Analysis & Comment

Opinion | An Ode to the Before Times

Also, I think I’m losing my mind. Video by Tala Schlossberg transcript An Ode to the Before Times Also, I think I’m losing my mind. I miss things that used to be normal — hugging a friend hello, making small talk at the office — “Hey, is that a new pen?” — the joy of […]

Politics

C.D.C. Call for Data on Vaccine Recipients Raises Alarm Over Privacy

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is requiring states to submit personal information of people vaccinated against Covid-19 — including names, birth dates, ethnicities and addresses — raising alarms among state officials who fear that a federal vaccine registry could be misused. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is instructing states to sign so-called data […]

Business

Are These Markets Really Efficient?

On Nov. 17-18, DealBook is holding our first Online Summit. Join us as we welcome the most consequential newsmakers in business, policy and culture to explore the pivotal questions of the moment — and the future. Watch for free from anywhere in the world. Register now. The great rotation The pandemic is still raging, but […]

Business

Europe Risks a New Economic Downturn as Lockdowns Return

FRANKFURT — On paper the European economy is snapping back smartly from the pandemic, growing more in the third quarter than it ever had. But images from Paris, Madrid and Frankfurt tell a different story. Cafes are rolling up their awnings, theaters are canceling performances, and it’s starting to look like March again on city […]

Analysis & Comment

Your Monday Briefing

Determined Thai protesters showed up despite transit blocks. By Carole Landry Good morning. We’re covering the growing defiance of protesters in Thailand, Jacinda Ardern’s landslide victory in New Zealand and a special section from The Times editorial board on Donald Trump. Thai ban fails to end protests In the latest of months of demonstrations, tens […]

Analysis & Comment

Amy Coney Barrett, Vaccines, Election Polls: Your Monday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day. By Victoria Shannon and Judith Levitt (Want to get this newsletter in your inbox? Here’s the sign-up.) Good evening. Here’s the latest. 1. “All the Republicans will vote yes, all the Democrats will vote no.” Senator Lindsey Graham, chairman of the deeply divided […]

Analysis & Comment

Campaign rallies, Trump properties, Hurricane Delta: Your Weekend Briefing

Here’s what you need to know about the week’s top stories. By Carole Landry and Judith Levitt (Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Here are the week’s top stories, and a look ahead 1. President Trump resumed holding big, public events a little more than a week after testing positive for […]

World News

Covid-19 Live Updates: India Passes Brazil to Become No. 2 on Caseload List

India on Monday reported at least 90,000 new daily infections, breaking its own record from the day before and taking its total to more than 4.2 million cases. Right Now Australia announced deals to buy almost 85 million doses of two coronavirus vaccines if their trials prove successful. Here’s what you need to know: Skyrocketing […]

World News

Covid-19 Live Updates: Northeastern University Dismisses 11 Students for Partying But Keeps Their Tuition

The U.N. warns of looming famines connected to the pandemic. Over 100 cases are connected to an indoor wedding in Maine, including three non-participants who later died. Right Now Officials in West Virginia announced more than 250 new daily cases, raising the state’s seven-day total to its highest level ever. Here’s what you need to […]

Politics

Backed by Federal Funds, New Virus Tests Are Hitting the Market

Six months into the pandemic and with no coherent national testing strategy, the Trump administration is encouraging private development of an array of faster and cheaper techniques. By Sharon LaFraniere and Katherine J. Wu WASHINGTON — The coronavirus pandemic remained a distant threat to many Americans on Jan. 24 when Douglas C. Bryant, the president […]