Arizona COVID-19 Genomics Union tracks strains of SARS-CoV-2

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Sept. 15, 2020 — Initial findings reported by the Arizona COVID-19 Genomics Union (ACGU) suggest that following Arizona’s first reported case of COVID-19 in late January, the state experienced no cases that went undetected and was COVID-free until at least 11 distinct incursions occurred between mid-February and early April. The published results…

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Bill Gates on Coronavirus, Vaccines and Global Health

On Monday, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation released the fourth of its annual Goalkeeper reports, which track the slow but steady progress the world has made toward more than a dozen health-related goals set forth by the United Nations in 2015. This year’s was unrelentingly grim. The coronavirus pandemic has scorched away years of…

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A Complete List of the CFDA Fashion Award Winners of 2020

While this year’s CFDA Fashion Awards lacked the pomp and circumstance offered by its usual star-studded red carpet (we will never forget Jennifer Lopez’ abs or Rihanna in Adam Selman), the show went on in order to celebrate America’s top fashion designers of the year. The event was originally scheduled for June 8th, 2020, but…

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College Kids Are Freaking Out About Their Infected Campuses

For Daniel Gardner, 19, a junior at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va., the dread and dejection set in before classes even started. Before resuming in-person instruction this fall, the university had laid out a comprehensive 34-page plan emphasizing the “public health and well-being of our students, faculty and staff.” But when Mr. Gardner returned…

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A Fusilli Made for Chianti

Joining the many gluten-free pastas made from vegetables is fava bean fusilli, from Explore Cuisine, a company that specializes in such alternatives. The little corkscrews have a mild flavor, but they’re softer and somewhat more fragile than traditional fusilli, so they’re best cooked al dente. Toss them with pesto or fresh chopped tomatoes and herbs,…

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Cookbook Celebrates 19th Amendment

To celebrate 100 years since the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote, the American Bar Association Commission on the Nineteenth Amendment has assembled a digital cookbook, with recipes from judges, Supreme Court Justices, lawyers, scholars and others connected to the legal field. The introduction notes that suffragists published several…

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A Delicious Escape to France

For the 15th anniversary of Manresa, his restaurant in Los Gatos, Calif., David Kinch took his entire kitchen team to France where they shared the cooking, including their own California style, in three notable kitchens alongside the French masters: Alain Solivérès at Le Taillevent in Paris, Gérald Passedat at Le Petit Nice in Marseille, and…

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Sourdoughs and Whole-Wheat Loaves, Oh My

Giuseppe Bruno, who owns the restaurants Sistina and Caravaggio on the Upper East Side, wanted breads for his restaurants fresher than most and made with high-quality traditional and ancient grains. His search led to Eli Zabar and his company Eli’s Bread, which has adapted some of its breads, baked in the afternoon, to Mr. Bruno’s…

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A New Lettuce With Crunch

Bowery Farming — a company that grows salad greens and herbs indoors in a pesticide-free vertical system — encourages you to rethink iceberg with its new crunchy Crispy Leaf, which adds nice texture to a salad and can be shredded for tacos. Despite what the company’s name and website suggest, the crops are not grown…

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What Happened at New York’s First Pandemic Fashion Show?

Jason Wu said he was feeling Zen, swiveling in an office chair in his studio near Penn Station. It was Saturday afternoon, the day before his runway show, and he was surrounded by his design team and stylists, fitting models in outfits from his spring 2021 collection. The clothes were bright and breezy; the waists…

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