Chairing a Gala While Stuck in Mustique

With the New York gala scene on hiatus, here is how some patrons and society figures are spending their time and resources during the coronavirus crisis. Where are you sheltering? At my house in Washington, D.C. Has self-seclusion altered your routine? I’m up earlier. By 6:30 I’ve I picked up my newspaper. I read more…

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Hoping for a Covid Vaccine and Recalling the One for Smallpox

As many people check the news compulsively for even the smallest positive word on vaccine development, we are at an anniversary moment in vaccine history. We are between the anniversary of the day — May 14, 1796 — that Edward Jenner inoculated 8-year-old James Phipps with cowpox virus, and the day — July 1, 1796…

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Scientists identify obscure protein responsible for advanced breast cancer

South Australian scientists have made a critical breakthrough, discovering how an obscure protein causes breast cancer to develop and grow more quickly. High levels of a protein called Creld2 have been linked to the most aggressive types of breast cancer with lower survival rates, according to Associate Professor Michael Samuel, a senior UniSA researcher in…

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Fatal cases of COVID-19 deepen our understanding of the disease’s progression

If we understand the risk factors that lead to mortality among COVID-19 patients, we can prevent deaths caused by the disease. That was the impetus behind the recent paper published in Frontiers in Medicine, in which researchers in Wuhan, China studied how the illness progressed among fatal cases. «A better understanding of the disease progression,…

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Hanifa Used 3D Models to Launch Its Latest Collection on Instagram Live

Hanifa just debuted its latest collection on Instagram Live using 3D models. Designer Anifa Mvuemba planned the digital-only show before the coronavirus pandemic. Fans were particularly delighted to have access to the groundbreaking online fashion show during quarantine. The coronavirus pandemic is changing so many industries worldwide. One such change that is already taking place,…

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Live Coronavirus News Updates: Brazil, Churches, Hong Kong

Here’s what you need to know: ImagePassengers during peak commuting hours in São Paulo, Brazil, this month.Credit…Victor Moriyama for The New York Times The U.S. may bar travel from Brazil today, Trump’s national security adviser says. President Trump’s national security adviser, Robert O’Brien, said the Trump administration is likely later today to ban travel into…

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You’re Getting Used to Masks. Will You Wear a Face Shield?

The debate over whether Americans should wear face masks to control coronavirus transmission has been settled. Governments and businesses now require or at least recommend them in many public settings. But as parts of the country reopen, some doctors want you to consider another layer of personal protective equipment in your daily life: clear plastic…

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Pier 45 San Francisco: Fire Destroys Warehouses at Fisherman’s Wharf

About 150 firefighters battled a four-alarm blaze that destroyed a quarter of the structures on Pier 45 in San Francisco early on Saturday morning, the authorities said. One firefighter had a severe cut to an arm, Lt. Jonathan Baxter, a spokesman for the Fire Department, said at a news conference. He said the firefighter was…

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