Omicron’s Threat to Global Economy Increasingly Runs Through China

The direct economic harm caused by the Omicron variant of Covid-19 in highly vaccinated countries appears so far to be relatively modest and short-lived, but its indirect hit could prove significant if China resorts to repeated lockdowns in its effort to suppress the virus within its borders. Omicron led to a fresh surge in infections … Read more

Canadian Mayor Seeks Injunction as Trucker Protest Limits Ford, GM Auto Production

The Canadian border city of Windsor, Ontario, said Thursday it would seek a court order to remove demonstrators who have blocked most traffic along a crucial US-Canada trade corridor for four days. Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens said at a press conference that city lawyers would try to argue its case before a judge later Thursday. … Read more

Looking for Those Free N95 Masks? Good Luck If You Live in New York City.

Text size Employees work as they make respiratory masks in a family-owned medical equipment factory in north Miami. Chandan Khanna / AFP via Getty Images The federal government started distributing free N95 masks in pharmacies, grocery stores, and community health centers across the country last week. But if you live in New York City, you … Read more