Blood Plasma From Survivors Will Be Given to Coronavirus Patients

Can blood from coronavirus survivors help other people fight the illness? Doctors in New York will soon be testing the idea in hospitalized patients who are seriously ill. Blood from people who have recovered can be a rich source of antibodies, proteins made by the immune system to attack the virus. The part of the…

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Early Graduation Could Send Medical Students to Virus Front Lines

The battle to treat an ever-growing number of patients infected with the new coronavirus just gained its newest recruits: soon-to-be medical graduates. Several medical schools in Massachusetts and New York announced this week that they intended to offer early graduation to their fourth-year students, fast-tracking them into front-line hospital care as the need for medical…

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‘The Other Option Is Death’: New York Starts Sharing of Ventilators

A New York hospital system has begun treating two patients instead of one on some ventilators, a desperate measure that could help alleviate a shortage of the critical breathing machines and help hospitals around the country respond to the surge of coronavirus patients expected in the coming weeks. NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, began “ventilator sharing” this week,…

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The U.S. Now Leads the World in Confirmed Coronavirus Cases

Scientists warned that the United States someday would become the country hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic. That moment arrived on Thursday. In the United States, at least 81,321 people are known to have been infected with the coronavirus, including more than 1,000 deaths — more cases than China, Italy or any other country has…

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Snowbirds Ask: Should We Stay or Should We Go?

Travel and travel planning are being disrupted by the worldwide spread of the coronavirus. For the latest updates, read The New York Times’s Covid-19 coverage here. Laurie and Rick Vant Hoff have spent the last six winters in a rented property in Cape San Blas, Fla. This year, the retired couple, who live in Wisconsin,…

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Coronavirus Threatens an Already Strained Maternal Health System

“I didn’t feel like it was unfair of the hospital. I thought it was unfair of the universe.” — Smita Nadia Hussein, a mother of two, who gave birth on March 17 in Morristown, N.J. [This article is a partnership between The New York Times and The Fuller Project. In Her Words is available as…

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Expert Advice: Should ‘Snowbirds’ Stay or Go?

For the millions of Americans who make the migration between North and South as the seasons change, the coronavirus outbreak has created a difficult dilemma: Are they better off staying where they are, or heading home? Because they are older, the so-called snowbirds, are at higher risk of Covid-19 complications. Choosing to return home or…

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Viral Challenges Are What’s Keeping Us Occupied

In the past two weeks, Instagram has been overrun with viral challenges. On Tuesday, thousands of teenagers began posting unflattering photos of themselves to their feeds with the cryptic caption “until tomorrow.” Anyone who liked the photos, which are intended to only stay up for 24 hours, received a message from the user daring them…

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How Should I Do Laundry Now?

Now that millions of Americans are being advised to stay at home as much as possible to help limit the spread of the new coronavirus, people are re-evaluating how to manage daily tasks and chores while sticking to social distancing measures. That includes laundry. Whether you have a washer/dryer in your home or rely on…

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