What’s the Point of a Fashion Magazine Now?

Last week, Vanity Fair Italy’s cover star was not a supermodel lounging on a yacht in an Etro caftan, or a movie star in Gucci, but rather a lung specialist in a starched white lab coat. In Britain, front line workers from the National Health Service graced four special edition covers of Grazia magazine. The…

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At the Center of a Storm: the Search for a Proven Coronavirus Treatment

OMAHA — Beginning every morning at 5:30, Dr. Andre Kalil makes himself a double espresso, runs 10 kilometers, makes additional double espressos for himself and his wife, and heads to his office at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. A deluge awaits him. Calls and insistent emails pile up each day. Patients and their doctors…

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Flying via a Smaller Airport? It May Take a While

Cathy Cichowski was trying to get from Halifax, Nova Scotia, to San Antonio, where her job in a hospital involves workplace safety. She came to Canada to say goodbye to her terminally ill mother but was desperately needed back at the hospital, where one of her tasks is helping make sure nurses’ masks are appropriately…

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How to Write a Condolence Note

Unfortunately, many people are likely to have occasion in the days and weeks ahead to write a letter of condolence to a friend, relative, colleague or acquaintance who has suffered the death of a loved one to Covid-19. These are tough letters to write. Here are some suggestions for expressing sympathy clearly and supportively to…

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Should Young Children Wear Masks?

As coronavirus continues to spread across the globe, we’re working to answer the questions on many parents’ minds. For the latest updates, read The New York Times’s live coronavirus coverage here. When the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced last week that all Americans should wear cloth face coverings to prevent the spread of…

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Iceland’s Coronavirus Test Has Skeptics, but It May Be Working

With its small population and isolated location, Iceland has earned praise and headlines for its plan to test as many people as possible for exposure to the new coronavirus. Why, some wondered, couldn’t other countries be like Iceland? But critics inside the country have called this rosy picture misleading. They say the tiny Nordic island…

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The Science of Helping Out

At a time when we are all experiencing an extraordinary level of stress, science offers a simple and effective way to bolster our own emotional health. To help yourself, start by helping others. Much of the scientific research on resilience — which is our ability to bounce back from adversity — has shown that having…

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Mask-Wearing, Common in Asia, Spreads in the West

PARIS — Until a few weeks ago, Asian tourists were the only mask-wearers in Paris, eliciting puzzlement or suspicion from French locals, or even hostility as the coronavirus began sweeping across Europe. Four days into a national lockdown to stem the outbreak, the French government spokeswoman, Sibeth Ndiaye, warned that face masks were so unfamiliar…

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