Coronavirus

Covid-19 Revealed How Sick the U.S. Health Care Delivery System Really is

COMMENTARY | The pandemic has exposed flaws like subpar IT systems and lacking coordination between public health agencies and medical providers.

Covid Infections Fall Steeply in Nursing Homes Since Vaccine Rollout

Since December, infection and death rates among residents and workers in long-term care facilities have significantly declined and fewer health care workers are refusing vaccines.

The States Where Driving Was Up and Down the Most After Covid Hit

A new report shows wide variation between states when it comes to how often people got behind the wheel after March of last year.

Travel Bans do Little to Stem Covid-19 Spread

COMMENTARY | New research finds that limiting personal mobility through travel restrictions and similar tactics is effective only in the first phases of the epidemic, and reduces in proportion to the spread of infection across a population.

Black Churches Fill a Unique Role in Combating Vaccine Fears

“I have tried to suggest that taking the vaccine, social distancing and protecting themselves in their household is something that God requires us to do as good stewards," says one pastor.

States Fail to Prioritize Homeless People for Vaccines

At least 20 states haven’t included homeless shelters in vaccine plans.

Five Pandemic Mistakes We Keep Repeating

COMMENTARY | We can learn from our failures.

House Passes $1.9 Trillion Covid Response Bill

The legislation includes $350 billion in direct aid for state, local, and tribal and territorial governments.

Family Caregivers are the Health Care Workers that Vaccination Plans Overlook

COMMENTARY | Millions of family members provide medical care for loved ones with disabling conditions. Excluding them from vaccination plans is symptomatic of a failure to formally integrate and recognize them as part of the health care system.

Covid Vaccine Websites Violate Disability Laws, Create Inequity for the Blind

An investigation finds that covid vaccine registration and information websites at the federal, state and local levels are flouting disability rights laws and limiting the ability of people who are blind or visually impaired to sign up for shots.

Study: Vaccinating Teachers Could Help Get Kids Back in Classrooms

Federal researchers examined coronavirus cases in a Georgia school district and their findings suggest that educators had a central role in transmitting the virus in schools.

‘It Doesn’t Feel Worth It’: Covid Is Pushing New York’s EMTs to the Brink

Emergency medical services work has long been grueling and poorly paid. Covid-19 has added stress and new risks for workers in the profession.

California Will Provide $600 Relief Payments to Many Individuals

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed legislation Tuesday that will extend pandemic aid to low-income and immigrant households.

Learning From the New Deal—For the Next Recovery

If national-level policy, in the Biden era, is now trying to support economic recovery and renewal of left-behind areas, ideas on how to do that, and the experimentations and implementations on getting it done, are largely going to occur at the local level.

Two Women Dressed Up as 'Grannies' to Skip Vaccine Line, Officials Said

The allegedly disguised women were issued trespassing warnings after officials in Orlando found discrepancies between their identification and Covid-19 vaccine registration cards.

Catching Covid From Surfaces is Very Unlikely. So Perhaps We Can Ease Up on The Disinfecting

COMMENTARY | Surface transmission is possible and does pose risks in certain situations. But the threat is relatively small.

Bills to Block Mandatory Worker Vaccines Falter in the States

The proposals have emerged in at least 23 states. Despite lobbying from anti-vaccine groups, experts say they are unlikely to pass.

The Most Likely Timeline for Life to Return to Normal

An uncertain spring, an amazing summer, a cautious fall and winter, and then, finally, relief.

Tenants Struggle Amid Patchwork of State Rental Relief Efforts

Whether billions of dollars in aid will help save renters depends on how effectively states distribute the money.

Smallest Businesses Will Get Special Window to Apply for Federal Relief Funds

The Biden administration announced the change to the Paycheck Protection Program on Monday, along with other measures to improve access to funding for minority-owned businesses.