15 Wines Under $15: Inexpensive Bottles for Stay-at-Home Drinking

Where I live in Manhattan, wine retailers appear to be experiencing a sales boom, even though many shops are in delivery- or pickup-only mode. While these are financially difficult times for many people, the desire for wine and spirits remains strong. People want to drink away the coronavirus blues, at least that’s part of it.…

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Peter Gatien, the ’90s ‘Club King,’ Wants His Final Say

“Thoughts flash in your mind of incredible nights here, whether it was Jay-Z, or Junior Vasquez, or the thousands of people inside and outside, waiting in line,” said Peter Gatien, the nightclub impresario who lorded over the 1990s club scene in New York City. It was a brisk Wednesday in early March, a few days…

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Wine Deliveries: What Are the Options?

Since most of the nation began living in coronavirus quarantine, retail wine sales have shot up. In the latest data available, wine sales in dollars were up 66 percent in the week ending March 21, from the same week a year ago, according to Nielsen. Partly this is because nobody is going out to restaurants…

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Trader Joe’s Faces a Labor Fight During Coronavirus Crisis

On March 23, as the coronavirus pandemic put grocery workers on the front lines of a public health crisis, Trader Joe’s sent a memo to store managers encouraging them to relay a message to employees: Joining a union might be a bad idea. “It’s not like buying toothpaste you don’t end up liking,” said the…

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Coronavirus vs Flu vs Allergies: Which One is It?

The New York Times has made a free e-book with answers your coronavirus questions. It features more than two dozen chapters on how you can reduce your risk, what you can do to protect others, what scientists have learned, what to do if you’re worried about the stock market and more. You can download it…

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Things to Do in N.Y.C. This Weekend During Coronavirus Quarantine

ImageCredit…Caveat Three weeks into life under mandated social distancing, New Yorkers have been adjusting to this new reality by moving their social lives online. From virtual dance parties with live D.J. sets to dinners and recipe-sharing over Zoom, they’ve shown that social distancing doesn’t mean giving up social interaction. In fact, it can be a…

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F.D.A. Approves First Coronavirus Antibody Test in U.S.

The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved a new test for coronavirus antibodies, the first for use in the United States. Currently available tests are designed to find fragments of viral genes indicating an ongoing infection. Doctors swab the nose and throat, and amplify any genetic material from the virus found there. The new…

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Touting Virus Cure, ‘Simple Country Doctor’ Becomes a Right-Wing Star

Last month, residents of Kiryas Joel, a New York village of 35,000 Hasidic Jews roughly an hour’s drive from Manhattan, began hearing about a promising treatment for the coronavirus that had been rippling through their community. The source was Dr. Vladimir Zelenko, 46, a mild-mannered family doctor with offices near the village. Since early March,…

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Unproven Stem Cell Therapy Gets OK for Testing in Coronavirus Patients

An experimental stem cell therapy derived from human placentas will begin early testing in patients with the coronavirus, a New Jersey biotech company said Thursday. The treatment, being developed by the company Celularity, has not yet been used on any patients with symptoms of Covid-19, but it has caught the attention of Rudy Giuliani, President…

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F.D.A. Relaxes Blood Donation Guidelines for Gay Men and Others

The Food and Drug Administration announced on Thursday that it was reducing the amount of time men who have had sex with men should wait before they give blood, from one year to three months, in hopes of spurring blood donation amid a drastic drop in supply during the coronavirus pandemic. The earlier 12-month waiting…

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