Are Face Masks the New Condoms?

Are face masks going to become like condoms — ubiquitous, sometimes fashionable, promoted with public service announcements? They should be, one virus researcher says, if early indications are correct in suggesting that Covid-19 is often spread by people who feel healthy and show no symptoms. David O’Connor, who studies viral disease at the University of…

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Coronavirus Live Updates: Trump Foments Anti-Restriction Protests, Alarming Governors

Here’s what you need to know: ImageProtesters gathered at the Statehouse on Monday in Columbus, Ohio.Credit…Joshua A. Bickel/The Columbus Dispatch, via Associated Press Trump tweets call to “LIBERATE” states where people are protesting virus restrictions. President Trump on Friday began openly fomenting right-wing protests of social distancing restrictions in states where groups of his conservative…

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Moored in a Fragile Paradise

Travel and travel planning are being disrupted by the worldwide spread of the coronavirus. For the latest updates, read The New York Times’s Covid-19 coverage here. Doug Mann thought he would ride out the start of the coronavirus pandemic on his sailboat anchored on the shores of Culebra, an island off the coast of Puerto…

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More Melty Cheese

Welcome back to Five Weeknight Dishes. As the weeks wear on, I am missing so much food I would like to be eating — hot popcorn at the movies, ice-cold Caesar salad at a restaurant, fried oysters on a planned beach trip — that it feels right and necessary to indulge in small ways, like…

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