‘The Lessons of Nuremberg Must Be Continually Relearned’

Former Senator Christopher J. Dodd writes of his father’s role at the World War II military tribunal, and the lessons that can be drawn today.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dodd-christopher-j, #dodd-thomas-j, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #nuremberg-war-crimes-tribunal-1945-49, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #world-war-ii-1939-45

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The Lost Days That Made Bergamo a Coronavirus Tragedy

The northern Italian province became one of the deadliest killing fields for the virus in the Western world. But a Times investigation found that faulty guidance and bureaucratic delays rendered the toll far worse than it had to be.

#bergamo-italy, #conte-giuseppe, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #hospitals, #italy, #medicine-and-health, #politics-and-government, #shutdowns-institutional, #tests-medical, #world-health-organization

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Jailed, Exiled and Silenced: Smothering East Africa’s Political Opposition

In several countries, entrenched leaders are taking advantage of coronavirus restrictions and a world distracted by the pandemic to clamp down hard on prominent political opponents.

#ahmed-abiy, #burundi, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #djibouti, #east-africa, #elections, #ethiopia, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #kyagulanyi-ssentamu-robert-bobi-wine, #lissu-tundu, #magufuli-john-1959, #mohammed-jawar, #museveni-yoweri, #political-prisoners, #politics-and-government, #tanzania, #tigray-ethiopia, #uganda

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Virus Disruptions Hit 49ers and Broncos, as N.F.L. Crisis Grows

The 49ers would need to train away for the headquarters for three weeks under an order from local health officials. The Broncos have none of their quarterbacks available for their game on Sunday.

#baltimore-ravens, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #denver-broncos, #football, #national-football-league, #san-francisco-49ers, #santa-clara-county-calif

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Virus Deaths Approach Spring Record Amid Changing U.S. Crisis

On April 15, more Americans were reported dead of Covid-19 than on any other day of the pandemic. The daily toll is growing close once more.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #disease-rates, #emergency-medical-treatment, #new-york-city, #united-states

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Pandemic-Proof Your Habits

Too many people are still longing for their old routines. Get some new ones instead.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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A Week in the Life of a Baltimore School Getting Back to Class

As school districts diverge on handling the pandemic, Baltimore City Public Schools are slowly trying to get students back in the classroom. It has not been easy, but neither has remote learning.

#baltimore-md, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #education-k-12, #parenting, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #teachers-and-school-employees

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A.A. to Zoom, Substance Abuse Treatment Goes Online

It began as a stopgap way to get through the pandemic, but both participants and providers say virtual sessions have some clear advantages and will likely become a permanent part of recovery.

#addiction-psychology, #alcohol-abuse, #alcoholics-anonymous, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hazelden-betty-ford-foundation, #narcotics-anonymous, #telemedicine, #videophones-and-videoconferencing, #your-feed-healthcare, #zoom-video-communications

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Hermits Teach About Solitude, Loneliness, Isolation

Contemporary hermits are reaching out to people struggling with isolation. Their message: Go inward, and get outside.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #loneliness, #meditation, #prayers-and-prayer-books, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #your-feed-selfcare

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As Hiking Surges During the Pandemic, So Do Injuries

Novice hikers and climbers have flocked to the outdoors, but some are unprepared for the dangers on the trails.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #hikes-and-hiking, #jackson-wyo, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #white-mountains-nh, #zion-national-park-utah

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A Chilling Question Divides Europe: Open Ski Slopes or Keep Them Closed?

Leading up to the Christmas season, France, Germany and Italy will keep slopes shut, but Austria and Switzerland have vowed to reopen theirs, in Europe’s latest struggle to coordinate a pandemic response.

#alps-mountains, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #europe, #skiing, #travel-and-vacations

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As Winter Arrives, Heaters Become a Survival Tool for Businesses

A rise in demand for heating equipment has left some products back-ordered for months, possibly jeopardizing prospects for some businesses of getting through the pandemic intact.

#balconies-and-terraces, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #heating, #propane, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-commercial, #restaurants, #shortages

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For the World Economy, a Grim Slog Tempered by New Hopes

The emergence of vaccines has taken the edge off the worst fears, but a meaningful economic recovery probably remains distant.

#china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #europe, #great-britain, #international-monetary-fund, #international-trade-and-world-market, #italy, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #moderna-inc, #pfizer-inc, #recession-and-depression, #shutdowns-institutional, #third-world-and-developing-countries, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #world-bank

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Pictures of a Thanksgiving That No One Pictured

To retain the essence of the holiday in a pandemic-scarred year, many Americans found themselves having to bend Thanksgiving traditions into unexpected shapes.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #thanksgiving-day

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Britain Set to Leap Ahead in Approving Vaccines

Regulators may approve the troubled AstraZeneca vaccine and the American-made Pfizer shot weeks before the U.S. does so.

