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The Nation Wanted to Eat Out Again. Everyone Has Paid the Price.

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Governments and restaurant owners wanted to get back to business. But bars and restaurants have become a focal point for clusters of Covid infections.

August 12th 2020, 7:38 am

Infertility Was Distressing. The Military Made It Even More Complicated.

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For service members like me, Tricare health insurance and the limited number of military medical facilities offering fertility treatments add more stress to an already emotional process.

August 12th 2020, 7:25 am

How Russia’s Rushed Covid-19 Vaccine Could Backfire

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Vaccines are among the safest medical products in the world — but only because of the intense rigor of the clinical trials that test their safety and effectiveness.

August 11th 2020, 7:52 pm

Murder Charges Over Stillbirth in California Set Off Heated Legal Battle

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Can women be prosecuted for murder after a stillbirth? The case of Chelsea Becker in Kings County hinges on the courts’ interpretation of a small subsection in the state’s penal code.

August 11th 2020, 3:05 pm

‘A Smoking Gun’: Infectious Coronavirus Retrieved From Hospital Air

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Airborne virus plays a significant role in community transmission, many experts believe. A new study fills in the missing piece: Floating virus can infect cells.

August 11th 2020, 1:33 pm

Coronavirus Live Updates: Worldwide Cases Reach 20 Million

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Russia is the first country to approve a vaccine, and its announcement raises fears that the country is rushing for political purposes. The number of virus cases worldwide has now passed 20 million.

August 11th 2020, 10:43 am

Russia Approves Coronavirus Vaccine Before Completing Tests

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The country’s regulators became the first in the world to approve a possible vaccine against the virus, despite warnings from the global authorities against cutting corners.

August 11th 2020, 9:13 am

For Doctors of Color, Microaggressions Are All Too Familiar

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“They ask you if you’re coming in to take the trash out — stuff they wouldn’t ask a physician who was a white male.”

August 11th 2020, 4:13 am

Trump’s Order on Coronavirus Relief Alarms Governors as Stimulus Talks Stall

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The Trump administration is ordering schools on Native American reservations to reopen. California’s chief health officer has resigned. The pandemic has now sickened more than 20 million people, according to a Times database.

August 11th 2020, 3:28 am

Citrus Flavoring Is Weaponized Against Insect-borne Diseases

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The E.P.A. has approved nootkatone, which is found in cedars and grapefruit. It repels ticks, mosquitoes and other dangerous bugs for hours, but is safe enough to eat.

August 10th 2020, 9:22 am

A Rare Economic Bright Spot in the U.S. Health System: The Vet’s Office

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Usually during an economic downturn, people tend to spend less on health care for pets. This time, the opposite is happening.

August 10th 2020, 9:22 am

Stephen Hahn, F.D.A. Chief, Is Caught Between Scientists and the President

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Many medical experts — including members of his own staff — worry about whether Dr. Hahn has the fortitude and political savvy to protect the scientific integrity of the F.D.A. from Mr. Trump.

August 10th 2020, 7:35 am

Ohio Governor Says His Flawed Virus Test Shouldn’t Undercut New, Rapid Methods

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Several states are trying to increase coronavirus testing with faster methods, undeterred by less accurate but quicker readouts.

August 10th 2020, 7:35 am

U.S. Official, Alex Azar, Praises Taiwan During Highest-Level Visit in Decades

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The visit signals the growing importance of Taiwan, which Beijing claims as its territory, as ties between the United States and China deteriorate.

August 10th 2020, 5:51 am

Salmonella Cases Linked to Onions Increase to Nearly 900

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Grocery chains, including Publix and Giant Eagle, have recalled onions supplied by Thomson International and products that may contain the onions.

August 9th 2020, 8:41 pm

Following One Contact Tracer on the Trail of the Virus

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With over 200,000 cases in Los Angeles County alone, contact tracers like Radhika Kumar have their work cut out for them.

August 9th 2020, 9:41 am

C.D.C. Closes Some Offices Over Bacteria Discovery

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The move highlights the risk of Legionnaires’ disease outbreaks when buildings are reopened after coronavirus lockdowns.

