Coronavirus Live Updates: Trump Effectively Ousts Top Watchdog for Relief Funds

Here’s what you need to know: ImagePresident Trump at a coronavirus briefing in Washington on Monday.Credit…Doug Mills/The New York Times Trump effectively ousts the top watchdog for the $2 trillion in virus relief. President Trump moved on Tuesday to oust the leader of a new panel of watchdogs charged with overseeing how his administration spends…

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Spain’s Coronavirus Crisis Accelerated as Warnings Went Unheeded

MADRID — At the end of January, a German tourist became Spain’s first coronavirus patient. At the time, the health threat seemed for the nation as remote as the tiny Spanish island of La Gomera, where he was treated. Two weeks later, the German walked out of hospital, and Spain celebrated being again “virus free.”…

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Japan Declared a Coronavirus Emergency. Is It Too Late?

TOKYO — For months, Japan has confounded the world by reporting a relatively low rate of coronavirus infections without imposing the kind of stringent measures used by other nations. As the country now declares a state of emergency in the face of a worrisome rise in cases, medical experts are wondering whether the move on…

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What We Tell Children When the World Seems Unsafe

This is about the song my mother used to sing, “Shake Hands With Your Air Raid Warden.” It’s about living through scary times with children, and what you tell them when the world does not seem like a safe place. And of course, it’s about my mother, and maybe about her generation, which certainly grew…

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How Coronavirus Attacks the Body

You’re looking at a virtual reality image of a coronavirus patient at George Washington Hospital in Washington, D.C. The patient is a generally healthy 59-year-old man with high blood pressure. Just days before this image was created, he was asymptomatic. But now, those green areas show where the infection has damaged tissue in the lungs.…

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Embracing the Uncertainties

These are, safe to say, uncertain times. The confirmed global cases of illness from coronavirus are approaching 1.5 million, and reported deaths are well into the six figures, but what are the true rates of infection and mortality? We don’t know. Last week, Dr. Robert Redfield, head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,…

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Treatment relieves depression in 90% of participants in small study

A new form of magnetic brain stimulation rapidly relieved symptoms of severe depression in 90% of participants in a small study conducted by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. The researchers are conducting a larger, double-blinded trial in which half the participants are receiving fake treatment. The researchers are optimistic the second trial…

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Coronavirus in New York: Despite Staggering Death Toll, Outbreak Could Be Slowing

New York, the epicenter of the global coronavirus outbreak, has begun to show the first signs of controlling the crisis: Its staggering death and hospitalization rates have started to stabilize, according to figures released by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Monday. But striking a note of optimistic caution, Mr. Cuomo warned that the state’s progress…

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One Final Step for 52 Medical Students, Eager to Join the Fight

Video transcript Back transcript N.Y.U. Students Take Hippocratic Oath On Friday, 52 medical students became doctors two months early so they could help in the fight against the coronavirus in New York. “Congratulations, doctors. Congratulations.” On Friday, 52 medical students became doctors two months early so they could help in the fight against the coronavirus…

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