World Health Organization Rejects Antiviral Drug Remdesivir as Covid-19 Treatment

The World Health Organization on Thursday recommended against using the antiviral remdesivir, a drug that had generated intense interest as a treatment for Covid-19. An expert panel “concluded that remdesivir has no meaningful effect on mortality or on other important outcomes for patients, such as the need for mechanical ventilation or time to clinical improvement,”…

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W.H.O. Rejects Antiviral Drug Remdesivir as a Covid Treatment

The World Health Organization on Thursday recommended against using the antiviral remdesivir, a drug that had generated intense interest as a treatment for Covid-19. An expert panel “concluded that remdesivir has no meaningful effect on mortality or on other important outcomes for patients, such as the need for mechanical ventilation or time to clinical improvement,”…

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C.D.C. Pleads With Americans to Stay Home on Thanksgiving

Faced with a seemingly unstoppable surge in coronavirus infections, officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday urged Americans to avoid travel for Thanksgiving and to celebrate only with members of their immediate households — a message sharply at odds with a White House eager to downplay the threat. The plea, delivered…

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Rudy Giuliani’s Hair: What Is Happening?

Rudolph W. Giuliani gave a news conference on Thursday in which, as he continued to cast doubt on the results of the presidential election, it appeared he was starting to melt. Speaking from the headquarters of the Republican National Committee in Washington, Mr. Giuliani grew increasingly agitated as he expanded on the debunked allegations of…

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How to Run During the Winter

Running became the thing to do this year as the pandemic closed gyms across the country. Many indoor fitness options have reopened in some capacity, though as cases climb, some states may shut them down again. A lot of runners are still passing on treadmills and sticking to the open road. But winter running is…

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How to Make Thanksgiving With One Pot and One Pan

It started with a challenge: Could I come up with a streamlined Thanksgiving dinner using only one pot and one pan that could be made from start to finish in an afternoon? Given my penchant for both culinary challenges and sheet-pan dinners, I took it on, knowing exactly where to start. I’d use a sheet…

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How to Make Bread Pudding

Perhaps you have been baking bread for the past many months and you have extra waiting in the freezer. Now it’s time to add bread pudding to your repertoire. A good bread pudding is essentially bread and custard baked together, and welcomes a host of enhancements. It can be savory, with the addition of vegetables…

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Smithsonian Museums Are Latest to Shutter as Virus Surges

As coronavirus cases increase across the country, the Smithsonian will once again temporarily close eight of its Washington-area institutions on Monday. “The Institution’s top priority is to protect the health and safety of its visitors and staff,” the Smithsonian said in a statement. “We will use this time to reassess, monitor and explore additional risk-mitigation…

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H.I.V. Death Rates Fell by Half 2010-2018, C.D.C. Says

Deaths related to H.I.V. in the United States fell significantly from 2010 through 2018, regardless of sex, age, race or region, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported on Thursday. The death rate declined over all by about half, a welcome sign in the fight against the virus, experts said. But the data also…

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