August 8th 2020, 12:46 pm

Parents of College Students Worry, Should They Stay or Go?

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“This is a situation where you have to pray for the best and be ready for the worst,” one father said.

August 8th 2020, 5:40 am

A New Hampshire Poet Laureate Lifts Her City’s Covid-19 Advisories

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Tammi Truax, the Portsmouth poet laureate, writes a weekly poem for the city’s coronavirus newsletter, breaking up grim statistics with verse.

August 7th 2020, 6:17 pm

Why the Coronavirus is More Likely to ‘Superspread’ Than the Flu

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Most people won’t spread the virus widely. The few who do are probably in the wrong place at the wrong time in their infection, new models suggest.

August 7th 2020, 5:03 pm

Need to Take the MCAT? You'll Still Have to Do It in Person

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Admissions tests for many graduate schools have gone online. But not the MCAT, the exam for aspiring doctors. It must still be taken in person, pandemic or not.

August 7th 2020, 4:04 pm

Covid-19 Live Updates: Global Tracker

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Lawmakers and White House officials are still divided over pandemic aid as a program to help small businesses is set to end. The Ohio governor tested positive — and then negative — for the virus.

August 7th 2020, 3:03 pm

The Coronavirus Is New, but Your Immune System Might Still Recognize It

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Some people carry immune cells called T cells that can capitalize on the virus’s resemblance to other members of its family tree.

August 6th 2020, 5:21 pm

Why Influencers Won’t Stop Partying Anytime Soon

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Creators in Los Angeles say that hosting and posting about big social gatherings is part of their job, coronavirus or no.

August 6th 2020, 4:39 pm

Even Asymptomatic People Carry the Coronavirus in High Amounts

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Researchers in South Korea found that roughly 30 percent of those infected never develop symptoms yet probably spread the virus.

August 6th 2020, 11:50 am

Coronavirus Live News and Updates

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Los Angeles may cut off power to homes or businesses that host large gatherings in defiance of orders. France and Germany see worrisome rises in daily case counts.

August 6th 2020, 11:20 am

Health Experts to F.D.A.: Make Your Vaccine Deliberations Public

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A letter signed by nearly 400 health experts asked the agency to use its vaccine advisory panel when reviewing data on coronavirus trials.

August 6th 2020, 9:02 am

Fast, Less Accurate Covid Tests May Ease the U.S. Backlog, Experts Say

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Experts are revising their views on the best methods to detect infections, setting aside long-held standards so that the spread of the virus can be more quickly tracked and contained.

August 6th 2020, 9:02 am

C.D.C. Warns of the Dangers of Drinking Hand Sanitizer After Fatal Poisonings

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Four people died and nearly a dozen others were poisoned after swallowing alcohol-based hand sanitizer, federal health officials said.

August 6th 2020, 6:47 am

Major U.S. Health Insurers Report Big Profits, Benefiting From the Pandemic

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Consumers are probably entitled to millions of dollars in rebates under Obamacare rules that cap companies’ profits.

August 5th 2020, 6:31 pm

Live Covid-19 News Updates: Global Tracker

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Six U.S. states have entered a pact to reduce testing times. About one-third of Afghanistan’s population, or roughly 10 million people, have probably been infected by the coronavirus and recovered, its health ministry said.

August 5th 2020, 5:47 pm

Coronavirus Live Updates: Governors Seek to Reduce Testing Times in U.S.

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Six states have entered a pact to reduce testing times. About one-third of Afghanistan’s population, or roughly 10 million people, have likely been infected by the coronavirus and recovered, its health ministry said.

August 5th 2020, 11:45 am

Do You Want to Be a Vaccine Volunteer?

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How do you sign up for a trial? Who is eligible? Will you be paid? Could an experimental shot protect you? Could you get sick? Who covers the costs if you do? Here’s what you need to know.

