Coronavirus and Sex: Questions and Answers

These are not sexy times. As an obstetrician and gynecologist in the Bay Area, I’ve been caring for my patients via telemedicine for the past three weeks because of the new coronavirus pandemic. When I ask patients about new sex partners — a standard question for me — the answer is a universal “no.” They…

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What Are My Obligations if I’m a Doctor Who Is High Risk?

I am a physician in an urgent-care setting in the Pacific Northwest, and thus I am at some risk for exposure to coronavirus even when following appropriate precautions. I am in a category that is considered high risk for complications were I to become ill with the coronavirus. The C.D.C. has recommended as of March…

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Are You Having a Baby During the Coronavirus Outbreak?

People who are delivering soon across America have planned their deliveries weeks or months in advance. But as coronavirus cases surge, many of those plans need to be completely reworked. Some hospitals have taken unprecedented steps like barring partners, relatives and doulas from the delivery room. With shelter-in-place orders, many expecting mothers may not have…

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Inside G.M.’s Race to Build Ventilators, Before Trump’s Attack

While much of the U.S. economy has ground to a halt because of the coronavirus outbreak, several dozen workers in orange vests and hard hats were hauling heavy equipment on Sunday at a General Motors plant in Kokomo, Ind. The crew was part of a crash effort to make tens of thousands of ventilators, the…

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These Days, Even a Michelin Star Chef Has to Sell Takeout

For nearly three years, the chef T.J. Steele refused to offer delivery at Claro, his Michelin star restaurant in the Gowanus neighborhood of Brooklyn. He ignored the constant entreaties from online delivery companies like Grubhub and DoorDash, which were sometimes sent to his personal email address. Creating a delivery operation would have required a time-consuming overhaul…

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Coronavirus Live Updates: As Toll Mounts, Lawmakers Look to Next Phase of Response

Here’s what you need to know: ImageLawmakers left the Capitol after voting on the coronavirus stimulus plan on Friday.Credit…Anna Moneymaker/The New York Times As the virus’s impact expands, Washington mulls more emergency measures. As the toll of the coronavirus continued to mount — overwhelming hospitals and sickening health care workers, spreading through jails, playing havoc…

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The Best Matzo? It’s Homemade

Of all the delights of the Seder table — the tender brisket, the golden chicken soup flecked with dill, the wine-drenched charoset rich with apples — commercial, kosher-for-Passover matzo falls pretty low on the list. Made from only flour and water, the result is hard and bland — perfect as a base for matzo brei…

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Lentils, Rice, Caramelized Onions and a Dinner to Remember

Today’s pantry dish is a hearty one, built on a solid foundation of lentils and rice topped with golden fried onions. Adapted from a Middle Eastern mujadara, this streamlined version is brothier than the original, somewhere between a soup and a stew. Simmered together in one pot, it’s faster and more flexible, using any kind…

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Stress Baking More Than Usual?

As the country shuts down city by city and families are being confined to their homes, one thing’s for sure: Americans are baking. “I came home from work last week one night, I had just anchored ‘All Things Considered,’ and I was feeling anxious and like everything is spinning out of control,” said Mary Louise…

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