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People waiting for Air France flight to Paris at OR Tambo's airport in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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Keeping an eye on Omicron

Epidemiologist who modeled variants awaits clearer picture, but says travel restrictions are unlikely to help

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The peril of 5 percent

Pockets of unvaccinated older people leave northern states vulnerable to COVID surge, expert warns

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Prognosis: Grim

Simulator shows that without more masks and vaccinations, delta variant could be riskiest yet

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President Biden at press conference.

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How far can Biden go?

Obama-era White House counsel looks beyond vaccination mandate to possible follow-up orders, litigation

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Kathy and her mother enjoying nice weather.

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A table set for two

It was crackers and Scrabble at the cottage and, later, dinnertime jokes at the care unit

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Nitric oxide tanks.

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Breathing freely

Mass. General study shows the benefits of inhaled nitric oxide therapy for pregnant patients with severe and critical COVID-19

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Staying covered

Affordable Care Act key to keeping people insured amid COVID 19-related job losses, study shows

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‘Before a tsunami hits’

Seven Broad Institute physician researchers discuss their COVID-19 work and preparedness, the value of teamwork, and the fragility of life

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Researcher viewed through lab door posted with safety signs.

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Same old labs but not

Researchers across Harvard's Schools and affiliates settle into masked, distanced, rigidly scheduled shifts, and resume the important work they love

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The path to zero

Researchers and public health experts unite to bring clarity to key metrics guiding coronavirus response

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Harvard's Longwood Medical area.

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Reopening research operations

Vice Provost Rick McCullough discusses the decision to shut down labs and outlines the plans to ensure a safe return to normal operations when the time comes

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Lisa Albert and Matthew Tuttle at their Zoom wedding.

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Life at a distance

Snapshots of the widespread Harvard community: A Zoom wedding; reunion in St. Croix; challenges of teaching ASL online; and a taste of Cuba

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In the trenches

Three physicians in three distinct settings detail life in the midst of pandemic

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Man in bed suffering insomnia.

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Insomnia in a pandemic

Specialist at Chan School forum says problem is becoming more common, and offers tips for falling, staying asleep

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Multiple monitors.

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Turning Harvard virtual

How the information technology staff moved classes and operations online on a tight, coronavirus-threatened deadline

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Student walking with Remy the cat.

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The way we live now

One College student adjusts to life on a deserted campus and another to being unexpectedly home a continent away

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The collective effort

Harvard students, alumni, faculty, and staff from the nationwide ‘To Serve Better’ project reflect on how coronavirus is affecting their communities

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Jonathan Savilonis and sons Julius and Lysander with their LEGO model of Harvard's Music Building.

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Notes from the new normal

Bits of the socially distanced lives of staff and faculty, from a LEGO model of the Music Building to Gov. Andrew Cuomo as Henry V to cereal for dinner — in the shower

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Tom Hollister.

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A recession playbook

Thomas Hollister details the planning the University had already done for the eventuality of a downturn

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Homeward bound

Medical School academic, research community responds to COVID-19 pandemic

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