Coronavirus vs the Flu: Are They Different?

As coronavirus infections began appearing across the United States, in cities from Seattle to New York, Americans wondered how to measure this new threat against a more familiar foe: influenza. President Trump, a self-described germophobe, has said he was amazed to learn that tens of thousands of Americans died from the flu each year. On…

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Jenny Polanco, Fashion Designer with a Caribbean Palette, Dies at 62

This obituary is part of a series about people who died in the coronavirus pandemic. Read about others here. Jenny Polanco designed women’s fashions from childhood, creating costumes for her Barbies and going on to make her own clothes for college. But she never believed that people are what they wear. She was more concerned…

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Love Letter: Countless ‘Goodbyes’ From the Front Lines

[Sign up here to receive Love Letter, a weekly newsletter about relationship highs, lows and woes, in your inbox every Friday.] For health care workers, emergency workers and medical professionals battling the new coronavirus pandemic at close range, the threat of infection is very real. As these men and women risk their lives to fight…

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One Shop Became a Lifeline for Rhode Island’s Solitary Clam Fishermen

BRISTOL, R.I. — Lou Frattarelli eased his flatbed truck into the loading zone at Andrade’s Catch, a small seafood shop in this town on Narragansett Bay. He had just tied his 24-foot clam skiff to the marina beside the firehouse and offloaded his catch. He had four sacks of quahogs to sell, raked on the…

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Getting a Coronavirus Test: Where, How Long and Results

Around the country, the number of coronaviruses cases is on the rise, with an increasing number of people getting tested, at walk-in clinics to drive-through sites or visits with their doctors. Here are some of the experiences and bits of advice from five people who have been able to get tested. The situation is constantly…

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How to Flatten the Curve on Coronavirus

At the end of February, Drew Harris, a population health analyst at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, had just flown across the country to visit his daughter in Eugene, Ore., when he saw an article on his Google news feed. It was from The Economist, and was about limiting the damage of the coronavirus. The…

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16 ELLE Editors On The Biggest Shoe Trends of Summer

Brother Vellies brothervellies.com $435.00 «Much like my colleagues, I am on the ’90s minimal train and just can’t get off. I have been especially obsessed with the thong sandal for quite some time for it’s understated versatility that it can cover for various outfits. When I find a shoe I like, I love it and…

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Don’t Need That $1,200 Stimulus Check? Here Are Places to Donate It.

Congress passed a sweeping $2 trillion stimulus package on Friday, its most drastic measure to date to throw a buoy to the American economy that is sinking under the coronavirus outbreak. Included in the legislation is an expansion of unemployment benefits, lending programs for small businesses and direct support for large and small companies. But…

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No Longer Just a Walk in the Park

I’m 77 years old and I want/need to walk. The two buildings in my complex have a basketball court between them. I have previously taken the freight elevator down 36 stories at 5:30 a.m., meeting no one but armed anyway with mask, gloves, wipes and hand sanitizer. I walked for 35 minutes and went back…

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We All Need a Gammy in Our Lives Right Now

Last June, “Red Table Talk” tackled the subject of polyamory. Adrienne Banfield-Norris, one of the hosts, said that she thought polyamory was just an excuse to have sexual relations with more than one person. “I’m listening to you guys and I’m trying to stay open-minded,” she said. “But my gut tells me this is a…

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