China rings in Lunar New Year with most COVID rules lifted

BEIJING — People across China rang in the Lunar New Year on Sunday with large family gatherings and crowds visiting temples after the government lifted its strict “zero-COVID” policy, marking…

How The Covid-19 Pandemic Lifted Designer Vivienne Tam Into The Metaverse

Vivienne Tam at New York Fashion Week this month. VIvienne Tam The metaverse has captured imaginations worldwide with its portrayal of new vistas. The title of a new best-selling book…

Sweden ends COVID-19 testing as pandemic restrictions lifted

STOCKHOLM — Sweden has halted wide-scale testing for COVID-19 even among people showing symptoms of an infection, putting an end to the mobile city-square tent sites, drive-in swab centers and…