To quarantine or not: The hard choices parents, teachers make
After a difficult year or more of virtual learning, parents are eager to have their children back in classrooms. But even as the highly transmissible delta variant surges, school districts like Daniels’ aren’t beefing up protocols to prevent infections. Masks aren’t mandated or enforced, according to teachers, parents and... Read more
Immunosuppressed people grapple with return to work
While the emergence of the delta variant in the U.S. has made many companies delay the return to in-person work or mandate vaccinations, in other offices, immunosuppressed people like Elizabeth Groenweghe are left to cobble together their own strategies to minimize their risks. The delta variant raises the stakes... Read more
‘Wisdom and fear’ lead 90 percent of seniors to get vaccinated
Amid the latest surge in covid-19 cases and hospitalizations, the United States on Tuesday hit a milestone that some thought was unattainable: 90% of people 65 and older are at least partly vaccinated against the disease. “This really shows our elders are wiser than the rest of us,” said... Read more
Bike crash leads to nightmare medical bills
In a sprint with a pack of riders at the velodrome track in eastern Pennsylvania, Phil Gaimon sailed over his handlebars after colliding with a fellow racer. Gaimon hit the ground hard. The result: a fractured collarbone, five broken ribs, a partially collapsed lung and a broken scapula — his... Read more
Contraception is free to women, except when it’s not
For Stephanie Force, finding a birth control method that she likes and can get without paying out-of-pocket has been a struggle, despite the Affordable Care Act’s promise of free contraceptives for women and adolescent girls in most health plans. Read more

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