The Coronavirus Can Be Airborne Indoors, W.H.O. Says

The coronavirus may linger in the air in crowded indoor spaces, spreading from one person to the next, the World Health Organization acknowledged on Thursday. The W.H.O. had described this form of transmission as doubtful and a problem mostly in medical procedures. But growing scientific and anecdotal evidence suggest this route may be important in…

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Ziwe Fumudoh Asks: ‘How Many Black People Do You Know?’

How many Black friends do you have? Is it “between four and five?” If so, then you have something in common with several guests on Ziwe Fumudoh’s Instagram Live show. In it, she interviews people who have been canceled — meaning that their personal views, whether political or artistic, are no longer welcome — but…

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Helen O’Hagan, Fashion Executive Who Personified Saks, Dies at 89

Helen O’Hagan, who nurtured a generation of fashion designers as the publicity director of Saks Fifth Avenue, died on June 13 at her home in Charleston, S.C. She was 89. Her niece Helaine Christy, who confirmed the death, said she had been in declining health since she broke a hip in May. Before Instagram and…

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Drug Giants Create Fund to Bolster Struggling Antibiotic Start-Ups

Twenty of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies on Thursday announced the creation of a $1 billion fund to buoy financially strapped biotech start-ups that are developing new antibiotics to treat the mounting number of drug-resistant infections responsible for hundreds of thousands of deaths each year. The fund, created in partnership with the World Health Organization…

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TikTok Stars Race to Land Reality Shows

Late Monday night, a group of male TikTok stars who belong to the Gen Z influencer collective known as the Sway House charged up the streets of the Hollywood Hills. They were on their way to the Hype House to confront a fellow TikTok star, Chase Hudson, 18, about comments he had made earlier online.…

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Digital Dior. Remote Chanel. What’s Couture With No Runway?

Is this a front row anyone really wants to join? After three days seated at my dining room table, watching what was effectively Quibi for fashion — which is to say, the first streamed digital couture “shows,” forced online by the coronavirus pandemic and transformed into bite-size nuggets that ranged from ersatz music videos to…

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Shoppers Should Wear Masks. Shouldn’t Protesters, Too?

I have a question that I hope you won’t take the wrong way. I am 72 years old and have been isolating for months. I take Covid-19 very seriously. But I’ve noticed a double standard about safety measures: People who refuse to wear face masks on principle, as a statement of their personal freedom, are…

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Outdoor Dining Offers Fresh Air and Fantasy to a City That Needs Both

A new design genre was born last month when New York City began allowing restaurants, which had been closed for on-premises dining since March, to take over miles of sidewalks and streets for outdoor seating. Traditionally, the city’s sidewalk cafes tended to be dull to look at, crowded rows of tables hemmed in by plain…

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