An Impromptu Wedding, Social Distancing Included

NEW YORK SHUTTERED “Love in the time of Corona,” the invite said. “Bring your own cups if you want to toast.” March 20, 2020 ImageThe bride and groom, Paul Anderson and Molly Rosner, had 14 guests, so there was plenty of room to spread out. A phone played Mendelssohn’s “Wedding March” — somewhat drowned out…

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Daniel Radcliffe Does Not Have Coronavirus

Daniel Radcliffe heard he had the new coronavirus from his makeup artist. “We’d just done the matinee,” Mr. Radcliffe said, referring to his March 10 performance in “Endgame” at the Old Vic theater in London. “I was getting my hair done for the evening show, and our hair and makeup guy, Rob, turned around and…

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Young Adults Come to Grips With Coronavirus Health Risks

Until several days ago, some bars and restaurants were still packed with St. Patrick’s Day crowds. Beaches were full. And it seemed as though many young adults were slow to take steps to curb the spread of the coronavirus. “I kept hearing, ‘Eighty percent of cases are mild,’” said Christian Heuer, 32, of Los Angeles,…

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What’s Happening to the Monarch Butterfly Population?

Western monarch butterflies spend their winters in Pismo Beach and other sites on the central California coast. A few months later, they breed in the Central Valley and as far north and east as Idaho. But where they go in between remains an open question. Now, a group of researchers wants the public’s help to…

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Can’t Get Tested for Covid-19? Maybe You’re in the Wrong Country

Scientists around the world were waiting at their computers in early January when China released the coronavirus genetic code, the blueprint for creating tests and vaccines. Within days, labs from Hong Kong to Berlin had designed tests and shared their research with others. Within about two weeks, Australia had its own tests, and even citizens…

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Can’t Get Tested? Maybe You’re in the Wrong Country

Scientists around the world were waiting at their computers in early January when China released the coronavirus genetic code, the blueprint for creating tests and vaccines. Within days, labs from Hong Kong to Berlin had designed tests and shared their research with others. Within about two weeks, Australia had its own tests, and even citizens…

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Coronavirus May Keep California’s Nursing Students From Graduating

For Sharon Goldfarb, a nurse educator in California, crisis care is second nature: She worked at a Harlem H.I.V. clinic during the AIDS epidemic, at ground zero after Sept. 11 and in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. When the coronavirus outbreak began to spread, she was ready to prepare her 85 nursing students for front-line…

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As Economy Is Upended, Marie Kondo Drops a Workplace Book

Marie Kondo, the tidying expert and best-selling author, has a new book, “Joy at Work,” that takes her trademarked method to the workplace and encourages readers to find joy there by cleaning their desks, among other things. Of course, the terrible joke right now is that the coronavirus is the new KonMari, having scoured most…

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How to Have a Successful Virtual Happy Hour

This past Monday, on a whim, Jackie Summers, a liquor-brand owner, put out a call on Twitter for people to join him for a virtual cocktail hour. Since many of his friends in the hospitality industry were suddenly out of work, he felt that this was the perfect way to encourage social distancing while giving…

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