Coronavirus Tests Are Now Free, but Treatment Could Still Cost You

Even if they shouldn’t, people may think twice about seeking testing or treatment for the coronavirus if they are worried about getting large medical bills, even when they have health insurance. “The problem is we have reams and reams of evidence that if people know they face hundreds or thousands of dollars in bills, they’ll…

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Free E-Book: Answers to Your Coronavirus Questions

Covid-19 cases continue to be confirmed. By following some basic steps, you can help reduce your risk and do your part to protect others. To help you navigate this highly fluid situation, The Times has compiled more than two dozen pieces of journalism in “Answers to Your Coronavirus Questions,” a free e-book. This book addresses…

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You Can Help Break the Chain of Transmission

After studying infectious diseases, epidemiologists like Helen Jenkins, of Boston University, and Bill Hanage, of Harvard, who are married, typically go one of two ways. “They either become completely and utterly infection conscious,” Dr. Hanage said, “or they are the type of person who drops the toast and picks it up and wipes it off…

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T’s Guide to Staying at Home, and Making the Best of It

Now that we’re nearly through the work week, and school week, the uncanniness of the current moment has set in. Some European countries — like Spain and Italy — have enforced strict lockdowns while in New York, museums, libraries and restaurants have shut down indefinitely. But “social distancing” — not commuting, not dining out, saying…

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Policeman. Reality Star. Recent Ex-Boyfriend.

For most of the last two years, Sean Larkin has worked six days a week — four days in the gang unit of the Tulsa, Okla., police department, where he is an officer, and two days in New York City to film episodes of “Live PD,” a live reality TV show about policing. On Sundays,…

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Deciding How Much Distance You Should Keep

When Dr. Asaf Bitton looked out from his window in Boston recently, he was shocked by the scene. Although schools, offices and businesses already had shut down to slow the spread of coronavirus, the park was packed. “I saw people from my window outside playing in the park together, and I thought, ‘This is crazy,’”…

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Kerby Jean-Raymond Is Supporting Communities Affected by Coronavirus

Claudio LaveniaGetty Images Kerby Jean-Raymond doesn’t follow the leader—he is one. With his brand, Pyer Moss, the New York–based designer creates collections that are directional (some argue that he was the catalyst for streetwear in luxury) and informed by the struggle of Black people in America. He operates on a different level from the rest…

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People Are Dying. But What About My Basketball Tournament?

Thanks to the new coronavirus, my son’s basketball tournament was canceled last week. (He is 12 and plays in a middle school league.) He loves the game, so I understood his disappointment at the announcement. But I am surprised by his seeming inability to bounce back from it. We watch the evening news as a…

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