New first-line treatment option for metastatic kidney cancer

Lugano, Switzerland, 19 September 2020 — The results of the phase 3 CheckMate 9ER trial have provided a new first-line treatment option for patients with metastatic kidney cancer. The late breaking results are presented at ESMO 2020. (1) The trial took two drugs used as monotherapies in the second line, nivolumab and cabozantinib, and combined…

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Live Covid-19 Tracker and Updates

Here’s what you need to know: ImageA health care worker handed a test kit to a motorist at a drive-in virus testing center in Los Angeles last month.Credit…Mario Tama/Getty Images The C.D.C. reverses its guidance on testing for people who were exposed to the virus and aren’t showing symptoms. The Centers for Disease Control and…

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The Most Surreal Moments From New York Fashion Week

Mike CoppolaGetty Images While some New York designers opted out of showing during the spring/summer 2021 season—including industry heavy hitters like Michael Kors, Marc Jacobs, and more—others persevered. NYFW’s digital stage saw many interpretations, but a few moments felt as chaotic as trying to find your seat at an IRL runway show. It begs the…

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Emails Detail Effort to Silence C.D.C. and Question Its Science

WASHINGTON — On June 30, as the coronavirus was cresting toward its summer peak, Dr. Paul Alexander, a new science adviser at the Department of Health and Human Services, composed a scathing two-page critique of an interview given by an experienced scientist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dr. Anne Schuchat, a 32-year…

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Last Minute Gift Ideas For All Those Fall Birthdays

BettmannGetty Images Birthday season is officially upon us, and that means a good portion of your contact list is having a birthday. No, you weren’t imagining that—September is actually the most popular birthday month in the U.S. And before the flood of throwback birthday shout outs overrun your Insta feed and celebrations start to rule…

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C.D.C. Reverses Testing Guidelines for People Without Covid-19 Symptoms

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday reversed a controversial recommendation suggesting people who have had close contact with a person infected with the coronavirus do not need to get tested if they have no symptoms. The change comes after widespread criticism of the earlier guideline, as well as reporting from The New…

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How to Ship a Vaccine at –80°C, and Other Obstacles in the Covid Fight

Many things will have to work out to end the coronavirus pandemic. Drug companies will have to develop a safe and effective vaccine. Billions of people will have to consent to vaccination. But there are more prosaic challenges, too. Among them: Companies may have to transport tiny glass vials thousands of miles while keeping them…

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Shopping for Fashion, Six Months On

Will shopping ever return to the way it was before the age of coronavirus? Probably not in 2020. ImageShopping at Selfridges in London, in July. Credit…Getty Images Sept. 18, 2020 Six months have passed since lockdown measures were put in place to stop the spread of the coronavirus, causing sales for the fashion and retail industries…

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A Playlist of Your Favorite Cover Songs

Welcome. Last week I asked you to send your favorite cover songs. We received a fantastic assortment of tracks, some classic covers (Billy Stewart’s “Summertime”), some recent renditions (Laura Marling’s “Blues Run the Game”). We’ve compiled the submissions in a Spotify playlist where you can spend a few hours in audio bliss. Listening to so…

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Christian Liaigre, Minimalist Interior Designer, Dies at 77

Christian Liaigre, a French interior and furniture designer whose muscular and elegant objects in wood, bronze and leather were emblematic of 1990s minimalism, and whose influential clients included Karl Lagerfeld, Calvin Klein, Rupert Murdoch, Larry Gagosian and the Mercer hotel in SoHo, died on Sept. 2 in Paris. He was 77. His design firm, Liaigre,…

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