When Doctors and Patients Talk About Death Over Zoom

When Doctors and Patients Talk About Death Over Zoom

As Covid-19 patients started to flood New York City’s hospitals, Claire Ankuda and Chris Woodrell, palliative care doctors at Mount Sinai Hospital, realized they were going to need backup. Palliative care physicians work with people who are chronically ill to improve their quality of life while they receive treatment and start to prepare for end-of-life…

As Cities Reopen, Expect to Wait in Lots of Lines

As Cities Reopen, Expect to Wait in Lots of Lines

The lines.They’re everywhere.In San Francisco, lines for trendy—and now, because of the Covid-19 pandemic, takeout-only—restaurants wend about the block. New Yorkers waiting for grab-and-go drinks—legalized especially for the pandemic—are socializing on line. (The locals will tell you: People wait “on line” in New York, not “in” one.) Across the nation, families line up for food…

Can a Keyboard Crusade Stem the Vaccine Infodemic?

Can a Keyboard Crusade Stem the Vaccine Infodemic?

As researchers, pharma companies, and governments around the world are racing to make a vaccine against the pandemic coronavirus in record time, there’s a growing concern that many Americans won’t want it when it arrives. In a series of recent polls, only about half of US adults say they would get a Covid-19 vaccine, even…