E.U. Urges Nations to Require Negative Covid Tests for Travelers From China

BRUSSELS — The European Union on Wednesday “strongly encouraged” its 27 member nations to require a negative Covid-19 test for travelers boarding flights from China to the region, amid a…

How Bad Is China’s Covid Outbreak? It’s a Scientific Guessing Game.

As Covid barrels through China, scientists around the world are searching for clues about an outbreak with sprawling consequences — for the health of hundreds of millions of Chinese people,…

China Covid: U.S. Testing Rule Meets a Collective Shrug

Some Chinese were disappointed by the Biden administration’s new testing requirement for travelers coming from their country. Others radiated contempt, calling it the latest Western effort to contain China’s rise.…

US to Require Negative Covid Tests for Travelers From China

The Biden administration, fearful that a surge of coronavirus infections in Beijing could spawn a new and more dangerous variant, announced on Wednesday that it will require travelers from China,…

With ‘Zero Covid,’ China Proved It’s Good at Control. Governance Is Harder.

A widely circulated WeChat article speculated that the shortage of fever medications reflected the government’s lack of preparation for loosening control. And if the government had shown the same political…

China to Drop Covid Quarantine for Incoming Travelers

China on Monday announced that travelers from overseas would no longer be required to enter quarantine upon arrival, in one of the country’s most significant steps toward reopening since the…

As Cases Spread, China’s Low Covid Death Toll Convinces No One

The hearses bearing black and yellow funeral paper flowers crept in a steady stream toward the Dongjiao crematory in eastern Beijing. Several dozen people crowded around the closed gate waiting…

RSV Cases May Have Peaked, but Flu and Covid Are on the Rise

There have also been reports that cases of invasive infections of group A Streptococcus bacteria, or strep A, may be on the rise in the United States and Europe. Although…

As Covid Deaths Climb, Even Seniors Skip the Latest Booster

PLEASANT HILL, Calif. — Bonnie Ronk is something of a public health matriarch at the Mt. Diablo Center for seniors in this liberal Northern California suburb. When Ms. Ronk, a…

Is It Covid? The Flu? RSV? New Yorkers Are Sick of Being Sick.

For almost a month now, Sean Merriam has been walking around town with a stuffy nose and a mysterious cough that keeps clattering in his lungs. He knows it’s not…