The Last Workout

Mayor Bill de Blasio wasn’t the only New Yorker who squeezed in an 11th-hour workout before gyms shut down in New York and elsewhere, along with movie theaters and nightclubs, at 8 p.m. on Monday. Was it irresponsible to still be going? Many would make that argument, but the floor at the Chelsea-Flatiron location of…

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Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson Are Released From the Hospital

SYDNEY, Australia — The actors Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson have been released from an Australian hospital and will remain in self-isolation after being treated for Covid-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, their son said in a video statement on Monday. “They’re still self-quarantined obviously, but they’re feeling a lot better so that’s a…

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India Scrambles to Escape a Coronavirus Crisis. So Far, It’s Working.

NEW DELHI — Over the weekend in Lucknow, one of India’s bigger cities, young people packed into pubs. Despite the Indian government scrambling to lock things down, few on the bar scene were taking the coronavirus very seriously. “I am not scared. I eat, party, sleep,’’ said Akshay Gupta, an accountant who was bar hopping…

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Is Closing the Schools Because of Coronavirus a Good Idea?

ImageAn empty kindergarten classroom in Dinslaken, Germany, on Monday. As school officials in the U.S. and worldwide wrestle with the difficult question of whether to shut schools to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, more and more are closing.Credit…Lars Baron/Getty Images Even as we take significant steps to distance ourselves from one another to “flatten…

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White House Takes New Line After Dire Report on Death Toll

Sweeping new federal recommendations announced on Monday for Americans to sharply limit their activities appeared to draw on a dire scientific report warning that, without action by the government and individuals to slow the spread of coronavirus and suppress new cases, 2.2 million people in the United States could die. To curb the epidemic, there…

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The Mask

March 17, 2020 ImageCredit…Photo Illustration by The New York Times The surgical face mask has become a symbol of our times. If there is a symbol of the current confusion and fear, the misinformation and anxiety, generated by the spread of the new coronavirus, it is the surgical face mask. When history looks back on…

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Samantha Mathis, Self-Isolating Downtown

The actor Samantha Mathis departed Los Angeles on a trial basis a decade ago, to see if she could make a life for herself in New York City. Or perhaps more to the point, to see if she could make a life for herself in the theater. In short order, Ms. Mathis was cast as…

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The Universal Language of Caring

The phone sitting on my patient’s bedside table looked as if it had been designed by Dr. Seuss. Everything about it was wrong. It was the wrong color: a royal blue, whereas our hospital preferred neutral tones like beige, gray or white for its equipment. The wrong size: much too wide and thick, in an…

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Novel high-density microarray patch (HD-MAP) can deliver vaccines directly to the skin

Largest microarray patch clinical vaccination study ever performed First clinical microarray patch study to show dose sparing against standard intramuscular injection with comparable immune responses at a 1/6 dose HD-MAP immune response significantly higher, faster than by IM injection at comparable doses Vaccine on HD-MAP shown to be stable for 12 months at temperatures…

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