Global Tracker: Denmark, India, France, Spain Virus News

Here’s what you need to know: ImageCentral Berlin on Tuesday.Credit…Emile Ducke for The New York Times Germany’s infection rate falls, a sign that it is getting the virus under control. As Germany moves to ease restrictions under the pandemic, its public health institute said the country’s rate of coronavirus spread had dropped below a crucial…

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When Coronavirus Care Gets Lost in Translation

Recently Dr. Alister Martin faced his patient, a Hispanic man who spoke no English, and broke the news that he would have to be intubated. Struggling to keep his voice calm, Dr. Martin, of Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, suggested that the man call his wife. And he told the patient, a bus driver and…

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Moored in a Fragile Paradise

Travel and travel planning are being disrupted by the worldwide spread of the coronavirus. For the latest updates, read The New York Times’s Covid-19 coverage here. Doug Mann thought he would ride out the start of the coronavirus pandemic on his sailboat anchored on the shores of Culebra, an island off the coast of Puerto…

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More Melty Cheese

Welcome back to Five Weeknight Dishes. As the weeks wear on, I am missing so much food I would like to be eating — hot popcorn at the movies, ice-cold Caesar salad at a restaurant, fried oysters on a planned beach trip — that it feels right and necessary to indulge in small ways, like…

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Trump Calls This Drug a ‘Game Changer.’ Doctors Aren’t So Sure.

Just a month ago, Dr. Bushra Mina had no playbook to treat patients who were arriving with coronavirus at Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan. His first encounter was with an older man whose health declined quickly. No drugs were approved to treat this highly infectious virus, and there was little Dr. Mina could do but…

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The Pandemic Work Diary of a Video-Streaming C.E.O.

Anjali Sud has never been busier. As the chief executive of Vimeo — a video-streaming platform with 175 million registered users — Ms. Sud is dealing with swelling traffic as the world, sheltering in place, looks for virtual connections. “We woke up a few weeks ago to unprecedented demand,” she said. “We’re seeing increased usage across…

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When Duty Calls, and Menaces

We’re a married couple, both doctors, originally drawn to medicine because we want to be of value at times of need. But as Chicago approaches its projected surge, and with infections likely continuing for months, we’re debating what we can and should do. If we’re asked to treat Covid-19 patients, we want to help, in…

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Online Balls and Making Art

With the New York party scene on hiatus, here is how some patrons and society figures are spending their time and resources during the coronavirus pandemic. David Kratz Age: 62 Occupation: president of the New York Academy of Art Favorite charities: Women in Need; the Heart of Art, an auction for the American Nurses Foundation.…

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Love Letter: Reunited After a Long-Distance Marriage

[Sign up here to receive Love Letter, a weekly newsletter about relationship highs, lows and woes, in your inbox every Friday.] The coronavirus has forced many couples to make difficult decisions about their living arrangements. For some, their proximity to virus hot spots has caused them to shelter in place separately, while others have expedited…

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