C.D.C. Weighs Advising Everyone to Wear a Mask

Should healthy people be wearing masks when they’re outside to protect themselves and others? Both the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have repeatedly said that ordinary citizens do not need to wear masks unless they are sick and coughing. And as health care workers around the world face shortages…

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Breads Bakery, Eli’s Market and Others Offer Holiday Packages

In normal times, many people enjoy communal Passover Seder dinners in restaurants, and there are usually many worth recommending. Similarly, Easter Sunday is often a time for festive brunches and dinners, frequently in restaurants. But this year is different, with dining rooms shuttered and diners staying in. Still, there will be festivities, and eating. Here…

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How to Sew a Face Mask for Coronavirus Pandemic

A tutorial on how to make your own fabric face mask from common household materials. Image Guidance on whether to wear a face mask has been evolving. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention currently advises against healthy people wearing masks but is reviewing its guidance. Part of the problem is that people often wear…

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Dining and Driving on the Empty Freeways of Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — It’s good form to keep a schedule in isolation, something I’ve never been good at, until now: I wake up at 4 in the morning, I look at my phone in total darkness for three hours, check the news, the number of new cases, the death count. I mute, then unmute, the…

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Sardines and Celery: A Perfect Pairing

Sardines on toast — maybe drizzled with olive oil and topped with onions, or slathered with butter and rubbed with garlic — is always a sustaining meal. Especially now. But what happens when I run out of bread? Or maybe, I had toast and jam for breakfast and want something a little lighter for lunch?…

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Bangladesh Garment Workers Face Ruin Due to Coronavirus

The empty, echoing shopping malls of Western cities are a testament to the biggest crisis borne by global clothing and retail industries in over a generation. But the impact of the coronavirus on retail is a two-part devastation, as the daily flow of thousands of orders placed by Western retailers to supplier factories in South…

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D.I.Y. Coronavirus Solutions Are Gaining Steam

There are moments when Gui Cavalcanti feels like he woke up in a dystopian universe — a guy with no background in medical or disaster response, suddenly leading an international effort on Facebook to design medical equipment to fight the Covid-19 pandemic, the gravest public-health threat of our time. “I have never worked so hard…

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Chicken, Artichokes and a Beloved Moroccan Passover Dish

As an artichoke lover, I am always game for a new recipe, especially before Passover when the thorny vegetable is beautifully in bloom. Recently, I hit the jackpot. At a typical Washington dinner party a couple of months ago, where people often are eager to share recipes, someone at my table, Suzanne Berman, told me…

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Wedding Album: Did You Get Engaged During the Coronavirus Lockdown?

The coronavirus pandemic has brought most of the world to a standstill (and confined to their homes), as the outbreak has upended plans, including weddings, honeymoons and other celebrations. But, some couples have still managed to declare their love with creative, quarantine-approved marriage proposals. Did you propose to your partner while practicing social distancing? Or…

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