Remdesivir Coronavirus Trial: Federal Scientists Finally Publish Data

Nearly a month after federal scientists claimed that an experimental drug had helped patients severely ill with the coronavirus, the research has been published. The drug, remdesivir, was quickly authorized by the Food and Drug Administration for treatment of coronavirus patients, and hospitals rushed to obtain supplies. But until now, researchers and physicians had not…

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Together, Alone: The Car as Shelter in the Pandemic

The role of the automobile has been reinvented in the coronavirus era. Once just a way of getting from one place to another, the car has been turned into a mini-shelter on wheels, safe from contamination, a cocoon that allows its occupants to be inside and outside at the same time. It took a pandemic…

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Putting the Risk of Covid-19 in Perspective

How dangerous is it to live in New York City during this pandemic? How much safer is it in other places? Is the risk of dying from Covid-19 comparable to driving to work every day, skydiving or being a soldier in a war? We are awash in statistics about Covid-19: number of deaths, fatality rates,…

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Coronavirus Live Updates: As U.S. Nears 100,000 Deaths, Trump Disputes the Toll

Here’s what you need to know: ImagePlacing social distancing markers at a boardwalk business in Seaside Heights, N.J., on Friday. In neighboring New York, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said gatherings of up to 10 people would be allowed “for any lawful purpose.”Credit…Bryan Anselm for The New York Times The White House questions the coronavirus death…

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Easy Stretches for Better Posture and Muscle Restoration

Whether you are hunched over a laptop in a makeshift work space or slouched on the couch binge-watching TV, you know — and can feel — that sitting for long periods can sabotage your health. From head to toe, these simple exercises can provide relief, restore muscle function and improve posture. Credit…Todd Detwiler For strained…

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Moderna Vaccine Trial: How Upbeat Coronavirus News Fueled a Stock Surge

When the biotech company Moderna announced early on Monday morning positive results from a small, preliminary trial of its coronavirus vaccine, the company’s chief medical officer described the news as a “triumphant day for us.” Moderna’s stock price jumped as much as 30 percent. Its announcement helped lift the stock market and was widely reported…

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Uncertain Results in Study of Convalescent Serum for Covid-19

A small study of patients who were severely ill from the coronavirus hints that treatment with antibodies from recovered patients may modestly help recovery and survival, scientists reported on Friday. The study, although far from conclusive, is said to be the largest of subjects recovering from Covid-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus. Thirty-nine hospitalized…

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The Drones Were Ready for This Moment

New Yorkers strolling along the East River early last month glanced up to see an unsettling sight: a mysterious drone claiming to represent something called the “Anti-Covid-19 Volunteer Drone Task Force” barking orders to pedestrians below to maintain social distancing. “Please maintain a social distance of at least six feet,” the drone intoned, according to…

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Is the Wedding Off? (For Now?) Here’s What to Do Next.

Organizing a wedding under normal circumstances can be stressful — now throw in a global pandemic and it’s near maddening. As couples look to safely solidify their union, some are planning intimate ceremonies at home, while others are pushing back their original wedding dates to the following year. Here are a few tips from wedding…

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Going Outside This Weekend? Don’t Freak Out

After being holed up indoors for an extended period of time, perhaps you’re feeling the itch to peer outside: to explore the world beyond the radius of your home, grocery and takeout spot. But is it recommended? Will others adhere to social distancing? What fresh horrors await? Broadly speaking, scientists agree that leaving your home…

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