How Russia’s Rushed Covid-19 Vaccine Could Backfire

When Vladimir Putin announced Tuesday that Russia had approved a coronavirus vaccine — with no evidence from large-scale clinical trials — vaccine experts were worried. “I think it’s really scary. It’s really risky,” said Daniel Salmon, the director of the Institute for Vaccine Safety at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Salmon and other experts said that…

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Shopbop is Having a 30% Off Shoe Sale Right Now

Yousra Attia Because it’s another day ending in ‘y’ in 2020, you too might need a feel-good distraction. Whether you’re a shoe fanatic or just fancy a quick footwear ogle, you’re in luck: Shopbop announced a 30% off sale on summer shoes that begins today, August 11. A sandal sale landing in mid-August doesn’t exactly…

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Living Near an Airport May Raise Risks of Preterm Birth

Living near an airport may increase the risk for preterm birth, a new study has found. Air pollution is usually measured in volumes of small particles of soot as small as 2.5 micrometers in diameter. But these researchers tracked ultrafine particles, bits of soot as small as 0.1 micrometers, in the exhaust from jet engines.…

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Trump’s Order on Coronavirus Relief Alarms Governors as Stimulus Talks Stall

This briefing has ended. Read live coronavirus updates here. Here’s what you need to know: ImagePresident Trump at his coronavirus news conference on Monday. Governors across the country on Monday struggled to figure out how to deliver billions more in unemployment benefits to jobless residents.Credit…Doug Mills/The New York Times Governors say Trump’s order on pandemic…

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Coronavirus Live Updates: Worldwide Cases Reach 20 Million

Here’s what you need to know: ImageSchool buses sidelined by the pandemic in Wilmington, Mass. As outbreaks emerge, many experts fear that schools have the potential to transmit the virus widely throughout communities.Credit…Cj Gunther/EPA, via Shutterstock Emerging clusters at schools and on high school teams raise concerns about wider community spread. In a small community…

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Murder Charges Over Stillbirth in California Set Off Heated Legal Battle

After her pregnancy ended in a stillbirth last year, a woman in California was charged with murder. Kings County prosecutors said that the fetus had died because the woman, Chelsea Becker, used methamphetamines during her pregnancy. The case has captured the attention of civil rights groups and reproductive health advocates, who have argued that the…

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Ganni and Levi’s Team Up For New Clothing Rental Service

At the beginning of 2020, Copenhagen Fashion Week launched an ambitious action plan to ensure designers are meeting a set of sustainable standards to reduce their environmental impact. During the intimate presentation for its spring 2021 collection this week, Ganni delivered its solution: Ganni Repeat. To start, Ganni joined forces with Levi’s to deliver a…

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Guokui, a Filled Chinese Flatbread, Comes to Manhattan

Headliner Crop Circle Guokui, a Chinese flatbread, stars at this new Greenwich Village spot. A big, crisp, nicely burnished oval that’s baked in a clay oven, this style of guokui comes with an improbably thin layer of filling that packs a flavorful punch. Here, you can choose from shrimp, spicy beef, pork, chicken, preserved vegetable…

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Russia Approves Coronavirus Vaccine Before Completing Tests

MOSCOW — Russia has become the first country in the world to approve a vaccine for the coronavirus, President Vladimir V. Putin announced on Tuesday, though global health authorities say the vaccine has yet to complete critical, late-stage clinical trials to determine its safety and effectiveness. Mr. Putin, who told a cabinet meeting on Tuesday…

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Finding the Soul of Sonora in Carne Asada

As a Mexican born and raised in Mexico City, I thought I knew my carne asada. But it wasn’t until I traveled across the state of Sonora, from the border city of Nogales to Navojoa, in the southern part of the region, that I had a true taste of the northern-style carne asada experience. At…

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