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Xinjiang Returns to Work, but Coronavirus Worries Linger

1 hour 43 min ago

The Chinese region, where hundreds of thousands of Muslims are held in indoctrination camps, has been an information void. Uighurs fear a lockdown in the region drove many to hunger.

Coronavirus Live Updates: U.S. Extends Social Curbs After Estimate of 200,000 Deaths

1 hour 47 min ago

Americans were told to avoid nonessential travel and gatherings of more than 10 people until at least April 30. Spain asked residents to go into “hibernation.” Prince Charles came out of isolation, while an adviser to Prime Minister Boris Johnson went into quarantine.

Inside G.M.’s Race to Build Ventilators, Before Trump’s Attack

1 hour 57 min ago

The automaker and its partner, Ventec, had spent more than a week figuring out how to make thousands of the lifesaving devices when the White House said G.M. was “wasting time.”

Significance of Pangolin Viruses in Human Pandemic Remains Murky

2 hours 46 min ago

Scientists haven’t found evidence that the new coronavirus jumped from pangolins to people, but they do host very similar viruses

Gargling for Coronavirus? What Science Can Tell Us

3 hours 8 min ago

There is no firm proof that gargling prevents respiratory infections caused by coronavirus — or any virus or bacteria. But there’s also little downside.

Trump Signs $2 Trillion Bill as U.S. Virus Cases Pass 100,000

4 hours 25 min ago

President Trump, who had questioned the need for additional ventilators, pushed industry to make more. A new survey of mayors found dire shortages of urgently needed supplies.

U.S. Coronavirus Cases Cross 113,000: Live Updates

4 hours 25 min ago

At least 17 states reported tallies of at least 1,000 infections. Illinois reported the first known U.S. death of an infant with the virus.

U.S. Now Leads the World in Confirmed Cases

4 hours 25 min ago

Unemployment data set a bleak record and hospitals struggled with an influx of sick patients and lack of equipment. But the White House coronavirus response coordinator dismissed talk of shortages.

Are Bike Lanes Really Safe?

6 hours 56 min ago

I’ve had two recent cycling accidents in which I had the right of way but inattentive drivers cut me off.

‘A Heart-Wrenching Thing’: Hospital Bans on Visits Devastate Families

7 hours 54 min ago

To curb the risk of spreading the coronavirus, hospitals nationwide are banning visits from family and friends.

Trump Extends Social Distancing Guidelines to April 30 as U.S. Cases Top 140,000

Sun, 03/29/2020 - 23:17

The global count has passed 700,000, an official warns Britain that some kind of lockdown may last for months and Joe Biden urges mail-in elections.

Coronavirus Crisis Awakens a Sleeping Giant: China’s Youth

Sun, 03/29/2020 - 20:41

How the ruling Communist Party manages the coming months will help shape how hundreds of millions of young people see its authoritarian political bargain for decades to come.

‘Group of Local Vigilantes’ Try to Forcibly Quarantine Out-of-Towners, Officials Say

Sun, 03/29/2020 - 20:13

A group of residents from an island town in Maine cut down a tree and dragged it into the middle of a road.

White House Airlifts Medical Supplies From China in Coronavirus Fight

Sun, 03/29/2020 - 19:05

Officials have teamed up with medical supply companies to speed the arrival of masks, gloves, gowns and other goods.

Instacart Shoppers Plan to Strike Over Coronavirus Protections

Sun, 03/29/2020 - 17:24

As many as 200,000 workers could walk off the job unless demands for improved equipment and hazard pay are met.

The Lost Month: How a Failure to Test Blinded the U.S. to Covid-19

Sun, 03/29/2020 - 16:27

Aggressive screening might have helped contain the coronavirus in the United States. But technical flaws, regulatory hurdles and lapses in leadership let it spread undetected for weeks.

Coronavirus Live Updates: Pelosi Accuses Trump of ‘Deadly’ Denial and Governors Plead for Help; New York Mayor Says Medical Supplies Will Run Out in a Week

Sun, 03/29/2020 - 13:07

The world largest lockdown brings chaos and hunger to India, and the global tally of cases rises past 670,000. A U.S. judge urges the release of migrant children.

‘Women Will Not Be Forced to Be Alone When They Are Giving Birth’

Sun, 03/29/2020 - 08:49

In response to some private hospitals’ decision to bar partners, New York will order all hospitals to allow partners in delivery rooms, despite the coronavirus risk.

In the Coronavirus Fight in Scandinavia, Sweden Stands Apart

Sat, 03/28/2020 - 23:42

The country has drawn global attention with an unorthodox approach while its neighbors have imposed extensive restrictions.

Medical Expert Who Corrects Trump Is Now a Target of the Far Right

Sat, 03/28/2020 - 14:08

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the administration’s most outspoken advocate of emergency virus measures, faces a torrent of false claims that he is mobilizing to undermine the president.

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