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The Plot To Keep Meatpacking Plants Open During COVID-19

Michael Grabell ProPublica
Newly released documents reveal that the meatpacking industry’s callousness toward the health of its workers and its influence over the Trump administration were far greater than previously known.

Hospitals Are in Serious Trouble

Ed Yong The Atlantic
Omicron is inundating a health-care system that was already buckling under the cumulative toll of every previous surge.

America Is Not Ready for Omicron

Ed Yong The Atlantic
The new variant poses a far graver threat at the collective level than the individual one—the kind of test that the U.S. has repeatedly failed.

How Much Water Do You Actually Need?

Christie Aschwanden New York Times
“Stay hydrated” has become a new version of the old salutation, “Stay well.” Here’s how to know when you truly need to hydrate.

Failure to Protect?

Charles Piller Science
A study of asthmatic children, most of them Black, shows how a common clinical trial design can expose vulnerable participants to serious risks
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