Children and Coronavirus: Research Finds Some Become Seriously Ill

The coronavirus raging around the globe has tended to tread gently with children, who account for the smallest percentage of the tens of thousands of infections identified so far. Now, the largest study to date of children and the virus has found that while most develop mild or moderate symptoms, a small percentage — especially…

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Coronavirus Treatment: Hundreds of Scientists Scramble to Find One

Working at a breakneck pace, a team of hundreds of scientists has identified 50 drugs that may be effective treatments for people infected with the coronavirus. Many scientists are seeking drugs that attack the virus itself. But the Quantitative Biosciences Institute Coronavirus Research Group, based at the University of California, San Francisco, is testing an…

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Children With Pneumonia May Not Always Need Antibiotics

When young children have pneumonia, giving them an antibiotic may be no more helpful than giving them none. Antibiotics are only effective for bacterial pneumonia, not viral, and it is often difficult to tell the difference. So doctors often prescribe an antibiotic for children just in case. But young children with pneumonia, who have a…

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They Eloped on the Way to Their Wedding

Brad Wilson walked out of his Manhattan apartment building and straight, it seemed, into an Isaac Asimov thriller. “Brooke, if we are going to make it to Dallas, we have to make a run for it,” Mr. Wilson, 41, said to his fiancée, Brooke June Cook, on March 12, a surreal moment in time created…

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A Not-Quite-Restaurant Faces the New Reality

The restaurants of New York City have gone dark. But what of the not-quite-restaurants: the in-betweens with just a few wobbly chairs, the lunch counters that hedge bets by selling groceries alongside hot food, the tiny spots whose very grasp at existence is a daily improvisation? On Monday, Mirna Elisabeth Marroquin and Lorenzo Garcia were…

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What Does ‘Dressing for Work’ Mean Now?

We spend a lot of our days chatting with each other about things we see online, trying to make sense of it all. As everyone confronts the new coronavirus crisis, many of us are facing drastic changes, including illness, job loss and abandoning the office to work entirely from home. This week in the Styles…

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From Zoom University to the Zoom Party

On Sunday afternoon, Eleanor Dolan celebrated her 17th birthday in Minnesota with 20 of her closest friends. They listened to pop music and traded jokes. When the group broke out into “Happy Birthday to You,” Eleanor pulled a slice of cookie cheesecake close in front of her and pretended to blow out the toothpick she…

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Where Women Are Ahead of Men: Hand Washing

“We need to make sure men don’t feel too macho to worry about germs.” — Rosie Frasso, program director of public health at Thomas Jefferson University [In Her Words is available as a newsletter. Sign up here to get it delivered to your inbox.] With the spread of the coronavirus, more people around the globe…

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I’ll Be Panic-Buying Everlane’s $50 Jeans Today

Like a good neighbor, Everlane has always been there for us. When we were on the hunt for a flattering pair of jeans that hug you in all the right places (no pesky back gap here!), they delivered. When we wanted to wrap ourselves in luxurious cashmere for half the cost we’d pay elsewhere, they…

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