August 5th 2020, 10:01 am

As Trump Praises Plasma, Researchers Struggle to Finish Critical Studies

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Thousands of Covid-19 patients have been treated with blood plasma outside of rigorous clinical trials — hampering research that would have shown whether the therapy worked.

August 4th 2020, 11:54 pm

Does Blood Plasma Work for Covid-19 Patients? No One Knows.

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Thousands of Covid-19 patients have been treated with blood plasma outside of rigorous clinical trials — hampering research that would have shown whether the therapy worked.

August 4th 2020, 9:11 pm

F.D.A. Adds More Hand Sanitizers to List of Products to Avoid

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The agency has moved to keep several of the products, which it found to have inadequate concentrations of alcohol, from entering the United States.

August 4th 2020, 5:54 pm

Forget Spas and Bars. Hotels Tout Housekeeping to Lure Back Travelers.

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Hilton has partnered with Lysol, Four Seasons with Johns Hopkins Medicine. But new research shows hotels can be easily contaminated by the coronavirus.

August 4th 2020, 4:53 pm

Novavax's New Covid-19 Vaccine Studies Praised By Scientists

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The company has received a $1.6 billion grant from the government’s Operation Warp Speed to have 100 million doses ready by early 2021.

August 4th 2020, 4:53 pm

Tracking Coronavirus: Live Updates on Cases and Deaths Globally

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Tens of millions of Americans have lost crucial jobless benefits, and lawmakers still can’t seem to agree on a relief measure. Israel’s troubled school reopenings could be a lesson for the U.S.

August 4th 2020, 2:23 pm

Scientists Uncover Biological Signatures of the Worst Covid-19 Cases

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Studies of patients with severe cases of Covid-19 show the immune system lacks its usual coordinated response.

August 4th 2020, 12:36 pm

Coronavirus Live Updates: Fight Over Aid Package Drags On

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Tens of millions of Americans have lost crucial jobless benefits, and lawmakers still can’t seem to agree on a relief measure. Israel’s troubled school reopenings could be a lesson for the U.S.

August 4th 2020, 8:36 am

Fauci Supports Birx’s Coronavirus Assessment After Trump Criticizes Her

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Counting for the 2020 census will end on Sept. 30, a month earlier than previously announced, the Census Bureau said. Some U.S. schools have begun to reopen, with fraught results.

August 4th 2020, 3:35 am

Dementia on the Retreat in the U.S. and Europe

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Rates of dementia have steadily fallen over the past 25 years, a new study finds. But the disease is increasingly common in some parts of the world.

August 3rd 2020, 4:16 pm

A Hospital Forgot to Bill Her Coronavirus Test. It Cost Her $1,980.

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Send us your medical bills. We’ll use them to investigate hospital and doctor billing practices.

August 3rd 2020, 7:54 am

‘The Biggest Monster’ Is Spreading. And It’s Not the Coronavirus.

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Tuberculosis kills 1.5 million people each year. Lockdowns and supply-chain disruptions threaten progress against the disease as well as H.I.V. and malaria.

August 3rd 2020, 7:54 am

Is Telemedicine Here to Stay?

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The answer largely depends on whether Medicare and private health insurers will adequately cover virtual doctor visits once coronavirus outbreaks subside.

August 3rd 2020, 5:21 am

Live Coronavirus Updates: Tracking Global News, Cases and Deaths

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College are preparing to welcome students back to a complicated campus setting. India’s home minister tests positive.

August 2nd 2020, 7:34 pm

Birx Says U.S. Coronavirus Epidemic Is in a New Phase

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She and other top health officials in the Trump administration warn states of a deepening spread of the coronavirus, in both rural and urban areas.

August 2nd 2020, 1:17 pm

Connie Culp, First Face Transplant Recipient in U.S., Dies at 57

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Her near-total face transplant in 2008 was the most complex at the time. She was the fourth patient in the world to undergo such a procedure.

August 1st 2020, 5:55 pm

Coronavirus Live Updates: Officials Meet on Capitol Hill After $600-a-Week Lifeline for Jobless Expi

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California has confirmed over 500,000 cases. Vietnam reported its third death. Florida, already pummeled by the virus, is now facing Hurricane Isaias.

