C.D.C. Traces Covid Outbreaks in Gyms, Urging Stricter Precautions

Public health officials on Wednesday urged gym-goers to wear masks when they work out and to remain six feet apart, as new research described the rapid spread of coronavirus infections during high-intensity exercise classes at gyms in Honolulu and Chicago.Researchers...

Scientists to C.D.C.: Set Air Standards for Workplaces Now

Nearly a year after scientists showed that the coronavirus can be inhaled in tiny droplets called aerosols that linger indoors in stagnant air, more than a dozen experts are calling on the Biden administration to take immediate action to limit...

How the Pandemic Is Coming to Prime Time. (Or Not.)

Last June, when the “Grey’s Anatomy” writers room reconvened, virtually, after a longer than usual hiatus, Krista Vernoff, the longtime showrunner, asked whether or not the coming season should incorporate the coronavirus pandemic.“I’m like 51-49 for not doing the pandemic,”...

A Parallel Pandemic Hits Health Care Workers: Trauma and Exhaustion

Thousands of health care workers have already paid the ultimate price for their workaday devotion. Since March, more than 3,300 nurses, doctors, social workers and physical therapists have died from Covid-19, according to a tally by Kaiser Health News and...

The Hidden Epidemic on Travel’s Front Line

And while she and other T.S.A. employees welcomed the Biden mask requirement, the fact that it came almost 10 months into the pandemic was disappointing. “This virus has been raging, killing thousands of people for a year now and we’re...

As Pandemic Rages, Health Care Unions Find a Voice

Despite the decades-long decline in the labor movement and the small numbers of unionized nurses, labor officials have seized on the pandemic fallout to organize new chapters and pursue contract talks for better conditions and benefits. National Nurses organized seven...

Some Medical Students Wait in Line for Covid Vaccine, While Others Share Selfies of Shots

In early January, Nali Gillespie watched her social media feeds fill with vaccine selfies: Photo after photo of her peers at other medical schools around the country posed proudly next to a syringe with their dose of either the Moderna...

Covid Vaccine Effort: The Push to Reach Wary Medical Workers

“If that doesn’t get you in line, I don’t know what will,” Georgia’s governor, Brian Kemp, said last month.At Houston Methodist, a hospital system in Texas with 26,000 employees, workers who take the vaccine will be eligible for a $500...

Cash, Breakfasts and Firings: An All-Out Push to Vaccinate Wary Medical Workers

“If that doesn’t get you in line, I don’t know what will,” Georgia’s governor, Brian Kemp, said last month.At Houston Methodist, a hospital system in Texas with 26,000 employees, workers who take the vaccine will be eligible for a $500...

Covid Vaccine During Pregnancy? Even Doctors Struggle With This Question

The morning after the Food and Drug Administration approved the emergency use authorization of the first coronavirus vaccine, I awoke to a message from my hospital asking me to sign up for an appointment to get vaccinated.It brought tears to...
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