The Covid-19 Pandemic

After over two years of living with Covid-19, we are learning to adapt to a world with this disease. In the first two years of the pandemic, nearly 15 million more people died globally than would have been expected during normal times, and over one million Americans have died.


    1. PhotoA woman receiving a Covid shot vaccine at a center in Soweto, South Africa.
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  1. PhotoA 5-year-old girl receiving her first dose of a Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine in Pittsburgh this year. So far, vaccines have been available only to children 5 and older.
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  2. PhotoA Covid vaccination site in Los Angeles in March. The Food and Drug Administration is weighing whether to authorize pediatric vaccine doses for very young children.
    CreditAlisha Jucevic for The New York Times
  3. PhotoA vial of the Moderna coronavirus vaccine at Altru Chemists pharmacy in Brooklyn last year.
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  5. PhotoStarting on June 20, Canadians traveling domestically will no longer need to show proof of vaccination.

Maps and Trackers

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  1. PhotoJohanna Villa, a preschool teacher, reading with her class at Seward Child Care Center in Minneapolis in February.
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  3. PhotoDismissal last fall at P.S. 295 in Park Slope, Brooklyn.
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  1. PhotoMany airline passengers, like those waiting to go through security at John F. Kennedy International Airport recently, are experiencing long lines this summer, as the number of passengers has increased and the system struggles to accommodate them.
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  2. PhotoThe Times Travel desk started reporting changes to air travel rules the same week the W.H.O. declared a pandemic.
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  4. PhotoAt Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport, passengers waited up to six hours in security lines earlier this month.
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  5. PhotoTourism in Bali, Indonesia, is expected to pick up even more as testing requirements are lifted for return travel to the United States.
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  1. PhotoThe U.S. Supreme Court is seen in Washington, D.C. on Thursday.
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  2. PhotoA Miami Beach mall last week. The Federal Reserve has begun to raise interest rates aggressively to try to choke off price increases.
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  4. PhotoResidents line up for humanitarian assistance provided by a German NGO in the town of Irpin, on Wednesday.
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  5. PhotoThe room where it happens.
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Lives We've Lost

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  1. PhotoStephen Wilhite, the creator of the animation format known as GIF, received a lifetime achievement honor at the Webby Awards in 2013.
    CreditJane Kratochvil/Webby Awards, via Associated Press
  2. PhotoSidney Miller II in an undated photo. His magazine, Black Radio Exclusive, examined the world of Black music and hosted an annual conference.
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  3. PhotoHans Neuenfels in 2014. He was renowned for provocative interpretations of classic works.
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  4. PhotoThe photographer and filmmaker James Bidgood in 2019. The pictures he took for men’s physique magazines were lavish fantasies full of references to mythology, adventurous lighting and props, and attractive men — sometimes in costume, sometimes in nothing.
    CreditVincent Tullo for The New York Times
  5. PhotoArnie Kantrowitz last year. He was an early advocate for gay rights and fairer depiction of gay people in the media.
    CreditLarry Mass