Coronavirus in N.Y.: Second Case Sets Off Search for Others Exposed

The public health authorities descended on a hospital, telling some nurses and doctors they would need to be quarantined. They ordered a synagogue to halt all services, and told attendants at a recent bat mitzvah to stay at home for the rest of the week. Disease detectives were monitoring lawyers at a small midtown law…

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Chemical Industry Executive Nominated to Lead Consumer Watchdog Agency

WASHINGTON — President Trump has tapped Nancy B. Beck, a former chemical industry executive, to lead the Consumer Product Safety Commission, an independent federal agency charged with protecting the public against dangers like toxic substances in products. Dr. Beck previously led the Environmental Protection Agency’s office of chemical safety, a position she came to after…

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Waive Fees for Coronavirus Tests and Treatment, Health Experts Urge

New York is among the first states in the country to waive some fees and expenses for people who undergo testing for the coronavirus, as public health officials are increasingly worried that medical bills will discourage the poor and uninsured from getting medical care. The federal government is also considering paying for care for those…

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Estimates Fall Short of F.D.A.’s Pledge for 1 Million Coronavirus Tests

Does the United States really have the capacity to escalate its efforts and produce one million coronavirus tests by the end of this week, as the head of the Food and Drug Administration promised on Monday during a White House briefing? The figure includes orders for commercial tests that companies say are still weeks away…

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What Are the Symptoms of a Coronavirus Infection?

Here’s what you need to know: As the coronavirus continues to spread across the globe, the news is coming at a fast and furious pace. But don’t let the volume send you into a panic about your health and that of your loved ones. “The mantra is, ‘keep calm and carry on,’” said Dr. Marguerite…

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5 Caribbean Islands Where You Can Go Beyond the Beach

Think of the Caribbean, and a certain image comes to mind: an unblemished white-sand beach, lapped by clear turquoise waters. And there’s little doubt that many of the millions of visitors who come to the region annually do so to simply sit at the beach with sunscreen, a must-read novel and perhaps a rum-based drink…

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Warming Winter (Almost) Cuts Off a Sweet Wine Tradition in Germany

BERLIN — The tradition has persisted for nearly two centuries in what is now Germany, through wars, epidemics and revolutions. Before dawn on the bitterest of winter mornings, vintners harvest grapes that are frozen on the vine, pressing them before they thaw to produce a small quantity of exquisitely concentrated sweet white wine. But this…

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As Coronavirus Disrupts Factories, India Curbs Exports of Key Drugs

MUMBAI, India — The spreading coronavirus may soon affect people’s health in a different way: The outbreak is now starting to hurt the supply of essential drugs. Drug makers are struggling to get vital raw ingredients for common antibiotics and vitamins from Chinese factories, which were closed for weeks as China battled to contain the…

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Our Top Picks From The Outnet’s Sale Will Make Your Day

We are sorry to inform you, but your bank account is about to take a hit: The Outnet’s semi-annual sale is here. There are currently 92 pages of designer goods ranging from Fendi sunglasses for only a hundred bucks to that Chloé crossbody discounted at 75% off. Don’t feel overwhelmed though, because we narrowed it…

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Le Crocodile Shows How a New York Brasserie Should Look and Taste

At Chez Ma Tante in Brooklyn, the first restaurant Aidan O’Neal and Jake Leiber ran together, early press reports portrayed Mr. O’Neal as the executive chef and Mr. Leiber as his second in command. But in interviews they gave — always in tandem — it was clear that they were equal partners and that they…

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