Study explains potential causes for ‘happy hypoxia’ condition in COVID-19 patients

MAYWOOD, IL—A new research study provides possible explanations for COVID-19 patients who present with extremely low, otherwise life-threatening levels of oxygen, but no signs of dyspnea (difficulty breathing). This new understanding of the condition, known as silent hypoxemia or «happy hypoxia,» could prevent unnecessary intubation and ventilation in patients during the current and expected second…

Details

It Paid Doctors Kickbacks. Now, Novartis Will Pay a $678 Million Settlement.

It picked up the tab at Daniel and Peter Luger, but the inducements for doctors didn’t end with those New York restaurants. There were fishing junkets, golf outings and round-table events at Hooters. And then there were the six-figure honorariums that the Novartis Pharmaceutical Corp. paid to several doctors who wrote thousands of prescriptions for…

Details

Amid Virus Surge, Republicans Abruptly Urge Masks Despite Trump’s Resistance

CHICAGO — Protesters marched on the State Capitol in Texas, holding signs declaring that masks equal “medical tyranny.” Lawsuits filed in Florida courts argue that mask laws violate constitutional rights. President Trump mocked former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. for wearing a mask and has rarely worn one himself. But even as some conservatives…

Details

Peter Meehan Resigns as Los Angeles Times Food Editor

Peter Meehan, the editor of The Los Angeles Times food section, announced Wednesday afternoon that he was stepping down. His resignation comes after a series of tweets posted on Monday by Tammie Teclemariam, a freelance food-and-drinks writer, alleging a pattern of verbal abuse and workplace harassment by Mr. Meehan. In a statement on Twitter, Mr.…

Details

Coronavirus Live Updates: Some States Pause Reopenings as U.S. Cases Surge

Here’s what you need to know: ImageClosed bars in St. Petersburg, Fla., on Saturday.Credit…Eve Edelheit for The New York Times As the U.S. reports record numbers of new cases, states and localities halt reopenings. New York City reversed course Wednesday and decided not to let its restaurants resume indoor service next week as originally planned.…

Details

Researchers Debate Infecting People With Coronavirus to Test Vaccines

One way to quickly see if a coronavirus vaccine works would be to immunize healthy people and then deliberately expose them to the virus, some researchers are suggesting. Proponents say this strategy, called a human challenge trial, could save time because rather than conducting tests the usual way — by waiting for vaccinated people to…

Details

What’s an Autonomous Zone?

ImageSeattle police and other workers in the protest zone on July 1, 2020.Credit…Ruth Fremson/The New York Times At first they called it the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone. In early June, protesters aligned with the Black Lives Matter movement took over six city blocks of a gentrified Seattle neighborhood. There, activists screened films, served spaghetti, painted…

Details

My Other Car is a…Mercedes Camper Van?

Harley Sitner was in the Dumbo neighborhood of Brooklyn for a wedding in March, feeling as if he’d just been sprayed by a skunk. Mr. Sitner’s hometown, Seattle, where he owns a camper-van restoration, repair and rental business called Peace Vans, was the site of one of one of the first huge coronavirus outbreaks. “People…

Details

Federal Officials Turn to a New Testing Strategy as Infections Surge

The Trump administration plans to adopt a decades-old testing strategy that will vastly increase the number of coronavirus tests performed in the United States and permit widespread tracking of the virus as it surges across the country. The method, called pooled testing, signals a paradigm shift. Instead of carefully rationing tests to only those with…

Details

Meghan Markle’s Favorite Jewelry Brand Is Having a Sale Right Now

An affordable jewelry line that happens to be one of Meghan Markle’s favorite brands? Check, check. Since 2008, Missoma has been making beautiful jewelry that you can wear all day, every day. Even better news? The brand is currently taking up to 50 percent off select necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. So, whether you want to…

Details