How Big Tech’s pandemic bubble burst

New York CNN  —  In January 2021, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella spoke in lofty terms about how the first year of the pandemic had sparked a staggering shift toward online…

Families Struggle as Pandemic Program Offering Free School Meals Ends

Like other parents, April Vazquez, a school nutrition specialist in Sioux Falls, S.D., is cutting coupons, buying in bulk and forgoing outings and restaurant meals. Still, a hot lunch in…

Pandemic fueled alcohol abuse, but there are treatment options

Editor’s Note: In the final two episodes of “This Is Life With Lisa Ling,” the series explores alcoholism in America (at 9 p.m. ET Sunday) and interracial marriages (at 10…

Drug overdose deaths slowing in the US after reaching record levels during the Covid-19 pandemic

CNN  —  Drug overdose deaths in the United States have slowed in recent months after reaching record levels earlier this year. New data published Wednesday by the US Centers for…

As Officials Ease Restrictions, China Faces New Pandemic Risks

As one country after another succumbed to outbreaks this year, China kept the coronavirus at bay, buying valuable time to prepare for the inevitable: a variant of the virus so…

As the Pandemic Drags On, Americans Struggle for New Balance

They were all relieved when the child tested negative on time. “But after all this, we go to the airport to drop them off, and no one, no one, is…

RSV: Pandemic ‘immunity gap’ is probably behind surge in respiratory cases, scientists say

CNN  —  The measures that helped keep us safe from Covid-19 over the past 2½ years – lockdowns, physical distancing, wearing masks, washing hands – also helped limit the spread…

Poor mental health in US teens exacerbated by negative experiences during Covid-19 pandemic, survey finds

CNN  —  Poor mental health among teens in the United States was a concern before the Covid-19 pandemic, and major disruptions to school and social life since early 2020 have…

Our personalities may have changed thanks to the pandemic, study finds

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Is the Covid-19 pandemic over? We asked experts

Editor’s Note: The views expressed in this commentary are solely those of the writers. CNN is showcasing the work of The Conversation, a collaboration between journalists and academics to provide…