Backed by Federal Funds, New Virus Tests Are Hitting the Market

WASHINGTON — The coronavirus pandemic remained a distant threat to many Americans on Jan. 24 when Douglas C. Bryant, the president and chief executive officer of Quidel Corporation, got a call from an official at the Food and Drug Administration. If the government helped, the official asked, would Quidel make tests to detect coronavirus infections?…

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Cardi B Takes Her Rightful Place on the Louvre

STEPHANE DE SAKUTINGetty Images There is no denying that Cardi B is a cultural institution—her most recent song, «WAP» with Megan Thee Stallion, managed to make waves last month amid a news-heavy summer (to put it lightly). Now, she’s taking her rightful place overlooking the city of Paris in Balenciaga’s fall campaign, which just happens…

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CDC Tells States How to Prepare for Covid-19 Vaccine by Early November

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has notified public health officials in all 50 states and five large cities to prepare to distribute a coronavirus vaccine to health care workers and other high-risk groups as soon as late October or early November. The new C.D.C. guidance is the latest sign of an accelerating race…

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Jane Fonda, Star of Fire Drill Fridays, Has New Book Out

I wanted to be schooled by Jane Fonda. There was a decent chance that we would get into a Megyn Kelly-type dust-up, where I waded into some topic she didn’t want to discuss. But I was ready to take the risk. I wanted Ms. Fonda, a glam Forrest Gump who has popped up on the…

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Do Safari Companies Really Want African Travelers?

When the Safari Collection, which owns the Giraffe Manor, a popular hotel in Nairobi known for its roaming giraffes, posted a photo on its Instagram account in June with a caption saying that the hotel would be “welcoming those who can still travel within Nairobi” and Kenyans could pay a special reduced rate to stay…

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Scientists Report Steroids Can Be Lifesaving for Covid-19 Patients

International clinical trials published on Wednesday confirm the hope that cheap, widely available steroid drugs can help seriously ill patients survive Covid-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus. Based on the new evidence, the World Health Organization issued new treatment guidance, strongly recommending steroids to treat severely and critically ill patients, but not to those…

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Politics Is Back in Fashion

Around this time four years ago, the American fashion industry did something it had never done before: It pledged its troth, publicly, and practically unanimously, to a political candidate. Designers like Joseph Altuzarra, Marc Jacobs, Prabal Gurung and Tory Burch created products to support Hillary Clinton’s campaign. Anna Wintour, the editor of Vogue, and Diane…

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You’re Going to Love This BLT Tart

I may eat my weight in BLT sandwiches all tomato season long, but there’s still room for variations on the theme. Take, for example, this crunchy BLT tart with ripe, end-of-the-summer tomatoes, crumbled candied bacon and a thicket of baby lettuces greening the top. This recipe was inspired by an excellent roasted tomato tart created…

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For Kids With O.C.D., Coronavirus Precautions Can Go Too Far

In May, a 15-year-old boy set up a socially distanced visit with a friend. They met on opposite sides of a sidewalk — a full six feet apart — and talked. But when the teenager returned home, he brought with him a new set of Covid-19 fears, according to John Duffy, the boy’s therapist and…

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Its Leader Under Fire, a Southern Food Group Vows to Examine Racism

Two months ago, several women and people of color who had worked for and supported the Southern Foodways Alliance, an association dedicated to the study and preservation of the region’s food and to healing its tortured racist history, called on John T. Edge, the influential white man who heads the alliance, to step aside. On…

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