August 1st 2020, 11:20 am

Can Humans Give Coronavirus to Bats, and Other Wildlife?

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Federal agencies suggest caution in U.S. bat research to avoid transmitting the novel coronavirus to wildlife.

August 1st 2020, 9:02 am

The Coronavirus Infected Hundreds at a Georgia Summer Camp

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The camp took precautions but did not require campers to wear masks, the C.D.C. reported. Singing and cheering may have helped spread the virus.

August 1st 2020, 4:18 am

Should Youth Come First in Coronavirus Care?

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If medical rationing becomes necessary, some older adults are prepared to step aside. But many have the opposite concern: that they will be arbitrarily sent to the rear of the line.

July 31st 2020, 4:58 pm

Overlooked No More: Roland Johnson, Who Fought to Shut Down Institutions for the Disabled

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He survived 13 years of neglect and abuse, including sexual assault, at the notorious Pennhurst State School and Hospital outside Philadelphia before emerging as a champion for the disabled.

July 31st 2020, 3:41 pm

Coronavirus Live News: World Updates

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Sanofi and GlaxoSmithKline will use government funds in exchange for millions of doses of an experimental vaccine. Dr. Anthony Fauci and other health officials will testify before a House panel at 9 a.m.

July 31st 2020, 8:53 am

Sanofi and GlaxoSmithKline Snag $2.1 Billion Government Deal — the Biggest Yet — for Coronavirus Vac

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The head of Operation Warp Speed, Moncef Slaoui, is a former GSK executive who as of May held just under $10 million in its stock.

July 31st 2020, 7:18 am

Contact Tracing Is Failing in Many States. Here’s Why.

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Inadequate testing and protracted delays in producing results have crippled tracking and hampered efforts to contain major outbreaks.

July 31st 2020, 7:02 am

In Indonesia, False Virus Cures Pushed by Those Who Should Know Better

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In the absence of a unified message from the national government, local officials and opportunists have filled the gap with misinformation and quack remedies.

July 31st 2020, 6:04 am

Fauci to Testify Before Congress on Coronavirus Response

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Federal U.S. jobless benefits are set to expire after lawmakers failed to make a deal. Herman Cain died after being hospitalized with the virus.

July 31st 2020, 3:03 am

Children May Carry Coronavirus at High Levels, Study Finds

NYT > Health

The research does not prove that infected children are contagious, but it should influence the debate about reopening schools, some experts said.

July 30th 2020, 11:10 am

Aboard the Diamond Princess, a Case Study in Aerosol Transmission

NYT > Health

A computer model of the cruise-ship outbreak found that the virus spread most readily in microscopic droplets light enough to linger in the air.

July 30th 2020, 10:56 am

A Covid Patient Goes Home After a Rare Double Lung Transplant

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Mayra Ramirez was the first of a small but growing number of people whose only hope of surviving the coronavirus was to replace their lungs.

July 30th 2020, 6:37 am

Johnson & Johnson's Covid-19 Vaccine Protects Monkeys, Study Finds

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It’s the second study in a week to report promising results in monkeys for a vaccine candidate. But the real test will come with human trials that are now underway.

July 30th 2020, 6:37 am

As Covid Has Become a Red-State Problem, Too, Have Attitudes Changed?

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There’s still a persistent partisan gap in the level of concern and in mask wearing.

July 30th 2020, 5:06 am

Old Vaccines May Stop the Coronavirus, Study Hints. Scientists Are Skeptical.

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Certain vaccines may provide broad protection against infections. But new research doesn’t prove these vaccines can turn back the coronavirus, experts said.

July 29th 2020, 9:50 pm

Renada McGuire, Resilient Home Health Aide, Dies at 39

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She decided to work with adults with mental disabilities after giving birth to a child with challenges. She died of complications of the novel coronavirus.

