Do eyeglasses help keep coronavirus out? Johns Hopkins expert says more evidence needed

During the current pandemic, we’ve all been advised to protect ourselves from infection by the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19 by masking, physical distancing and frequent hand-washing. In the Sept. 17 issue of JAMA Ophthalmology, a research team in China suggests that a fourth defensive measure also might be helpful: eye protection. However, according to…

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CDC: Coronavirus May Be Adrift in Indoor Air

Two weeks after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention took down a statement about airborne transmission of the coronavirus, the agency on Monday replaced it with language citing new evidence that the virus can spread beyond six feet indoors. “These transmissions occurred within enclosed spaces that had inadequate ventilation,” the new guidance said. “Sometimes…

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Add Light to Your Table

For the autumn or the Thanksgiving table, Paper Trail, a home goods shop in Rhinebeck, N.Y., has introduced what look like pine cones to hold tea lights. They’re actually made of birch twigs, but do the trick. Birch Tea Light Holders, $21 and $28, Paper Trail, 6423 Montgomery Street, Rhinebeck, N.Y., 845-876-8050, papertrailrhinebeck.com. Follow NYT…

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Sourdough Is Just the Beginning at Bâtard

Markus Glocker, the executive chef and partner at Bâtard in Tribeca, offers a concise assortment of baked goods, made by his baker, Luis Cordero. There’s a crusty oval sourdough loaf; another excellent sourdough bread, studded with chunks of blood sausage; a compact brioche loaf, threaded throughout with wild mushroom and shallot purée; generous palmiers; fat…

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