Red Cross Warns of a ‘Staggering’ Drop in Blood Supplies

WASHINGTON — As protests and violence erupt in cities, the United States faces a new threat: The country is running out of blood. Several months of social distancing and stay-at-home orders have resulted in fewer people donating blood, according to health care workers, with collection drives at offices, schools and churches canceled en masse. For…

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Who’s Wearing a Face Mask? Women, Democrats and City Dwellers

As states continue to lift restrictions that were put in place to curb the coronavirus outbreak and as Americans start going out in public again, recent surveys suggest that gender, political affiliation and education level are factors that have a bearing on who is wearing a mask, and who isn’t. Public health officials have recommended…

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For This Tribe, Saving a River Means Saving the Sturgeon

THE YAKAMA NATION, Wash. — For centuries, sturgeon the size of great white sharks swam the Columbia River. Its currents spread their eggs, scattering them across the bottom. Its waterfalls churned up food for them to eat. Some lived as long as 150 years and grew longer than 15 feet. But in the late 1800s,…

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Your Kitchen Can Be as Well Stocked as Restaurants Now

If Jessica Kramer didn’t already know that she had started to shop in a new way, the personal letter she got from the meat and poultry supplier D’Artagnan would have been a tip-off. After thanking her for her business, the company informed her that it would be happy to send a truck to make personal…

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Forsythia, Rustic Italian Food, Opens for Takeout and Delivery

Headliner Forsythia A “soft opening” for a new restaurant once meant easing into business with limited reservations for friends, family and staff. But, in today’s world, it means starting with takeout. Such is the case for Forsythia at 9 Stanton Street. “In the middle of construction everything went on pause,” said Jacob Siwak, formerly of…

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For Those Who Don’t Know How to Cook, Quarantine Presents a Challenge

When she began self-isolating in her apartment in College Station, Texas, in March, Melissa Hodges thought it would be her big opportunity to finally learn to cook. After all, so many of her classmates at Texas A&M University, where she is a senior, were posting Instagram photos of glossy strands of spaghetti carbonara and citrus…

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How to Read a Coronavirus Study, or Any Science Paper

A lot of people are reading scientific papers for the first time these days, hoping to make sense of the coronavirus pandemic. If you’re one of them, be advised the scientific paper is a peculiar literary genre that can take some getting used to. And also bear in mind that these are not typical times…

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Pandemic to Cost U.S. Economy $7.9 Trillion Over 10 Years

Here’s what you need to know: Video transcript Back transcript Cuomo Raises Concerns Over Potential Coronavirus Spread From Protests Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York said he was worried about the impact that large protests will have on the New York City’s coronavirus numbers. We have a fundamental issue. Which is we just spent…

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Why the N.B.A. Is Planning on Going to Disney World

Singing pirates and spinning teacups. Mickey Mouse-shaped waffles. Impossibly chipper employees chirping, “Have a magical day.” Stroller gridlock. Pre-eminent sports venue? Walt Disney World is known for many things, but few people would immediately associate it with athletics, unless you count endurance walking or Super Bowl winners gleefully exclaiming their intention to visit, a marketing…

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Relaxing the Rules of Social Distancing

Sara Goodman, 39, has kept kosher her entire life. An associate professor of political science at the University of California, Irvine, Ms. Goodman is used to responding to dinner invitations with an awkward but polite inquiry about what sort of food will be served, and if accommodations can be made for her. It’s a skill,…

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