Under 10 Percent of Americans Have Covid-19 Antibodies, Study Finds

Here’s what you need to know: ImageA coronavirus testing site in Los Angeles last month.Credit…Philip Cheung for The New York Times Less than 10 percent of Americans have coronavirus antibodies, a new study finds. Less than 10 percent of Americans have antibodies to the new coronavirus, suggesting that the nation is even further from herd…

Details

40 Guests, Plus a Covid-Safety Officer

Dr. Kyle Burton was a medical student at Harvard and just beginning at the Harvard Kennedy School’s master’s program in public policy when he first spotted Julie-Ann Hutchinson, also a new student in the program, in the fall of 2017. “She definitely caught my eye,” he said, and after classes began, in a health policy…

Details

Fake Guns, Fictional Battles, Real Uniforms: Inside the Immersive World of MilSim

The Look 2020 Veterans, gamers, history buffs and gun enthusiasts are shelling out to take part in military simulations. Photographs by Christopher Lee Text by Chris Jones Sept. 26, 2020 ImageMilSim West is one of several companies that host military simulation events in the United States, including in Clovis, Calif., pictured here.Credit…Christopher Lee for The…

Details

Pandemic Appropriate Wedding Gifts

Along with many couples’ 2020 wedding plans, gifts and registries during the coronavirus pandemic may look a little different. For decades, elaborate tableware sets for large groups and hosting accessories like serving platters were gifting staples. In more recent years, wanderlust couples created honeymoon funds, requesting guests contribute cash for adventures abroad. But now, while…

Details

In Isolating Times, Can Robo-Pets Provide Comfort?

When Linda Spangler asked her mother, in a video chat, what she would like as gift for her 92nd birthday, the response came promptly. “I’d like a dog,” Charlene Spangler said. “Is Wolfgang dead?” Wolfgang, a family dachshund, had indeed died long ago; so had all his successors. Ms. Spangler, who lives in a dementia…

Details

The New Unsexy Sexy Marketplace

Pornography is the most common form of sexual experience available online — so common, perhaps, that a market for rarer intimacies has emerged. Bottles of influencer bath water sell for $30 a jar. Some cam models have scaled back on erotic performance because they can earn more money selling homemade cookies and hair clippings. You…

Details

Colleges Are Hiring Their Own Students as Covid-19 Safety Influencers

Erin Marquino, a junior at the University of Missouri, sits in a hammock, working on her laptop in a photo she posted on Instagram in early September. “Having completely virtual classes has its perks sometimes, but @Mizzou has made it easy to be on campus, too!!” the caption reads. “It’s also been great partnering with…

Details

Coronavirus Survey Halted After Workers Faced Racial Slurs, Officials Say

A coronavirus survey in Minnesota was stopped after multiple cases of residents “intimidating and shouting racial and ethnic slurs” at public health workers who had been going door to door, the state Department of Health said. In an episode in Eitzen, Minn., a city of 250 people about 170 miles southeast of Minneapolis along the…

Details

Outdoor Dining in N.Y.C. Will Become Permanent, Even in Winter

Even when the pandemic ends, New Yorkers will not have to give up dining by the curb. As many of New York City’s 25,000 restaurants and bars fight to survive, Mayor Bill de Blasio extended a lifeline to them on Friday by making a popular outdoor dining program permanent. In a crowded city where space…

Details

Pierre Troisgros, Renowned French Restaurateur, Dies at 92

France has lost another of its culinary giants. Pierre Troisgros, the patriarch of a multigenerational family of chefs and restaurateurs, died on Wednesday at his home in Le Coteau, France. He was 92. His grandson Thomas Troisgros said in an email that the cause was a heart attack. “He was in his kitchen at Le…

Details