Coronavirus Live Updates: States Clamp Down After White House’s Dire Warning

Here’s what you need to know: ImageShuttered businesses in Washington last week. Millions of Americans have lost their jobs in recent weeks.Credit…Alyssa Schukar for The New York Times Menaced by the economic downturn, the federal government weighs an infrastructure push to create jobs. Fears are growing that the global downturn could be far more punishing…

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Obamacare Markets Will Not Reopen, Trump Decides

ImagePresident Trump late last week on his way to Naval Station Norfolk in Virginia.Credit…Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images The Trump administration has decided against reopening the Affordable Care Act’s Healthcare.gov marketplaces to new customers, despite broad layoffs and growing fears that people will be uninsured during the coronavirus outbreak. The option to reopen markets, in what is…

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Acupuncture May Ease Migraines

Acupuncture may provide benefits for easing migraine headaches, researchers report. A randomized trial, published in BMJ, included 147 patients who had episodic migraines without aura, and who had never had acupuncture. Half the patients were assigned to 20 sessions of manual acupuncture. The other half got either a sham acupuncture procedure using non-penetrating needles or…

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How to Make Bread at Any Skill Level

Bread baking is a journey, and an extremely rewarding one at that. With each loaf, you’ll watch your skills grow and develop, and you’ll gain a keen understanding of the process. As you get better, you’ll know what to look for, and how to read your dough’s cues (it’s alive, after all!). You may come…

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The Coronavirus Patients Betrayed by Their Own Immune Systems

The 42-year-old man arrived at a hospital in Paris on March 17 with a fever, cough and the “ground glass opacities” in both lungs that are a trademark of infection with the new coronavirus. Two days later, his condition suddenly worsened and his oxygen levels dropped. His body, doctors suspected, was in the grip of…

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Malaria Drug Helps Virus Patients Improve, in Small Study

The malaria drug hydroxychloroquine helped to speed the recovery of a small number of patients who were mildly ill from the coronavirus, doctors in China reported this week. Cough, fever and pneumonia went away faster, and the disease seemed less likely to turn severe in people who received hydroxychloroquine than in a comparison group not…

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George Preti, 75, Dies; Studied Bodily Odors as Biological Clues

George Preti, an organic chemist who devoted his career to studying bodily odors and how they can be weaponized in detecting disease, died on March 3 in Hatboro, Pa. He was 75. The cause was bladder cancer, according to the Monell Chemical Senses Center, a Philadelphia-based research institution funded by philanthropy, government grants and corporate…

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This Shakshuka Is Great With Just About Any Cheese

Shakshuka sprinkled liberally with feta is one of my favorite versions of the tomato-y North African egg dish. But since feta isn’t in my stockpile at the moment, I tried it with mozzarella, and it was just as appealing. What it lacked in salty funkiness, it made up for in stretchy gooeyness. To make it,…

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Louis Vuitton’s Escale Collection is Here and Ready for Sunnier Days

Courtesy of Louis Vuitton I will accept that spring is indefinitely over, but I refuse to accept that summer is cancelled. They will have to pry the hope of beach getaways from my over-sanitized hands. I am staying home for the health of my country and the promise of outdoor drinking. If summer 2020 does…

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Dr. James T. Goodrich, Who Operated on Conjoined Twins, Dies at 73

This obituary is part of a series about people who have died in the coronavirus pandemic. Dr. James T. Goodrich, a pediatric neurosurgeon known for successfully separating conjoined twins in a complicated and rare procedure, died on Monday at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx. He was 73. The…

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