Nasal Spray Prevents Covid Infection in Ferrets, Study Finds

A nasal spray that blocks the absorption of the SARS-CoV-2 virus has completely protected ferrets it was tested on, according to a small study released on Thursday by an international team of scientists. The study, which was limited to animals and has not yet been peer-reviewed, was assessed by several health experts at the request…

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This Election, a Divided America Stands United on One Topic

It can take a while to determine the victor in a presidential election. But one winner was abundantly clear on Election Day. Drugs, once thought to be the scourge of a healthy society, are getting public recognition as a part of American life. Where drugs were on the ballot on Tuesday, they won handily. New…

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Children Produce Weaker Coronavirus Antibodies, Study Finds

Children infected with the coronavirus produce weaker antibodies and fewer types of them than adults do, suggesting they clear their infection much faster, according to a new study published Thursday. Other studies have suggested that an overly strong immune response may be to blame in people who get severely ill or die from Covid-19. A…

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Opioid Epidemic Settlement Offer, Worth $26 Billion, Gains Support

The three major drug distributors and a large drug manufacturer are closing in on a $26 billion deal with state and local governments that would end thousands of lawsuits over the companies’ role in the opioid epidemic, according to people close to the negotiations and new company filings. The deal is $4 billion more than…

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Our Food Staff’s 21 Favorite Thanksgiving Recipes

Cooking something new for Thanksgiving is always a risk. An uncle might complain. An aunt might forbid it. The recipe could take longer than expected. Chaos ensues. Straying from tradition can feel emotionally loaded, but it might be worth it. For many families, Thanksgiving will be different this year. If the usual cook isn’t cooking…

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Soothing Paint Colors for Home Decorating

As with so many things, the pandemic has altered the way we see color, and specifically, what colors we do — and do not — want to surround ourselves with while bunkered down at home. Some color trends have accelerated during the pandemic. Other long-popular shades are suddenly all wrong. “There is a huge wave…

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Tony Stempeck, Guardian of a Restaurant’s Legacy, Dies at 63

This obituary is part of a series about people who have died in the coronavirus pandemic. Read about others here. The family that owns Casale’s Halfway Club, the oldest restaurant in Reno, Nev., had a tradition: When members of the clan turned 21, Tony Stempeck served them their first legal drink. Mr. Stempeck’s mother and…

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America Votes to Decriminalize Drugs

It can take a while to determine the victor in a presidential election. But one winner was abundantly clear on Election Day. Drugs, once thought to be the scourge of a healthy society, are getting public recognition as a part of American life. Where drugs were on the ballot on Tuesday, they won handily. New…

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When Wine Is More Than Just a Drink

I’d like to tell you about Taras Ochota, an Australian winemaker who died in October. But first I need to tell you about Nicolas Joly. And before that, I need to tell you about my two-day honeymoon. It was a quick trip to Charleston, S.C., after my husband and I were married in coastal North…

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What We Wore To Vote—And Why It Matters

Courtesy of the subjects.Getty Images Style Points is a weekly column about how fashion intersects with the wider world. I voted as I did so many things this year—in sweatpants. The convenience of the absentee ballot may take a little of the glamour out of the voting process, but it hasn’t divorced the process from…

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