Coronavirus

Raytheon Giving Employees Bonuses for Getting COVID-19 Vaccine

The company is not requiring employees to get the shots, but some facilities could be off-limits to the unvaccinated.

DOD Workers Want to Keep Teleworking, Despite Early Hiccups, Survey Finds

The DoD Inspector General surveyed more than 56,000 employees about telework during the pandemic.

One Year into the Pandemic, DoD Data Remains Incomplete

Outstanding questions include: why are civilians dying at higher rates than troops?

The Clearest Sign the Pandemic Could Get Worse

Another coronavirus outbreak is unfolding in Michigan.

The Pandemic Mistake America Can’t Repeat

More, better, and faster testing might have averted the worst of what America faced in 2020.

Can Plant-Based Vaccines Speed Up Production?

Clinical trials for Medicago’s new manufacturing process may glean the go-ahead.

How 'Mask Diplomacy' Rescued China's Image in Africa

While Beijing was nimbly pivoting, the U.S. continued to let its relationships wither.

The US Talks A Lot About Strategic Complexity. Too Bad It’s Mostly Just Talk.

The pandemic sidelined a national security community that gives only lip service to a vital concept.

A Massive Global Hunt for Variants Is Under Way

Tracking the coronavirus’s evolution, letter by letter, has given us a powerful tool—if we can figure out how to use it.

Five Ways to Prepare Now for the Next Pandemic

Suggestion from public-health researchers with experience in disaster response.

The One Area Where the US COVID-19 Strategy Seems to Be Working

By spending lots of money and not worrying about liability, America is beating Europe in the vaccine race.

One-Third of US Troops Are Refusing the COVID Vaccine. History May Help Explain Why

After botching anthrax shots decades ago, the Pentagon’s hands are tied. Only the president can order troops to take new vaccines.

The Pandemic’s Deadly Winter Surge Is Rapidly Easing

Cases are down 57 percent from the country’s all-time peak in early January, according to the COVID Tracking Project.

What If We Never Reach Herd Immunity?

Hitting the threshold might actually be impossible. But vaccines can still help end the pandemic.

Russia Has a Vaccine. The World Has Questions

Despite a promising clinical trial, Moscow’s record suggests a wait-and-see approach to a vaccine that the Russian military is already pumping into troops’ arms.