The Rising Heroes of the Coronavirus Era? Nations’ Top Scientists

BRUSSELS — If it weren’t the age of social distancing, people would stop them on the street to take selfies. Instead, they get adoring messages on social media. Others appear on television daily. The new celebrities emerging across Europe as the coronavirus burns a deadly path through the continent are not actors or singers or…

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What’s the Best Material for a Mask for Coronavirus?

Federal health officials have now recommended that we cover our faces with fabric during the coronavirus pandemic. But what material offers the most protection? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has posted a no-sew mask pattern using a bandanna and a coffee filter as well as a video on making masks using rubber bands…

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How The Coronavirus Stranded This Couple in the Maldives

After publication, this article was updated to reflect new conditions. Olivia and Raul De Freitas are currently on their honeymoon, at a five-star resort, in the Maldives, a nation composed of more than a thousand tiny, idyllic islands in the Indian Ocean, like a trail of smashed crystals scattered on a slab of blue glass.…

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How New Jersey’s First Coronavirus Patient Survived

Listen to This Audio Audio Recording by Audm To hear more audio stories from publishers, like The New York Times, download Audm for iPhone or Android. On the evening of March 4, James Cai, a 32-year-old physician assistant, was languishing on a cot, isolated in a small, windowless room on the emergency-room floor of Hackensack…

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New research suggests in-womb gene correction

New research led by hearing scientists at Oregon Health & Science University suggests an avenue to treat and prevent intractable genetic disorders before birth. Researchers at the Oregon Hearing Research Center, working with mice, injected a specially designed synthetic molecule into the developing inner ear of fetal mice 12 days after fertilization. The study found…

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Trump Urges Coronavirus Patients to Take Unproven Drug

President Trump said on Saturday that the federal government was placing millions of doses of a malaria drug in the federal stockpile of emergency medical supplies to make it available for coronavirus patients, even though the drug has not been approved for Covid-19 treatment and his top coronavirus advisers have warned that more study is…

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Coronavirus and Paid Sick Leave: A Quarantined Uber Driver’s Quest

Zachary Frenette likes working as an Uber driver in Phoenix. He is a top-rated driver who often chats with his customers on their trips. During the outbreak of the coronavirus last month, business began to slow. Then, a possible exposure to the virus prompted Mr. Frenette, 29, to quarantine himself. Off the roads and worried…

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A German Exception? Why the Country’s Coronavirus Death Rate Is Low

They call them corona taxis: Medics outfitted in protective gear, driving around the empty streets of Heidelberg to check on patients who are at home, five or six days into being sick with the coronavirus. They take a blood test, looking for signs that a patient is about to go into a steep decline. They…

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Live Coronavirus News Updates

Here’s what you need to know: ImagePedestrians in New York on Saturday. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggested that people wear what it described as “simple cloth face coverings” when they go outside, while maintaining social distancing. Credit…Jonah Markowitz for The New York Times Will Americans follow guidance to wear masks? Trump says he…

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