Coronavirus Live Updates: As U.S. Nears 100,000 Deaths, Trump Disputes the Toll

Here’s what you need to know: ImagePlacing social distancing markers at a boardwalk business in Seaside Heights, N.J., on Friday. In neighboring New York, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said gatherings of up to 10 people would be allowed “for any lawful purpose.”Credit…Bryan Anselm for The New York Times The White House questions the coronavirus death…

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Easy Stretches for Better Posture and Muscle Restoration

Whether you are hunched over a laptop in a makeshift work space or slouched on the couch binge-watching TV, you know — and can feel — that sitting for long periods can sabotage your health. From head to toe, these simple exercises can provide relief, restore muscle function and improve posture. Credit…Todd Detwiler For strained…

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Moderna Vaccine Trial: How Upbeat Coronavirus News Fueled a Stock Surge

When the biotech company Moderna announced early on Monday morning positive results from a small, preliminary trial of its coronavirus vaccine, the company’s chief medical officer described the news as a “triumphant day for us.” Moderna’s stock price jumped as much as 30 percent. Its announcement helped lift the stock market and was widely reported…

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Uncertain Results in Study of Convalescent Serum for Covid-19

A small study of patients who were severely ill from the coronavirus hints that treatment with antibodies from recovered patients may modestly help recovery and survival, scientists reported on Friday. The study, although far from conclusive, is said to be the largest of subjects recovering from Covid-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus. Thirty-nine hospitalized…

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The Drones Were Ready for This Moment

New Yorkers strolling along the East River early last month glanced up to see an unsettling sight: a mysterious drone claiming to represent something called the “Anti-Covid-19 Volunteer Drone Task Force” barking orders to pedestrians below to maintain social distancing. “Please maintain a social distance of at least six feet,” the drone intoned, according to…

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Is the Wedding Off? (For Now?) Here’s What to Do Next.

Organizing a wedding under normal circumstances can be stressful — now throw in a global pandemic and it’s near maddening. As couples look to safely solidify their union, some are planning intimate ceremonies at home, while others are pushing back their original wedding dates to the following year. Here are a few tips from wedding…

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Going Outside This Weekend? Don’t Freak Out

After being holed up indoors for an extended period of time, perhaps you’re feeling the itch to peer outside: to explore the world beyond the radius of your home, grocery and takeout spot. But is it recommended? Will others adhere to social distancing? What fresh horrors await? Broadly speaking, scientists agree that leaving your home…

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U.K. to Quarantine All Incoming Air Travelers; a Chinese Coronavirus Vaccine Shows Promise

Here’s what you need to know: ImagePassengers arriving at Heathrow Airport on Friday.Credit…Tolga Akmen/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images U.K. announces a quarantine of all international air travelers. Britain will quarantine everyone flying into the country, including citizens, for 14 days beginning June 8 to fight the spread of the coronavirus, Home Secretary Priti Patel announced…

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CDC Says Coronavirus Does Not Spread Easily on Surfaces

Guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention making the rounds this week on the internet are clarifying what we know about the transmission of the coronavirus. The virus does not spread easily via contaminated surfaces, according to the C.D.C. For those who were worried about wiping down grocery bags or disinfecting mailed packages,…

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As Death Toll Nears 100,000, Some in White House Question the Math

Here’s what you need to know: ImageDr. Deborah Birx, the White House coronavirus response coordinator, briefed reporters on Friday.Credit…Anna Moneymaker/The New York Times Some White House officials suggest deaths are overcounted. Experts disagree. As the United States continues its advance toward 100,000 coronavirus deaths, a grim milestone the country is expected to reach in the…

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