In the W.H.O.’s Coronavirus Stumbles, Some Scientists See a Pattern

Even as the World Health Organization leads the worldwide response to the coronavirus pandemic, the agency is failing to take stock of rapidly evolving research findings and to communicate clearly about them, several scientists warned on Tuesday. In a news briefing on Monday, a W.H.O. official asserted that transmission of the coronavirus by people without…

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Where Protesters Go, Street Medics Follow

When Safa Abdulkadir, a first-year medical student at the University of Minnesota, attended a protest in Minneapolis in response to the killing of George Floyd, she had no intention of putting her medical knowledge to use. It was May 26, one day after Mr. Floyd was killed, and although Ms. Abdulkadir was attending the demonstration…

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Fauci Warns That the Coronavirus Pandemic Is Far From Over

In a wide-ranging talk to biotech executives, Dr. Anthony S. Fauci delivered a grim assessment of the devastation wrought around the world by the coronavirus. Covid-19 is the disease that Dr. Fauci always said would be his “worst nightmare” — a new, highly contagious respiratory infection that causes a significant amount of illness and death.…

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Facebook Mom Groups Blow Up Over Black Lives Matter

A private Facebook group intended for New York City mothers has imploded over accusations of racism. UES Mommas, founded in 2011, is one of the largest Facebook groups for New York moms, with nearly 40,000 members. It was created specifically for those living on the largely affluent Upper East Side to discuss local schools and…

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Bon Appétit Names Amanda Shapiro as Interim Editor

Condé Nast named Amanda Shapiro as the acting deputy director of Bon Appétit on Tuesday, after the swift fall of the magazine’s former editor in chief, Adam Rapoport, who resigned on Monday. Ms. Shapiro, 33, was the editor at Healthyish, a newsletter and digital companion to the magazine, and had recently taken on more editing…

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Bone Drugs May Have Added Benefit: Lower Pneumonia Risk

Osteoporosis drugs such as Fosamax and Actonel may have an additional benefit: A new study suggests they are associated with a reduced risk for pneumonia. Researchers studied the nitrogen-containing bisphosphonates, prescription drugs sold under various brand names for the treatment of osteoporosis. Using a database of patients 50 and older hospitalized for hip fracture, the…

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Flying Was Once Routine. During the Pandemic, It’s a Feat.

FRANKFURT — Last week I stepped aboard the subway in Frankfurt for the first time since February, the start of a 4,000-mile trans-Atlantic journey to rejoin my wife after a three-month separation. The trip to the United States is one I’ve made dozens of times over the quarter-century I’ve lived and worked in Germany. But…

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As Diners Flock to Delivery Apps, Restaurants Fear for Their Future

Before the coronavirus lockdowns, Matt Majesky didn’t take much notice of the fees that Grubhub and Uber Eats charged him every time they processed an order for his restaurant, Pierogi Mountain. But once the lockdowns began, the apps became essentially the only source of business for the barroom restaurant he ran with a partner, Charlie…

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What It Looks Like Inside an Amazon Warehouse Now

KENT, Wash. — After months of being embattled over its response to the coronavirus, Amazon is working to convince the public that its workplaces — specifically, the warehouses where it stores everything from toys to hand sanitizer — are safe during the pandemic. The giant internet retailer has started running television ads that show that…

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