July 29th 2020, 3:03 pm

Mysterious Coronavirus Outbreak Catches Vietnam by Surprise

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After months without a single coronavirus death, or even a confirmed case of local transmission, a new outbreak has struck Vietnam. And it’s spreading.

July 29th 2020, 1:49 pm

School Closures in the Spring Saved Lives, Study Asserts

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But, experts caution, the findings highlight a period when few precautions were in place, and do not apply to current discussions about reopening schools.

July 29th 2020, 11:45 am

A Viral Epidemic Splintering Into Deadly Pieces

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There’s not just one coronavirus outbreak in the United States. Now there are many, each requiring its own mix of solutions.

July 29th 2020, 7:58 am

Why Is There No Consensus About Reopening Schools?

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Here’s what we know: With too many variables and too few studies, schools lack the tools and data they need to strike a balance between education and health.

July 29th 2020, 5:58 am

Coronavirus Live Updates: Trump Falsely Claims Much of U.S. ‘Corona Free’ as 21 States Face ‘Red Zon

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A national teachers’ union said teachers may strike as a “last resort” if they don’t feel safe. Pilgrims to Mecca are finding a reconfigured hajj.

July 28th 2020, 9:41 pm

The Coronavirus Could Dodge Some Treatments, Study Suggests

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A laboratory experiment hints at some of the ways the virus might elude antibody treatments. Combining therapies could help, experts said.

July 28th 2020, 9:41 pm

Moderna Vaccine Test in Monkeys Shows Promise

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This coronavirus vaccine developed by government researchers and Moderna enabled the animals to quickly clear the infection from their lungs.

July 28th 2020, 6:25 pm

‘Amazing, Isn’t It?’ Long Sought Blood Test for Alzheimer’s in Reach

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Scientists say such tests could be available in a few years, speeding research for treatments and providing a diagnosis for dementia patients who want to know if they have Alzheimer’s disease.

July 28th 2020, 1:25 pm

How to Stop Biting Your Nails

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Start by becoming aware of the behavior. What mood accompanies the biting? Are you more likely to chew in certain rooms?

July 28th 2020, 5:05 am

Does Wearing A Mask Protect Me? Growing Evidence Says Yes

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People wearing face coverings will take in fewer coronavirus particles, evidence suggests, making disease less severe.

July 27th 2020, 7:02 pm

Moderna Begins First U.S. Late-Stage Vaccine Trial

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The study aims to enroll 30,000 people this summer and determine whether the vaccine is safe and effective, possibly by November.

July 27th 2020, 3:14 pm

The Doctor Behind the Disputed Covid Data

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Dr. Sapan Desai, who supplied the data for two prominent and later retracted studies, is said to have a history of cutting corners and misrepresenting information in pursuit of his ambitions.

July 27th 2020, 12:42 pm

Coronavirus Live Updates: Moderna and N.I.H. Begin Vaccine Trial

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Dr. Deborah L. Birx, the Trump administration’s coronavirus response coordinator, urged states to close bars and ban gatherings. Vietnam will evacuate tourists after its first cases in months.

July 27th 2020, 11:42 am

On the Lookout for Moose on Michigan’s Isle Royale

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The remote Isle Royale, tucked away in the northern reaches of Lake Superior, is one of America’s least visited national parks.

July 27th 2020, 6:09 am

Live Global Coronavirus News: Antibody Puzzle Complicates Immunity Question

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The expiring $600 unemployment payments are a flash point for Washington. Britain orders travelers from Spain into 14 days of isolation, upending vacation plans for thousands.

July 26th 2020, 4:20 pm

Coronavirus in Texas: ‘You Do the Right Things, and Still You Get It’

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A Texas family tried to ward off the virus. But as cases in the state soared and debates about masks and distancing raged, there was only so much they could control.

July 26th 2020, 3:36 pm

Your Coronavirus Antibodies Are Disappearing. Should You Care?

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Declining antibody levels do not mean less immunity, experts say. Besides, two widely used tests may detect the wrong antibodies.

