Fearing a ‘Twindemic,’ Health Experts Push Urgently for Flu Shots

As public health officials look to fall and winter, the specter of a new surge of Covid-19 gives them chills. But there is a scenario they dread even more: a severe flu season, resulting in a “twindemic.” Even a mild flu season could stagger hospitals already coping with Covid-19 cases. And though officials don’t know…

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You May Not Know This Pandemic Winner, but Your Tween Probably Does

When her middle school closed in March, Garvey Mortley stopped going to lacrosse practice and playing drums in the school band. With so much time at home, she leaned into another interest: Roblox, an online gaming site and app with Lego-like characters and millions of virtual worlds to explore. Sprawled on the floor of her…

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Dr. Jay Galst, a Specialist in Eyes and Coins, Dies at 69

This obituary is part of a series about people who have died in the coronavirus pandemic. Read about others here. When Dr. Jay M. Galst was a boy in Milwaukee, his father, who owned a grocery, would bring home coins from the day’s receipts, and young Jay would enjoy searching through them for wheat pennies,…

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U.S. School District Cancels Classes After Teacher ‘Sick Out’ Over Virus Fears

Here’s what you need to know: ImageTeachers gathered to protest against reopening school in Phoenix in July.Credit…Ross D. Franklin/Associated Press A teachers’ strike closes down a school district in Arizona that was set to begin classes on Monday. A school district outside Phoenix has canceled its plans to reopen schools next week after teachers staged…

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Join the Final Drive To Suffrage

On June 4, 1919, the Susan B. Anthony Amendment came before the Senate. It was the fifth time that the proposal — first introduced in 1878, and already approved by the House of Representatives — had been put to senators; four months earlier, it had fallen short by just one vote. But on this day,…

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Coronavirus Crisis Has Made Brazil an Ideal Vaccine Laboratory

RIO DE JANEIRO — The chaotic response to the coronavirus in Brazil, where it has killed more than 105,000 people, made the country’s experience a cautionary tale that many around the world have watched with alarm. But as the country’s caseload soared, vaccine researchers saw a unique opportunity. With sustained widespread contagion, a deep bench…

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Don’t Wait to Deck Out Your Back Porch

Toilet paper notwithstanding, the best thing Todd Osterman did back in April was start thinking about how to furnish his patio. But really, “my wife was the one who was thinking way ahead,” the Wisconsin teacher said. “She was the one who thought this might be a long-term thing.” If they were going to be…

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Dealing With the Freshman Down the Hall

Every day, it seems, another college abandons in-person plans in favor of starting the fall semester online. Along with the crushing disappointment, first-year students now have to navigate the transition to college without the accompanying freedom of leaving home. And parents may face behaviors and habits — sleeping until noon, skipping class — they wouldn’t…

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Stay Entertained At Home with Bach, Beowulf and a Bee Aficionado

Here is a sampling of the week’s events and how to tune in (all times are Eastern). Note that events are subject to change after publication. Monday Start your week off by exploring the paintings of Philip Guston with Hauser and Wirth’s exhibition “What Endures.” The featured works were selected by Mr. Guston’s daughter, Musa…

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