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Covid-19 Worries Ripple Through Markets

[ad_1] Stocks, bond yields and oil prices declined Monday in the most acute sign yet that investors are second-guessing the strength of the global economic recovery that sent markets soaring this year. Markets rallied in the first half of 2021, thanks to investors’ bets that economies would bounce back, as …

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The Flimsy Evidence Behind the CDC’s Push to Vaccinate Children

[ad_1] A tremendous number of government and private policies affecting kids are based on one number: 335. That is how many children under 18 have died with a Covid diagnosis code in their record, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Yet the CDC, which has 21,000 employees, …

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Third Covid Wave Upends Fragile South Africa, a Warning for Developing World

[ad_1] SOWETO, South Africa—Sello Kgoale watched his neighbors shuttling back and forth with looted liquor, refrigerators and flat-screen televisions. There were no police at a nearby mall, they told him, so the 46-year-old father of three joined the thousands-strong mob ransacking the shopping center and filled three bags with rice, …

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U.S. Coronavirus Recession Lasted Two Months, Ended in April 2020, Official Arbiter Says

[ad_1] The U.S. officially climbed out of a recession in April 2020, concluding a pandemic-driven economic contraction that lasted two months, making it the shortest on record. The announcement Monday from the National Bureau of Economic Research also marks April as the official start of the economic recovery from the …

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Nightclubs Reopen as England Ditches Most Covid-19 Curbs Amid Delta Surge

[ad_1] LONDON—As the clock struck midnight Sunday, nightclubs across England opened their doors and partygoers ditched their face masks and streamed in as the country lifted almost all Covid-19 restrictions despite a surge in new infections linked to the Delta variant. “It was like New Year’s Eve,” said Donal Macauley, …

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The Reassuring Data on the Delta Variant

[ad_1] You read the same alarming headlines every few months, now with Greek letters. As the virus that causes Covid-19 evolves and mutates, the same concerns pop up about whether the variant evades vaccines, makes people sicker than the old versions, and increases transmissibility. What we know about the Delta …

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Niger Is the Land That Covid-19 Forgot

[ad_1] NIAMEY, Niger—This desert capital’s main coronavirus ward has been empty for months and hastily erected isolation facilities are gathering dust. Masks are almost unheard of in the streets and many days go by without a single person testing positive for Covid-19. There is so little demand for vaccines that the government …

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Indonesia’s Hospitals Overflow With Covid-19 Patients as Gravediggers Work Into the Night

[ad_1] JAKARTA, Indonesia—On a recent afternoon, 11 excavators were digging graves at a cemetery in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta. Ambulances lined up to unload coffins, as families grieved and prayed among the tombstones. A worker, Sadam Saifullah, said he and his colleagues regularly bury more than 100 bodies a …

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Covid-19 School Mandates for Masks, Vaccines Are Blocked in More States

[ad_1] More states are blocking K-12 schools and college campuses from requiring vaccines and masking, bucking recent federal recommendations that eligible students should be vaccinated and that unvaccinated students should wear masks when in-person learning resumes in coming weeks. Bans blocking schools and colleges from requiring Covid-19 vaccination or proof …

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Many Jobs Lost During the Coronavirus Pandemic Just Aren’t Coming Back

[ad_1] Job openings are at a record high, leaving the impression that employers are hiring like never before. But many businesses that laid off workers during the pandemic are already predicting they will need fewer employees in the future. As with past economic shocks, the pandemic-induced recession was a catalyst …

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