An Overlooked, Possibly Fatal Coronavirus Crisis: A Dire Need for Kidney Dialysis

For weeks, U.S. government officials and hospital executives have warned of a looming shortage of ventilators as the coronavirus pandemic descended. But now, doctors are sounding an alarm about an unexpected and perhaps overlooked crisis: a surge in Covid-19 patients with kidney failure that is leading to shortages of machines, supplies and staff required for…

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Coronavirus World Live Tracker: Donald Trump, China, Mexico

Here’s what you need to know: ImageAdministering hand sanitizer at an evangelical church in Burkina Faso’s capital, Ouagadougou, last month.Credit…Finbarr O’Reilly for The New York Times Africa is desperately short of ventilators, among other essential supplies. Limited testing means that it is impossible to know the true scale of coronavirus infections in Africa. But several…

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The 10-Foot Theory of Love

When Anique Hameed first saw Zachary Graham, he was standing about 10 feet away from her inside a Washington nightclub. The distance between them on that occasion, which was a party hosted by the Congressional Black Caucus on Sept. 23, 2017, seemed to give credence to a theory he has. “I honestly believe that up…

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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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