Saturday, January 28, 2023

As Covid-19 Continues to Spread, So Does Misinformation About It

Doctors are exasperated by the persistence of false and misleading claims about the virus.

Your Wednesday Briefing: China’s Overwhelmed Hospitals

Also, Ukraine is fighting to retake a city in the Donbas.

‘Tragic Battle’: On the Front Lines of China’s Covid Crisis

Medical staff are outnumbered and working sick as the nation’s health care system buckles under the strain of a spiraling crisis.

Pandemic Woes Lead Met Opera to Tap Endowment and Embrace New Work

Facing tepid ticket sales, the company will withdraw up to $30 million from its endowment and stage more operas by living composers, which have...

China to Drop Covid Quarantine for Incoming Travelers

From Jan. 8, visitors will be required to show only a negative P.C.R. test taken within 48 hours. The restrictions had cut the country...

Covid Masking: What It’s Like Now That Many Have Moved On

It can be tough being a committed mask wearer when others have long since moved on.

With ‘Zero Covid,’ China Proved It’s Good at Control. Governance Is Harder.

For a powerful government that has bragged about its command of the country, its absence at a moment of crisis has made the public...

Covid Is Spreading Rapidly in China, New Signs Suggest

Even as official figures from the central government remain low, regional numbers point to explosive outbreaks and overstretched health care systems.

As Cases Spread, China’s Low Covid Death Toll Convinces No One

China’s murky statistics are fueling widespread public distrust. Its narrow definition of Covid deaths “will very much underestimate the true death toll,” the W.H.O....

People Are Going Back to Holiday Parties — With Covid Tests

As rising Covid rates collide with a return to holiday festivities, hosts are coming up with inventive compromises.