Throughout previous waves of Covid-19, children and young adults eluded the coronavirus’s gravest consequences, exhibiting mild symptoms or none at all. Now faster-spreading strains are sending more to the hospital. Fatalities remain low, but doctors say the virus is now making young people sicker, including some gravely.
Fifteen organizations are pressing Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin to slash the military services’ wish lists that alert lawmakers to what the president excluded in the annual budget request sent to Congress.
President Joe Biden aims to prove to the world this week that the U.S. has rejoined the international fight against climate change by vowing cuts in greenhouse gas emissions that are both ambitious and achievable.
Privacy fears around the public display of vaccination status for Covid-19 threaten to hamper the rollout of a technology that could play a big part in reopening society and stemming the spread of the virus.
President Joe Biden’s effort to harness U.S. alliances in Asia to counter China will get a test run during his summit with Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga today -- his first in-person meeting with a foreign leader since taking office.
Lawmakers seeking to lower drug costs should take a comprehensive approach rather than focus solely on manufacturers’ pricing practices—a strategy that’s only created disparities in the marketplace, policy analysts say.
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