A booster shot of the Moderna coronavirus vaccine significantly raises the level of antibodies that can thwart the Omicron variant, the company announced on Monday. The news arrives as Omicron rapidly advances across the world, and most coronavirus vaccines seem unable to stave off infection from the highly contagious variant. Moderna’s results show that the…Details
Many of us took advantage of the long, lonely hours of the 2020 Covid-19 lockdowns to cleanse our closets, drawers and cabinets of clothing from a bygone era, packaged foods long past their expiration dates and files no longer relevant. At first, I was among them and enthusiastically tackled the low-hanging fruit: ill-fitting dresses and…Details
There was a sharp increase in Parkinson’s cases following the 1918 influenza pandemic. A new study strengthens a link between the two.
The story of a yearslong lawsuit in West Virginia, recounted in Kris Maher’s “Desperate,” has some direct echoes of the water crisis in Flint, Mich., but it’s also a tale about the history of coal mining and Appalachia. Residents in Mingo County complained that waste from a coal plant run by a subsidiary of Massey…Details
Eve’s inheritance was her appetite, her curiosity and her zaftig beauty, like Brigitte Bardot with a shag haircut and hip huggers. She was a hedonist with a notebook. Eve hung out at the Troubadour, the West Hollywood club that nurtured Jackson Browne, the band Buffalo Springfield, for whom she made album covers, and Steve Martin,…Details
To further ensure its supply chain, Zegna teamed with Prada this year to each buy 40 percent of the Italian cashmere producer Filati Biagioli Modesto, and Mr. Zegna said Zegna might use proceeds from the I.P.O. to further invest in Italian textile manufacturing. The Coronavirus Pandemic: Key Things to Know Card 1 of 4 Pfizer…Details
A growing body of preliminary research suggests the Covid vaccines used in most of the world offer almost no defense against becoming infected by the highly contagious Omicron variant. All vaccines still seem to provide a significant degree of protection against serious illness from Omicron, which is the most crucial goal. But only the Pfizer…Details
Indonesia reopened the island of Bali to fully vaccinated tourists from 19 countries in October. But only two foreign nationals arrived that month — both by sea — and its airport is not yet receiving international flights. Bali, one of the world’s most popular destinations, is among several tourism hot spots in Southeast Asia that…Details
Shirley Zussman, a sex therapist who was trained by William H. Masters and Virginia E. Johnson, the researchers who demystified the mechanics of sex, and who continued seeing patients until she was 105, died on Dec. 4 at her home in Manhattan. She was 107. Her son, Marc Zussman, confirmed the death. In 1966, Dr.…Details
The Omicron variant has fueled a rise in Covid-19 cases across the United States. Here’s what you need to know if you get infected.