The green light from the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention means that millions of Americans at risk of severe disease can choose any of the three boosters now authorized in the United States regardless of their original shot.
The area between Iraq’s Tigris and Euphrates rivers is the cradle of civilization.
But as the land dries up, there is a sense of an ending across the Iraqi south. Dozens of farming villages have been abandoned, and the intrusion of saltwater is poisoning lands that had been passed for generations.
Story by Louisa Loveluck and Mustafa Salim | Photos by Emilienne Malfatto for The Post