Coronavirus Live Updates: Officials Rush to Respond to a Drumbeat of New Cases

Here’s what you need to know: ImageCommuters in Tokyo on Friday. Credit…Charly Triballeau/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images Fears that a global pandemic is inevitable take hold. Financial markets around the world continued their relentless plunge on Friday, with European exchanges all declining more than 2 percent. Wall Street seemed poised to follow in what could…

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He Drove Her to the Hospital. She Gave Him the Coronavirus.

BANGKOK — The Chinese woman hailed the cab and said she wanted to go to the hospital. The Thai taxi driver got stuck in traffic because that’s what often happens in Bangkok. To pass the time, the woman took out her phone and, leaning forward, pointed out some tourist sites she might want to visit.…

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Five Places to Visit in Amman with a Hometown Fashion Designer

The Amman fashion designer Nafsika Skourti could have started her clothing line anywhere. Her Paris Fashion Week debut six years ago won over buyers from around the world. But Ms. Skourti, 32, and her sister, Stephanie, 30, headquartered their company in their hometown in 2014 “to teach Arab hands to create clothing with international appeal,”…

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My Tireless Quest for a Tubeless Wipe

Hello, I am the toilet paper lady. I am the shopper who rushes up, wide-eyed, to the managers at the grocery store to ask why my brand of choice, Scott Tube-Free, has gone missing from the shelves. I point to the line in the big merchandise ordering book to make sure they see the right…

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The Capital That Ate Wellness Is Going to Eat Your Mushrooms

ImageCredit…Photo Illustration by Tracy Ma/The New York Times Venture capital arrives for psychedelics. Feb. 28, 2020 Goop, Moon Juice and Daily Harvest are women-led companies oriented toward wellness, that fuzzy intersection of health and well-being. They share an ethos — and also an investor, Able Partners. “We probably are the first fund to focus exclusively…

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Raising a Nontoxic Man

When my wife was pregnant with our first baby, we decided not to find out the gender and told people we would be thrilled either way. But we both quietly hoped it would be a girl. For my wife, it was a matter of familiarity, having grown up with two sisters. My preference was both…

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Old weapon, new target: Dasatinib against angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma

Tsukuba, Japan — Angioimmunoblastic T-cell Lymphoma (AITL) is an intractable form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma with a bleak prognosis. In a recent study, researchers from the University of Tsukuba, Japan, have demonstrated that T-cell Receptor (TCR) signaling activated by specific gene mutations led to development of AITL-like lymphoma in experimental mice. Further results from a linked…

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Dr. Stanley Dudrick, Who Saved Post-Surgical Patients, Dies at 84

As a 7-year-old, Stanley J. Dudrick was so impressed with the compassionate care that his mother received when she had a life-threatening fever that he decided right then and there to become a doctor. But as a young resident in the early 1960s, he began to have misgivings about becoming a surgeon when three patients…

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What Do Those Spotify ‘Top Fans’ Messages Mean?

This week, Spotify sent some unspecified portion of its hundreds of millions of users a message. The message told those users something important. “You are one of Taylor Swift’s top fans worldwide,” one iteration of this message said. “You’re one of their top 1% fans. Hit Play on their radio and we’ll provide an endless…

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