Which Clothing and Beauty Stores Have Closed?

When President Trump declared a state of emergency over the novel coronavirus on Friday, many clothing and beauty retailers began announcing temporary closures. The questions came just as fast: How long would this last? Would brick-and-mortar workers still get paid? Would they be able to keep their jobs? As panic over the pandemic spreads globally,…

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There Aren’t Enough Ventilators to Cope With the Coronavirus

As the United States braces for an onslaught of coronavirus cases, hospitals and governments are confronting a grim reality: There are not nearly enough lifesaving ventilator machines to go around, and there is no way to solve the problem before the disease reaches full throttle. Desperate hospitals say they can’t find anywhere to buy the…

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Eating Fish During Pregnancy May Have Metabolic Benefits for Children

Eating fish when pregnant — but not too much — is linked to better metabolic health in children, researchers report. For a study in JAMA Network Open, scientists recorded fish consumption and blood mercury levels in 805 women with singleton pregnancies and then followed their children’s metabolic health for an average of eight years. They…

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Learning From a Father-Son Marathon Team

To run a Guinness world-record marathon, it may help to have a large aerobic capacity, plenty of brief tuneup races, a uniform race pace and, not least, a family member chasing you from behind or dusting you from up ahead, according to an inspiring new study of an Irish father and son who recently set…

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My Coronavirus Test: 5 Days, a Dozen Calls, Hours of Confusion

Almost a dozen calls with five health care providers over five hours. Two hours of hold music. Two hours in a hospital. Four days of anxiously checking an online portal for results. And lots of confusion. That’s the winding path through bureaucracy that took me from placing my first phone call last Wednesday to getting…

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Deliciousness Matters

Good morning. How are you holding up? Millions and millions are at home this week, sheltered in place, self-quarantined, working remotely, home-schooling, feeding one another soups and sandwiches, keeping panic at bay. Others have headed into work at the hospital or police station, the plant, the supermarket. There are people collecting garbage, building things, reporting,…

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With Travel Plans in Flux, Readers Share Their ‘Staycation’ Ideas

Travelers everywhere are facing disruptions from the worldwide spread of the coronavirus. Some forged ahead with their plans and took extra precautions. But others canceled their trips. Just over a week ago, we asked readers of The New York Times in the second group to tell us about their “staycation” plans, and to offer advice…

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Celebrities, Athletes and Politicians With Coronavirus: Updating List

As the new coronavirus continues to spread around the globe, famous actors, athletes and politicians have tested positive for the virus. By going public with their diagnoses, they have helped put a face to the virus. Many have shared the news via social media and news conferences, while providing regular updates on their symptoms and…

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New York City Is Social Distancing

Since the arrival of the new coronavirus, each month, each week, each day has manifested a new city in place of the old one. At eye level, from the sidewalk, the first new city was more easily felt than seen. There were just a few masks bobbing among the same number of faces and heads.…

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Just One Eye Has X-Ray Vision

LOS ANGELES — Whenever I wonder whether it is possible to truly understand Los Angeles, particularly its relationship to fashion and style, I think about a shirt. The shirt is a nothing: red plaid, relaxed fit, snap-front closure. It resembles a million similar shirts you can find at places like Filson ($175) and H&M ($11).…

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