Had to Be ‘Monitored Closely’

Mr. de Notaristefani, a former top executive at two major pharmaceutical companies, cited “significant” personnel problems, writing that plans to increase staffing seemed “inadequate to enable the company to manufacture at the required rate.”He also noted that audits by the...

More Contagious Covid Variant Is Now Dominant in U.S., C.D.C. Says

WASHINGTON — A highly infectious variant of the coronavirus that was first identified in Britain has become the most common source of new infections in the United States, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on...

More Contagious Virus Variant Is Now Dominant in U.S., C.D.C. Chief Says

WASHINGTON — A highly infectious variant of the coronavirus that was first identified in Britain has become the most common source of new infections in the United States, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on...

Biden Moves Up Vaccine Eligibility Deadline for All Adults to April 19

But in California, cases have been declining since hitting a peak early this year, with the state now averaging around 2,700 new cases a day, the lowest figure since June. The C.D.C. said that, as of Tuesday, 35 percent of...

The Rising Politicization of Covid Vaccines

President Biden today called for governors to open coronavirus vaccinations to all adults within the next two weeks, speeding up a target he had previously set for May 1.But recent polls and political tides, particularly in red states, suggest that...

Likely Legal, ‘Vaccine Passports’ Emerge as the Next Coronavirus Divide

Conservatives and libertarians, though, are resisting such mandates. Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida on Friday signed an executive order barring businesses from requiring patrons or customers to show vaccine documentation, under penalty of losing state contracts. Mississippi’s Republican governor, Tate...

The ‘Joy and Envy’ of Vaccine FOMO

At the start of the year, Shay Fan felt relief: Vaccinations were on their way. Her relief turned to joy when her parents and in-laws got their shots.Three months later, Ms. Fan, a 36-year-old freelance marketer and writer in Los...

U.S. Taps Johnson & Johnson to Run Troubled Vaccine Plant

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Saturday put Johnson & Johnson in charge of a troubled Baltimore manufacturing plant that ruined 15 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine and moved to stop the plant from making another...
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