The Covid-19 Pandemic

After over two years of living with Covid-19, we are learning to adapt to a world with this disease. In the first two years of the pandemic, nearly 15 million more people died globally than would have been expected during normal times, and over one million Americans have died.

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      While government funding helped to protect pharmaceutical companies in 2020 from the downsides of spending heavily on tricky vaccine research, there are no such assurances in 2022.
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      The End of Vaccines at ‘Warp Speed’

      Financial and bureaucratic barriers in the United States mean that the next generation of Covid vaccines may well be designed here, but used elsewhere.

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Vaccine

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Maps and Trackers

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Schools

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    Experts wrote in an accompanying editorial that research should help dispel misinformation about the effectiveness of universal masking requirements to stem viral transmission.
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    Jazeba Ahmad, a student at Columbus State Community College, said that she missed out on a lot during high school because of the pandemic.
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    Intermediate School 238 in Hollis, Queens, is in one of just two districts that will increase the number of middle schools using screened admissions.
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Travel

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    Watching the annual flag-raising ceremony near Tiananmen Square in Beijing on Oct. 1. Covid infections have surged in part because of the country’s weeklong National Day holiday.
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    Coronavirus testing in Johannesburg. The announcement came as data reporting about the pandemic has been scaled back around the world.
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    A June scene in Hong Kong, which began to diverge from China’s “zero Covid” policy only after Beijing gave its blessing.
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Economy

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    Business travel had been rebounding strongly but faces new headwinds as the economy slows.
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    Before the pandemic, Kathryn Wiltz repeatedly asked her employer to let her work from home because of her disability, but was denied.
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    Juanita Brown, 77, has had to do without things like replacing her dentures or replenishing her heating oil.
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    The dining room of Bistro Provenance, one of Chad Pritchard’s restaurants in Provo, Utah.
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Lives We've Lost

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    Stephen Wilhite, the creator of the animation format known as GIF, received a lifetime achievement honor at the Webby Awards in 2013.
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    Sidney Miller II in an undated photo. His magazine, Black Radio Exclusive, examined the world of Black music and hosted an annual conference.
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    Hans Neuenfels in 2014. He was renowned for provocative interpretations of classic works.
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    The photographer and filmmaker James Bidgood in 2019. The pictures he took for men’s physique magazines were lavish fantasies full of references to mythology, adventurous lighting and props, and attractive men — sometimes in costume, sometimes in nothing.
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    Arnie Kantrowitz last year. He was an early advocate for gay rights and fairer depiction of gay people in the media.
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