The pandemic turning point the White House didn’t want

President Joe Biden is tired of wearing a mask. Stepping into the East Room on Thursday, his face covered in black surgical fabric for the first time in...

It’s about to get much harder to not be vaccinated

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Pandemic Aid Programs Spur a Record Drop in Poverty

WASHINGTON — The huge increase in government aid prompted by the coronavirus pandemic will cut poverty nearly in half this year from prepandemic levels and push the...

Casual relationships matter for older adults

In May, Vincent Keenan traveled from Chicago to Charlottesville, Virginia, for a wedding -- his first trip out of town since the start of the pandemic. "Hi there!"...

Republican vaccine shift too late to halt Covid surge

Social, moral and political pressure is beginning to build on tens of millions of Americans who decline to take safe, effective vaccines against Covid-19, as even some...

How to stop talking in your sleep

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Biden tiptoes around Fox News amid pushback on Covid vaccine disinfo

Media The White House hasn’t called out the network. Nor has it engaged it aggressively. Some supporters of the vaccine campaign say that’s a mistake. President Joe Biden last...

The war over misinformation heats up as Covid case counts rise

As the coronavirus mounts a fresh US assault, it is again tearing at the nation's political divides in a way that multiplies its own impact and makes...

First case of Covid-19 reported at Tokyo Olympic village

An unidentified overseas visitor has tested positive for Covid-19 at the Tokyo Olympics athletes' village, organizers said on Saturday -- the first such case amid concerns the...

What regular swimming does for the body and mind

I recently went for a swim for the first time in over a year. Standing over the sparkling, blue pool at my local gym, I tried to...

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