How to Flatten the Curve on Coronavirus

The longer it takes for coronavirus to spread the population, the more time hospitals have to prepare.The more people reporting with the virus on a given day, the higher the curve; a high curve means the virus is spreading fast. Read more »

Live Coronavirus News Updates and Coverage

On Friday, President Trump signed into law a $2 trillion measure designed to respond to the coronavirus pandemic.Officials said late Friday that the number of coronavirus cases in New York City had climbed above 26,000. Read more »

In Coronavirus, Industry Sees Chance to Undo Plastic Bag Bans

ETThey are “petri dishes for bacteria and carriers of harmful pathogens,” read one warning from a plastics industry group.The plastic bag industry, battered by a wave of bans nationwide, is using the coronavirus crisis to try to block laws prohibiting single-use plastic. Read more »

Coronavirus Symptoms Full List: What Are They? Is There a Cure?

ETAs the coronavirus continues to spread across the globe, the news is coming at a fast and furious pace.Here’s a list of frequently asked questions about the coronavirus outbreak and its symptoms. Read more »

A.I. Versus the Coronavirus - The New York Times

I.Versus the CoronavirusA new consortium of top scientists will be able to use some of the world’s most advanced supercomputers to look for solutions. Read more »

What Made New York So Hospitable for Coronavirus?

Health|What Made New York So Hospitable for Coronavirus?Bryan Derballa for The New York TimesBy March 26, 2020Updated 9:48 a. Read more »

Coronavirus Doesn’t Slow Trump’s Regulatory Rollbacks

Federal employees across multiple agencies said the administration was racing to complete a half-dozen significant rollbacks over the coming month.They include a measure to weaken automobile fuel efficiency standards, which one person familiar with the plans said would be issued as early as next week. Read more »

Gilead Withdraws Request for Special Orphan Status on Experimental Coronavirus Treatment

Health|Gilead Withdraws Request for Special Orphan Status on Experimental Virus TreatmentCritics said the company was profiteering from the coronavirus pandemic by seeking tax and monopoly benefits under a program intended to encourage drug development for rare diseases.The company’s decision to seek orphan status for the drug had drawn immediate criticism. Read more »

Can You Become Immune to the Coronavirus?

A study in macaques infected with the new coronavirus suggested that once infected, the monkeys produce neutralizing antibodies and resist further infection.But it is unclear how long the monkeys, or people infected with the virus, will remain immune. Read more »

‘We’re in Disaster Mode’: Courage Inside a Brooklyn Hospital Confronting Coronavirus

Sylvie de Souza’s green N95 mask, which was supposed to form a seal against her face, was already askew.Sylvie de Souza, chair of emergency medicine at Brooklyn Hospital Center. Read more »

Coronavirus Live Updates: Jobless Claims Are Highest Ever; U.S. Death Toll Passes 1,000

The process, he said, would incorporate “robust surveillance testing, which allows us to monitor the spread of the virus throughout the country.On Thursday, the coronavirus death toll passed 1,000 in the United States, a New York Times database shows. Read more »

Greta Thunberg Says It’s ‘Extremely Likely’ That She Had Coronavirus

ETGreta Thunberg, the 17-year-old Swedish climate activist, announced on Tuesday that she and her father, Svante, had symptoms of Covid-19 and that while hers were mild, it was “extremely likely” that she had contracted the virus.“Many (especially young people) might not notice any symptoms at all, or very mild symptoms,” she said on Instagram, where she has 10 million followers. Read more »

Coronavirus in China: Hubei Province Lockdown Eased After 2 Months

The province will let people outside Wuhan leave for the first time since late January.And the lifting of Hubei’s restrictions still do not mean free travel within China. Read more »

Some Doctors Stockpile Trial Coronavirus Drugs for Themselves, States Say

A handful of state pharmacy boards have issued emergency restrictions on how the drugs can be dispensed.ETDoctors are hoarding medications touted as possible coronavirus treatments by writing prescriptions for themselves and family members, according to pharmacy boards in states across the country. Read more »

You’ve Got Mail. Will You Get the Coronavirus?

Should mail irradiation be extended beyond these exclusive ZIP codes, to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus?“In that light, you might expect the virus to remain viable for hours but probably not days on mail,” said James Lloyd-Smith, one of the study’s authors. Read more »

Medicare Is Updating Coverage to Help in the Coronavirus Crisis

Any needed outpatient services will be covered under Part B, and if you require hospitalization, it will be covered under the usual Medicare Part A rules.Kaiser research found that for stays of five days or more, at least half of Advantage enrollees would pay more than the deductible paid by traditional Medicare enrollees without supplemental coverage. Read more »

Chimp Sanctuaries Restrict Visits Over Concerns About the Coronavirus

Science|Chimp Sanctuaries Restrict Visits Over Concerns About the CoronavirusThere’s a possibility chimpanzees could be susceptible to Covid-19, so sanctuaries are taking precautions.ETChimpanzee sanctuaries are restricting human interactions with chimps to prevent passing a human coronavirus infection to the animals. Read more »

Live Coronavirus News, Updates and Video

Demetrius Freeman for The New York TimesWhite House: Anyone who has left New York should self-quarantine.On Tuesday, his address was carried live on all four networks in New York and a raft of cable news stations, including CNN, MSNBC and even Fox News. Read more »

Warmer Weather May Slow, but Not Halt Coronavirus

The researchers found that most coronavirus transmissions had occurred in regions with low temperatures, between 37.While countries with equatorial climates and those in the Southern Hemisphere, currently in the middle of summer, have reported coronavirus cases, regions with average temperatures above 64. Read more »

Scientists Identify 69 Drugs to Test Against the Coronavirus

Science|Scientists Identify 69 Drugs to Test Against the CoronavirusmatterTwo dozen of the medicines are already under investigation.To come up with the list, hundreds of researchers embarked on an unusual study of the genes of the coronavirus, also called SARS-CoV-2. Read more »