With Minimal Evidence, Trump Asks F.D.A. to Study Malaria Drugs for Coronavirus

President Trump on Thursday exaggerated the potential of drugs available to treat the new coronavirus, including an experimental antiviral treatment and decades-old malaria remedies that hint of promise but so far show limited evidence of healing the sick. No drug has been approved to treat the new coronavirus, and doctors around the world have been…

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This Artist Got His Start as an I.C.U. Nurse

The artist Nate Lewis left his job as a nurse three years ago, but life on the neurocritical intensive care unit produces memories that don’t readily fade. The patients battling strokes, seizures, and head injuries. The specialists debating treatment based on test numbers and images. The anxious families keeping watch, looking to the nurse for…

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The Spring Gala Season Has Been Canceled (or Postponed)

Amy Gross had been looking forward to a party that would rival the luster of the Save Venice ball last year. A lavishly costumed affair that lit up the Plaza hotel in New York, it was seeded with social royalty and party fixtures including Lauren Santo Domingo, Princes Maria Olympia of Greece and Nicky Hilton…

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Quaranteenagers: Strategies for Parenting in Close Quarters

All normally developing teenagers strive for independence, yearn to be with their peers and look ahead to the future. Given this, how do we care for young people whose wings have been clipped, who aren’t supposed to hang out with their friends and whose plans have been upended by coronavirus? Here are some strategies that…

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Figuring Out Work and Family in the Age of Coronavirus

“This is a new world now.” — Corinne Purtill, a Los Angeles-based journalist who covers health, science, and technology [In Her Words is available as a newsletter. Sign up here to get it delivered to your inbox.] As the Covid-19 outbreak spreads across the world and the U.S. caseload inches toward 6,000 (as of Wednesday),…

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How to Donate Blood as Coronavirus Threatens the U.S. Supply

The nation’s blood supply faces a dire shortage. “It’s an unprecedented situation,” said Dr. Pampee Young, chief medical officer of biomedical services at the American Red Cross. “We are already actively triaging units, determining which hospitals can and can’t get blood.” While donor blood is not being used to treat coronavirus patients, transfusions are still…

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Restaurants Cling to Delivery During Coronavirus Crisis

Like workers in most other fields, restaurant people speak their own language. They talk about covers when they mean customers, sourcing instead of shopping, and cocktail programs, which civilians would just call cocktails. This week, an eerie new term has rippled through the business: contactless delivery. The concept is simple. The kitchen prepares food that…

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Coronavirus Tests Are Now Free, but Treatment Could Still Cost You

Even if they shouldn’t, people may think twice about seeking testing or treatment for the coronavirus if they are worried about getting large medical bills, even when they have health insurance. “The problem is we have reams and reams of evidence that if people know they face hundreds or thousands of dollars in bills, they’ll…

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