Monster or Machine? A Profile of the Coronavirus at 6 Months

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. A virus, at heart, is information, a packet of data that benefits from being shared. The information at stake is genetic: instructions to make more virus. Unlike a truly…

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Coronavirus Live Updates

Here’s what you need to know: ImageThe Bronx in May.Credit…Victor J. Blue for The New York Times Major employers are left out of government pandemic relief, economists warn. As the United States begins what is expected to be a slow economic climb out of pandemic lockdowns, economists and researchers are questioning whether the government’s response…

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Restaurants Nourish Protesters With Food, Supplies and Donations

The Los Angeles chef Josef Centeno woke up early Saturday morning, to find piles of smashed glass and scrawls of graffiti at his downtown restaurants. Like so many businesses, his Bar Amá and Bäco Mercat had been vandalized during protests overnight. Though home improvement stores were running low on plywood, Mr. Centeno tracked some down…

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Scientists Question Medical Data Used in Second Coronavirus Study

Since the outbreak began, researchers have rushed to publish studies about the new coronavirus spreading swiftly through the world. On Tuesday, for the second time in recent days, a group of scientists has questioned the data used in studies in two prominent medical journals. A group of scientists who raised questions last week about a…

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Red Cross Warns of a ‘Staggering’ Drop in Blood Supplies

WASHINGTON — As protests and violence erupt in cities, the United States faces a new threat: The country is running out of blood. Several months of social distancing and stay-at-home orders have resulted in fewer people donating blood, according to health care workers, with collection drives at offices, schools and churches canceled en masse. For…

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Who’s Wearing a Face Mask? Women, Democrats and City Dwellers

As states continue to lift restrictions that were put in place to curb the coronavirus outbreak and as Americans start going out in public again, recent surveys suggest that gender, political affiliation and education level are factors that have a bearing on who is wearing a mask, and who isn’t. Public health officials have recommended…

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For This Tribe, Saving a River Means Saving the Sturgeon

THE YAKAMA NATION, Wash. — For centuries, sturgeon the size of great white sharks swam the Columbia River. Its currents spread their eggs, scattering them across the bottom. Its waterfalls churned up food for them to eat. Some lived as long as 150 years and grew longer than 15 feet. But in the late 1800s,…

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Your Kitchen Can Be as Well Stocked as Restaurants Now

If Jessica Kramer didn’t already know that she had started to shop in a new way, the personal letter she got from the meat and poultry supplier D’Artagnan would have been a tip-off. After thanking her for her business, the company informed her that it would be happy to send a truck to make personal…

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Forsythia, Rustic Italian Food, Opens for Takeout and Delivery

Headliner Forsythia A “soft opening” for a new restaurant once meant easing into business with limited reservations for friends, family and staff. But, in today’s world, it means starting with takeout. Such is the case for Forsythia at 9 Stanton Street. “In the middle of construction everything went on pause,” said Jacob Siwak, formerly of…

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For Those Who Don’t Know How to Cook, Quarantine Presents a Challenge

When she began self-isolating in her apartment in College Station, Texas, in March, Melissa Hodges thought it would be her big opportunity to finally learn to cook. After all, so many of her classmates at Texas A&M University, where she is a senior, were posting Instagram photos of glossy strands of spaghetti carbonara and citrus…

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