What to Say (and Not Say) to Workers on the Front Lines

“How are you doing?” a text message alert on my phone reads. “Thinking of you.” I’m a doctor caring for Covid-19 patients in the intensive care unit of a New York City hospital. I’m OK, I tell my friends and family. But OK is a relative term. Physically, aside from fatigue and a raw nose…

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A Glimpse Inside the Secluded World of a Georgian Convent

With travel restrictions in place worldwide, we’ve launched a new series — The World Through a Lens — in which photojournalists transport you, virtually, to some of our planet’s most beautiful and intriguing places. This week, Robert Presutti shares a collection of photographs from a convent in the Samtskhe-Javakheti region of Georgia. A decade ago,…

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London Fashion Week Goes Digital And Gender Neutral Due To Covid-19

Mike MarslandGetty Images Almost forty years since the British Fashion Council held their first London Fashion Week, they have announced that the quarterly event, historically divided by gender, as well as season, will become gender-neutral and commence digitally, due to the pandemic. During the month in which London Fashion Week Men’s would have occurred—beginning June…

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Hospitals Play ‘Songs of Hope’ as Virus Patients Go Home

In the 11 days he spent fighting Covid-19 at Montefiore Nyack Hospital, there was one thing Mark Schwarz couldn’t figure out. “Occasionally throughout the days there, you would randomly start hearing music playing and wonder, ‘What’s that for?’” Mr. Schwarz, 54, said on Tuesday. On Monday, when it finally came time for Mr. Schwarz to…

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Reading Diane Von Furstenberg’s 1976 ‘Book of Beauty’ In Quarantine

Robert R. McElroyGetty Images Flip through the pages of 1976’s Diane von Furstenberg’s Book of Beauty and you’ll see that the designer is a champion lounger. She is always shown at least semi-horizontal, whether posing like an odalisque behind a bedside breakfast tray or lying supine in first class. When it comes to luxurious self-isolation,…

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World Coronavirus Tracker: Live Coverage

Here’s what you need to know: ImageLining up to enter a food pantry in the Queens, New York, on Wednesday.Credit…Desiree Rios for The New York Times The pandemic is realigning global dynamics. With the coronavirus reaching into nearly every country in the world, the spread of the disease isn’t just threatening public health, it’s also…

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7 Things You Need for Better Video Calls

I’ve been sharing my home office with my daughter for the past couple of weeks, and I cringed at her first few eighth-grade remote-learning sessions done over video: the teacher repeatedly asking: “Can you see me now,” the students inaudible or unable to turn on their cameras, the complaints about connection problems, and me trying…

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Vaccine Rates Drop Dangerously as Parents Avoid Doctor’s Visits

As parents around the country cancel well-child checkups to avoid coronavirus exposure, public health experts fear they are inadvertently sowing the seeds of another health crisis. Immunizations are dropping at a dangerous rate, putting millions of children at risk for measles, whooping cough and other life-threatening illnesses. “The last thing we want as the collateral…

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