How the World Missed Covid-19’s Silent Spread

Symptomless transmission makes the coronavirus far harder to fight. But health officials dismissed the risk for months, pushing misleading and contradictory claims in the face of mounting evidence. By Matt Apuzzo, Selam Gebrekidan and David D. Kirkpatrick June 27, 2020 MUNICH — Dr. Camilla Rothe was about to leave for dinner when the government laboratory

Boeing 737 Max Test Flights to Begin

Boeing has received Federal Aviation Administration approval to start test flights of its 737 Max to demonstrate that it can fly safely with new flight control software. The flights, which could begin as soon as Monday, represent a major step in the company’s effort to get its best-selling plane flying again. The Max was grounded

Your Monday Briefing

Good morning. We’re covering the surge in U.S. coronavirus cases, Beijing’s quick moves to enact a security law for Hong Kong and flying the rainbow flag for a Pride march in central Taipei. ImageDrive-thru testing in Phoenix, Arizona on Saturday. Credit…Adriana Zehbrauskas for The New York Times Coronavirus cases pass 10 million as U.S. infections surge

Chief Beaten by Police Is Longtime Fighter for Indigenous Rights

TORONTO — He survived Canada’s notoriously abusive schools for Indigenous children and went on to lead his own nation. He battled governments and oil giants over the pollution of his traditional territory, garnering him the praise and admiration of Desmond Tutu, Greta Thunburg and celebrities like Leonardo DiCaprio. But when police officers double-teamed Allan Adam,

Your Wednesday Briefing

Good morning. We’re covering Saudi Arabia’s limits on this year’s hajj, a potential ban on U.S. travel to Europe and government abuses in Burkina Faso. ImageThe hajj last August in Mecca.Credit…Umit Bektas/Reuters Heartbreak as this year’s hajj is essentially canceled Saudi Arabia announced Tuesday that only about 1,000 people will be allowed to perform the

Virus Gains Steam Across Latin America

MEXICO CITY — By late March, the Mexican government calmly predicted that its coronavirus outbreak would peak in April. A few weeks later, it changed its prediction to mid-May. And then to late May. And then to June. Now, with new infections surging and the government facing growing anger, even ridicule, over its constant guesswork,