Coronavirus Live Updates: Officials Rush to Respond to a Drumbeat of New Cases

Here’s what you need to know: ImageCommuters in Tokyo on Friday. Credit…Charly Triballeau/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images Fears that a global pandemic is inevitable take hold. Financial markets around the world continued their relentless plunge on Friday, with European exchanges all declining more than 2 percent. Wall Street seemed poised to follow in what could…

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He Drove Her to the Hospital. She Gave Him the Coronavirus.

BANGKOK — The Chinese woman hailed the cab and said she wanted to go to the hospital. The Thai taxi driver got stuck in traffic because that’s what often happens in Bangkok. To pass the time, the woman took out her phone and, leaning forward, pointed out some tourist sites she might want to visit.…

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Pence Will Control All Coronavirus Messaging From Health Officials

WASHINGTON — The White House moved on Thursday to tighten control of coronavirus messaging by government health officials and scientists, directing them to coordinate all statements and public appearances with the office of Vice President Mike Pence, according to several officials familiar with the new approach. But on a day that the White House sought…

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Five Places to Visit in Amman with a Hometown Fashion Designer

The Amman fashion designer Nafsika Skourti could have started her clothing line anywhere. Her Paris Fashion Week debut six years ago won over buyers from around the world. But Ms. Skourti, 32, and her sister, Stephanie, 30, headquartered their company in their hometown in 2014 “to teach Arab hands to create clothing with international appeal,”…

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My Tireless Quest for a Tubeless Wipe

Hello, I am the toilet paper lady. I am the shopper who rushes up, wide-eyed, to the managers at the grocery store to ask why my brand of choice, Scott Tube-Free, has gone missing from the shelves. I point to the line in the big merchandise ordering book to make sure they see the right…

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The Capital That Ate Wellness Is Going to Eat Your Mushrooms

ImageCredit…Photo Illustration by Tracy Ma/The New York Times Venture capital arrives for psychedelics. Feb. 28, 2020 Goop, Moon Juice and Daily Harvest are women-led companies oriented toward wellness, that fuzzy intersection of health and well-being. They share an ethos — and also an investor, Able Partners. “We probably are the first fund to focus exclusively…

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Raising a Nontoxic Man

When my wife was pregnant with our first baby, we decided not to find out the gender and told people we would be thrilled either way. But we both quietly hoped it would be a girl. For my wife, it was a matter of familiarity, having grown up with two sisters. My preference was both…

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Clinical factors during pregnancy related to congenital cytomegalovirus infection

A group led by researchers from Kobe University has illuminated clinical factors that are related to the occurrence of congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection in newborns. They revealed for the first time in the world that fever or cold-like symptoms (including cough, sore throat and runny nose) during pregnancy, and threatened miscarriage or threatened premature labor…

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Sugar gets the red light from consumers in new study

Researchers have found that sugar content is the most important factor for people when making healthy food choices — overriding fat and salt. A team from the University of Nottingham’s Division of Food, Nutrition and Dietetics carried out a choice-based survey with 858 participants using the traffic light labelling system (TLL) to select healthy foods.…

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