Surgeon General Defends Legality of Biden Vaccine Mandates

Dr. Vivek Murthy, the surgeon general, made the rounds on Sunday television shows to defend the Biden administration’s new Covid vaccine mandates, portraying them as narrow directives that apply only to specific professions where the federal government “has legal authority to act” — a direct counter to Republican accusations of unconstitutional federal overreach. Dr. Murthy…

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Fashion in the Shadow of 9/11

A ghostly mansion inside The Shed: Boxwood hedges and desiccated urns filled an ersatz formal garden constructed in the performance space of Hudson Yards, the elaborate real estate development built on the Far West Side of Manhattan just before Covid-19 hit and which has stood as something of an empty monument to prepandemic dreams of…

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Health Care in Afghanistan Is Crumbling, Aid Groups Warn

“It’s terrible timing that this would happen, when right now we’re faced with a situation where humanitarian needs are escalating,” said Dr. Richard Brennan, the regional emergency director for the World Health Organization’s Eastern Mediterranean region. Cesarean sections, immunizations for polio, tuberculosis, tetanus and measles, diagnoses and treatment of TB, malaria, H.I.V., childhood nutrition, surgeries…

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Selfridges Is Now in the Wedding Business

“For some time now, it’s used unexpected or creative brand activations and collaborations and cultural programming not just to bring people into the store, like a sort of immersive magazine, but also to establish its full authority in understanding cultural and consumer trends,” she said. The department store has also benefited from being a small…

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