The Community Cookbook Is Reborn for a Time of Scarcity and Sharing

The chef and artist Krystal Mack’s favorite cookbook has no beautiful photos of food. Its recipes aren’t professionally tested. Its authors aren’t food writers or restaurateurs. It’s a 1988 community cookbook called “Naparima Girls’ High School Diamond Jubilee 1912-1987,” filled with contributions from students and staff of a school in Trinidad and Tobago that she…

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A Letter From the Contents of My Bra Drawer

Dear Elizabeth, We wanted to check in. Is everything OK? It’s been a few weeks, and we’re getting worried. The last time we saw you was a Monday. You’d showered — a vanishingly rare event these days — and put on pants with a button. Then, on top, you opted for your least supportive sports…

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Unified in Coronavirus Lockdown, India Splinters Over Reopening

NEW DELHI — When the Indian government eased coronavirus restrictions last week, allowing many shops to reopen in rural parts of the country, Uday Shankar Sharma, a retail store owner in a small farming village, said he had no intention of complying. Over the past few weeks, Mr. Sharma said fear had deepened in Sabna,…

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Marc Benioff’s $25 Million Blitz to Buy Protective Gear From China

Sam Hawgood, the chancellor of the University of California, San Francisco, was getting concerned. It was March 19, coronavirus cases in California were rising at an alarming rate, and U.C.S.F., one of the Bay Area’s major medical providers, was already running perilously low on personal protective equipment. The university’s usual suppliers in the United States…

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Abortion by Telemedicine: A Growing Option as Access to Clinics Wanes

Ashley Dale was grateful she could end her pregnancy at home. As her 3-year-old daughter played nearby, she spoke by video from her living room in Hawaii with Dr. Bliss Kaneshiro, an obstetrician-gynecologist, who was a 200-mile plane ride away in Honolulu. The doctor explained that two medicines that would be mailed to Ms. Dale…

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How the heart affects our perception

The first mechanism establishes a relationship between the phase of the heartbeat and conscious experience. In a regular rhythm, the heart contracts in the so-called systolic phase and pumps blood into the body. In a second phase, the diastolic phase, the blood flows back and the heart fills up again. In a previous publication from…

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BU researchers: Race and income shape COVID-19 risk

Underlying conditions that increase risk of severe illness or death from COVID-19 are much more common among Black, Native American, and lower-income people in the United States. The new coronavirus does not discriminate, but discrimination and inequality have shaped the risk of severe illness and death, according to a new Boston University School of Public…

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Albany, Wisconsin teams search for molecular clues to defeat COVID-19

In the center of the COVID-19 pandemic, hospitals are racing to maintain quality care for patients with severe disease while facing a shortage of resources and limited understanding of the novel coronavirus. One physician on the front lines—Dr. Ariel Jaitovich, a pulmonary and critical care physician at the Albany Medical Center in New York—sought out…

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Boston Children’s Hospital to lead nationwide study on COVID-19 in children

BOSTON — Boston Children’s Hospital has launched a two-pronged study of COVID-19 disease among children and youth up to age 25 across the country, with $2.1 million in funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Overcoming COVID-19 study will perform real-time surveillance at more than 35 U.S. children’s hospitals to capture data…

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