Corona and air pollution: How does nitrogen dioxide impact fatalities?

Elevated levels of nitrogen dioxide in the air may be associated with a high number of deaths from Covid-19. A new study by Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) provides concrete data that back this assumption for the first time. The paper combines satellite data on air pollution and air currents with confirmed deaths related to…

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70 Died at a Nursing Home As Body Bags Piled Up. This Is What Went Wrong.

When the coronavirus outbreak hit one of the largest and most troubled nursing homes in the Northeast, coughing and feverish residents were segregated into a wing known as South 2. The sick quickly filled the beds there, so another wing, West 3, was also turned into a quarantine ward. But the virus kept finding frail…

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Bars and Restaurants Peel Cash From Walls to Help Idled Workers

As stay-at-home orders took effect to slow the spread of the coronavirus, many restaurants and bars had to temporarily close or switch to delivery and takeout only, forcing owners to lay off or furlough employees. But instead of hitting walls in search of ways to help, some bar owners are scaling them — carefully removing…

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Lady Gaga’s One World Concert: Pop Music Faces the Coronavirus in Prime Time

Songs called for inspiration, empathy and perseverance on “One World: Together at Home,” the prime-time special produced by Global Citizen that was broadcast Saturday night on CBS, NBC and ABC and online. Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel, late-night representatives from each network, were the hosts, toggling awkwardly between deadpan comedy and earnestness. Lady…

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Thousands in Bangladesh Defy Coronavirus Lockdown for Funeral: Live Updates

Here’s what you need to know: ImageTens of thousands of people attended a funeral prayer for Maulana Jubayer Ahmed Ansari, a senior member of a Muslim party, in Brahmanbaria, Bangladesh, on Saturday.Credit…Agence France-Presse — Getty Images Politician’s funeral in Bangladesh draws 100,000, prompting fears of a new outbreak. Tens of thousands of Bangladeshis ignored a…

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‘Turn Around, Go Back’: Summer Islands Don’t Want Coronavirus, or You

Visitors to the western end of Fire Island are greeted by a large sign telling them to “Stop, turn around, go back.” In bold, red letters, the sign proclaims that the island’s residential areas are “closed to visitors” and that it has “No restrooms, no open business, no medical facility.” In fact, visiting Fire Island…

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That Face Shield Might Have Been Made in a Party Space

Last spring, Manhattan’s meatpacking district was hopping with stylish hotels, rooftop cocktail lounges, luxury boutiques, overpriced brunch spots and nightclubs with velvet ropes. This spring, a refurbished loft with white-painted brick walls and a chef’s kitchen was supposed to be part of the scene. It would serve as a high-end showroom and co-working space by…

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