The U.S. government spent more than $18 billion last year funding drugmakers to make a Covid vaccine, an effort that led to at least five highly effective shots in record time. Now it’s pouring more than $3 billion on a neglected area of research: developing pills to fight the virus early in the course of…Details
W Punta de Mita, on a secluded beach in Riviera Nayarit, Mexico offers 119 rooms. Rates start at $369 per room per night plus a $240 per room daily food and beverage minimum (or purchase of all-inclusive meal plan). For buyouts, guests must book at least 90 rooms for at least 3 nights. Wedding couples…Details
Efforts to move toward universal health coverage are complicated, with potentially high costs, difficult policy trade-offs and the risks of industry opposition. Even policies with widespread support in Congress could face intense lobbying campaigns from opponents who fear additional government intervention and loss of revenue. One example is a proposal to eliminate surprise medical billing.…Details
Parents and caregivers reported mental health issues more often than others during the pandemic, a C.D.C. study says.
Parents and unpaid caregivers of adults in the United States reported far higher rates of mental health issues during the coronavirus pandemic than people who held neither of those roles, federal researchers reported on Thursday. About 70 percent of parents and adult caregivers — such as those tending to older people, for example — and…Details
WASHINGTON — The Affordable Care Act on Thursday survived a third major challenge as the Supreme Court, on a 7-to-2 vote, turned aside the latest effort by Republicans to kill the health care law. The legislation, President Barack Obama’s defining domestic legacy, has been the subject of relentless Republican hostility. But attempts in Congress to…Details
Edward BerthelotGetty Images One of the best shopping days of the year is upon us: Amazon Prime Day. Yes, the most wonderful time of year is practically here, where you can get all your favorites from viral TikTok finds to must-have beauty products at unbelievable prices. While the two-day online festivities don’t kick off until…Details
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A Canadian couple who drew widespread criticism for flying to a small Indigenous community in January to get vaccinated pleaded guilty on Wednesday to violating local coronavirus restrictions, according to court records. The couple, Rodney and Ekaterina Baker of Vancouver, appeared virtually in Yukon Territorial Court and pleaded guilty to charges under the territory’s Civil…Details
PARIS — The diva sings of love and unmitigated lust. Dressed in a scarlet evening gown with her hair pulled high, she cries out to her beloved, longs for a night of undying passion and yearns for the sun not to rise. The vocalist in the 1969 concert video is Umm Kulthum: the Arab world’s…Details
Sponge cake doesn’t typically fall high on people’s list of favorite desserts. Its name doesn’t stir the heart, and so often it’s dry and tasteless. But, when properly made, sponge cake is tender and bouncy with a cloudlike crumb that deftly soaks up the flavors of whatever it’s paired with, like whipped cream, coffee or…Details