Can an Old Vaccine Stop the New Coronavirus?

A vaccine that was developed a hundred years ago to fight the tuberculosis scourge in Europe is now being tested against the coronavirus by scientists eager to find a quick way to protect health care workers, among others. The Bacillus Calmette-Guerin vaccine is still widely used in the developing world, where scientists have found that…

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Trump Says Hospitals Will Be Paid for Treating Uninsured Coronavirus Patients

ImageA medical worker at a special coronavirus intake area at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn this week.Credit…Spencer Platt/Getty Images The Trump administration plans to use money from the recent stimulus bills to pay hospitals for treatment of uninsured coronavirus patients. It says the plan is more efficient than reopening enrollment in the Obamacare markets to…

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‘Zoombombing’ Becomes a Dangerous Organized Effort

In recent weeks, as schools, businesses, support groups and millions of individuals have adopted Zoom as a meeting platform in an increasingly remote world, reports of “Zoombombing” or “Zoom raiding” by uninvited participants have become frequent. While those incidents may have initially been regarded as pranks or trolling, they have since risen to the level…

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F.D.A. to Allow Use of KN95 Masks Approved by China

With doctors, nurses and other health care workers facing acute shortages of protective masks, the Food and Drug Administration announced on Friday that it will allow use of a more widely available mask that meets Chinese standards instead of American ones. Hospitals across the United States are running out of N95 masks, which filter at…

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How a Bouncy Ball Changed the Way I See the World

In the stillness and noise of the M.R.I., I picture what the magnet is doing to my brain. I imagine hydrogen protons aligning along and against the direction of its field. Bursts of radio waves challenge their orientation, generating signals that are rendered into images. Other than the sting of the contrast agent, the momentary…

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Dapper Dan’s Grandson Sews His Own Gucci

Name: Akil Loving Age: 25 Hometown: New York City Now Lives: In Harlem, in a fourth-floor studio apartment not far from where he grew up. Claim to Fame: Mr. Loving is the grandson of Dapper Dan, the Harlem couturier fabled for outfitting gangsters and rap stars in bootlegged Fendi and other designer duds. Turns out,…

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Free People’s Dresses are 50% Off and We Honestly Deserve This

If you need a quick pick-me-up, Free People is here to raise your spirits. The website slashed their entire dress section in half, offering up their pretty frocks, skirt sets, and jumpsuits for 50% off. The sale lasts through the weekend, so act fast before your size runs out. And don’t be fooled— if you…

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25 Adult Board Games to Fill Your Now-Very-Free Evenings

Courtesy Thanks to the current state of *gestures wildly* everything, I’m guessing your evenings are looking a lot less busy than normal. If you’ve already exhausted your TV binge list and finished that one puzzle sitting in your closet, it’s time to turn to board games. More specifically, these 25 actually-fun games that even adults…

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