Some cities could return to indoor masking. Here’s what you need to know.

A version of this story appears in CNN’s What Matters newsletter. To get it in your inbox, sign up for free here. Washington CNN — It’s a confusing time, yet again, in the Covid-19 pandemic. Consider this: Covid-19 cases are increasing across the US, driven by the most transmissible variant of the coronavirus yet. Reinfections … Read more

Undercounted Covid-19 cases leave US with a blind spot as BA.5 variant becomes dominant

CNN — Official Covid-19 case metrics severely underestimate the true number of infections, leaving the United States with a critical blind spot as the most transmissible coronavirus variant yet takes hold. The Omicron offshoot BA.5 became the dominant variant in the US last week, according to data from the US Centers for Disease Control and … Read more

‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ hopes to jolt a rebounding theater industry

New York CNN Business — Two years ago, movie theaters were suffering through the pandemic and many in Hollywood wondered if going to the movies would become a thing of the past. Now, halfway through 2022, the reports of the death of theaters appear to be greatly exaggerated. Audiences have returned to the cineplex for … Read more

Covid-19: When are we getting another shot?

This is the weekly edition of CNN’s coronavirus newsletter. Look out for your roundup every Wednesday. If you haven’t subscribed yet, sign up here. CNN — Covid-19 vaccine boosters might look a little different by the end of this year. US regulators advised manufacturers last week to update the Covid-19 vaccine in time for the … Read more

In China’s ‘zero-Covid’ lockdowns, a daughter’s struggle to get her father medicine hits a nerve

Editor’s Note: A version of this story appeared in CNN’s Meanwhile in China newsletter, a three-times-a-week update exploring what you need to know about the country’s rise and how it impacts the world. Sign up here. CNN – What was meant to be a simple errand, a daughter driving her aging father to the hospital … Read more

Rail strikes and labor shortages are hurting the UK economy

London CNN Business – The United Kingdom has a jobs problem. There just aren’t enough workers to keep its economy moving forward, and many employees are growing angry about inflation taking a large bite out of their paychecks. The problem escalated Tuesday as thousands of rail workers went on strike over demands for better pay … Read more