Health & Fitness

Federal Judge Blocks Vaccine Mandate for Health Workers (Health) 11/30 12:09P Azi Paybarah and Reed Abelson
The ruling is a setback for the administration’s effort to require vaccination for hospital and nursing home workers, which had been set to start next week.

What We Know About the New Covid Variant, Omicron (Health) 11/30 5:08A Andrew Jacobs
Intense research into the new coronavirus variant first identified in southern Africa, has just begun. World leaders have urged people not to panic — and to get vaccinated, if they can.

F.D.A. Advisers Set to Discuss Merck’s Covid Pill (Health) 11/29 10:10P Rebecca Robbins and Carl Zimmer
If an expert committee votes to recommend it, the drug, molnupiravir, could be authorized within days for patients at high risk of severe illness.

Counterfeit Covid Masks Are Still Sold Everywhere (Health) 11/29 8:00P Andrew Jacobs
Rising Covid cases have spurred a return to mask-wearing in the U.S. and overseas, at a time when flawed KN95s from China continue to dominate e-commerce sites.

A Heart-Healthy Way to Eat (Health) 11/29 2:00A Jane E. Brody
Aim for an overall healthful dietary pattern, the American Heart Association advises, rather than focusing on “good” or “bad” foods.
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