COVID

Remote Work Is Here to Stay, Mostly for the Better

It’s great for working parents, people with disabilities, and anyone who likes more flexibility at work.

Are the Levels of the COVID Virus in Our Wastewater ‘Alarming’?

Claims to that effect appear to rely on actual CDC data, but are misleading.

Assessing Claims About a Supposed Investigation Into the Former Italian Health Minister

There is currently no evidence to suggest Roberto Speranza is on the verge of facing murder charges.

Birds of War: Did China Deploy Ducks to Pakistan?

No, but it did use geese to guard the border during the pandemic.

Could Today’s Katalin Karikó Come to America?

The U.S. immigration system makes it too costly and time consuming for highly skilled immigrants to live and work here.

Strike for the Record

The largest health care strike in U.S. history is the latest in a year of labor unrest.

A Late Summer COVID-19 Surge

‘You’ll get mild illness with this virus for decades to come … But that’s okay.’

The New School Closures

Despite getting millions in pandemic aid, not all schools are equipped to stay open.

The Return of COVID Anxiety Poses Problems for Democrats

No one—except for a few hardliners—wants to hear about lockdowns and mask mandates.

U.S. Reservists to Boost NATO

Plus: Biden administration blocks Wuhan lab from further funding.

The End of COVID Politics

Dead or just resting?

Fact Check: Teachers Union Head Says She Wanted Schools to Reopen During Pandemic

The union leader omitted important context during her congressional testimony.

The Public Still Deserves Answers About Our COVID Response

Three years on, a blue-ribbon commission should investigate where we went wrong—and what we got right.

A Round of GOF

How gain-of-function research fits into Congress’ COVID origins investigations: a Dispatch Explainer.

Millions May Lose Their Pandemic Medicaid Coverage

The expiration of a temporary pandemic measure could cause headaches for states and Medicaid enrollees.