#astrazeneca-plc, #biontech-se, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #great-britain, #johnson-boris, #oxford-england, #pfizer-inc, #vaccination-and-immunization

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How US Hospitals Are Stretched Way Too Thin Due to Covid-19

As the coronavirus pandemic surges across the country, hospitals are facing a crisis-level shortage of beds and staff to provide adequate care for patients.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #hospitals, #nursing-and-nurses, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #rural-areas, #shortages, #workplace-hazards-and-violations, #your-feed-healthcare

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The Exquisite Angst of Applying to College in a Deeply Anxious Year

The pandemic has changed everything about the stressful admissions process, adding even more strain on students.

#act-examination, #admissions-standards, #colleges-and-universities, #common-application-the, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #sat-college-admission-test

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Trump Gave W.H.O. a List of Demands. Hours Later, He Walked Away.

When President Trump quit the health organization, he left a list of seven demands on the table. Here they are.

#andrew-bremberg, #azar-alex-m-ii, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #geneva-switzerland, #health-and-human-services-department, #presidential-election-of-2020, #tedros-adhanom-ghebreyesus, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #world-health-organization

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India’s Economy Shrinks Sharply as Covid-19 Slams Small Businesses

The latest data firmly establishes India’s position among the worst-performing major economies, despite government spending meant to blunt the pandemic’s impact.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #india, #modi-narendra

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Why Hong Kong, South Korea and Japan Have to Keep Beating Back Coronavirus

Hard-to-trace clusters, along with pandemic fatigue, have forced officials in Hong Kong, South Korea and Japan to keep recalibrating their responses.

#china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #far-east-south-and-southeast-asia-and-pacific-areas, #hong-kong, #japan

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The Coronavirus Won’t Stop Evolving When the Vaccine Arrives

The coronavirus is not a shape shifter like the flu virus, but it could become vaccine resistant over time. That prompts researchers to urge vigilance.

#china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #denmark, #evolution-biology, #food-and-drug-administration, #immune-system, #moderna-inc, #pfizer-inc, #plos-biology-journal, #university-of-pittsburgh, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-healthcare

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Pushed by Pandemic, Amazon Goes on a Hiring Spree Without Equal

The company has added 427,300 employees in 10 months, bringing its global work force to more than 1.2 million.

#amazon-com-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #delivery-services, #e-commerce, #hiring-and-promotion, #labor-and-jobs, #recession-and-depression, #shopping-and-retail, #wages-and-salaries, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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In Their 20s and Saving for Retirement: How It Started, How It’s Going

Three savers learned some important lessons early on.

#budgets-and-budgeting, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #generation-z, #millennial-generation, #pensions-and-retirement-plans, #personal-finances, #retirement, #savings, #stocks-and-bonds, #united-states, #united-states-economy

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Why Did So Many Americans Vote for Trump?

To the dismay of Democrats, the president’s strategy of ignoring the pandemic mostly worked for Republicans.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #democratic-party, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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The Loneliness of One-Click Shopping

How did it become a patriotic duty to buy online?

#amazon-com-inc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #shopping-and-retail

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How to Cry With a Mask On and Other 2020 Dilemmas

Should masks be stored with the underwear or with the socks?

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #face, #funerals-and-memorials

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The Unexpected Message Revealed by Long Lines for Coronavirus Testing

All over New York City, thousands spent hours waiting at clinics, motivated by a deep need to visit their parents.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #families-and-family-life, #new-york-city, #tests-medical, #thanksgiving-day

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Wasn’t It Winter Just Yesterday?

The pandemic has unmoored us from time.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #seasons-and-months, #time

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Coronavirus Strands Millions of Migrants

Millions of people have been displaced by the pandemic. Jessika and her 6-year-old, Sebastián, are among the many who have yet to find a home.

#colombia, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #immigration-and-emigration, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #venezuela

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Modern Love: Junk Food Was Our Love Language

To feel close to my father, a man I never fully knew, I eat chicken nuggets.

#chinese-americans, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fast-food-industry, #love-emotion

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England’s Lockdown Will Lift, but Many Pub Doors Will Stay Closed

Some Conservative lawmakers are calling Boris Johnson’s plans to continue restricting most of England’s bars and restaurants “authoritarian.”

#conservative-party-great-britain, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #england, #johnson-boris, #liverpool-england, #manchester-england, #quarantines

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Lamar Jackson, Ravens Quarterback, Is Said to Test Positive for Coronavirus

The N.F.L.’s 2019 M.V.P. is among more than a dozen Baltimore players who have reportedly tested positive for the virus.

#baltimore-ravens, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #football, #jackson-lamar-1997, #national-football-league, #pittsburgh-steelers

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Dr. Mary Fowkes, 66, Dies; Helped Science Understand the Pandemic

She performed autopsies in New York that found blood clots in vital organs, suggesting how much the virus spreads through the body.

#autopsies, #brain, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #doctors, #fowkes-mary-1954-2020, #hospitals, #mount-sinai-medical-center

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Military’s Role in Vaccine to Be Strictly Behind the Scenes

While no troops will be administering shots or dropping off doses, scores of Defense Department employees are involved in the effort.

