The Deal Not Taken

For a budget traveler, it was the best of times, and the worst of times. For one very frantic week, while the country woke up to the spread of coronavirus at home and began swiftly shutting down schools, sports competitions and festivals, travel deals flooded my inbox. A week in the Azores islands for $699,…

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Live Coronavirus News, Updates and Coverage

Here’s what you need to know: ImageGrand Central Terminal in Manhattan on Friday. New York’s governor has sharply limited outdoor activity across the state, including by ordering nonessential businesses to keep all of their workers home.Credit…Benjamin Norman for The New York Times Soon more than 1 in 5 Americans will be under orders to stay…

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Trump’s Embrace of Unproven Drugs to Treat Coronavirus Defies Science

At a long-winded White House briefing on Friday, President Trump enthusiastically and repeatedly promoted the promise of two long-used malaria drugs that are still unproven against the coronavirus, but being tested in clinical trials. “I’m a smart guy,” he said, while acknowledging he couldn’t predict the drugs would work. “I feel good about it. And…

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‘Zoombombing’: When Video Conferences Go Wrong

Zoom has become the default social platform for millions of people looking to connect with friends, family, students and colleagues while practicing social distancing during the new coronavirus pandemic. But the trolls of the internet are under quarantine, too, and they’re looking for Zooms to disrupt. They are jumping into public Zoom calls and using…

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Missing Ingredients? Ask Our Cooking Experts for Substitutions

We know you’re spending a lot of time in the kitchen and possibly needing to get more creative with your pantry staples. Have you run into trouble finding a substitution for a recipe? Or maybe you’re looking for inspiration for how to use an ingredient or transform leftovers into a new meal. Our NYT Cooking…

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‘I Feel Like I Have Five Jobs’: Moms Navigate the Pandemic

As coronavirus continues to spread across the globe, we’re working to answer the questions on many parents’ minds. This is a fast-moving situation, so some information may be outdated. For the latest updates, read The New York Times’s live coronavirus coverage here. Johanna Moran and her husband, Terry, have created a schedule with three shifts:…

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As Coronavirus Looms, a Hospital Begins Sterilizing Masks for Reuse

Facing a dire shortage of protective face masks for health care workers, administrators at the University of Nebraska Medical Center decided they had no choice. Masks are certified for one-time use only. But on Thursday, the center began an experimental procedure to decontaminate its masks with ultraviolet light and reuse them. Administrators plan to use…

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Coronavirus Test: What My Experience Was Like

Around the country, the number of coronaviruses cases is on the rise, with an increasing number of people getting tested, at walk-in clinics to drive-through sites or visits with their doctors. Here are some of the experiences and bits of advice from five people who have been able to get tested. The situation is constantly…

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Local Independent Restaurants May Not Survive the Coronavirus Pandemic

It took two months for JoAnn Clevenger to reopen Upperline, a traditional Creole restaurant in New Orleans, after Hurricane Katrina devastated that city in 2005. This time, a virus has closed the place, probably for a lot longer. It didn’t take long for her to realize that a takeout operation wouldn’t keep the business alive,…

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Idled Cruise Line’s Offer: Use Our Ships as Hospitals. Is That a Good Idea?

WASHINGTON — The idea was floated between friends. At White House news conferences on Thursday and Friday, President Trump told reporters that Micky Arison, a former business associate and the chairman of Carnival Corporation, the world’s largest cruise operator, had offered to make its ships available as floating hospitals during the coronavirus pandemic. They would…

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