The Calculus of Coronavirus Care

Yesterday, I received a text from a colleague whose sister is in charge of nursing at one of my city’s major hospitals. Two of her nurses had just quit, in tears. “They were fed up,” she said. “They couldn’t take it any longer.” As anyone, like me, who has worked in a hospital, clinic or…

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Coronavirus Live Updates: U.S. Borders With Mexico and Canada to Close This Weekend

Video The U.S. Coronavirus Task Force holds a news conference about the Covid-19 outbreak.CreditCredit…Doug Mills/The New York Times Here’s what you need to know: Trump and Pompeo address reporters at a briefing of the coronavirus task force. At a White House briefing on Friday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that border closures to non-essential…

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You Can Take Care of Yourself in Isolation, Starting Now

“Trying to preserve some sense of normalcy is really important for people’s well-being,” said Dr. Russell G. Buhr, a pulmonologist at U.C.L.A. Health. Maintaining a routine, he said, like getting up and getting dressed and doing what you usually do, can positively affect mental health. “And good mental health promotes good physical health,” he added.…

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Craft Beer Fans Know Hops. But What About Yeast?

For some time, the biggest thing in beer was bold hops, and lots of them. Brewers used them to create flavors and aromas as over the top as a Times Square billboard. Now you’ll need a microscope to find the most important ingredients at breweries like Ebb & Flow Fermentations, a microbial-minded operation in Cape…

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An Impromptu Wedding, Social Distancing Included

NEW YORK SHUTTERED “Love in the time of Corona,” the invite said. “Bring your own cups if you want to toast.” March 20, 2020 ImageThe bride and groom, Paul Anderson and Molly Rosner, had 14 guests, so there was plenty of room to spread out. A phone played Mendelssohn’s “Wedding March” — somewhat drowned out…

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Daniel Radcliffe Does Not Have Coronavirus

Daniel Radcliffe heard he had the new coronavirus from his makeup artist. “We’d just done the matinee,” Mr. Radcliffe said, referring to his March 10 performance in “Endgame” at the Old Vic theater in London. “I was getting my hair done for the evening show, and our hair and makeup guy, Rob, turned around and…

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Young Adults Come to Grips With Coronavirus Health Risks

Until several days ago, some bars and restaurants were still packed with St. Patrick’s Day crowds. Beaches were full. And it seemed as though many young adults were slow to take steps to curb the spread of the coronavirus. “I kept hearing, ‘Eighty percent of cases are mild,’” said Christian Heuer, 32, of Los Angeles,…

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What’s Happening to the Monarch Butterfly Population?

Western monarch butterflies spend their winters in Pismo Beach and other sites on the central California coast. A few months later, they breed in the Central Valley and as far north and east as Idaho. But where they go in between remains an open question. Now, a group of researchers wants the public’s help to…

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Can’t Get Tested for Covid-19? Maybe You’re in the Wrong Country

Scientists around the world were waiting at their computers in early January when China released the coronavirus genetic code, the blueprint for creating tests and vaccines. Within days, labs from Hong Kong to Berlin had designed tests and shared their research with others. Within about two weeks, Australia had its own tests, and even citizens…

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Can’t Get Tested? Maybe You’re in the Wrong Country

Scientists around the world were waiting at their computers in early January when China released the coronavirus genetic code, the blueprint for creating tests and vaccines. Within days, labs from Hong Kong to Berlin had designed tests and shared their research with others. Within about two weeks, Australia had its own tests, and even citizens…

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