#astrazeneca-plc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #defense-department, #defense-production-act, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #factories-and-manufacturing, #government-contracts-and-procurement, #moderna-inc, #pfizer-inc, #public-private-sector-cooperation, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Here’s What the Thanksgiving Parade Looked Like in Pandemic New York

The holiday ritual was limited to a block, with parts pretaped for television and barricades to keep people away. Still, a few curious spectators showed up.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #macys-inc, #new-york-city, #parades, #thanksgiving-day

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Midnight Ruling Exposes Rifts at a Supreme Court Transformed by Trump

The justices issued six opinions, several of them unusually bitter, in upholding challenges from churches and synagogues to state pandemic restrictions on religious services.

#barrett-amy-coney, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #freedom-of-religion, #new-york-state, #roberts-john-g-jr, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Cuomo Attacks Supreme Court’s Emboldened Majority Over Virus Ruling

“You have a different court, and I think that was the statement the court was making,” the governor said after a 5-4 decision barring restrictions on religious services.

#brooklyn-nyc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dimarzio-nicholas-a, #disease-rates, #new-york-state, #places-of-worship, #queens-nyc, #religion-state-relations, #roman-catholic-church, #shutdowns-institutional

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Travel Insurance During Coronavirus Pandemic: What To Know

A spate of new travel insurance policies have begun covering Covid-19, just as many international destinations begin to require it. Here’s what to look for.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #insurance, #travel-and-vacations

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Their Teeth Fell Out. Was It Another Covid-19 Consequence?

People who already have dental problems may see them aggravated by encounters with the coronavirus, some experts suggest.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #gums-mouth, #immune-system, #research, #teeth-and-dentistry, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-healthcare, #your-feed-science

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Why This Billionaire Will Never Leave New York

For the cosmetics mogul and philanthropist Leonard Lauder, the city, with its museums, public transit and parks, is an explorer’s delight.

#bloomberg-michael-r, #books-and-literature, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #endowments, #harrison-rex, #lauder-judy-glickman, #leonard-a-lauder, #metropolitan-museum-of-art, #museums, #schraffts, #whitney-museum-of-american-art, #world-war-ii-1939-45

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N.J. Governor Wants Schools Open. Local Officials Have Other Ideas.

The tensions point to the difficulty governors across the Northeast have had in persuading districts to reopen — decisions that often require school boards to buck powerful unions.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #disease-rates, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #murphy-philip-d-1957, #new-jersey, #shutdowns-institutional

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2nd Coronavirus Wave Hits Buffalo Area ‘With a Vengeance’

The positive test rate in Erie County has remained above 5 percent for almost two weeks.

#buffalo-ny, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #disease-rates, #erie-county-ny, #new-york-state, #shutdowns-institutional

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Pope Francis: The Covid-19 Crisis Reveals What Is in Our Hearts

To come out of this pandemic better than we went in, we must let ourselves be touched by others’ pain.

#christians-and-christianity, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #francis, #roman-catholic-church

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For Parents, Every Day Is Bird School

One bird feeder became two, then three. Months passed.

#birds, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #your-feed-selfcare

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N.F.L. Teams Are Restricting Crowds. The Dallas Cowboys Want More.

The team’s owner, Jerry Jones, is pursuing “a continued aggressive approach to having fans” at home games, even as coronavirus cases rise in the area around the stadium.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dallas-cowboys, #football, #jones-jerry, #national-football-league, #stadiums-and-arenas, #tarrant-county-tex

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Splitting 5 to 4, Supreme Court Backs Religious Challenge to Cuomo’s Virus Shutdown Order

In earlier rulings related to coronavirus restrictions in California and Nevada, the court had taken the opposite approach. But its membership has changed since then.

#barrett-amy-coney, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #decisions-and-verdicts, #freedom-of-religion, #new-york-city, #places-of-worship, #roman-catholic-church, #shutdowns-institutional, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #supreme-court-us

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Two Texas Men Charged With Scheme to Sell 50 Million Nonexistent N95 Masks

The Houston-area men charged a foreign government more than $317 million for the masks, about five times the public list price, the authorities said.

#3m-company, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #doolittle-arael, #eleanya-paschal-ngozi, #frauds-and-swindling, #houston-tex, #justice-department

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Ian Finkel, ‘World’s Greatest Xylophonist,’ Dies at 72

He entertained from the borscht belt to the Philharmonic, playing an unconventional instrument with vaudevillian flair. He died of complications of Covid-19.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #finkel-fyvush, #finkel-ian-1948-2020, #music, #musical-instruments

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Biden Urges Unity: ‘We’re at War With the Virus, Not With One Another’

In an emotional address, he pleaded with Americans to “hang on” and cited the death of his son to say that he understood the loss in the nation.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidential-transition-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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We’re Fighting Covid on Our Own. But We’re Not Powerless.

Each of us must make choices this Thanksgiving to keep the pandemic from getting even worse.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #firearms, #social-media

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