Your Monday Briefing

Good morning. We’re covering Olympics news, child deaths from Covid in Indonesia and a potential drawdown deal between the U.S. and Iraq. Olympics medals start arriving The Games opened on Friday to a sea of empty seats, and a somber opening ceremony that tried to project a world moving on from the worst of Covid-19. Naomi Osaka, Japan’s most famous […]

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Opinion | There Has Never Been a Better Time to Have a Headache

They are mysterious. They are debilitating. They cost millions in lost time and productivity. And the world of science is finally starting to pay attention. They are mysterious. They are debilitating. They cost millions in lost time and productivity. And the world of science is finally starting to pay attention. Supported by Guest Essay By Tom Zeller Jr. Mr. Zeller […]

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Your Friday Briefing

Restrictions for unvaccinated people Italy will require people to show proof of Covid-19 vaccination or a recent negative test to dine indoors, visit museums and attend shows, among other social activities, following steps taken by France and Israel. The expanded use of Italy’s health pass is meant to encourage vaccination and blunt the spread of the contagious Delta variant. About […]

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Your Friday Briefing

Restrictions for unvaccinated people Italy will require people to show proof of Covid-19 vaccination or a recent negative test to dine indoors, visit museums and attend shows, among other social activities, following steps taken by France and Israel. The expanded use of Italy’s health pass is meant to encourage vaccination and blunt the spread of the contagious Delta variant. About […]

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Opinion | Where Is Biden’s Climate Change ‘Revolution’?

This article is part of the Debatable newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it on Tuesdays and Thursdays. One of the first things President Biden did upon taking office in January was make a promise: The United States, he vowed, would finally “meet the urgent demands of the climate crisis” through “a clean energy revolution.” Six months later, […]

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Opinion | Tear Down the Restaurant Sheds Before It’s Too Late

Like most everyone, I love New York City’s Open Restaurants program. Started in June 2020, it allows restaurants to serve customers on sidewalks and in the street without having to pay rent or fees. As a result, owners of restaurants across the city erected improvised sheds that enabled them to stay afloat during the pandemic; allowed us to eat, drink […]

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Opinion | What Do Trump and Marinara Have in Common?

By Frank Bruni Mr. Bruni is a contributing Opinion writer who was on the staff of The Times for more than 25 years. This article is part of Frank Bruni’s newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it every Thursday. Is there anything you could read about Donald Trump at this point that would shock you? Source: Read Full […]

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Life Expectancy, Falling

Covid-19 has caused the largest decline in U.S. life expectancy since World War II, the federal government reported yesterday. But Covid is not the only reason that life expectancy in this country fell last year to its lowest level in almost two decades. Even before the pandemic, the U.S. was mired in an alarming period of rising mortality. It had […]

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