States Must Standardize Coronavirus Data, Former C.D.C. Director Says

As criticism of the Trump administration’s response to the coronavirus pandemic intensifies, a former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday called on state health officials to start reporting coronavirus data in a detailed and uniform fashion, rather than the disorganized hodgepodge most states now produce. Other public health experts said…

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When the Bake Sale Goes Global, Millions Are Raised to Fight Injustice

Like a lot of 13-year-olds, Daniella Senior loved to bake, and thought she might become a pastry chef. Unlike most of them, she already had six employees. Ms. Senior started out on her own, collecting and filling orders for miniature sweets while growing up in Santo Domingo, in the Dominican Republic. “I was getting up…

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Some Vaccine Makers Say They Plan to Profit From Coronavirus Vaccine

Executives from four companies in the race to produce a coronavirus vaccine — AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, Moderna Therapeutics and Pfizer — told lawmakers on Tuesday that they are optimistic their products could be ready by the end of 2020 or the beginning of 2021. All four companies are testing vaccines in human clinical trials. Three of the…

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The Uneasy Privilege of the Daytime Nightgown

Style Points is a new weekly column about how fashion intersects with the wider world. I have always been supremely jealous of people who slumber like the proverbial log. I’ve never been able to, but especially not now. Not when my brain is an arid desert and my dreams are peopled with a Robert Altman-sized…

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Patient, Can You Spare a Dime?

Should your doctor ask you to make a donation to help the medical center where you were treated? If you are a generous donor, should you be rewarded with a better room — or your doctor’s cellphone number? Medical centers across the United States are asking patients, especially wealthy ones, to donate money, in addition…

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Zooming In on Bill Buford’s Latest Obsession

Last month, the writer Bill Buford attempted to teach me, using Zoom, how to bone, stuff, tie and poach a chicken. It was something like one of those MasterClasses that everybody is watching these days, except that those run for 20 minutes, and my lesson lasted more than six hours. It may not have been…

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Coronavirus Cases: Live Updates on States, Countries and More

Here’s what you need to know: ImageA mobile testing site in Miami on Tuesday.Credit…Saul Martinez for The New York Times The C.D.C. says the number of people infected ‘far exceeds the number of reported cases’ in parts of the U.S. The number of people infected with the coronavirus in different parts of the United States…

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Republicans Begin New Relief Talks as Hopes Fade for Rapid Recovery

This briefing has ended. Read live coronavirus updates here. Here’s what you need to know: ImageA grocery store in Altamonte Springs, Fla., on the weekend. No state has had more food stamp growth than Florida.Credit…Charlotte Kesl for The New York Times With the U.S. economic outlook dimming, talks on a new round of stimulus get…

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Everlane’s Huge Summer Sale is Finally Here

Attention shoppers: Everlane is having a huge summer sale, where you can save up to 40 percent on a bunch of clothes and accessories. While Everlane regularly has discounts in its «Choose What You Pay» section, it’s rare to find already-marked down deals this good. Wearing—let alone—buying new clothes seems daunting. (I mean, I too…

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