10 Ways to Save Passover and Easter This Year

Here’s what you need to think about if you’re trying to transform your annual in-person holiday into a digital experience. It can be done! But it’s going to take some work. Welcome to “Together Apart” — you can subscribe on Apple or Spotify. How do we make gatherings meaningful when we can’t be physically together?…

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Cuomo, Fauci, Birx: The New Influencers

There is currently a petition, on change.org, to nominate Dr. Anthony Fauci, the 79-year-old director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the country’s coronavirus medical expert, as People magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive. By the evening of April 7, it had over 11,500 signatures. Dr. Fauci’s face, with his small wire-rim glasses…

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For H.I.V. Survivors, a Feeling of Weary Déjà Vu

Three weeks ago, a spring breaker in Miami became a symbol of Gen Z denialism when he spoke to CBS News and said that coronavirus wasn’t going to get in the way of his partying. Outrage was swift, but one person who felt a touch of recognition was Peter Staley, one of the country’s most…

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Is My Takeout Risking Lives or Saving Restaurants?

LOS ANGELES — The very small, mundane things that have become dangerous in the context of the pandemic are the ones I miss the most — a kiss on the cheek from a friend meeting me at a crowded bar, a packed car ride to the beach, a hot cheese pizza carried home in a…

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With A.I., the Secret Life of Pets Is Not So Secret

This article is part of our latest Artificial Intelligence special report, which focuses on how the technology continues to evolve and affect our lives. Most dog owners intuitively understand what their pet is saying. They know the difference between a bark for “I’m hungry” and one for “I’m hurt.” Soon, a device at home will…

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Hotels Open as ‘Comforting Refuge’ for Health Care Workers

Days after closing for the first time in its 200-year-history, Claridge’s, the storied luxury hotel in London’s Mayfair district reopened on April 3 to 40 doctors, nurses and other National Health Service workers responding to the coronavirus pandemic. Claridge’s is one of many hotels around the world that shuttered to the public in recent weeks…

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China’s Coronavirus Battle Is Waning. Its Propaganda Fight Is Not.

HONG KONG — For months the Chinese government’s propaganda machine had been fending off criticism of Beijing’s handling of the coronavirus outbreak, and finally, it seemed to be finding an audience. Voices from the World Health Organization to the Serbian government to the rapper Cardi B hailed China’s approach as decisive and responsible. But China…

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European Finance Ministers Can’t Agree on Coronavirus Bailout: Live Coverage

Here’s what you need to know: ImageThe Dutch finance minister, Wopke Hoekstra, meeting with his European counterparts in a video conference on Tuesday.Credit…Bart Maat/EPA, via Shutterstock European finance ministers split on ‘coronabonds’ to help the countries worst hit by the pandemic. European finance ministers broke off a marathon overnight teleconference without reaching an agreement on…

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Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie gives $1 million to Penn medicine research to fight COVID-19

PHILADELPHIA—Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie today announced a $1 million contribution to Penn Medicine to establish the COVID-19 Immunology Defense Fund, laying the foundation for the world’s foremost experts to fight the novel coronavirus pandemic. The funds will support both an emerging research program to test front-line health care workers for potential immunity to COVID-19,…

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76ers star player, owners partner with Penn Med to fight COVID-19

As part of a pledge to coronavirus medical relief efforts, NBA All-Star Joel Embiid of the Philadelphia 76ers, along with the team’s managing partner, Josh Harris, and co-managing partner, David Blitzer, today announced a combined contribution of $1.3 million to Penn Medicine, establishing a funding campaign for COVID-19 antibody testing of front line health care…

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