Paul Farmer Is Awarded the $1 Million Berggruen Prize

Paul Farmer, a medical anthropologist who has fought for stronger public health care infrastructure around the world, has been named the recipient of the 2020 Berggruen Prize. The $1 million prize, which is awarded annually to people who “have profoundly shaped human self-understanding and advancement in a rapidly changing world,” went to the doctor in…

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‘Like a Hand Grasping’: Trump Appointees Describe the Crushing of the C.D.C.

“What’s not legitimate is to overrule science,” he said. Often, Mr. McGowan and Ms. Campbell mediated between Dr. Redfield and agency scientists when the White House’s requests and dictates would arrive: edits from Mr. Vought and Kellyanne Conway, the former White House adviser, on choirs and communion in faith communities, or suggestions from Ivanka Trump,…

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Kim Kardashian’s Best Outfits Ever

Getty Images Over the years, Kim’s outfits have certainly delivered drama and sex appeal in spades. Here, an ongoing look at her best style moments, from her early KUWTK days to recent 2020 outings. View Gallery 222 Photos 1 of 222 March 3, 2020 Carrying a Hermès Birkin bag that features painting by artist George…

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Tom Cruise Erupts at ‘Mission: Impossible’ Crew Over Covid-19 Breach

The actor Tom Cruise recently erupted at crew members on the set of “Mission: Impossible 7” over a breach of Covid-19 protocols in an apparent effort to prevent further disruptions to a film whose production has already been delayed by the pandemic. “We are creating thousands of jobs,” Mr. Cruise, the star of the film,…

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Fitness 2020: The Year in Exercise Science

More surprising, the pandemic seems to have nudged some people to start moving more, additional research found. An online survey of runners and other athletes in Junereported that most of these already active people said they were training more frequently now. A separate British study, however, produced more-nuanced results. Using objective data from an activity-tracking…

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The Endless Debate: Cancel or Rebook?

A 50th birthday, 50 new places: That was Allison Andrews’ plan for the year. Her roster included a dog-sledding adventure in Jackson Hole, Wyo., in March, a trip to Spain in April and May and a Bahamas cruise with a former college roommate in June. She got as far as Switzerland, in mid March, before…

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This Is the Health System That Biden Inherits From Trump

President-elect Joe Biden will inherit a health system that is trying to care for a population made sicker by both coronavirus and skipped preventive care, all while trying to make up for money lost in 2020. But he’ll face another immediate challenge: Hospitals that tend to care for the poor and the vulnerable are facing…

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We Asked: Why Does Oreo Keep Releasing New Flavors?

Many snack foods including Oreos have thrived during the pandemic, as consumers deal with the stress and boredom of isolation. “Definitely snacking has been one of the stories of Covid,” said Darren Seifer, a food and beverage industry analyst at NPD Group. “Not just any old snack foods, but we saw a shift to more…

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Her Wrist Was Swollen and Excruciatingly Painful. Steroids Didn’t Help.

“What’s this?” Bernstein asked, pointing to a red lesion on the side of the patient’s thumb. The patient had burned it a couple of months earlier, and it had been healing very slowly. It became infected and took two rounds of antibiotics to start to clear up. Bernstein reviewed the tests obtained by Vitale. All…

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Your New Favorite Condiment: Salsa Macha

In collaboration with the store Masienda, Salgado has made a salsa macha with chicatana, delicious winged ants, imported from Oaxaca, instead of nuts. And though he generally uses a neutral oil, he’s also made it with duck fat, beef fat and lard. When I talked recently with Denise Vallejo, a vegan chef who applies salsa…

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