The administration’s failure to control the pandemic has been driven by dysfunction, according to interviews with 41 senior administration officials and others involved in the response. A politics-first, science-second attitude is pervasive inside the White House as the pandemic rages out of control.
Researchers are trying to find out why so many infected people show no symptoms — and their efforts are finally beginning to yield results, raising hope for faster development of vaccines and therapies.
Technology reporter Rachel Lerman explains why President Trump wants to block TikTok, and James Lewis, of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, explains how the administration can take steps to change things for the Chinese-owned app.
Oceanographic cartographer Marie Tharp works on an underwater map. One of her important innovations was creating sketches depicting what the seafloor would look like. (Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory/Columbia University)
The city spends millions to place the homeless in hotels to avoid covid-19, but it is struggling to recruit members of another vulnerable population: those living in crowded conditions who could easily spread the virus to their families or roommates.
Officials hope the addition of a pavilion, fountain, art exhibit space, children’s play area and public restrooms will transform Franklin Square into a welcoming space that will no longer be just a place to wait for a bus.
Ibrahim Bouaichi was arrested in October for sexual assault, then released on bond in April amid covid-19 concerns. Bouaichi, who was charged with murdering the assault victim, shot himself as police closed in on him Wednesday.