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Here’s what you need to know: ImageFuneral home workers transporting the body of someone suspected to have died from coronavirus in the Philippines.Credit…Jes Aznar for The New York Times As cases top 2 million worldwide, some countries ease lockdowns and others brace for worse. The coronavirus pandemic passed 2 million confirmed infections and 120,000 deaths…

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Hailey Herrera, 25, Dies; Therapy Student Focused on Families

This obituary is part of a series about people who have died in the coronavirus pandemic. Read about others here. Hailey Herrera was that friend you went to when you had a problem. So she turned that gift into a profession. “She was Dear Abby,” her mother, Valerie Herrera, said. “Everyone wanted to come to…

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UnitedHealth Reports Profit, Citing Falling Demand for Elective Care

UnitedHealth Group, one of the nation’s major insurers, reported on Wednesday that its earnings actually increased this past quarter, adding that the costs of the coronavirus pandemic were offset by the cancellations of routine medical appointments and elective surgeries for hip replacements and other conditions. The company’s report provided an early glimpse of how the…

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When Older Relatives Shrug at Coronavirus Restrictions

I went hoarse shouting at my mother last week. “You really got into your building elevator with someone else?” She blamed the other person for standing in the middle of the elevator; I blamed her for getting in, putting herself at risk of catching the coronavirus. By the time my 88-year-old father got to the…

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What Does The World Health Organization Do?

President Trump’s decision to halt funding for the World Health Organization, depriving it of its biggest funding source, could have far-reaching effects in efforts to fight diseases and make health care more widely available across the globe. Mr. Trump’s order centered on the organization’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, and he is far from alone…

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Here’s Where You Can Buy Face Masks Online Right Now

Due to the rapid spread of COVID-19, the demand for face masks has been higher than the U.S. supply can currently support. Healthcare workers — who are on the frontlines battling the virus — are finding that there is not enough personal protective equipment (PPE) to keep them safe. In a medical setting, surgical masks…

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5 Artists to Follow on Instagram Now

Ask me most days what I think about Instagram, and I will tell you: a scourge. The social photo platform, and the cameraphone more generally, have produced a radical shift in the experience of art — turning virality into the principal marker of success, and laying waste to heritage sites worldwide. (Follow the viperous account…

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The Outdoor Voices Sale Is Giving Me The Motivation to Work Out

Outdoor Voices As someone whose dresser is jam-packed with TechSweat leggings, I have zero shame in admitting I regularly check Outdoor Voices’ website for sales. I’m happy to report that today is that day: Right now, Outdoor Voices is offering steep discounts in its OV Extra section. The athletic brand has some of the cutest,…

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Three-Ingredient Cookies, Fresh From Your Pantry

Cookies have great range: They can be complex and multidimensional, like a good Italian rainbow cookie, textured like chocolate chip, or trim and one-note, like English shortbread. Simplest of all, three-ingredient cookies maximize downsized ingredient lists to deliver the same sweet satisfaction without the supplies of an expansive baker’s pantry. Varying combinations of fat, sugar…

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