How New Jersey’s First Coronavirus Patient Survived

Listen to This Audio Audio Recording by Audm To hear more audio stories from publishers, like The New York Times, download Audm for iPhone or Android. On the evening of March 4, James Cai, a 32-year-old physician assistant, was languishing on a cot, isolated in a small, windowless room on the emergency-room floor of Hackensack…

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Michelle Recto, Kevin Kulshrestha

Michelle Alexandra Recto and Kevin Kulshrestha were married April 4 at the Rock Creek Park in Washington. The couple received permission and obtained a marriage license from the District of Columbia Marriage Bureau to self-unite. They had originally planned to wed at the Benjamin Brown Graham Memorial Chapel at Washington University in St. Louis before…

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New research suggests in-womb gene correction

New research led by hearing scientists at Oregon Health & Science University suggests an avenue to treat and prevent intractable genetic disorders before birth. Researchers at the Oregon Hearing Research Center, working with mice, injected a specially designed synthetic molecule into the developing inner ear of fetal mice 12 days after fertilization. The study found…

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Trump Urges Coronavirus Patients to Take Unproven Drug

President Trump said on Saturday that the federal government was placing millions of doses of a malaria drug in the federal stockpile of emergency medical supplies to make it available for coronavirus patients, even though the drug has not been approved for Covid-19 treatment and his top coronavirus advisers have warned that more study is…

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Coronavirus and Paid Sick Leave: A Quarantined Uber Driver’s Quest

Zachary Frenette likes working as an Uber driver in Phoenix. He is a top-rated driver who often chats with his customers on their trips. During the outbreak of the coronavirus last month, business began to slow. Then, a possible exposure to the virus prompted Mr. Frenette, 29, to quarantine himself. Off the roads and worried…

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A German Exception? Why the Country’s Coronavirus Death Rate Is Low

They call them corona taxis: Medics outfitted in protective gear, driving around the empty streets of Heidelberg to check on patients who are at home, five or six days into being sick with the coronavirus. They take a blood test, looking for signs that a patient is about to go into a steep decline. They…

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Live Coronavirus News Updates

Here’s what you need to know: ImagePedestrians in New York on Saturday. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggested that people wear what it described as “simple cloth face coverings” when they go outside, while maintaining social distancing. Credit…Jonah Markowitz for The New York Times Will Americans follow guidance to wear masks? Trump says he…

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In Italy, Going Back to Work May Depend on Having the Right Antibodies

ROME — There is a growing sense in Italy that the worst may have passed. The weeks of locking down the country, center of the world’s deadliest coronavirus outbreak, may be starting to pay off, as officials announced this week that the numbers of new infections had plateaued. That glimmer of hope has turned the…

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Telemedicine Arrives in the U.K.: ‘10 Years of Change in One Week’

LONDON — A housebound 92-year-old man had red, throbbing legs. A younger patient was complaining of a lump in his armpit. And the self-isolating residents of a nursing home needed checkups. Those maladies and needs, once a waiting room’s worth of problems, are now being handled online and over the phone as the coronavirus fans…

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All I Wanted Was to Be Interrogated

When I tell people I flew back to New York City from Hong Kong last weekend, many ask one of two questions. The first: How long do you have to quarantine? And the second: They must have asked you a lot of questions at the airport, right? The answer to the first is zero days.…

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