Low-Tech Way to Help Some Covid Patients: Flip Them Over

Hospitals across the country are filled with a curious sight these days: patients lying on their bellies. Patients almost always lie on their backs, a position that helps nurses tend to them and allows them to look around if they’re awake. But for many patients, the coronavirus crisis is literally flipping the script. The surprisingly…

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The Extra Burden for Parents of Children With Special Needs

As a developmental pediatrician, I have worked throughout this coronavirus crisis with parents strained by fears about their child’s learning, stresses around anxiety and behavior, and the disruption of school services. For parents of children with special needs, who often carry an extra heavy load managing academics in the best of times, the burden while…

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Who is Melissa Derosa? Governor Cuomo’s Top Aide

Competence is captivating. No need to tell viewers tuning in to Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s daily media briefings. Many have been riveted by his plain talk in the face of a global pandemic. Others are increasingly focused on the woman usually seated at his left: the one who on a recent Thursday countered a reporter’s…

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Wait … What’s Getting You Through?

Image We spend a lot of our days chatting with each other about things we see online, trying to make sense of it all. This week in the Styles newsletter, Wait …, the team is sharing some things that are getting us through these times. Hope you’re hanging in there! If you want to share…

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At Home: This Isn’t Forever. But We Can Make It Better Now.

Welcome! It’s a funny feeling to think that it might not go on forever, the isolation and social distancing, the scary trips to the market, the fear of the half-masked bicyclist approaching on the footpath, the days spent working on that uncomfortable chair, the days spent not working and navigating bureaucracies in search of relief.…

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The Tiny Radio Stations That Lift Spirits in Hospitals

LONDON — Last Wednesday, Steve Coulby, a D.J. for Nottingham Hospitals Radio in England, read out a request from a patient battling Covid-19. “Brian, you’ve given me an awesome responsibility, as you’ve asked for ‘any jazz,’” Mr. Coulby said. “I have to admit,” he added, “what I know about jazz is limited.” Mr. Coulby then…

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Live Coronavirus News: Paul Manafort Is Released Over Virus Concerns

Here’s what you need to know: ImageJerome H. Powell, the Federal Reserve chair, in 2019. On Wednesday, he signaled that Congress may need to provide more money for households and businesses in order to avoid a painful recession.Credit…Al Drago for The New York Times The Fed chair says ‘policies will need to be ready’ to…

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Transforming The Fashion Industry? Dries Van Noten Has a Plan for That

Victor VIRGILEGetty Images There’s been a lot of talk about how to fix fashion and make the industry more sustainable, but much like the weather, it’s too often a topic that generates much discussion and comparatively little action. Dries van Noten—who might just be the Elizabeth Warren of the fashion industry—is hoping to change that.…

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Coronavirus World News: Live Updates on U.K., Europe, Asia and Latin America

Here’s what you need to know: ImageShoppers lined up in Munich on Monday.Credit…Laetitia Vancon for The New York Times A cautious start to travel as countries, and businesses, navigate reopening. The coronavirus pandemic has devastated the tourism industry, as countries sealed their borders, flights ground to a halt and billions of people sheltered at home.…

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We Say Potato

Good morning. I learned a neat trick from the chef Ned Baldwin’s excellent new cookbook, “How to Dress an Egg,” which he wrote with Peter Kaminsky. It’s for making a butter-basted hanger steak that is not only delicious but a perfect indoor steak preparation. There’s no searing involved, no smoke, no mess. It’s basically a…

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