July 26th 2020, 8:02 am

Richard Gelles, Scholar of Family Violence, Is Dead at 73

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He believed in reuniting families even if parents had abused their children — until he saw how often that approach threatened children’s safety.

July 25th 2020, 2:08 pm

A Viewer Spotted a Lump on Her Neck. Now, She’s Having a Tumor Removed.

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Victoria Price, an investigative reporter in Tampa, Fla., said she was grateful that a viewer sent her a terse email suggesting that she get her thyroid checked out.

July 25th 2020, 8:33 am

C.D.C. Calls On Schools to Reopen, Downplaying Coronavirus Risks

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The agency’s statement followed earlier criticism from President Trump that its guidelines for reopening were too “tough.”

July 24th 2020, 7:30 pm

FEMA Sends Faulty Protective Gear to Nursing Homes Battling Virus

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The controversy over inadequate protective equipment has come to embody what critics describe as a haphazard federal effort to protect the 1.5 million Americans who live in nursing homes.

July 24th 2020, 3:15 pm

Coronavirus Live Updates

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Hong Kong, Spain, and Melbourne, Australia, are seeing resurgences. The U.S. recorded nearly 70,000 new cases, and President Trump canceled part of the Republican National Convention.

July 24th 2020, 9:40 am

Who Gets the Covid-19 Vaccine First? Here’s One Idea

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A weighted lottery gives everyone a chance at a drug or vaccine in short supply. But some have a better shot than others.

July 23rd 2020, 5:47 pm

9-Day Waits for Test Results Threaten N.Y.C.’s Ability to Contain Virus

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“Honestly, I don’t even really see the point in getting tested,” said one New Yorker who has waited nearly two weeks, with still no results.

July 23rd 2020, 3:44 pm

Why Some Mosquitoes Prefer Humans

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A few species find us irresistible; the rest are unimpressed. A three-year-long experiment offers an explanation for the difference in taste.

July 23rd 2020, 11:16 am

Coronavirus Testing Labs Again Lack Key Supplies

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Just weeks after resolving shortages in swabs, researchers are struggling to find the chemicals and plastic pieces they need to carry out coronavirus tests in the lab — leading to long waiting times.

July 23rd 2020, 10:59 am

Coronavirus Live Updates: U.S. Nears 4 Million Cases

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The president’s proposal had emerged as an obstacle to Senate Republicans’ plans for a stimulus package. Alabama, California, Idaho and Texas recorded daily death records.

July 23rd 2020, 9:46 am

Covid-19 Patients No Longer Need Tests to End Isolation

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Under new guidelines from the C.D.C., recovering coronavirus patients should be free to resume normal activity after 10 days, if they have no fever or other symptoms.

July 22nd 2020, 7:56 pm

Can You Become Reinfected With Covid? It's Very Unlikely, Experts Say

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Reports of reinfection instead may be cases of drawn-out illness. A decline in antibodies is normal after a few weeks, and people are protected from the coronavirus in other ways.

July 22nd 2020, 7:56 pm

Before the A.D.A., There Was Section 504

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In 1977, people with disabilities held sit-ins to demand action on a law that granted accessibility, paving the way for the Americans With Disabilities Act.

July 22nd 2020, 6:23 pm

Gut Microbes Might Keep Malnourished Children From Growing

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Bacteria in the small intestine may drive inflammation that makes it harder for children to get the calories and nutrients they need.

July 22nd 2020, 5:10 pm

The Fight for Fertility Equality

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A movement has formed around the idea that one’s ability to build a family should not be determined by wealth, sexuality, gender or biology.

July 22nd 2020, 10:20 am

Coronavirus Live Updates: U.S. Daily Deaths Exceed 1,000

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President Trump warned the outbreak would worsen and implored Americans to wear masks. Republicans are arguing over what to include in the next round of pandemic relief.

July 22nd 2020, 10:09 am

States Must Standardize Coronavirus Data, Former C.D.C. Director Says

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Dr. Thomas Frieden proposed uniform reporting guidelines for states. Experts said the C.D.C. should have done it months ago.

July 21st 2020, 6:49 pm
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