Which Americans Can Get a Covid-19 Vaccine Now? Full Guidance

The U.S. government, faced with an unrelenting surge in coronavirus cases, issued recommendations this week regarding which people in the country should be vaccinated first. Here are answers to some common questions. Who is now eligible to be vaccinated, according to federal guidance? Alex M. Azar II, the health secretary, urged all states on Tuesdat…

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L.G.B.T.Q. TV Representation Falls for First Time in 5 Years, Glaad Finds

For the first time in five years, L.G.B.T.Q. representation on television decreased, an annual report by the L.G.B.T. advocacy organization Glaad has found. The percentage of regular characters scheduled to appear on prime-time scripted broadcast television who identified as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer decreased to 9.1 percent in the 2020-21 season, from the…

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With Pastry Beers, Have Your Cake and Drink It, Too

Rachel Edwards has a pretty sweet job. As the head brewer of Oozlefinch Beers & Blending in Fort Monroe, Va., she thinks like a pastry chef, writing beer recipes that use toasted coconut, marshmallows, fruit purées and “more vanilla beans than I can even tell you,” Ms. Edwards said. She checks ingredient combinations with “The…

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Negative Coronavirus Test Required For Travelers Entering U.S.

According to a C.D.C. order, airlines must comply with these rules to receive permission to disembark passengers in the United States. What kind of tests are required? The C.D.C. stipulates that negative results need to come out of a test that can detect an ongoing infection, by picking up on pieces of the pathogen itself.…

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Mike D Sells Hester Diamond’s Art at Auction

(Some years later, Mr. Diamond said, “my dad convinced Uncle Joe to rent an apartment to Bill de Kooning, and he tried to broker a deal with Uncle Joe that Bill de Kooning would pay him in paintings. Which of course would have made him a billionaire upon death — but he turned down the…

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My Brother-in-Law Should Divorce My Sister. Right?

My sister is married to a great guy with a successful military career. He has supported her through diagnoses of mental illness and cancer. But my sister does many frustrating things: She hoards food, feeds her kids junk (they’re obese) and allowed her son to fail a grade in school by letting him stay home…

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Simone Rocha Is Bringing Her Magical Touch to H&M

Courtesy of H&M x Simone Rocha In the eyes of H&M and Simone Rocha, looking chic should be a family affair. Following previous collaborations with Giambattista Valli and Johanna Ortiz, H&M is launching a new collection with London-based fashion designer Simone Rocha this March. While a full preview of the collection isn’t available just yet,…

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W.H.O. Team in Wuhan to Trace Coronavirus

More than a year after a new coronavirus first emerged in China, a team of experts from the World Health Organization finally arrived on Thursday in the central city of Wuhan to begin hunting for its source. But in a sign of Beijing’s continuing efforts to control the investigation, the team of scientists and W.H.O.…

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Covid Vaccine Effort: The Push to Reach Wary Medical Workers

“If that doesn’t get you in line, I don’t know what will,” Georgia’s governor, Brian Kemp, said last month. At Houston Methodist, a hospital system in Texas with 26,000 employees, workers who take the vaccine will be eligible for a $500 bonus. “Vaccination is not mandatory for our employees yet (but will be eventually),” Dr.…

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