Lauren Hard, Ronald Hernandez

Lauren Hard and Ronald George Hernandez were married Feb. 28 at Liberty House Restaurant in Jersey City, N.J. The Rev. John M. O’Sullivan, affiliated with the Federation of Christian Ministries, officiated. The bride, 34, is a news assistant at The New York Times, and is also a freelance writer. She graduated from Temple and received…

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Repeat antibiotic prescribing linked to higher risk of hospital admissions

Epidemiologists at The University of Manchester have discovered an association between the number of prescriptions for antibiotics and a higher risk of hospital admissions. The study, published in BMC Medicine and funded by The National Institute for Health Research and the Connected Health Cities Programme, is based on the data of 2 million patients…

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Avy Villaraza, Darnell Thompson

Avy Villaraza and Darnell Xavier Thompson are to be married March 1 at Saddle Creek, an events space in Dripping Springs, Texas. Jonathan C. Clatt, who is the lead pastor at Harvest City Church in San Antonio, is to officiate. The bride, 26, will take her husband’s name. She is a marketing coordinator for Builder…

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Thomas Schultz, Robert Blalock

Thomas McIntyre Schultz and Robert Scot Blalock were married Feb. 28 at the Manhattan Marriage Bureau. Zuleima Astol, a member of the New York City clerk’s office, officiated. Mr. Schultz (left), 29, works in corporate communications at Volvo Car USA in Rockleigh, N.J. He graduated from N.Y.U. He is a son of Lisa M. Schultz…

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Coronavirus Live Updates: Trump Expands Iran Travel Restrictions

Here’s what you need to know: ImagePresident Trump held a news conference on Saturday to discuss the U.S. deal with the Taliban, and address the country’s first coronavirus death.Credit…Doug Mills/The New York Times Trump aims to calm public by announcing new travel restrictions. President Trump sought on Saturday to more aggressively address the…

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How Prepared Is the U.S. for a Coronavirus Outbreak?

In 2005, the federal government sought to assess how a respiratory-related pandemic might play out in the United States. Its report estimated that a severe influenza pandemic would require mechanical ventilators for 740,000 critically ill people. Today, as the country faces the possibility of a widespread outbreak of a new respiratory infection caused…

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Surgeon General Urges the Public to Stop Buying Face Masks

The surgeon general on Saturday urged the public to stop buying masks, warning that it won’t help against the spread of the coronavirus but will take away important resources from health care professionals. “Seriously people — STOP BUYING MASKS!” the surgeon general, Jerome M. Adams, said in a tweet on Saturday morning. “They…

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F.D.A. Expands Coronavirus Testing in the United States

The Food and Drug Administration announced Saturday that testing for the coronavirus would be greatly expanded in the United States, giving laboratories and hospitals around the country the go-ahead to conduct tests that had until now been severely limited to those analyzed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The decision should…

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Kept at the Hospital on Coronavirus Fears, Now Facing Large Medical Bills

ImageFrank Wucinski and his daughter Annabel in Marine Corps Station Miramar, where they were quarantined after arriving from Wuhan, China.Credit…Courtesy Frank Wucinski Frank Wucinski and his 3-year-old daughter, Annabel, are among the dozens of Americans the government has flown back to the country from Wuhan, China, and put under quarantine to check for…

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