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Americans are getting fewer coronavirus tests. Here’s why that’s bad.

Coronavirus testing, which helps stop virus transmission, is down 33.6 percent. Officials said some don’t want to wait in line or isolate after getting results.

Alfred Kazin’s “A Walker in the City” charts an intellectual awakening, block by block

In his 1946 memoir, the literary critic walks the streets of the Brooklyn neighborhood he once longed to escape.
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Covid-19 live updates: Target, CVS among stores keeping mask mandates as Texas lifts restrictions

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has drawn ire for his decision to lift the statewide mandate for face coverings.
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The next wave of vaccine eligibility criteria is a smudgy mess

When to get a jab becomes a never-ending moral test.

Hogan vows to increase Black vaccination rate, while D.C. leaves questions open about who gets priority

New large sites in D.C. will administer Johnson & Johnson doses, while Montgomery wants a mass clinic.

Italy blocks export of AstraZeneca covid vaccines to Australia, amid E.U. anger over delivery shortfalls

This is the first time an E.U. country has used a new export control power.

Your questions about coronavirus vaccines, answered

With two coronavirus vaccines receiving federal clearance, we answer your questions — from when you should get vaccinated to how they work and how they were made so quickly.

Vaccine sign-up in the D.C. region has been a mess. It didn’t have to be this way.

“We overpromised and underdelivered,” said an immunization expert.
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Fake coronavirus vaccine seizures in several countries are ‘tip of the iceberg,’ Interpol warns

Interpol said that police in China and Russia have seized thousands of fake vaccines.

‘Masks required’ signs are coming down after Texas, Mississippi lift coronavirus restrictions

Businesses scrambled, local officials pushed back, and public health experts worried the actions could accelerate a trend of states ending restrictions just as cases plateau nationwide.

Few pro athletes suffer heart problems after covid-19, leagues’ study shows

The study, published in the journal JAMA Cardiology, was authored by the top medical officials of sports leagues and grew out of the weekly teleconferences those officials began holding at the onset of the coronavirus pandemic last year.
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When will America’s cities come back from the pandemic?

Almost every city has business districts that are economically vital — and now, economically threatened.

Most coronavirus deaths have occurred in countries where majority of adults are overweight

A report by the World Obesity Federation found that 88 percent of deaths due to covid-19 in the first year of the pandemic were in countries where more than half of the population is classified as overweight.

A pandemic year

One year after the WHO declared the coronavirus a pandemic, we take a look at the ways it has changed us all
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How future generations will judge humanity’s performance against the coronavirus

Archivists are assembling a global time capsule that chronicles what we got right — and what we got wrong.

As schools reopen, Asian American students are missing from classrooms

Fear of the virus — and of anti-Asian harassment — has led many Asian American families to keep their children home.
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