Trump’s Embrace of Unproven Drugs to Treat Coronavirus Defies Science

Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, corrected President Trump’s earlier suggestion that a malaria drug could cure coronavirus.Fauci, as was explained yesterday, there has been some promise with hydroxychloroquine, this potential therapy for people who are infected with coronavirus. Read more »

Coronavirus Delays Work on NASA’s Moon Rocket and Capsule

Science|Coronavirus Delays Work on NASA’s Moon Rocket and CapsuleWork will be suspended at two NASA centers, a setback that could end hopes for sending astronauts back to the moon in 2024.Gerald Herbert/Associated PressBy Published March 19, 2020Updated March 20, 2020The coronavirus pandemic on Earth is knocking NASA’s moon plans off course. Read more »

What’s Happening to the Monarch Butterfly Population?

Thousands of monarch butterflies gather in the eucalyptus trees at the Pismo State Beach Monarch Butterfly Grove.George Rose/Getty ImagesWestern monarch butterflies spend their winters in Pismo Beach and other sites on the central California coast. Read more »

Coronavirus Test: What My Experience Was Like

Edwards asked for a flu test, he was told the hospital had shut down flu testing to increase its capacity for Covid-19 tests.“It’s kind of like breathing in water through your nose,” said Wesley Schrock, 29. Read more »

As Coronavirus Looms, a Hospital Begins Sterilizing Masks for Reuse

To the knowledge of the program’s administrators, the medical center is the first to disinfect and reuse masks.Doctors and administrators at the University of Nebraska Medical Center calculated that if they continued to use masks only once, they would run out of masks in just weeks. Read more »

‘None of Us Have a Fear of Corona’: The Faithful at an Outbreak’s Center

A mosque in the Philippines run by Tablighi Jamaat, an Islamic missionary movement.At conclaves attended by thousands of people, Tablighi Jamaat’s adherents pray and eat together in mosques. Read more »

Coronavirus May Keep California’s Nursing Students From Graduating

When the coronavirus outbreak began to spread, she was ready to prepare her 85 nursing students for front-line care, if necessary.Yet a growing number of hospitals are discontinuing clinical rotations for the state’s nursing students. Read more »

A Different Way to Chart the Spread of Coronavirus

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As Natural Disasters Strike, a New Fear: Relief Shelters May Spread Virus

The Red Cross now specifies that cots must be six feet apart.Riggen said the Red Cross would try to get people into hotels when the risk of contagion is particularly high. Read more »

In Italy, Coronavirus Takes a Higher Toll on Men

In Italy, more men than women have been infected, and a higher proportion of infected men have died.Some 8 percent of male patients died, compared with 5 percent of female patients, according to a Higher Health Institute of Rome analysis of 25,058 cases. Read more »

Coronavirus Live Updates: With Known U.S. Cases Surging Above 21,000, Pressure for Federal Aid Mounts

Al Drago for The New York TimesWith climbing state caseloads, the federal government is under pressure.”Governors set out new rules of life as strain builds in New York City’s hospitals. Read more »

How the Coronavirus Crisis May Hinder Efforts to Fight Wildfires

And firefighters across the country, in states including Georgia, Indiana and Washington, are under quarantine amid the coronavirus crisis.But according to Erick Scott, the public information officer for the Los Angeles City Fire Department, they have been delayed. Read more »

Complacency, Not Panic, Is the Real Danger

Health|Complacency, Not Panic, Is the Real DangerOnly a small minority of people panic under threat, research shows.But, so far, despite mixed messages from government officials and shortages of tests and hospital capacity, there is little evidence of widespread panic. Read more »

You Can Help Break the Chain of Transmission

The basic message: Very simple interventions, such as working from home and severing even one link, have an exponential effect.HJ: It simply shows what happens if you cut even one contact that would have resulted in transmission. Read more »

Coronavirus Tests Are Now Free, but Treatment Could Still Cost You

Congress passed legislation covering people’s costs for getting tested for the virus, but you could still face high bills for everything else.A drive-through coronavirus testing site at a ProHealth urgent care center in Jericho, N. Read more »

Climate Voters Still Want More From Biden

One Super Tuesday exit poll found that 34 percent of voters who cited climate change as their most important issue went for Mr.His climate change plan would inject $1. Read more »

Our Infectious Diseases Reporter on the ‘Urgent’ Response to the Coronavirus

Reader Center|Our Infectious Diseases Reporter on the ‘Urgent’ Response to the CoronavirusTimes InsiderDonald G.has covered infectious diseases at The Times for two decades. Read more »

What to Name the Oldest Modern Bird Fossil? Wonderchicken

Science|What to Name the Oldest Modern Bird Fossil?8 million years old, making it “the oldest known fossil that’s clearly part of the modern bird family tree,” Dr. Read more »

Vampire Bats Know Sharing Blood With Friends Is Good Manners

If a vampire bat drinks from a cow’s ankle one night, it is likely to share that meal with another bat.Actions that cost the giver, like food sharing, were thought to be related to kinship by preserving ones own genes. Read more »

A Scientist Puts Things in Perspective

His fifth book, “Until the End of Time,” just spent three weeks on the hardcover nonfiction list.“It invites the reader on that journey and tries to give a new perspective on what it means to be human within that cosmological unfolding. Read more »