F.D.A. Clears Another Coronavirus Testing Kit for Use at Home

The Food and Drug Administration on Saturday granted emergency clearance for a coronavirus testing kit that will enable individuals to take a nasal sample at home and send it to a laboratory for diagnostic testing, the second such approval it has made. Dr. Jeffrey Shuren, director of the agency’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health,…

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Coronavirus World Updates: Greece, Italy, China, Netherlands

Britain, one of the world’s hardest-hit countries, reported 3,451 new cases and 468 deaths, pushing its totals to 240,161 infections and 34,466 lost lives. Here’s what you need to know: ImageBeachgoers in Thessaloniki, Greece, on Saturday. A distance of about 5 feet between sun loungers is required at the beaches, and alcohol and music are…

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Remote and Ready to Fight Coronavirus’s Next Wave

In mid-March, Dr. Jim Bristow’s wife came down with gastrointestinal issues. Then, she couldn’t stop coughing. Her symptoms pointed to coronavirus, but she couldn’t get tested — in part because of the nationwide test shortage, but also because the pair lived in Vashon, an idyllic town on an island in Washington State’s Puget Sound with…

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Married but Living Far Apart

Ian Derrer and Daniel James were married in August 2019 in the garden room of a restaurant in Santa Fe, N.M., with each of their 19 guests reading aloud lyrics to the couple’s favorite Stephen Sondheim love songs. After staying in Santa Fe for a weeklong honeymoon, during which they hiked at Bandelier National Monument…

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Stuck at Home, Men in Japan Learn to Help. Will It Last?

TOKYO — Susumu Kataoka was just looking for a diversion from long days sheltering at home with his family during the coronavirus outbreak. He grabbed his drone and took it for a spin around their Tokyo house, snapping some pictures and posting them on Facebook. His wife, Aki, was not amused. If he had time…

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The Best Graduation Gifts in 2020

The class of 2020 is graduating into an off-kilter world. Ceremonies are canceled and it’s not safe to throw an in-person party. But graduates are still celebrating. And gifts are still in order, though in interviews many graduates acknowledged the country’s economic problems, and did not want to create a stress or burden on their…

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New technology conceived at UniTrento supports COVID-19 testing within seconds

The knowhow from the world’s top experts in lung ultrasound were collected and organized in the software application. Their expertise is now quickly available to the medical community, in a functional way, free of charge, just a few clicks away. You just have to load the patient’s scans and the software automatically compares them with…

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Coronavirus, Slaughterhouses and Americans’ Love of Meat

In the hierarchy of essential things in America, it appears, cheeseburgers rank near the top. The president’s recent declaration that meatpacking plants are “critical infrastructure” and meat is “essential” under the Defense Production Act speaks volumes about this country’s attachment to an abundant supply of beef and pork even amid a pandemic. That President Trump…

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