Coronavirus Live Updates: Fight Over Aid Package Drags On

Here’s what you need to know: N.Y.C.’s health commissioner resigns after clashing with the mayor over the virus. ImageDr. Oxiris Barbot, New York City’s health commissioner, during a coronavirus meeting in New York in March. She resigned on Tuesday.Credit…Dave Sanders for The New York Times New York City’s health commissioner, Dr. Oxiris Barbot, resigned on…

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Scientists Uncover Biological Signatures of the Worst Covid-19 Cases

Scientists are beginning to untangle one of the most complex biological mysteries of the coronavirus pandemic: Why do some people get severely sick, whereas others quickly recover? In certain patients, according to a flurry of recent studies, the virus appears to make the immune system go haywire. Unable to marshal the right cells and molecules…

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Summer Recreation? It’s Backordered

In January, the Outdoor Foundation, the nonprofit arm of the Outdoor Industry Association, shared some gloomy statistics. According to its annual survey, fewer than 20 percent of Americans were recreating outside at least once a week, working out to an estimated billion fewer outdoor activities a year compared to a decade earlier. Just under half…

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The End of Chefs: Moving Beyond Toxic Kitchen Culture

Picture a great restaurant, the chef up at dawn, dusting hand-milled flour on a butcher’s block. The chef under a spotlight, tweezing chive blossoms in the chaos of the pass, or fanning the wood fire under a row of shimmering, trussed birds. The chef is in sharp focus, but everything else — everyone else —…

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A Colombian Chef Shares His Secret to Better Empanadas

I showed up at the chef Carlos Gaviria’s apartment in Bogotá, Colombia, fully expecting to bite into something surprisingly delicious, but I did not expect to have my mind blown. Earlier that month, he had invited my family via Instagram direct message to cook with him during our most recent trip to my wife, Adri’s,…

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Coronavirus and Weddings: Take It Seriously

Jo Ellen Chism, 57, a retiree who lives in The Woodlands, Texas, about an hour outside Houston, was nervous about attending her stepson’s wedding on June 20. “They were going to postpone it, but then the Catholic church decided they would open and would have up to 75 people,” she said. “75 people seemed like…

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‘Closing Isn’t Even an Option’: With No Events, Caterers Rush to Adjust

On a recent Saturday, petite lobster rolls on toasted brioche and coconut shrimp with mango aioli were to be passed among the guests at a 210-person wedding. A bar mitzvah party for 180 was going to conclude with torched s’mores and a chocolate fountain. For David Cingari of David’s Soundview Catering in Stamford, Conn., the…

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5 Things You Need to Upgrade Your Tiny Outdoor Space

Growing up in a squat ranch house in Ohio, I dreamed of moving to the Big City (any big city) and serenading dewy-eyed writer boys on a ukulele from my very own urban veranda. Now that I work at Wirecutter and live in New York — which is cramped under the best circumstances, let alone…

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Fauci Supports Birx’s Coronavirus Assessment After Trump Criticizes Her

This briefing has ended. Read live coronavirus updates here. Here’s what you need to know: ImageDr. Anthony S. Fauci agreed with Dr. Deborah Birx’s statement that the United States has entered a “new phase” of the pandemic.Credit…Stefani Reynolds for The New York Times Fauci defends Birx after she is criticized by Trump. Dr. Anthony S.…

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Harris Faulkner, Working From Home in Shades of Blue

When Harris Faulkner stands on the roof deck of her family’s townhouse in Edgewater, N.J., she has a fine view of the Hudson River agleam in the sun, the George Washington Bridge off to the left and the ferry as it pulls away from the terminal and heads for the Far West Side of Manhattan.…

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