Category: Economy

Mexico’s COVID-19 vaccination plan takes a hit at a dark time

Nearly a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, Mexico is entering its darkest phase yet. More people are infected than at any point before, including the nation’s president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador. Hospitals in many states are near capacity, ventilators and oxygen tanks are in scarce supply and every day seems to bring a new record […]

Severe allergic reactions to Moderna vaccine are rare, CDC says

The COVID-19 vaccine developed by Moderna and the National Institutes of Health caused very few cases of severe allergic reactions during the first three weeks of its administration across the country, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Among 4,041,396 doses given over 21 days, a total of 10 […]

Washington gets whiplash in shift from Trump to Biden

The days don’t begin and end with tweets. The press secretary hasn’t lied about crowd sizes or insulted reporters. White House events have carefully calibrated themes. And the president sticks to the script. Washington is suffering whiplash — or enjoying it, depending on whom you ask — as President Biden takes over from former President […]

Family, co-workers, old Facebook friends helped catch Capitol intruders

The man on the video waved a large Confederate flag as he and others stormed through the U.S. Capitol — a glaring reminder of an earlier insurrection as a new one played out. The jarring image made the flag bearer a wanted man. Federal investigators set out to find him, but didn’t have much to […]

Patients struggle to get highly touted COVID-19 treatments

By the time he tested positive for a coronavirus infection, Gary Herritz was feeling pretty sick. His scratchy throat had progressed to a dry cough, headache, joint pain and fever. A liver transplant recipient, he knew his compromised immune system made him vulnerable to a severe case of COVID-19. Herritz had read on Twitter about […]

Yes, Biden is a 78-year-old political insider. That’s a good thing

Joseph R. Biden Jr. arrives in the White House today thanks to two unappreciated assets: He is 78 years old, and he has been a politician for more than 50 years. Those qualifications may be his hidden superpowers. Decades as a Washington insider aren’t something politicians normally boast about these days, but Biden has turned […]

Five takeaways from Pompeo’s Twitter victory lap

When Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo launched his unusual Twitter victory lap on New Year’s Day, he promised he would be telling a story about American foreign policy that could not be read anywhere else. Pompeo, part of a dwindling handful of Cabinet secretaries and senior officials determined to stick with President Trump to […]

Photos: Nationwide protests of Trump supporters fail to materialize

Security remained tight around state houses throughout the country as fears of major protests by armed, far-right supporters of President Trump outside the Capitol and at state capitols Sunday proved unfounded, with only small groups, some carrying weapons, gathering in a handful of cities. A woman walks her dog past armed National Guardsmen near the […]

Amateur social media sleuths track violent Capitol rioters

The digital sleuths take to their computers in the moments when they can peel away from their real-world responsibilities — jobs, school, families — with a singular mission: finding the rioters who brought violence to the nation’s capital last week. Behind computer screens on the West Coast, in the Midwest, and as far away as […]

Why Democrats shouldn’t hurry Trump’s impeachment trial.

The House of Representatives impeached President Trump in an understandable fury last week after he sent a violent mob of his supporters up Capitol Hill, where they sacked Congress’ workplace and threatened to lynch its leaders. The next stage is a Senate trial to determine whether Trump should be barred from holding federal office again. […]