Coronavirus Continues to Disrupt Prescription Drug Supplies

For Michelle Weaver, hydroxychloroquine has been a miracle drug. Her daughter Kaitlyn, 13, suffers from juvenile inflammatory arthritis and an immune deficiency, which cause excruciating joint pain that often leaves her bedridden or reliant on a wheelchair to get around. But when Kaitlyn started using hydroxychloroquine in January, her debilitating pain went away and she…

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In Lockdown, a Neighborhood Opens Up

The residents of Bernal Heights, a dense little neighborhood built around a grassy hill in the south of San Francisco, have been under lockdown a long time — since March 17, to be exact, when the city became among the first in the United States to shut down. With incomes and freedom lost, and boredom…

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Is Pickleball the Perfect Pandemic Pastime?

When social distancing mandates struck Daytona Beach, Fla., in April, residents of Latitude Margaritaville (one of several “55 and better” communities inspired by the Jimmy Buffett song) quickly gathered the essentials. There were face masks and gloves and cans of food, yes, but also paddles. And balls. And chalk. Because while the coronavirus pandemic may…

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Wealthy Fliers Worried About Coronavirus Turn to Private Jet Service

Commercial air travel has plummeted in the pandemic, but interest in private jet service is surging, particularly among people who have not paid to fly privately before. For years, jet service providers have ferried corporate executives and wealthy leisure travelers who paid high fees for the privacy and security. Now, those same companies are shifting…

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Sparring and Schedules Offer Glimpse of Pandemic’s Partisan Lens

Here’s what you need to know: ImageJohn Howard, director of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, testified before a House committee on Thursday.Credit…Pool photo by Rod Lamkey The White House sets conditions on testifying before Congress as the virus’s partisan divide widens. Administration officials will only testify before Congress if committee leaders agree…

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Blaming China for Pandemic, Trump Says U.S. Will Leave the W.H.O.

After spending weeks accusing the World Health Organization of helping the Chinese government cover up the early days of the coronavirus epidemic in China, President Trump said on Friday that the United States would terminate its relationship with the agency. “The world is now suffering as a result of the malfeasance of the Chinese government,”…

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Scientists Question Major Hydroxychloroquine Study

More than 100 scientists and clinicians have questioned the authenticity of a massive hospital database that was the basis for an influential study published last week that concluded that treating people who have Covid-19 with chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine did not help and might have increased the risk of abnormal heart rhythms and death. In an…

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Their Minneapolis Restaurant Burned, but They Back the Protest

On Friday morning, as dawn broke through the smoke hanging over Minneapolis, the Gandhi Mahal Restaurant was severely damaged by fire. Hafsa Islam, whose father owns the Bangladeshi-Indian restaurant with members of his family, woke at 6 a.m. to hear the news. “At first, I was angry,” said Ms. Islam, 18. “This is my family’s…

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15 Engagement Gifts That Celebrate the Couple’s Good News

Courtesy While things may feel stuck at a standstill, there are some couples who are not letting anything stop their love. Proposals are still happening amidst a pandemic and we cannot be happier for those making the best out of a grim situation. We can all use some good news these days. Typical engagement parties…

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How to Throw a Digital Dance Party

At any party, there’s a moment of awkwardness, when the dance floor is still empty and guests are arriving. But then, something clicks. Maybe the lights dim. Maybe the D.J. plays That Song and the room becomes a hydra, moving together to the beat. The party has truly started. “The reason a club is so…

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