AstraZeneca, Under Fire for Vaccine Safety, Releases Trial Blueprints

AstraZeneca revealed details of its large coronavirus vaccine trials on Saturday, the third in a wave of rare disclosures by drug companies under pressure to be more transparent about how they are testing products that are the world’s best hope for ending the pandemic. Polls are finding Americans increasingly wary of accepting a coronavirus vaccine.…

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On Racism and British Fashion

“I’ve always considered myself an outsider,” Osman Yousefzada said last week, sitting on a park bench near his home in North London. “Often, I’ve also been made to feel like an outsider, working in and around institutions and industries like fashion that are rooted in white codes and elitism.” At 43, he is an established…

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In South Korea, Covid-19 Comes With Another Risk: Online Bullies

BUSAN, South Korea — The scandal that riveted South Korea’s online busybodies began when Kim Ji-seon checked into a beachside condominium in February. A 29-year-old office worker planning a June wedding, she had nothing more salacious in mind than meeting with members of her church to organize a youth program. Then Ms. Kim tested positive…

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Canada’s Napa Valley Seeks Elusive Audience: Canadian Wine Drinkers

OSOYOOS, British Columbia — The first surprise for Séverine Pinte, a French winemaker working in Canada, was how casual everyone was — more ripped jeans and flip-flops than Chanel. Then there was the unexpected need to warn grape pickers not to smoke marijuana near her beloved vines. And finally there was a furry menace: Canadian…

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Surviving Fashion’s Summer From Hell

In late April, Amy Smilovic began streaming live from the Instagram account of her fashion label, Tibi. About once a week, she and Dione Davis, her styling director, would put on Tibi outfits and talk — easily, authoritatively — about how the clothes made them feel. “When you feel good about the outfit that you’ve…

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The Flight Goes Nowhere. And It’s Sold Out.

In August, Nadzri Harif, a D.J. at Kristal FM radio station in Brunei, set foot in an airport for the first time in six months. The experience, he said, was exhilarating. Sure, moving through Brunei International Airport was different, with masks, glass dividers and social-distancing protocols in place, but nothing could beat the anticipation of…

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New first-line treatment option for metastatic kidney cancer

Lugano, Switzerland, 19 September 2020 — The results of the phase 3 CheckMate 9ER trial have provided a new first-line treatment option for patients with metastatic kidney cancer. The late breaking results are presented at ESMO 2020. (1) The trial took two drugs used as monotherapies in the second line, nivolumab and cabozantinib, and combined…

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Live Covid-19 Tracker and Updates

Here’s what you need to know: ImageA health care worker handed a test kit to a motorist at a drive-in virus testing center in Los Angeles last month.Credit…Mario Tama/Getty Images The C.D.C. reverses its guidance on testing for people who were exposed to the virus and aren’t showing symptoms. The Centers for Disease Control and…

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The Most Surreal Moments From New York Fashion Week

Mike CoppolaGetty Images While some New York designers opted out of showing during the spring/summer 2021 season—including industry heavy hitters like Michael Kors, Marc Jacobs, and more—others persevered. NYFW’s digital stage saw many interpretations, but a few moments felt as chaotic as trying to find your seat at an IRL runway show. It begs the…

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Emails Detail Effort to Silence C.D.C. and Question Its Science

WASHINGTON — On June 30, as the coronavirus was cresting toward its summer peak, Dr. Paul Alexander, a new science adviser at the Department of Health and Human Services, composed a scathing two-page critique of an interview given by an experienced scientist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dr. Anne Schuchat, a 32-year…

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