Should I Have Spoken Up?

While waiting in a long line to get my Covid-19 vaccination, I noticed two boisterous white men ahead of me. At first I chalked up their noise to excitement. But as I waited, I realized they were harassing an older Black woman who was in line in front of them. They were crowding her and…

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Looking to Travel for a Sense of Renewal

Svetlana Reznikova-Steinway, an emergency-room physician who lives in Phoenix, has spent the better part of a year pulling double-duty in an overwhelmed intensive care unit. Early in the pandemic, she and her husband, a urologist, developed a system for after work, stripping off their scrubs in their garage to protect their 12-year-old daughter and 10-year-old…

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Curtains Up for the One Percent

Rob Satran thinks of it as the Hoshizaki syndrome. Beginning last March, when the world went into lockdown and it became clear that, as Mr. Satran said, “people were not going to be spending their disposable income on normal things,” the trade in high-end appliances abruptly took off. Mr. Satran is a part owner of…

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How Barely-There Botox Became the Norm

Kathryn Gongaware, a 32-year-old yoga teacher and comedian in Chicago, was always curious about Botox, but it wasn’t until she started mentioning it to friends and realized that people she wouldn’t have expected (including her au-natural-everything acupuncturist) were getting it that she felt comfortable making the jump at age 30. “The more people were open…

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Emergent BioSolutions: Top Official Warned That Vaccine Plant Had to Be ‘Monitored Closely`

Mr. de Notaristefani, a former top executive at two major pharmaceutical companies, cited “significant” personnel problems, writing that plans to increase staffing seemed “inadequate to enable the company to manufacture at the required rate.” He also noted that audits by the F.D.A. and individual companies that had hired Emergent “highlighted the need for extensive training…

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