Opinion | Expanding Access and Instilling Faith in Vaccines

More from our inbox: To the Editor: Re “Want Vaccines Fast? Suspend Intellectual Property Rights,” by Achal Prabhala, Arjun Jayadev and Dean Baker (Op-Ed, nytimes.com, Dec. 7): Of all of the ways to improve access to critical medication or vaccines, elimination of intellectual property rights is one of the worst. Our intellectual property system is designed to reward research and […]

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Opinion | Make Schools More Human

If a measure of a society is how well it takes care of its young, the past nine months are a damning indictment of our nation. Parents and teachers have been working overtime under impossible circumstances., and states have prioritized keeping gyms and restaurants open over keeping schools open. A result is that about 48 percent of all students are […]

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Your Tuesday Briefing

Parts of Asia and Europe bar travelers from Britain. By Dani Blum Good morning. We’re covering travel bans over a variant of the coronavirus, power shortages in China and shifting attitudes toward mental health. A coronavirus variant raises fears Countries across Asia and Europe are racing to bar travelers from Britain, as the U.K. struggles to contain an outbreak of […]

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Opinion | More Than Twice the Size of Texas

To slow extinctions and climate change, President-elect Joe Biden has embraced a plan to conserve 30 percent of U.S. land and 30 percent of its ocean waters by 2030. It is perhaps the most ambitious commitment to conservation by a U.S. president. How he proceeds will determine whether he unites or further divides Americans in a pivotal decade for the […]

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Opinion | Accountability After Trump

After any major national disaster or failure of government, it’s essential to study what happened and why, if for no other reason than to enact laws and policies aimed at preventing the same thing from happening again. From the Warren Report on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy to the Church Committee in the wake of the Watergate scandal, […]

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Singapore's hawker culture on Unesco heritage list: Each of us can be a hawker culture ambassador

It has taken a whole-of-society effort to win the Unesco recognition for hawker culture. It will take another whole-of-society effort to sustain this and keep hawker culture thriving. This is important to bear in mind, as a nation celebrates the addition of hawker culture to the Unesco Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Hawker culture joins over […]

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The Fast Path to a Vaccine

Want to get The Morning by email? Here’s the sign-up. Good morning. The Covid vaccine is here, and we explain how it arrived with stunning speed. Before Covid-19, the record for the fastest vaccine development — for mumps — was four years. Most vaccines have required more than a decade of research and experimentation. Yet yesterday morning, less than a […]

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Opinion | The ‘Trump Won’ Farce Isn’t Funny Anymore

To tell a joke to a crowd is to learn a little something about the people who laugh For our purposes, the “joke” is President Trump’s ongoing fight to overturn the election results and hold on to power against the wishes of most Americans, including those in enough states to equal far more than the 270 electoral votes required to […]

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Your Friday Briefing

An F.D.A. panel gives the Pfizer vaccine the green light. By Natasha Frost Good morning. We’re covering the steps to approval in the U.S. for Pfizer’s vaccine, a landmark stimulus deal for the E.U. and the Nigerian farmers caught between Boko Haram and the authorities. An F.D.A. panel gives Pfizer’s vaccine the green light Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine on Thursday passed […]

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Your Friday Briefing

South Korea’s biggest coronavirus crisis. By Melina Delkic Good morning. We’re covering the race to control infections in South Korea with a vaccine months away, worries about another devastating wild fire season in Australia and backyard treasures found while stuck at home. South Korea faces ‘biggest ever’ wave As other countries prepare to roll out vaccinations, South Korea is grappling […]

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