Time Magazine International Edition July 5, 2021

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WHAT YOU SAID ABOUT … TIME100 HEALTH SPECIAL Readers wrote of being inspired by the “New Hope for Health Care” package in TIME’s June 21/June 28 issue, and called for more changes and innovation in the field. Responding to Jamie Ducharme’s reporting on the future of telehealth, Loriann Oberlin of Gaithersburg, Md., wrote that the practice can offer greater flexibility and access for both patients and therapists but insurers “need to improve the system … and reimburse providers to keep up with inflation.” Other readers, like Twitter user @ivan3bx, found hope in the “insightful perspectives” of the resilient young people who shared life lessons they learned during the pandemic with TIME. ‘We need to remember that telehealth does not equal access.’@BRITTANY_RISHER, on Twitter ON TWITTER, Jennifer L.W. Fink wrote that Abigail Abrams’ feature…

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‘MISSILES ARE NOT NEGOTIABLE.’EBRAHIM RAISI, Iran’s President-elect, in a June 21 press conference, discussing negotiations with the U.S. over its nuclear capabilities‘I’m a pretty private person, so I hope you guys know that I’m really not doing this for attention.’CARL NASSIB, Las Vegas Raiders defensive lineman, coming out in a June 21 video message and becoming the first openly gay active NFL player 15 million Number of boxes of Girl Scout cookies that went unsold in 2021 as the pandemic put constraints on in-person sales, the organization told the Associated Press on June 14 ‘Can you please repeat that?’CINDY GREENBERG, president and CEO of youth community-service organization Repair the World, recalling her initial response to a $7 million donation from billionaire MacKenzie Scott, in a interview with TIME published on June 17 10,000 Maximum number…

will u.s. bishops break bread with joe biden?

A POLITICIZED RIFT IN THE AMERICAN Catholic Church has widened in June, as U.S. bishops voted to draft instructions to the faithful on who should receive Communion—with an eye toward dissuading high-profile Catholics who support abortion policies and gay rights, like Joe Biden, from presenting themselves for the ritual. According to a church official, many bishops had been concerned about the confusion such an apparent conflict could otherwise cause among Catholics. Biden regularly attends Mass and takes Communion at St. Joseph on the Brandywine near his home in Wilmington, Del., and at Holy Trinity in Georgetown, two miles from the White House. He has long turned to his faith for solace, close friends say—in particular during times of trial or personal tragedy. But how the President practices is “personal,” White House…

the delta variant is spreading fast as vaccinations continue to lag

THERE’S NO QUESTION OF WHICH STRAIN of the COVID-19 virus is winning the evolutionary arms race: it’s the B.1.617.2, or Delta, variant. “[It] is faster, it is fitter, it will pick off the more vulnerable more efficiently than previous variants,” said Dr. Mike Ryan, executive director of the WHO’s health-emergencies program, at a June 22 press conference. WORRYING SIGNS According to accounts from doctors on state-run television in China, symptoms develop more quickly and grow more severe in people infected with the Delta variant. Health officials are sounding the alarm that its spread threatens to reverse progress made in countries currently beating COVID-19 into retreat—and worsen conditions in those still deep in crisis. The variant has been found in nearly 100 countries, including the U.S., where it already accounts for about…

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Court fines Masterpiece Cakeshop Jack Phillips—the baker who won a First Amendment case before the U.S. Supreme Court in 2018 after refusing to design a gay couple’s wedding cake—was fined $500 by a Colorado judge on June 15 over his bakery’s 2017 refusal to produce a cake celebrating a trans woman’s identity. Leftist leads in divisive Peru election Results from Peru’s June 6 presidential election put far-left candidate Pedro Castillo ahead with 50.1% of the vote. His far-right opponent, Keiko Fujimori, has claimed voter fraud. Authorities are still finalizing the count; the U.S. said on June 22 that the elections were free and fair. Medicaid hits record levels amid COVID-19 Enrollment in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) reached new highs during the coronavirus pandemic. As of January, more than 80 million people…

what’s the future for u.s. cities as segregation grows?

THE U.S. IS AN INCREASINGLY DIVERSE nation, but this obscures a troubling trend: its cities are more segregated now than they were 30 years ago. More than 80% of large metropolitan areas across the U.S. were more segregated in 2019 than in 1990, according to an analysis released June 21 by the Othering & Belonging Institute at the University of California, Berkeley. Detroit is the most segregated city, followed by Hialeah, Fla., and then Newark, N.J., Chicago and Milwaukee, the report says. Only two of 113 cities with populations of 200,000 or more qualified as integrated: Colorado Springs and Port St. Lucie, Fla. While the U.S. has become more diverse over time, this has obscured the persistence of segregation, the report finds. Metropolitan areas aren’t all-white, all-Black or all-Latino, but within them,…