Study Raises Concerns for Pregnant Women With the Coronavirus

Pregnant women infected with the coronavirus are more likely to be hospitalized, admitted to an intensive care unit and put on a ventilator than are infected women who are not pregnant, according to a new government analysis. Pregnant women are known to be particularly susceptible to other respiratory infections, but the Centers for Disease Control…

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Breakthrough Drug for Covid-19 May Be Risky for Mild Cases

Scientists in Britain announced a major breakthrough in the battle against the coronavirus last week, reporting they had found the first drug to reduce deaths among critically ill Covid-19 patients. The results were first made public in a sparsely detailed news release. Now the full study, neither peer reviewed nor published yet, has been posted…

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Roundup Maker to Pay $10 Billion to Settle Cancer Suits

When Bayer, the giant German chemical and pharmaceutical maker, acquired Monsanto two years ago, the company knew it was also buying the world’s best-known weedkiller. What it didn’t anticipate was a legal firestorm over claims that the weedkiller, Roundup, caused cancer. Now Bayer is moving to put those troubles behind it, agreeing to pay more…

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Live Coronavirus Updates: Nations Scramble to Fend Off Outbreaks

Here’s what you need to know: ImageVisiting a beach in Oceanside, Calif., on Monday.Credit…Mike Blake/Reuters California’s governor reports more than 7,000 new cases over the last day. Gov. Gavin Newsom said on Wednesday that the state recorded more than 7,000 new cases over the past day, seeking to balance acknowledging the virus’s troubling spread and…

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Fendi Taps Artist Joshua Vide For a Beach-Ready Trompe L’oeil Collection

If you’re a fan of both A-Ha and Fendi, you’re in luck. The Italian house just dropped their prefall 2020 collection entitled ‘California Sky’ in collaboration with Guatemalan-American visual artist Joshua Vides. The painterly collection is reminiscent of the Norwegian synth-pop band’s hit music video «Take On Me,» where a cartoonish look runs strong. Much…

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‘The City Fumbled It’: How 4 Families Took On the Virus

A walk along 138th Street in Mott Haven offers a blunt diagnosis of a South Bronx community troubled by chronic, and preventable, illnesses. Asthma, obesity and diabetes — which has spawned its own economy, reflected in signs on lampposts offering cash for test strips — have put the Bronx at the bottom of New York’s…

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Regeneron Funneled Kickbacks Through a Patient Charity, Federal Lawsuit Claims

The drugmaker Regeneron funneled tens of millions of dollars to a charity that paid the out-of-pocket costs for patients who took the company’s expensive eye drug, then lied to internal auditors about it, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday by federal prosecutors in Massachusetts. The suit, filed in the U.S. District Court of Massachusetts in…

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Decades-Old Soviet Studies Hint at Coronavirus Strategy

MOSCOW — To the boys, it was just a sugary treat. To their parents, prominent medical researchers, what happened in their Moscow apartment that day in 1959 was a vital experiment with countless lives at stake — and their own children as guinea pigs. “We formed a kind of line,” Dr. Peter Chumakov, who was…

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It’s Time to End Racism in the Fashion Industry. But How?

On June 1, Tom Ford, the chairman of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, sent a letter to the board about its meeting the next day. He wanted the board to address the Black Lives Matter protests against racial injustice, he said, and systemic racism in the fashion industry. Almost everyone Zoomed in: Michael…

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