If Poor Countries Go Unvaccinated, a Study Says, Rich Ones Will Pay

In monopolizing the supply of vaccines against Covid-19, wealthy nations are threatening more than a humanitarian catastrophe: The resulting economic devastation will hit affluent countries nearly as hard as those in the developing world. This is the crucial takeaway from an academic study to be Continue Reading


That’s the case for Randy Buescher, 66, an architect in Chicago, who is planning a road trip to New Orleans via Mobile, Ala., where he was born and lived for the first three years before his family moved north. He hasn’t been back since. “I Continue Reading

Thai Caves Attract Millions of Bats — and Now Scientists Too

PHOTHARAM, Thailand — The bat caves reeked of bat. In the murk of the grottoes, in a cave complex west of Bangkok, Thais in headlamps and with flashlights went about their business. Pilgrims to the temple that owns the complex prayed to Buddha figurines in Continue Reading

U.S. to Require Negative Virus Tests From International Air Passengers

Before boarding their flights, all international passengers headed to the United States will first need to show proof of a negative coronavirus test, according to a new federal policy going into effect on Jan. 26. “Testing does not eliminate all risk,” Dr. Robert R. Redfield, Continue Reading