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  1. PhotoDr. Won Lee, right, during a home visit with Almeta Trotter, 77, in Boston. Ms. Trotter agreed to be vaccinated after a recent visit from Dr. Lee. CreditKayana Szymczak for The New York Times

    the new old age

    The older cohort had a head start on getting immunized against Covid-19, but too many remain unprotected, experts say.

    By Paula Span

  2. PhotoBiogen’s headquarters in Cambridge, Mass. The F.D.A.’s approval of the company’s Alzheimer’s drug, Aduhelm, was controversial among experts and agency staff.  CreditBrian Snyder/Reuters

    The agency approved Biogen’s Aduhelm “despite concerns raised by experts,” committee leaders said in a letter.

    By Pam Belluck

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    The ruling in bankruptcy court caps a long legal battle over the fate of a company accused of fueling the opioid epidemic and the family that owns it.

    By Jan Hoffman

  4. PhotoEmergency workers helped a Covid patient to a hospital in Houston in late August. CreditJohn Moore/Getty Images

    The variant retreated unexpectedly in Britain and India, but has begun to rebound. The United States may take an even bumpier path, scientists said.

    By Apoorva Mandavilli, Benjamin Mueller and Shalini Venugopal Bhagat

  1. PhotoAbortion rights supporters demonstrating outside the Texas Capitol on Wednesday. CreditMontinique Monroe for The New York Times

    The law prohibits abortions before many women even know they’re pregnant, and it will be hard to challenge in the courts.

    By Roni Caryn Rabin

  2. PhotoMasha Crawford, a nurse, tends to a patient on dialysis at Providence St. John’s Health Center in Los Angeles. People hospitalized with Covid-19 are at greater risk of kidney damage, a new study finds. CreditIsadora Kosofsky for The New York Times

    In a study of veterans, Covid survivors were 35 percent more likely than other patients to have long-term kidney damage or declines in kidney function.

    By Pam Belluck

  3. PhotoLinda Michaels, a psychologist in Chicago whose patients include city workers whose insurance plans have cumbersome requirements for mental health coverage. “I just don’t get it, during this pandemic year,” she said. CreditEvan Jenkins for The New York Times

    Health plans for state and local workers can opt out of the federal law requiring them to treat mental health like other medical conditions.

    By Reed Abelson

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    PhotoLaboratory technicians tested a blood sample for H.I.V. infection at a clinic in Johannesburg in November. CreditDenis Farrell/Associated Press

    Researchers ended a large trial in South Africa after finding that an experimental vaccine offered little protection.

    By Stephanie Nolen

  5. PhotoScientists have warned against taking ivermectin, an anti-parasite drug, as a treatment for Covid-19. CreditSoumyabrata Roy/NurPhoto, via Associated Press

    Prescriptions for ivermectin have jumped to more than 88,000 per week, some pharmacists are reporting shortages and people are overdosing on forms of the drug meant for horses.

    By Emma Goldberg

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    Climate-related emergencies like hurricanes, fires and floods are becoming more frequent. Here’s how to prepare whether you need to evacuate or hunker down.

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    If you’re vaccinated, you should think about a number of variables, including your overall health, where you live and the risks you take.

    By Tara Parker-Pope

  3. PhotoEric Garcia, a political reporter, struggles with intense bouts of burnout. CreditGreg Kahn for The New York Times

    Though little studied, exhaustion among people with autism has become its own pandemic.

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  1. PhotoInjecting the AstraZeneca vaccine in Milan, Italy, in March. CreditAlessandro Grassani for The New York Times

    The European Union reached a settlement with the company over delays in the delivery of hundreds of millions of Covid-19 vaccine doses. The agreement requires AstraZeneca to deliver a total of 300 million doses by the end of March 2022.

    By Associated Press

  2. PhotoOscar De La Hoya signed autographs at a media promotion last month in Los Angeles. CreditCaroline Brehman/EPA, via Shutterstock

    Mr. De La Hoya had been training in recent months for an match against Vitor Belfort, a former UFC champion, on Sept. 11. at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

    By Lauren Hard

  3. PhotoThe White House initially proposed spending $30 billion immediately to prepare and prevent future pandemics. CreditMike Kai Chen for The New York Times

    The plan calls for an initial investment of at least $15 billion — half of what President Biden initially proposed.

    By Sheryl Gay Stolberg

  4. PhotoAnti-vaccine and pandemic restriction protesters at a Liberal campaign event Sunday. CreditGeoff Robins/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

    Protesters have harassed health care workers in three provinces, as well as politicians.

    By Ian Austen

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    Broadway is back, with masks.

    By Amelia Nierenberg

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