Help! One Company Refused to Refund Travelers More Than $100,000

Dear Tripped Up, My trip to Egypt with Overseas Adventure Travel was scheduled to depart in late March. O.A.T. canceled the tour because of Covid-19, which was a relief. The company notified me of the cancellation and offered either a credit for rebooking or a full refund that would have included airfare. The next week,…

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Couples Who Eat Together May Not Stay Together

Since the global pandemic lockdown began, Marianne Andrews, Jonathan Miller and their two teenagers have been eating dinner together every night, and sometimes lunch. It’s been a bit … fraught. Ms. Andrews is forthright about her distress. “Jonathan’s eating habits have irritated me for years anyway and have only been exacerbated during the last six…

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Business Casual? It’s Robes and Slippers All Day Now

When Dr. Denise McDermott, 49, isn’t seeing patients for telehealth appointments, there’s a good chance she’s wearing a robe. In fact, as soon as she and her 11-year-old son finish the video portion of their work and school days, they both make the switch. “It’s become our joke during the pandemic: We’re the robe family,”…

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Chairing a Gala While Stuck in Mustique

With the New York gala scene on hiatus, here is how some patrons and society figures are spending their time and resources during the coronavirus crisis. Where are you sheltering? At my house in Washington, D.C. Has self-seclusion altered your routine? I’m up earlier. By 6:30 I’ve I picked up my newspaper. I read more…

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Hoping for a Covid Vaccine and Recalling the One for Smallpox

As many people check the news compulsively for even the smallest positive word on vaccine development, we are at an anniversary moment in vaccine history. We are between the anniversary of the day — May 14, 1796 — that Edward Jenner inoculated 8-year-old James Phipps with cowpox virus, and the day — July 1, 1796…

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Scientists identify obscure protein responsible for advanced breast cancer

South Australian scientists have made a critical breakthrough, discovering how an obscure protein causes breast cancer to develop and grow more quickly. High levels of a protein called Creld2 have been linked to the most aggressive types of breast cancer with lower survival rates, according to Associate Professor Michael Samuel, a senior UniSA researcher in…

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Fatal cases of COVID-19 deepen our understanding of the disease’s progression

If we understand the risk factors that lead to mortality among COVID-19 patients, we can prevent deaths caused by the disease. That was the impetus behind the recent paper published in Frontiers in Medicine, in which researchers in Wuhan, China studied how the illness progressed among fatal cases. «A better understanding of the disease progression,…

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Hanifa Used 3D Models to Launch Its Latest Collection on Instagram Live

Hanifa just debuted its latest collection on Instagram Live using 3D models. Designer Anifa Mvuemba planned the digital-only show before the coronavirus pandemic. Fans were particularly delighted to have access to the groundbreaking online fashion show during quarantine. The coronavirus pandemic is changing so many industries worldwide. One such change that is already taking place,…

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