Tag: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

Eight U.K. Doctors Died From Coronavirus. All Were Immigrants.

LONDON — The eight men moved to Britain from different corners of its former empire, all of them doctors or doctors-to-be, becoming foot soldiers in the effort to build a free universal health service after World War II. Now their names have become stacked atop a grim list: the first, and so far only, doctors […]

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Some of Europe, ‘Walking a Tightrope,’ Will Loosen Coronavirus Restrictions

BERLIN — Austria is allowing small shops to resume business after Easter. Denmark is reopening nurseries and primary schools. The Czech Republic is planning to lift a travel ban. Gingerly, and with plenty of caveats, some corners of Europe are tiptoeing toward a loosening of the strict lockdown measures that have been in place for […]

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Feeling Down? Anxious? Hostile? A 4-Day-a-Week Exercise Regimen May Help

During these trying times, exercise could provide indispensable mental-health support for many of us, according to a timely new study. The study finds that among a generally healthy but sedentary group of adults in their 20s, 30s and 40s, working out lowers levels of depression, hostility and other negative feelings. The study also finds that […]

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Coronavirus Live Coverage: Virus Kills More in New York Than 9/11 Did; Trump Threatens W.H.O. Funding

Here’s what you need to know: ImageA masked mini Statue of Liberty outside a Brooklyn home on Tuesday.Credit…Demetrius Freeman for The New York Times New York region suffers record deaths, and small businesses struggle to secure loans. While New York area officials are seeing hopeful signs in a slowing rate of new coronavirus infections, mortality […]

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California Reaches Deal on Masks: Live Markets Updates

Here’s what you need to know: ImageShopping for groceries in Osaka after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan declared a state of emergency on Tuesday.Credit…Hiroko Masuike/The New York Times Global markets fall as investors take stock of the outbreak. Global stock markets fell moderately on Wednesday, as investors paused to assess the world’s response to […]

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The Passover Rules Bend, if Just for One Pandemic

During the coronavirus outbreak, people have stocked up on shelf-stable items like beans, pasta and bread to sustain them through weeks of staying at home. But, in an untimely coincidence, some Jews do not eat those foods during Passover, which starts Wednesday at sundown. Many are caught in a quandary: A pandemic pantry does limit […]

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Rents Are Late, and ‘It’s Only Going to Get Worse’

First it was the waitress whose restaurant closed. Then the waiter, the bartender, the substitute teacher, the hairdresser, the tattoo artist and the Walgreens manager. One after the other, the tenants called and emailed their landlord, Bruce Brunner, to say they were out of work and the rent was going to be late. A week […]

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‘I’m in High School Again’: Virus Sends College Students Home to Parents, and Their Rules

Fights over who gets to control the television. Arguments that the music is too loud. Notes taped to doors, ordering parents to keep out. As American campuses abruptly shuttered last month amid the worst public health crisis in their lifetime, thousands of crestfallen students journeyed back to their parents’ homes — and to their childhood […]

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Is My Takeout Risking Lives or Saving Restaurants?

LOS ANGELES — The very small, mundane things that have become dangerous in the context of the pandemic are the ones I miss the most — a kiss on the cheek from a friend meeting me at a crowded bar, a packed car ride to the beach, a hot cheese pizza carried home in a […]

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Why Coronavirus Conspiracy Theories Flourish. And Why It Matters.

The coronavirus has given rise to a flood of conspiracy theories, disinformation and propaganda, eroding public trust and undermining health officials in ways that could elongate and even outlast the pandemic. Claims that the virus is a foreign bioweapon, a partisan invention or part of a plot to re-engineer the population have replaced a mindless […]

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Nikki Haley: Focus on Your Governor, Not Trump

Overheated critics of President Trump accuse him of being an authoritarian. Of not caring about checks and balances, civil rights, and constitutional limits on executive power. And yet, today, many of these same critics demand that he nationalize supply chains, deploy the military on our shores and shut down every town in America. It’s a […]

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Don’t Let Trump’s Cult of Personality Make Covid-19 Worse

The politicization of everything corrodes social and constitutional life. That is especially so when the locus of politics is loyalty or opposition to whomever is president. The coronavirus pandemic may mark the first time it started killing people. Especially early on, people’s views of the gravity of the situation aligned with party identification. Whether a […]

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The Leaders Who Passed the Coronavirus Test

In February and early March, America’s political and business leaders began to face a crisis of potentially catastrophic proportions. Many failed the test. As the coronavirus crisis emerged, the president dithered and downplayed, promising a magical end to a problem he did not appear to understand. The mayor of New York reveled in unscientific happy […]

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‘They Let Us Get Sick’: A Sluggish Response Cripples the M.T.A.

At least 33 transit workers have died, and more than 6,000 more have fallen sick or self-quarantined. Crew shortages have caused over 800 subway delays and forced 40 percent of train trips to be canceled in a single day. The average wait for some trains, usually four minutes, has ballooned to 40 minutes. Since the […]

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Fear and Frustration Rise as Virus Spikes in Jewish Enclaves

About 25 miles northwest of New York City, local authorities have been waging a losing battle to curb the coronavirus outbreak: Rockland County has the highest per capita rate of infection in the state, and among the highest in the nation. The source of the problem lies in small pockets of the county that are […]

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The Coronavirus Threat for the Billion People Living in Slums

Although the Covid-19 pandemic was spread around the world by people who could afford to travel by airplanes and cruise ships, the coronavirus now threatens the socially invisible and forgotten communities of urban slums. About a billion people live in slums — defined by the United Nations as human settlements with inadequate access to safe […]

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Craft-Brewed Hand Sanitizer

Video by Alexander Stockton Video transcript Back transcript Craft-Brewed Hand Sanitizer There’s a dire need for medical and other supplies for hospitals. Some unexpected businesses are stepping up to help. How you doing? I’m Sam Calagione, founder and brewer of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery. And for 25 years, we’ve been making everything from I.P.A.s to […]

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China’s Coronavirus Battle Is Waning. Its Propaganda Fight Is Not.

HONG KONG — For months the Chinese government’s propaganda machine had been fending off criticism of Beijing’s handling of the coronavirus outbreak, and finally, it seemed to be finding an audience. Voices from the World Health Organization to the Serbian government to the rapper Cardi B hailed China’s approach as decisive and responsible. But China […]

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