Researchers Debate Infecting People With Coronavirus to Test Vaccines

One way to quickly see if a coronavirus vaccine works would be to immunize healthy people and then deliberately expose them to the virus, some researchers are suggesting. Proponents say this strategy, called a human challenge trial, could save time because rather than conducting tests the usual way — by waiting for vaccinated people to…

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What’s an Autonomous Zone?

ImageSeattle police and other workers in the protest zone on July 1, 2020.Credit…Ruth Fremson/The New York Times At first they called it the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone. In early June, protesters aligned with the Black Lives Matter movement took over six city blocks of a gentrified Seattle neighborhood. There, activists screened films, served spaghetti, painted…

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My Other Car is a…Mercedes Camper Van?

Harley Sitner was in the Dumbo neighborhood of Brooklyn for a wedding in March, feeling as if he’d just been sprayed by a skunk. Mr. Sitner’s hometown, Seattle, where he owns a camper-van restoration, repair and rental business called Peace Vans, was the site of one of one of the first huge coronavirus outbreaks. “People…

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Federal Officials Turn to a New Testing Strategy as Infections Surge

The Trump administration plans to adopt a decades-old testing strategy that will vastly increase the number of coronavirus tests performed in the United States and permit widespread tracking of the virus as it surges across the country. The method, called pooled testing, signals a paradigm shift. Instead of carefully rationing tests to only those with…

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Meghan Markle’s Favorite Jewelry Brand Is Having a Sale Right Now

An affordable jewelry line that happens to be one of Meghan Markle’s favorite brands? Check, check. Since 2008, Missoma has been making beautiful jewelry that you can wear all day, every day. Even better news? The brand is currently taking up to 50 percent off select necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. So, whether you want to…

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Republican Leaders Want to End Obamacare. Their Voters Are Expanding It.

ImageAmber England, who led the campaign to put Medicaid expansion on the ballot in Oklahoma, talking to supporters online on Tuesday.Credit…Sue Ogrocki/Associated Press Deeply conservative Oklahoma narrowly approved a ballot initiative Tuesday to expand Medicaid to nearly 200,000 low-income adults, the first state to do so in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. The vote…

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N.Y. Officials Halt Indoor Dining, Alarmed by Virus Rise in Other States

With the coronavirus spreading rapidly in other large states like California, Florida and Texas, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Wednesday that New York City would not resume indoor dining at restaurants next week as anticipated. The decision to indefinitely delay indoor dining, which was made in conjunction with Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, comes as…

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Coronavirus Survivors: Here’s What Recovery May Look Like

Hundreds of thousands of seriously ill coronavirus patients who survive and leave the hospital are facing a new and difficult challenge: recovery. Many are struggling to overcome a range of troubling residual symptoms, and some problems may persist for months, years or even the rest of their lives. Patients who are returning home after being…

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A Nostalgic Look at Fourth of July Celebrations of Yesteryear

Thumbing through old photographs can be a reliable way of evoking nostalgia. And these black-and-white Independence Day photographs, pulled from The New York Times’s archive, offer a potent dose. We see holiday crowds, marches, amusement parks, parades. We see friends and families at the beach and in their backyards. We see communal joy. We see…

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5 Caribbean Vacation Destinations Reopening This Summer

The Covid-19 pandemic struck the Caribbean at the height of high season, when snow birds, primarily from the United States, pack the beaches for winter and spring break, and provide the revenue to see resorts and sometimes entire countries through the lull of summer and fall. But in recent years, islands like Puerto Rico and…

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