Not His First Epidemic: Dr. Anthony Fauci Sticks to the Facts

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading expert on infectious diseases, is widely respected for his ability to explain science without talking down to his audience — and lately, for managing to correct the president’s pronouncements without saying he is wrong. President Trump said that drug companies would make a coronavirus vaccine ready “soon.” Dr. Fauci…

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State Dept. Tells Americans to Avoid Cruise Ships, Despite Trump’s Misgivings

The State Department on Sunday advised Americans against traveling on cruise ships, warning that they presented a higher risk of coronavirus infection and made U.S. citizens vulnerable to possible international travel restrictions, including quarantines. The decision came after President Trump resisted requests from administration officials to publicly urge older travelers to avoid cruise ships and…

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Surge of Virus Misinformation Stumps Facebook and Twitter

SAN FRANCISCO — First, there were conspiratorial whispers on social media that the coronavirus had been cooked up in a secret government lab in China. Then there were bogus medicines: gels, liquids and powders that immunized against the virus. And then there were the false claims about governments and celebrities and racial unrest. Taiwan was…

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Gyms and Coronavirus: What Are the Risks?

It’s not the kind of thing you want to think about while you’re in child’s pose in yoga class, when your nose is close to the mat, but after hearing how you should stop touching your face to guard against the coronavirus, you might wonder: What are the risks of transmission while working out at…

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Inside Trump Administration, Debate Raged Over What to Tell Public

WASHINGTON — After weeks of conflicting signals from the Trump administration about the coronavirus, the government’s top health officials decided late last month that when President Trump returned from a trip to India, they would tell him they had to be more blunt about the dangers of the outbreak. If he approved, they would level…

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Ting Guo, Michael Villaseñor

Ting Ting Guo and Michael Anthony Villaseñor were married March 2 at the Manhattan Marriage Bureau. Joey Tai, a member of the New York City clerk’s office officiated. On March 7, members of the bride’s family led a Chinese tea ceremony, followed by another ceremony where the couple exchanged vows at the Kimpton Hotel Palomar…

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Sarah Schiear, Jared Spiegel

Sarah Ashley Schiear and Jared Brett Spiegel were married March 7 at Race & Religious, a rental property in New Orleans. Rabbi Erdheim officiated. Mrs. Spiegel, 35, is the founder of Salt House, a lifestyle brand and online shop based in New York. She graduated from the University of Miami. She is the daughter of…

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Kristen McCannon, Pavan Krishnamurthy

Kristen Elizabeth McCannon and Capt. Pavan Shridhar Krishnamurthy were married March 7 at the Adolphus Hotel in Dallas. Chandramouli Srinivasan, a Hindu priest, led an interfaith ceremony incorporating both Hindu and Christian wedding traditions, with Sydney Menees, a Universal Life minister and friend of the couple, taking part. The couple met at Georgetown, from which…

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Jaffa Panken, Josh Stanton

Jaffa Loren Panken and Herbert Joshua Stanton were married March 7 at King Plow Arts Center in Atlanta. Rabbi Laurence Rosenthal officiated. Dr. Panken, 36, works in Atlanta as a taxonomist at CNN, where she works to organize concepts to classify articles on its website. She graduated from Cornell and received a master’s degree in…

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