Sex and the Coronavirus: Reader Questions, Answered

Last week, we asked for your questions about sex and the coronavirus. You had many. Common queries involved the levels of precautions that one could theoretically take to reduce exposure during sex. But don’t worry: It’s hard to imagine we’ll all have to have sex in decontamination suits with appropriate cutouts going forward. Several people…

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Family History, Inscribed on Easter Eggs

Baba spreads the newspaper across the oil cloth on the kitchen table. She pulls out a chunk of beeswax, a candle and kiskas. Finally, she sets down a carton of eggs that her chickens have laid. She’s scrubbed them clean of dung and straw. A dozen white canvases. I pack the metal funnel of my…

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Coronavirus Live Updates: Global Caseload Surpasses 1.5 Million

Here’s what you need to know: ImageBurying a coronavirus victim in São Paulo, Brazil, on Tuesday.Credit…Victor Moriyama for The New York Times Global coronavirus caseload surges past 1.5 million. The number of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide has surged past 1.5 million, according to data collected by The New York Times and Johns Hopkins University. As…

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Details of treatment for patients in China who died of COVID-19

What The Study Did: This case series describes clinical characteristics of patients who died of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in China. Authors: Haibo Qiu, M.D., Ph.D., of Zhongda Hospital, Southeast University in Jiangsu, China, is the corresponding author. To access the embargoed study: Visit our For The Media website at this link https://media.jamanetwork.com/ (doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.5619) Editor’s…

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Caring for patients with cancer during the COVID-19 outbreak in Italy

What The Article Says: An essay discusses the challenges associated with caring for patients with cancer during the COVID-19 epidemic in Italy. Authors: Filippo Pietrantonio, M.D., and Marina Chiara Garassino, M.D., of the Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori in Milan, are the authors. To access the embargoed study: Visit our For The Media website at this link…

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Neurologic manifestations of hospitalized patients with COVID-19

What The Study Did: This study investigates the neurologic symptoms of patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Wuhan, China. Authors: Bo Hu, M.D., Ph.D., and Yanan Li, M.D., Ph.D., of Union Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology in Wuhan, China, are the corresponding authors. To access the embargoed study: Visit our For…

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Mental health consequences of COVID-19, physical distancing

What The Viewpoint Says: The article emphasizes the importance of mitigating the mental health consequences of social distancing in the COVID-19 era. Authors: Sandro Galea, M.D., of the Boston University School of Public Health, is the corresponding author. To access the embargoed study: Visit our For The Media website at this link https://media.jamanetwork.com/ (doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.1562) Editor’s Note: Please see…

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Free program on conducting scientific research without using laboratory animals

BALTIMORE—From June 22 to 25, students and early-career scientists will gather virtually for a free program of lectures, laboratory tours, interactive sessions, e-poster presentations, and virtual engagement with speakers and attendees on innovative methods to reduce and replace animal tests in toxicology and biomedical science. Originally planned to be hosted at Johns Hopkins University, the…

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Suicide mortality and COVID-19

What The Viewpoint Says: Reasons why U.S. suicide rates may rise in tandem with the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic are explained in this article that also describes opportunities to expand research and care. Authors: Mark A. Reger, Ph.D., of the VA Puget Sound Health Care System, and  Seattle, Washington; and the University of Washington in…

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