A Confusing Message

The C.D.C. has both a polarization problem and a communication problem. Let’s start with the polarization problem: The parts of the country that would benefit most from a new crackdown …

Breakthrough Covid, in Perspective

Breakthrough infections — in which vaccinated people nonetheless get the Covid-19 virus — are one of those vexing topics that can be difficult to put in perspective. On the one …

Your Thursday Briefing

Good morning. We’re covering the E.U.’s bold climate plan, the Delta variant in New York City and uncertainty in Afghanistan. Europe plans 9-year pivot from fossil fuels In what might …