In Crises, Vaccines Can Be Stretched, but Not Easily

In desperate times, there are many ways to stretch vaccines and speed up inoculation campaigns, according to experts who have done it. Splitting doses, delaying second shots, injecting into the skin instead of the muscle and employing roving vaccination teams have all saved lives — when the circumstances were right. During cholera outbreaks in war…

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The Vaccinated Class

The coronavirus vaccine wasn’t supposed to be a golden ticket. A tiered and efficient rollout was meant to inoculate frontline workers and the most vulnerable before the rest of society. But scattershot and delayed distribution of the still-limited supply now threatens to create a new temporary social class — one that includes not just people…

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Do Curfews Slow the Coronavirus?

Maria Polyakova, an economist at Stanford University, has studied the effects of the pandemic on the U.S. economy. “In general,” she said, “we expect that staying at home mechanically slows the pandemic, as it reduces the number of interactions between people.” Updated  Jan. 22, 2021, 10:27 p.m. ET “The trade-off is that the reduction in…

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How to Tell If Your Parents Are in Love

Once we were near enough to the speakers that we could feel the bass in our chests, my mother lifted her dramatic Natalie Wood eyes, raised her arms, and let the funk rhythm take her. The trumpet theme repeated. My dad grooved too, his stiff hips loosening as the music drove on. My mother momentarily…

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Celebrity Pregnancy Is Big Business

Elizabeth Cordero, a Los Angeles hairdresser who has had multiple miscarriages and lost her baby seven days after birth, said there is no “safe” date after which to announce. She is halfway through a pregnancy and said that “this time around, we’ve decided that we’re just going to celebrate every damn day.” In situations where…

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Pfizer Will Ship Fewer Covid-19 Vaccine Vials to Account for ‘Extra’ Doses

But federal health officials who manage the government’s contracts for syringes told the F.D.A. that more than 70 percent of the sites were using the more efficient syringes and that more could be easily bought or manufactured, according to another person knowledgeable about the situation. Still, Pfizer’s attempts to pressure the F.D.A. unsettled some health…

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Pfizer Will Ship Fewer Vaccine Vials to Account for ‘Extra’ Doses

But federal health officials who manage the government’s contracts for syringes told the F.D.A. that more than 70 percent of the sites were using the more efficient syringes and that more could be easily bought or manufactured, according to another person knowledgeable about the situation. Still, Pfizer’s attempts to pressure the F.D.A. unsettled some health…

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5 Ways Teens Can Get More Fruits and Vegetables Into Their Diets

Buying organic food, which tends to cost more than conventional food, is not essential, he added. In 2012, the A.A.P. published a clinical report that said that diets rich in organic produce, dairy products and meats might lower your exposure to pesticides and potentially drug-resistant bacteria, but there’s no evidence to suggest that organic foods…

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Casablanca’s Charaf Tajer Offers a Modern Approach to Old School Glamour

It’s been a wild ride for Charaf Tajer since he launched Casablanca at his parents’ Paris apartment in 2019. «I’m still in shock,» says Tajer, of the ensuing success that now includes a capsule with Net-a-Porter, an LVMH Prize nomination, and a sneaker collaboration with New Balance that sold out in twenty-seven seconds. To add…

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How to Make Bagels

10. About 2 hours before you’d like to serve the bagels, arrange an oven rack in the center position and heat the oven to 450 degrees. Fill a large, wide Dutch oven halfway with water and place it on the stove. (Heat should be off at this point.) Set a wire rack next to the…

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