An Actual Virus Sobers the Goofy Age of ‘Going Viral’

Virginia Woolf, laid up with the flu, wrote that: “the merest schoolgirl, when she falls in love, has Shakespeare or Keats to speak her mind for her; but let a sufferer try to describe a pain in his head to a doctor and language at once runs dry.” Among all the gaping holes and wounds…

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Trump Signs $2 Trillion Bill as U.S. Virus Cases Pass 100,000

Here’s what you need to know: ImageHealth care workers outside Elmhurst Hospital Center in New York City on Friday. The hospital, in the borough of Queens, has seen a surge of coronavirus cases.Credit…Andrew Kelly/Reuters There are now 100,000 known coronavirus cases in the United States. More than 100,000 people in the United States have now…

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Are You Pregnant and Concerned About Coronavirus? Tell Us Your Concerns.

With a lack of data on how the coronavirus may affect pregnant women, we recently found answers to expecting mothers’ most pressing questions on the pandemic. We’d like to continue to hear your concerns about bearing a child during this volatile time. Please use the form below. A reporter or editor may contact you. Your…

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Has Coronavirus Affected Your Fertility Treatments? Tell Us Your Concerns.

As the coronavirus pandemic has worsened, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (A.S.R.M.) issued new guidelines on March 17, advising its more than 8,000 members to avoid starting new treatment cycles for I.V.F., IUI and egg freezing; consider canceling embryo transfers; and suspend all nonemergency surgeries. It made an exception for patients who have urgent…

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At Two Fashion Resale Warehouses, Workers Fear for Their Safety

At the RealReal warehouses in Secaucus and Perth Amboy, in New Jersey, there is a backlog. Used designer clothing, handbags and all manner of accessories are waiting to be inspected for authenticity, photographed, then packaged and shipped when they’re eventually purchased online. This is what the RealReal does: It gives another chance at life to…

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One Pot of Rice, Endless Possibilities

A blank canvas, ready to take on different flavor profiles, textures and forms, rice is the foundation of many cuisines worldwide. It exists in more than 7,000 varieties — and it feels like there are about as many ways to cook it. If you have a limited pantry and some time, the possibilities to repurpose…

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More Americans Should Probably Wear Masks for Protection

As the coronavirus pandemic rages on, experts have started to question official guidance about whether ordinary, healthy people should protect themselves with a regular surgical mask, or even a scarf. The World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continue to state that masks don’t necessarily protect healthy individuals from getting infected…

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Shielding the Fetus From the Coronavirus

Newborns and babies have so far seemed to be largely unaffected by the coronavirus, but three new studies suggest that the virus may reach the fetus in utero. Even in these studies, the newborns seemed only mildly affected, if at all — which is reassuring, experts said. And the studies are small and inconclusive on…

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How the Fashion Industry Is Stepping Up to Fight Covid-19

While the coronavirus has upended the entire world, the fashion industry is feeling the affects hard. Over the past few weeks, the novel coronavirus outbreak has caused brands to shut down stores indefinitely, including Nike, Reformation, Everlane, Net-a-porter, and more, and post-poned the annual star-studded Met Gala event, which usually takes place in May. But…

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A Heart Attack? No, It Was the Coronavirus

The 64-year-old patient arrived at a hospital in Brooklyn with symptoms looking like those seen in patients having a serious heart attack. An electrocardiogram revealed an ominous heart rhythm. The patient had high blood levels of a protein called troponin, a sign of damaged heart muscle. Doctors rushed to open the patient’s blocked arteries —…

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