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Some Assisted-Living Residents Don’t Get Promised Care, Suit Charges

Fri, 02/14/2020 - 15:19

Court decisions in California may shed light on how large chains make staffing decisions.

As Foreigners Flee China, Pakistan Tells Its Citizens to Stay

Fri, 02/14/2020 - 11:26

Pakistan has refused to evacuate 800 citizens in Wuhan, fearing an outbreak at home. Some stuck in the hot zone worry they are part of a larger geopolitical game.

They Wanted Research Funding, So They Entered the Lottery

Fri, 02/14/2020 - 10:14

A survey of New Zealand scientists found that recipients of a randomized funding program favored random allocations of some kinds of grant money.

Coronavirus Epidemic Reaches Bleak Milestone, Exceeding SARS Toll

Fri, 02/14/2020 - 08:46

This outbreak has killed more people, and more quickly, than a previous epidemic.

How the Coronavirus Numbers Changed So Sharply

Fri, 02/14/2020 - 08:46

A new way of counting used by the Chinese authorities should catch more cases and get people into treatment earlier. But the scale of the epidemic will remain unclear for some time.

An American in a Locked Down Chinese Town: ‘Everyone Here Is So Bored’

Fri, 02/14/2020 - 06:53

Policed by his neighbors and inundated with misinformation, Bob Huang watches a small community grow increasingly isolated.

Having ‘The Talk’ With My 80-Something Dad

Fri, 02/14/2020 - 04:00

I was not prepared for the phone call from my father’s skilled nursing facility asking for permission to provide him contraceptives.

China Expands Chaotic Dragnet in Coronavirus Crackdown

Thu, 02/13/2020 - 23:35

The “wartime” campaign to round up all who might be sick was extended to cities beyond the epicenter, even as it was marred by confusion that has isolated vulnerable patients and left some to die.

Pangolins Are Suspected as a Potential Coronavirus Host

Thu, 02/13/2020 - 20:21

The world’s most trafficked mammal may be involved in the Wuhan outbreak, but the evidence is far from clear.

As Virus Tightens Grip on China, the Art World Feels the Squeeze

Thu, 02/13/2020 - 18:36

Movie theaters have closed, art fairs have been canceled and orchestra performances called off as the epidemic has curtailed travel and foot traffic on the mainland and beyond.

In Coronavirus, $45-Billion Cruise Industry Faces a Big Challenge

Thu, 02/13/2020 - 08:02

Cruise companies have been reluctant to release data on bookings, but some travel advisers say they are off by as much as 15 percent.

Indonesia Has No Reported Coronavirus Cases. Is That the Whole Picture?

Thu, 02/13/2020 - 07:50

Experts find it astonishing that Indonesia has yet to announce a case despite hosting some 5,000 Chinese tourists a day in Bali before halting flights last week.

Coronavirus Cases Seemed to Be Leveling Off. Not Anymore.

Thu, 02/13/2020 - 05:12

On Thursday, health officials in China reported more than 14,000 new cases in Hubei Province alone. A change in diagnostic criteria may be the reason.

Where’s Xi? China’s Leader Commands Coronavirus Fight From Safe Heights

Thu, 02/13/2020 - 05:06

Xi Jinping has backed out of the spotlight as the country faces its worst crisis in years, reflecting the political risks he faces if efforts to contain the virus fail.

Tactics for Expressing Misery in the Office

Thu, 02/13/2020 - 04:00

Some people are unhappy at work, and some people merely look unhappy. Which are you?

Why Doctors Dismiss Dizziness

Thu, 02/13/2020 - 04:00

It’s one of the most common medical complaints, but patients say many doctors don’t take it seriously.

Lessons in Love From Mom and Dad

Thu, 02/13/2020 - 04:00

Some successful people reflect on what they most appreciate learning from their parents: Being open-hearted, present and responsible.

Coronavirus Forces Foreign Students in China to Choose: Stay or Go

Thu, 02/13/2020 - 00:07

As Americans and others flee Chinese universities, the crisis is severing ties that have historically brought the country closer to the rest of the world.

Coronavirus News: Live Coverage and Updates

Thu, 02/13/2020 - 00:05

As the number of the sick and dead surged in Hubei Province, China’s Communist Party ousted the leader at the center of the outbreak.

How Many Coronavirus Cases in China? Officials Tweak the Answer

Thu, 02/13/2020 - 00:03

China’s health authorities have decided to no longer count as confirmed cases those patients who test positive but don’t show symptoms. Skepticism was immediate.

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