Covid-19 Worldwide: Live Updates on Cases and Deaths

Here’s what you need to know: ImageA Covid burial in Santiago, Chile, this week.Credit…Javier Torres/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images Key data of the day The outbreak is growing: Two of the highest daily tallies in new global cases were reported this week. The number of coronavirus cases continues to grow globally, with two of the…

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Who Is Opal Lee? Her Campaign to Make Juneteenth a Holiday

When Opal Lee was growing up in Texas, she would spend Juneteenth picnicking with her family, first in Marshall, where she was born, then in Sycamore Park in Fort Worth, near the home she moved into at age 10. She and her family lived in a predominantly white neighborhood in Fort Worth. When Mrs. Lee…

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Scientists Take Aim at Another Coronavirus Study in a Major Journal

A group of leading scientists is calling on a journal to retract a paper on the effectiveness of masks, saying the study has “egregious errors” and contains numerous “verifiably false” statements. The scientists wrote a letter to the journal editors on Thursday, asking them to retract the study immediately “given the scope and severity of…

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Big Tech Zeros In on the Virus-Testing Market

Verily Life Sciences, a sister company of Google, scrambled to introduce a free coronavirus-screening site for the public and set up testing locations in March after President Trump made an off-the-cuff announcement about the program. It had a rocky start, but has since helped more than 220,000 people get tested in 13 states. Now, the…

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The Stylists Shaping Music Now

When Courtney Love traded her “kinderwhore” trappings for an Atelier Versace gown that clung to her like Saran Wrap at the 1997 Oscars, some fans felt betrayed—as though their grunge goddess had sold out. But these days, when a young artist like Billie Eilish shows up on a red carpet in Gucci or Chanel, it…

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Coronavirus Isn’t Over. New Yorkers Are Acting as if It Were.

Three sisters from three different boroughs shared the same bench on the Coney Island boardwalk and toasted with cups of beer — together again at last. Teenagers with baseball gloves and a bat sneaked through a hole in a fence at a closed-off diamond. A manager at a Brooklyn clothing store insisted to a reporter…

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Fashion Magazine Editors, Take a Page From Audrey Withers

A woman in an hourglass suit poses, back to the camera, against the ruins of a bombed-out church in London. A study in incongruity by Cecil Beaton, that image was all the more riveting since it appeared not in a newsreel or in one of London’s proliferating tabloids, but in the rarefied pages of British…

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Lessons on Coronavirus Testing From the Adult Film Industry

As more states open up and people return to work, companies are looking for guidance on how to keep workers safe from infection. Some experts suggest looking to what may seem an unlikely model: the adult film industry. It survived a different pandemic — an outbreak of H.I.V. infections in the late 1990s that almost…

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How 3 Fashion Editors Style the Iconic Clarks Desert Boot

Few fashion items have managed to transcend the trend cycle quite like the Clarks Original Desert Boot. Since Clarks first introduced the design into the fashion vernacular 70 years ago, the boot’s minimalist design and universal functionality have made it a closet staple for generation after generation. And today, the style’s enduring legacy and classic…

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You May Have Antibodies After Coronavirus Infection. But Not for Long.

It’s a question that has haunted scientists since the pandemic began: Does everyone infected with the virus produce antibodies — and if so, how long do they last? Not very long, suggests a new study published Thursday in Nature Medicine. Antibodies — protective proteins made in response to an infection — may last only two…

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