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Widespread use of nonmedical masks could reduce community transmission. But recommending their broad use could also cause a run on the kind of masks that health care workers desperately need.
Leaders around the world are using the pandemic as pretext for seizing virtually dictatorial authority. In the U.S., President Trump said the states had plenty of testing kits, but governors disagreed.
Before this 60,000-year-old submerged forest disappears, scientists recently raced to search for shipworms and other sea life that might conceal medicine of the future.
From Ireland to Seattle, makers and engineers are creating open-source versions of much-needed medical equipment.
Maryland, Virginia and Arizona issued statewide stay-at-home orders, and the F.D.A. granted emergency approval for the use of two malaria drugs to treat some coronavirus patients.
A database of daily fever readings shows that the numbers declined as people disappeared indoors.
Some of us are mating in actual captivity. Some of us not at all. The pandemic raises lots of issues around safe intimate physical contact, and what it may look like in the future.
His work at Princeton and Bell Labs deepened science’s understanding of magnetism, superconductivity and the structure of matter.
A meteoroid that grazed the night sky over Australia in 2017 took a very unusual path away from Earth.
Inventors were about to test their ideas for making money by selling things made out of carbon dioxide, the main culprit in global warming. Then the pandemic struck.
The Trump administration has finalized new fuel efficiency standards, lowering expectations from 54 miles per gallon by 2025 to 40 miles a gallon by 2030.
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.
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.”
President Trump extended social distancing guidelines to April 30 as cases in the U.S. topped 140,000. The doctors advising him said without any restrictions on movement that more than 1 million Americans could die.
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.
After SARS, Chinese health officials built an infectious disease reporting system to evade political meddling. But when the coronavirus emerged, so did fears of upsetting Beijing.
India’s abrupt nationwide lockdown left hundreds of thousands of laborers homeless and prompted one of the largest migrations in the country’s modern history.
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.
Union officials at FEMA say they would like to know where they work in order to warn other employees who might be exposed and to avoid putting the public at added risk.
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.