Are You Home Alone? We Are Too

ImageCredit…The New York Times We spend a lot of our days chatting with each other about things we see online, trying to make sense of it all. As everyone copes with the new coronavirus crisis, many of us are facing drastic changes, including illness, job loss and abandoning the office to work entirely from home.…

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Coronavirus Live Updates: Grim Models Project High U.S. Toll in Months-Long Crisis

Here’s what you need to know: ImageMedical workers transferred the bodies of people who had died after contracting the virus to a temporary morgue in Brooklyn on Monday.Credit…Justin Lane/EPA, via Shutterstock Models predicting expected spread of the virus in the U.S. paint a grim picture. The coronavirus studies that appear to have convinced President Trump…

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Frightened Doctors in Coronavirus Pandemic Face Off With Hospitals Over Gear

Just after 6:30 on a recent morning, Dr. Henry Nikicicz, an anesthesiologist in Texas, finished an emergency intubation of a man in his 70s who was suffering severe respiratory distress. Then the doctor’s own trouble began. Stepping out of an elevator after finishing the procedure, Dr. Nikicicz put his respirator face mask back on when…

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C.D.C. Weighs Advising Everyone to Wear a Mask

Should healthy people be wearing masks when they’re outside to protect themselves and others? Both the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have repeatedly said that ordinary citizens do not need to wear masks unless they are sick and coughing. And as health care workers around the world face shortages…

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Breads Bakery, Eli’s Market and Others Offer Holiday Packages

In normal times, many people enjoy communal Passover Seder dinners in restaurants, and there are usually many worth recommending. Similarly, Easter Sunday is often a time for festive brunches and dinners, frequently in restaurants. But this year is different, with dining rooms shuttered and diners staying in. Still, there will be festivities, and eating. Here…

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How to Sew a Face Mask for Coronavirus Pandemic

A tutorial on how to make your own fabric face mask from common household materials. Image Guidance on whether to wear a face mask has been evolving. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention currently advises against healthy people wearing masks but is reviewing its guidance. Part of the problem is that people often wear…

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Dining and Driving on the Empty Freeways of Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — It’s good form to keep a schedule in isolation, something I’ve never been good at, until now: I wake up at 4 in the morning, I look at my phone in total darkness for three hours, check the news, the number of new cases, the death count. I mute, then unmute, the…

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Sardines and Celery: A Perfect Pairing

Sardines on toast — maybe drizzled with olive oil and topped with onions, or slathered with butter and rubbed with garlic — is always a sustaining meal. Especially now. But what happens when I run out of bread? Or maybe, I had toast and jam for breakfast and want something a little lighter for lunch?…

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Bangladesh Garment Workers Face Ruin Due to Coronavirus

The empty, echoing shopping malls of Western cities are a testament to the biggest crisis borne by global clothing and retail industries in over a generation. But the impact of the coronavirus on retail is a two-part devastation, as the daily flow of thousands of orders placed by Western retailers to supplier factories in South…

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