Coronavirus

The Professional Women Who Are Leaning Out

The competing demands of work and motherhood have some white-collar women choosing part-time work—and loving it.

A Year Without Germs

Months of exuberant hand-sanitizing and social isolation during the pandemic have changed our exposure to microbes, in ways good and bad.

Detecting Rare Blood Clots Was a Win, But U.S. Vaccine Safety System Still Has Gaps

With some 100 million Americans fully vaccinated, the U.S. is relying on a patchwork network of vaccine monitoring systems that lack the breadth and depth of large, population-based programs, experts said.

Thriving Through the Ongoing Pandemic

Those who will be able to look back when the pandemic is finally over and feel they did more than just make it through have several attributes in common.

Watchdog Alleges ‘Turf Battles’ Over Pandemic Oversight 

The pandemic inspector general asked the Justice Department for a legal opinion after getting “resistance” from other agencies. 

Coronavirus Roundup: The First 100 Days of Biden’s COVID-19 Response 

There's a lot to keep track of. Here’s today’s list of news updates and stories you may have missed.

Numbers Can Trip You Up During the Pandemic – Here Are 4 Tips to Help You Figure out Tricky Stats

Understanding numbers in the news or social media can empower you to figure out risks and make good choices. Here's what to look out for to make sure you aren't misled by COVID-19 coverage.

Administration Formally Launches Program Giving Feds Up to 15 Weeks Off for COVID-19 Related Illness, Child Care

Congress created a $570 million fund for the initiative, and once that runs out, workers will have to take personal leave or leave without pay.

GovExec Daily: The Next Steps in Vaccinations

McKinsey's Dr. Pooja Kumar and Shubham Singhal join the podcast to discuss the next steps in getting the U.S. closer to herd immunity.

OSHA Prepares New Workforce Safety Standards for COVID-19

Advocates and Democratic lawmakers have been calling for new rules for a year.

‘I Feel like I’m Drowning’: Women Business Owners Keep Hitting New Barriers to Federal Loan Aid

Women, especially women of color, are driving small-business growth during a pandemic in which they’ve been hit particularly hard — and missed out on help.

Coronavirus Roundup: Senate Passes COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act; CDC Reassigns Senior Career Official

There's a lot to keep track of. Here’s today’s list of news updates and stories you may have missed.

Vaccine Mandates Aren’t the Only – or Easiest – Way for Employers to Compel Workers to Get Their Shots

Can companies legally require workers to get vaccinated? Employers have gotten so good at finding ways to get employees to comply with their policies that it may not matter.

Video Conferencing Can Tank Collective Intelligence

By reducing synchrony among speakers, video conferencing actually may make it harder to communicate effectively than non-visual ways of connecting.