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Hoping for a Covid Vaccine and Recalling the One for Smallpox

Hoping for a Covid Vaccine and Recalling the One for Smallpox

Hoping for a Covid Vaccine and Recalling the One for Smallpox Hoping for a Covid Vaccine and Recalling the One for Smallpox As many people check the news compulsively for even the smallest positive word on vaccine development, we are at an anniversary moment in vaccine history. We are between the anniversary of the day — May 14, 1796 — …

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When Couples Fight About Virus Risks

When Couples Fight About Virus Risks

When Couples Fight About Virus Risks When Couples Fight About Virus Risks Lian Chikako Chang and her husband, Drew Harry, agree on the big picture when it comes to minimizing their 3-year-old’s risk of exposure to the coronavirus. They both work in the tech industry and neither is an essential worker, so they have been following California’s shelter-in-place rules and …

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Could All Those ‘Quarantinis’ Lead to Drinking Problems?

Could All Those ‘Quarantinis’ Lead to Drinking Problems?

Could All Those ‘Quarantinis’ Lead to Drinking Problems? Could All Those ‘Quarantinis’ Lead to Drinking Problems? Quarantinis. Zoom happy hours. Easy front-door liquor delivery. The boredom of staying home and the intense anxiety produced by the pandemic have given rise to Twitter jokes about drinking before noon as alcohol sales have spiked. But addiction experts say they are worried it …

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‘Aggressive’ Rats May Increase During Pandemic, C.D.C. Says

'Aggressive' Rats May Increase During Pandemic, C.D.C. Says

‘Aggressive’ Rats May Increase During Pandemic, C.D.C. Says ‘Aggressive’ Rats May Increase During Pandemic, C.D.C. Says Environmental health and rodent control programs may see an increase in service requests related to “unusual or aggressive” rodent behavior, the agency said on its website on Thursday. “The rats are not becoming aggressive toward people, but toward each other,” Bobby Corrigan, an urban …

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My 14-Year-Old Isn’t Social Distancing. What Should I Do?

My 14-Year-Old Isn’t Social Distancing. What Should I Do?

My 14-Year-Old Isn’t Social Distancing. What Should I Do? My 14-Year-Old Isn’t Social Distancing. What Should I Do? Our Adolescence columnist, the psychologist Lisa Damour, responds to a reader’s question. The question has been edited and is being published with the consent of the person who submitted it. [To submit a question, email [email protected]] Q. My 14-year-old daughter (who knows …

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Fear of Covid Leads Other Patients to Decline Critical Treatment

Fear of Covid Leads Other Patients to Decline Critical Treatment

Fear of Covid Leads Other Patients to Decline Critical Treatment Fear of Covid Leads Other Patients to Decline Critical Treatment It was the call Lance Hansen, gravely ill with liver disease, had been waiting weeks for, and it came just before midnight in late April. A liver was available for him. He got up to get dressed for the three-hour …

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Trump Administration Coronavirus Testing Strategy Draws Concerns: ‘This Isn’t the Hunger Games’

Trump Administration Coronavirus Testing Strategy Draws Concerns: 'This Isn't the Hunger Games'

Trump Administration Coronavirus Testing Strategy Draws Concerns: ‘This Isn’t the Hunger Games’ Trump Administration Coronavirus Testing Strategy Draws Concerns: ‘This Isn’t the Hunger Games’ The Trump administration’s new testing strategy, released Sunday to Congress, holds individual states responsible for planning and carrying out all coronavirus testing, while planning to provide some supplies needed for the tests. The proposal also says …

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Coronavirus Pandemic: Live World News Updates

Coronavirus Live Updates: In China, Loosened Restrictions Lead to Travel Rush

Coronavirus Pandemic: Live World News Updates Coronavirus Pandemic: Live World News Updates Memorial Day is met with a varied approach, from strict closures to crowded celebrations. Those looking to celebrate Memorial Day weekend, the unofficial start to summer in the United States, were confronted by the difficulties of how to gather during a pandemic as the country inched closer to …

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Putting the Risk of Covid-19 in Perspective

Putting the Risk of Covid-19 in Perspective

Putting the Risk of Covid-19 in Perspective Putting the Risk of Covid-19 in Perspective How dangerous is it to live in New York City during this pandemic? How much safer is it in other places? Is the risk of dying from Covid-19 comparable to driving to work every day, skydiving or being a soldier in a war? We are awash …

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How to Have a Safer Pandemic Memorial Day

How to Have a Safer Pandemic Memorial Day

How to Have a Safer Pandemic Memorial Day How to Have a Safer Pandemic Memorial Day Memorial Day weekend is usually a time to come together and honor those who gave their lives defending the nation. But sometime this weekend, we also will pass the milestone of 100,000 American lives lost to Covid-19. I have been asked many times this …

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