The Pandemic Has Split in Two

    Zero deaths in some cities. Thousands in others. The pandemic’s fault lines continue to widen as vaccines flow toward rich countries.

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    The behavior is common in East Asia, but there’s no tidy scientific consensus on how much it limits the spread of respiratory illnesses. Now some wonder how the idea will go over in the U.S.

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    Last year’s lockdowns reduced emissions of soot and other pollutants that accelerate melting, which could make water supplies last longer throughout the coming year.

    ‘A Slap in the Face’: The Pandemic Disrupts Young Oil Careers

    Students and recent graduates struggle to get hired as the oil industry cuts tens of thousands of jobs, some of which may never come back.

    How the Pandemic Is Imperiling a Working-Class College

    The coronavirus has hurt Indiana University of Pennsylvania, but its financial problems were planted years ago.
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