Haphazard Rollout of Coronavirus Drug Frustrates Doctors

When the Food and Drug Administration granted an emergency approval last week for an antiviral drug, remdesivir, to treat hospitalized coronavirus patients, many doctors were overjoyed. The drug is the first shown to be even mildly effective against the virus. But bafflement soon followed as doctors and hospitals tried to obtain the drug. Small community…

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Satish Gujral, Versatile Indian Artist, Is Dead at 94

Satish Gujral, one of India’s best-known artists, was always game to try something new. His early paintings reflected the violence and displacement that accompanied the partitioning of India in 1947 into the countries of India and Pakistan. Later he switched to murals and sculpture. He painted some portraits. And, though not formally trained as an…

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F.D.A. Clears First Home Saliva Test for Coronavirus

The test kit was developed by a Rutgers University laboratory, called RUCDR Infinite Biologics, in partnership with Spectrum Solutions and Accurate Diagnostic Labs. ​ The agency has come under fire in recent weeks for allowing myriad companies to offer diagnostic and antibody tests without submitting timely data for review, under its emergency use authorization policy…

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Why 1.4 Million Health Jobs Have Been Lost During a Huge Health Crisis

For more than half a century, in good economic times and bad, health care jobs in the United States just kept increasing. Economists and health analysts thought of them as nearly recession-proof: a buffer against the business cycle. But like so many other patterns, the coronavirus pandemic has broken this relationship. With the virus and…

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This Rich Challah May Be as Good as a Hug From Mom

After several weeks of hospitalization (unrelated to Covid-19), my mother is back home, snug and settled in the same Brooklyn house where I grew up. To celebrate that, and Mother’s Day, I baked her a challah. It’s the same challah recipe I always use, rich with orange and olive oil, and very adaptable as long…

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Travel Reopenings Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic

Covid-19 has upended daily life in much of the world for so long that the idea of traveling to another country or state seems like the stuff of dreams. But in the last week or so, as the idea of opening up to travelers has gained traction, some countries are taking concrete steps. Yesterday, Australia…

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For Lemon Lovers

Hello and welcome to Five Weeknight Dishes. I’m back from maternity leave, though “back” in the current moment means I’m quarantined at home with a laptop and an entire carafe of coffee. Thank you to Julia Moskin for filling in. If we haven’t yet met, I’m one of the Food editors at The Times. I…

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Garment Workers in Unions Fear For Their Jobs

That was why it let go almost half of its 1,274 workers in late March, the factory’s managing director said in response to protesters who arrived at the factory’s doors to denounce the dismissals. Three fired sewing operators, however, said the factory was taking an opportunity to punish workers engaged in union activity. In an…

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Love Letter: A Mother-Daughter Bond Enhanced by Stillness

[Sign up here to receive Love Letter, a weekly newsletter about relationship highs, lows and woes, in your inbox every Friday.] Stay-at-home measures have changed so much of our daily routines, from the way we live to the way we work and, most importantly, the way we communicate with others. In this week’s Modern Love…

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