Your boss is ordering you back to the office even though they have no idea if COVID is really over

Labor Day marked the end of the total work-from-home era for many US workers, with companies including Apple, Comcast, and Peloton demanding a return to the office after the long holiday weekend. The unspoken premise behind the edict was that the COVID pandemic as we know it is over—or at least a shadow of what … Read more

Omicron BA.2.75 Centaurus variant topped BA.5 in India and ‘may prevail’ elsewhere

The only Omicron sub-variant with its own name may become the next globally dominant strain of COVID-19. The so-called Centaurus strain, which is scientifically known as BA.2.75, has quickly become India’s dominant strain of COVID-19 in recent weeks and now accounts for roughly two-thirds of India’s new cases, according to Shahid Jameel, a virologist at … Read more

Here come the Roarin’ 20s. Invest until it hurts

In many respects, recent history has been perfectly miserable. With every news cycle, the world seems to be getting darker and darker. The pandemic has made us worry about loved ones. The quarantines were brutally isolating. Then came the shortages. To top it all off, the financial markets went haywire in 2022, destroying more wealth … Read more

BA.5 booster strategy is ‘flawed.’ We need a universal COVID vaccine instead, scientists say

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COVID is at or near record levels around the country. Scientists say one (pretty gross) indicator doesn’t lie

Wastewater has always been a secret tell of real COVID levels in the US, even as testing has failed to capture the true scope of infection. Thanks to it, we know this: COVID in many locations throughout the US is at or around levels seen during the initial Omicron surge in January—the peak of the … Read more