Auto Insurance During a Pandemic

Given the constraints of virus lockdowns and worries over health and safety, the bulk of your automobile use may be from grocery-store runs these days. Regardless of where you have gone in the past nine months, you’ve probably driven less than you did pre-pandemic, and that pattern could continue for many weeks or months to…

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U.S. Virus Cases Top 25 Million

Epidemiologists say the true number of infections is probably much higher than the official tallies. Even with much more widespread testing now than in the pandemic’s early months, they say, many people who have never experienced symptoms may not have been tested or counted. Ira Longini, a professor of biostatistics at the University of Florida,…

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The Vaccinated Class

The coronavirus vaccine wasn’t supposed to be a golden ticket. A tiered and efficient rollout was meant to inoculate frontline workers and the most vulnerable before the rest of society. But scattershot and delayed distribution of the still-limited supply now threatens to create a new temporary social class — one that includes not just people…

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Do Curfews Slow the Coronavirus?

Maria Polyakova, an economist at Stanford University, has studied the effects of the pandemic on the U.S. economy. “In general,” she said, “we expect that staying at home mechanically slows the pandemic, as it reduces the number of interactions between people.” Updated  Jan. 22, 2021, 10:27 p.m. ET “The trade-off is that the reduction in…

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Celebrity Pregnancy Is Big Business

Elizabeth Cordero, a Los Angeles hairdresser who has had multiple miscarriages and lost her baby seven days after birth, said there is no “safe” date after which to announce. She is halfway through a pregnancy and said that “this time around, we’ve decided that we’re just going to celebrate every damn day.” In situations where…

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Pfizer Will Ship Fewer Covid-19 Vaccine Vials to Account for ‘Extra’ Doses

But federal health officials who manage the government’s contracts for syringes told the F.D.A. that more than 70 percent of the sites were using the more efficient syringes and that more could be easily bought or manufactured, according to another person knowledgeable about the situation. Still, Pfizer’s attempts to pressure the F.D.A. unsettled some health…

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