A Weekend Bakery Sets Up Shop

After baking in Washington, D.C., at Roberta’s in Brooklyn and the Standard hotel in the East Village of Manhattan, Nora Allen has gone out on her own, with the backing of the chef Flynn McGarry. Her rustic little bakery and shop sits on a peninsula at the start of Ludlow Street. But to buy her…

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Moderna’s Covid Vaccine: What You Need to Know

The scientists randomly assigned volunteers to get either the Moderna vaccine or a placebo. The trial was blinded, meaning that neither the volunteers nor the people running the trial knew who got what. Over time, some of the volunteers got sick with Covid-19. To get a preliminary sense of how the trial was going, an…

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19 Make-Ahead Recipes for Thanksgiving Day

When planning a holiday menu, it’s important to take into account time and real estate as much as taste. What will fit in the oven or stovetop on the big day, and what can you make in advance? Whether cooking for one, two or a few, get ahead with a little planning and strategy, and…

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Dr. Céline Gounder, Adviser to Biden, on the Next Covid Attack Plan

When President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. takes office in January, he will inherit a pandemic that has convulsed the country. His transition team last week announced a 13-member team of scientists and doctors who will advise on control of the coronavirus. One of them is Dr. Céline Gounder, an infectious disease specialist at Bellevue Hospital…

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Is it safe to go to a holiday get-together?

“This is not going to dig us out of what’s ahead this next month,” Natalie Dean, a biostatistician at the University of Florida, warned about Thanksgiving and the coming holiday season. If the preparations for vaccines don’t hit any major snags, we can realistically hope for large-scale distribution to begin in the spring. But with…

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Is Moderna in Operation Warp Speed?

Very much so. The United States government provided $1 billion in support for the design and testing of the Moderna vaccine. Researchers at the National Institutes of Health oversaw much of the research, including the clinical trials. Moderna also received an additional $1.5 billion in exchange for 100 million doses if the vaccine proved to…

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How do Moderna’s early results compare with Pfizer’s?

Pfizer provided less detail in its announcement last week on Nov. 9 than Moderna did on Monday, Nov. 16. Pfizer’s outside board of experts analyzed 94 volunteers and estimated that the effectiveness of its vaccine was over 90 percent. They did not specify how many people who got sick had received the vaccine or the…

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How to Do Thanksgiving With Less Waste

DeVonne Jackson’s earliest memories of Thanksgiving begin with her grandmother Velma Jackson, who prepared curried goat while singing the folksy Jamaican tune “Ram Goat Liver.” “Ram goat liver good fi mek mannish water,” the singer, Pluto Shervington, croons. “Billy goat teeth make the earring for your daughter, curried goat lunch put the bite in your…

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Albert R. Jonsen, 89, Dies; Brought Medical Ethics to the Bedside

Albert R. Jonsen, who brought the field of bioethics to the bedside and whose way of reasoning influenced generations of medical ethicists, died on Oct. 21 at his home in San Francisco. He was 89. Dr. William Andereck, his personal physician and a colleague, said Dr. Jonsen had been in poor health but had preferred…

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A Taste of Paris in Midtown

These days, a visit to the Rue de Rivoli across from the Tuileries Gardens in Paris is but a dream, a wish. In the meantime, Angelina — a famous Paris tearoom known for hot chocolate, and an attraction at No. 226 for more than 100 years — has come to New York, with the company’s…

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