Remdesivir, the First Coronavirus Drug, Gets a Price Tag

Remdesivir, the first drug shown to be effective against the coronavirus, will be distributed under an unusual agreement with the federal government that establishes nonnegotiable prices and prioritizes American patients, health officials announced on Monday. The arrangement may serve as a template for distribution of new treatments and vaccines as the pandemic swells, said Ernst…

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Lululemon to Buy Mirror, a Fitness Start-Up, for $500 Million

Lululemon, the purveyor of expensive athleisure and activewear, is betting on the future of personalized remote exercise as a way to reach customers by acquiring Mirror, a home fitness start-up that sells a $1,495 wall-mounted machine for streaming workout classes. The $500 million purchase, which Lululemon announced on Monday, is the company’s first acquisition and…

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Black Wine Professionals Demand to Be Seen

TJ Douglas and his wife, Hadley, own Urban Grape, a thriving wine shop in the South End neighborhood of Boston. Before the pandemic, a regular internet customer with whom Mr. Douglas had had many discussions online about wine, walked into the shop for the first time. The customer, who was white, had come specifically to…

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Premature Births Tied to Heart Risks in Mothers

Women who give birth prematurely may be at increased risk for coronary heart disease, a new study has found, and the risk could persist for decades. Researchers reviewed 2,189,190 singleton births in Sweden from 1973 to 2015. They found 49,955 diagnoses of coronary heart disease among the mothers. In the first 10 years after delivery,…

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What to Do This Week

Here is a sampling of the week’s events and how to tune in (all times are Eastern). Monday Kerry Washington and Reese Witherspoon, the executive producers and co-stars of Hulu’s “Little Fires Everywhere,” reunite for a conversation about the series, which was adapted from Celeste Ng’s 2017 best seller of the same name. The show…

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A Worm’s Hidden Map for Growing New Eyes

Planarians have unusual talents, to say the least. If you slice one of the tiny flatworms in half, the halves will grow back, giving you two identical worms. Cut a flatworm’s head in two, and it will grow two heads. Cut an eye off a flatworm — it will grow back. Stick an eye on…

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Does Your Local Doctor Have a Coronavirus Test for You?

In recent months, Dr. Denise Hooks-Anderson has grown accustomed to saying “no.” That’s the answer she always gives when her patients in Richmond Heights, Mo., ask whether she can test them for the coronavirus. “At our practice, we’ve never been able to do testing,” said Dr. Hooks-Anderson, a family medicine doctor whose patients are largely…

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For Lesbians, TikTok Is ‘the Next Tinder’

On Feb. 3, Lauren Vlach received $8 on Venmo, spread across four $2 payments, from a girl she had never met. Each payment included a block of text; read together, they formed what Cas Stephens, who sent the payments, titled her “girlfriend application” to Ms. Vlach. Name: Cas Stephens Location: Minnesota One of the pros…

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Gabriela Hearst and Net-a-Porter Team Up to Help Fight COVID-19

Twenty percent of profits from Gabriela Hearst’s Bags of Purpose sale on Net-a-Porter will benefit Save the Children’s global Coronavirus Response Fund. The sale will last for two weeks, and includes her new Baez style from the spring 2020 collection. Luxury shopping with purpose is core to Gabriela Hearst’s business. The New York designer has…

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