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When Covid Hit Nursing Homes, Part 2: ‘They’re Not Giving Us an Ending’
When the pandemic was bearing down on New York last March, Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration issued a directive that allowed Covid-19 patients to be discharged into nursing homes in a bid to free up hospital beds for the sickest patients. It was a decision that had the potential to cost thousands of lives.
Today, in the second part of our look at New York nursing homes, we explore the effects of the decisions made by the Cuomo administration and the crisis now facing his leadership.
When Covid Hit Nursing Homes, Part 1: ‘My Mother Died Alone’
When New York was the epicenter of the pandemic in the United States, Gov. Andrew Cuomo emerged as a singular, strong leader. Now his leadership is embattled, particularly over the extent of deaths in nursing homes during the peak.
Today, in the first of two parts on what went wrong in New York's nursing homes, we look at the crisis through the eyes of a woman, Lorry Sullivan, who lost her mother in a New York nursing home.
The Legacy of Rush Limbaugh
The conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh died last week. He was 70.
For decades, he broadcast mistrust and grievance into the homes of millions. Mr. Limbaugh helped create an entire ecosystem of right-wing media and changed the course of American conservatism.
Today, we look back on Rush Limbaugh’s career and how he came to have an outsize influence on Republican politics.
The Sunday Read: ‘The Man Who Turned Credit Card Points Into an Empire’
In recent years, travel — cheap travel, specifically — has boomed. Like all booms it has its winners (including influencers and home-sharing platforms like Airbnb) and its losers (namely locals and the environment). Somewhere in that mix is The Points Guy, Brian Kelly, who runs a blog that helps visitors navigate the sprawling, knotty and complex world of travel and credit card rewards.
Today on The Sunday Read, a look at the life and business of Mr. Kelly, a man who goes on vacation for a living.
Kids and Covid
The end of summer 2021 has been earmarked as the time by which most American adults will be vaccinated. But still remaining is the often-overlooked question of vaccinations for children, who make up around a quarter of the U.S. population.
Without the immunization of children, herd immunity cannot be reached.
Today, we ask when America’s children will be vaccinated.
A Battle for the Soul of Rwanda
The story of how Paul Rusesabagina saved the lives of his hotel guests during the Rwandan genocide was immortalized in the 2004 film “Hotel Rwanda.” Leveraging his celebrity, Mr. Rusesabagina openly criticized the Rwandan government, and is now imprisoned on terrorism charges.
Today, we look at what Mr. Rusesabagina’s story tells us about the past, present and future of Rwanda.
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