U.S. Covid-19 Metrics Signal Hopeful Turn

U.S. Covid-19 Metrics Signal Hopeful Turn

The U.S. may finally have turned a corner in the Covid-19 pandemic, according to epidemiologists and public-health officials.Newly reported coronavirus cases have declined for three straight weeks, and the seven-day average of Covid-19 PCR tests that returned...

Coronavirus Briefing: What Happened Today

Coronavirus Briefing: What Happened Today

For more help, I also turned to our readers, and asked what’s bringing you joy these days. Hundreds of you wrote in.Stephen Martin of Cave Creek, Ariz., learned the piano at age 76, while Carol Babcock of Dallas got back on a bicycle at 83. Susan Ko of...

Argentine clinics struggle despite COVID-19 crisis

Argentine clinics struggle despite COVID-19 crisis

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — As COVID-19 deaths climb to new peaks in Argentina, the intensive care unit at the San Andres clinic in the capital is oddly silent.The beds are empty. The monitors for the respirators are still in their factory wrappings....

Why the Bay Area still hasn’t spent $1.7B

Why the Bay Area still hasn’t spent $1.7B

Nearly two months after President Joe Biden signed a COVID stimulus bill directing $1.7 billion in relief funds to the Bay Area’s public transportation agencies, that money has not yet been spent — even as many transit systems keep pandemic-related service cuts...