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To decide, you need to understand ‘micromorts’

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Edgar Sydenstricker dug into the pandemic of 1918 and found income level was a key factor in who lived and who died

The St Louis Red Cross Motor Corps on duty during the Influenza epidemic, 1918. Photo: Underwood Archives/Getty Images


What I saw made me question everything, including myself

Illustration: Grace Duong for GEN


The photographs in this series were taken in New York City between April and June 2020. Photos: Gaia Squarci

As long as we focus on deaths and statistics, the bigger story of Covid-19 will go untold


Gov. Greg Abbott seems to think he’s running a state I don’t recognize — because it’s a fantasy of political convenience

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Don’t worry, it will be your turn soon

A university teacher takes a selfie as she is vaccinated against Covid-19 in Seville, Spain. Photo: Cristina Quicler/AFP/Getty Images


A doctor in Texas is the latest to be charged for skipping the line to give out expiring vaccine doses

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Our senses are starved. They lie dormant, waiting for the reopening.

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Just as we’ve been doing the bulk of the childcare

A woman pushes an elderly woman in a wheelchair across a sidewalk.
A woman pushes an elderly woman in a wheelchair across a sidewalk.
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Covid-19 brought with it a preview of what my golden years will look like

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