‘Thanking God for My Breath’: Dispatch From New York’s Frontline

“The hospital unit felt ‘like a pressure cooker.’” — Dr. Dara Kass, associate professor of emergency medicine at Columbia University Medical Center [In Her Words is available as a newsletter and this profile is part of a series looking at women at the forefront of the fight against coronavirus. Sign up here for more profiles…

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Anita Fial, Who Carried the Banner of Exotic Food, Dies at 87

Brooklyn isn’t famous for exotic fruits and vegetables, but it produced Anita Fial who, as a home economist and marketing expert, helped make Florida sweet corn, Mexican mangoes and avocados staples at green grocers. She even helped revive the demand for radishes and celery. “She normalized what might once have been considered exotic,” Produce News,…

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Passover Under Coronavirus Lockdown: Israeli Jews Revise the Rituals

JERUSALEM — Singing outdoors. Participating remotely in a relative’s Zoom Seder. Leaving apartment doors open so solitary neighbors can hear the recitations. Israeli Jews are seeking novel ways of celebrating this week’s Passover holiday, traditionally a festival of freedom and community, after the government announced strict curfews to limit social gatherings. On the first night…

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Coronavirus Live Updates: Trump Effectively Ousts Top Watchdog for Relief Funds

Here’s what you need to know: ImagePresident Trump at a coronavirus briefing in Washington on Monday.Credit…Doug Mills/The New York Times Trump effectively ousts the top watchdog for the $2 trillion in virus relief. President Trump moved on Tuesday to oust the leader of a new panel of watchdogs charged with overseeing how his administration spends…

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‘I Just Need the Comfort’: Processed Foods Make a Pandemic Comeback

Just a few months ago, Sue Smith considered herself a healthy eater. She ate salads with kale and quinoa. She counted calories. She eliminated processed sugar from her diet. She avoided dairy products. But in the past month, as the coronavirus pandemic made her housebound, Ms. Smith, a writer in Los Angeles, began shopping —…

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Quinn the Quarantine Fox Wants You to Be Safe at Home

The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting buyers from the dangers of household items, issuing recalls and teaching people how to avoid common, life-threatening emergencies like kitchen fires and ingesting poisonous cleaners. Now that a chunk of the country’s population is spending an inordinate amount of time at home, the U.S.C.P.S.C.…

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Why Animal Crossing Is the Game for the Coronavirus Moment

Imagine escaping to an island paradise where bags of money fall out of trees and a talking raccoon can approve you for a mortgage. With the world in the grip of a pandemic, that’s exactly the sort of escape that has captivated so many — not in their fantasies, but in the world of Animal…

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In Atlanta, a Major Renovation Without a Major Investment

Scott and Jessica Davis have never managed to stay in one place for long, and with every move, they have found a home with a distinct style. “We lived in a co-op in Brooklyn, then a Tudor house in L.A., then a Dutch colonial in New Jersey, and then, prior to this, an 1879 Victorian…

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Spain’s Coronavirus Crisis Accelerated as Warnings Went Unheeded

MADRID — At the end of January, a German tourist became Spain’s first coronavirus patient. At the time, the health threat seemed for the nation as remote as the tiny Spanish island of La Gomera, where he was treated. Two weeks later, the German walked out of hospital, and Spain celebrated being again “virus free.”…

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