Coronavirus Infections May Not Be Uncommon, Tests Suggest

Two new studies using antibody tests to assess how many people have been infected with the coronavirus have turned up numbers higher than some experts had expected. Both studies were performed in California: one among residents of Santa Clara County, south of San Francisco, and the other among residents of Los Angeles County. In both…

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What’s Next for Restaurants Shut Out of Paycheck Protection Program

There are days lately when Renato Poliafito feels he is reliving a familiar old nightmare. In 2012, when Hurricane Sandy drove the evening high tide onshore, Mr. Poliafito was an owner of a small bakery called Baked, in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Bay water ran through the neighborhood’s low-lying streets and into the basement of Baked,…

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Compártenos tus fotos desde la trinchera del coronavirus

Médicas de urgencias bañadas en sudor y enfermeros de cuidados intensivos batallando para conseguir equipo protector se han convertido en la encarnación del heroísmo y la tragedia de la pandemia del coronavirus. Igual que a los bomberos del 11 de septiembre, recordaremos a estos profesionales de la salud y su sacrificio y resiliencia en el…

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The Death of the Department Store: ‘Very Few Are Likely to Survive’

American department stores, once all-powerful shopping meccas that anchored malls and Main Streets across the country, have been dealt blow after blow in the past decade. J.C. Penney and Sears were upended by hedge funds. Macy’s has been closing stores and cutting corporate staff. Barneys New York filed for bankruptcy last year. But nothing compares…

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Coronavirus Roommate Tips: The Dos and Don’ts

Bad roommates can take a toll even in normal times. During a pandemic, they can drive you up a wall. With many people working from home, and nearly everyone limiting their trips outside, roommates who may usually see each other only before work or in the evening are suddenly crammed together in living rooms, kitchens…

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Can You Make a Mask Out of Jeans? Bra Pads? Reusable Grocery Bags?

With fabric stores closed for the pandemic, crafty consumers have begun scavenging around the house for potential materials to make their own masks. What about using denim jeans? Or bras? D.I.Y. mask makers have learned that you can make a mask out of pretty much anything, from paper towels to men’s boxers. But whether the…

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12 Cloth Face Masks to Shop Now and Support Young Designers

@collinastradaInstagram When the call came for designers to begin creating masks and protective gear for healthcare workers, fashion names from LVMH to L.L. Bean stepped in to help. With masks becoming a requirement in many public settings, our favorite up-and-coming fashion brands are have begun offering inventive options that go beyond a bandana. Below, some…

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How Many Coronavirus Infections? Rewards for Testing May Provide an Answer

In March, Andrew Atkeson, an economics professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, tried to assess the mortality rate from the new coronavirus based on what is known about its spread. If two-thirds of the population becomes infected, as would be needed to achieve what is known as “herd immunity,” the difference between those…

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The Latest Fashion Accessory in Miami: A Luxury Condo

Pop stars and perfume. Athletes and sneakers. Big-budget movies and toys. When it comes to cross-promotional licensing deals, there are few pairings that marketers haven’t tried to raise the profile of their products. Add to that list a new and perhaps unusual partnership: fashion brands and luxury condos. Across Miami, high-end condos are teaming up…

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As Coronavirus Spreads, Poison Hotlines See Rise in Accidents With Cleaning Products

As awareness of the coronavirus pandemic has spread throughout the United States, doctors who monitor activity at poison call centers have noticed an alarming trend: a significant increase in accidental exposures to household cleaners and disinfectants. A study released Monday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that calls to poison hotlines this…

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