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.

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Is It Safe to Fly During the Coronavirus Pandemic?

Studies suggest that flying is a relatively lower-risk activity, and millions are traveling by plane over the holidays. But the picture is not complete. Here’s what the science says about mitigating exposure.

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Masks Offer Covid Protection, Provided You Wear Them Right

New research shows adding a filter and improving the fit makes a cloth mask work even better.

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My Girlfriend Wants to Play Tennis Indoors Despite the Pandemic

The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on balancing the risk of infection against what you owe your partner — and more.

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AstraZeneca and Oxford Say Vaccine Is Up to 90 Percent Effective

In an early analysis, the drug maker zeroed in on a promising dosing plan for its vaccine.

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Being Thankful and Hopeful in This Weird and Terrible Year

It’s a year for getting through the winter as well as we can, for thinking about how to help those who are bearing the greatest burdens, and for waiting hopefully for better times.

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To Wear Their Masks, the Beards (and a Tradition) Had to Go

Members of ski patrols nationwide are known for their beards, but many have shaved them to wear masks in the pandemic, causing good-natured angst.

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Why Are States Imposing Coronavirus Curfews?

State and city leaders are trying to slow the spread of the coronavirus without full lockdowns. But whether curfews will help remains unclear.

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How Do You Have a Ski Season in a Pandemic?

From how we ride the lifts to where we sleep and what we eat, ski areas are taking steps to minimize crowding and to curb opportunities for the virus to spread.

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No, a Negative Coronavirus Test Does Not Mean You Can Safely Socialize

A negative test is helpful, scientists and doctors say. But it doesn’t mean you should skip other measures, like quarantining, masking and distancing.

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What 635 Epidemiologists Are Doing for Thanksgiving

Those who are gathering with family or friends are taking precautions or rethinking their holiday rituals altogether. Most are staying home.

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C.D.C. Pleads With Americans to Stay Home on Thanksgiving

Even as the White House downplays the coronavirus threat, health officials warned against traditional gatherings with those from outside the immediate household.

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‘Remote Learning Is Not Working’: Shutdown Hurts Children, Parents Say

As schools close again, frustrated and angry parents say the decision does not make the city safer.

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NYC Parents Say School Shutdown Hurts Children: ‘Remote Learning is Not Working’

As schools close again, frustrated and angry parents say the decision does not make the city safer.

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How Risky Are Indoor Sports This Winter?

Parents are agonizing over whether to enroll their kids in organized indoor sports.

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How Do I Make Thanksgiving Grocery Shopping Safer?

With coronavirus cases raging across the U.S., holiday food shopping just got more complicated. We asked the experts for advice.

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Why Disinfection Isn’t the Way to Stop the Coronavirus

Scientists who initially warned about contaminated surfaces now say that the virus spreads primarily through inhaled droplets, and that there is little to no evidence that deep cleaning mitigates the threat indoors.

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The Coronavirus Is Airborne Indoors. But We’re Still Scrubbing Surfaces.

Scientists who initially warned about contaminated surfaces now say that the virus spreads primarily through inhaled droplets, and that there is little to no evidence that deep cleaning mitigates the threat indoors.

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Dr. Céline Gounder, Adviser to Biden, on the Next Covid Attack Plan

Schools are essential while restaurants are not, said Dr. Gounder. And manufacturers may soon be ordered to produce protective gear for health workers.

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Students Return For the Holidays

Plan out the trip home and set ground rules for safe socializing. And remember that they’ve had a tough year, too, so give them the space to talk about it.

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Secret Service Struck Again by Coronavirus Outbreak

At least 30 officers in the agency’s Uniformed Division have tested positive in recent weeks. Another 60 or so were asked to isolate.

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As the Pandemic Surges, C.D.C. Issues Increasingly Assertive Advice

Agency scientists often contradict the Trump administration now, but critics urge a more public stance.

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Understanding California’s Travel Guidelines for the Holidays

Friday: California currently has no travel restrictions in place. But as cases in the state reached a million, health officials are urging people to travel as little as possible.

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How Can My College Student Come Home Safely for Thanksgiving?

As coronavirus infections rage across the U.S., we asked the experts how families and students should manage the risks of the holiday break.

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As Coronavirus Cases Spike, Should Indoor Dinning be Allowed When Classrooms Close?

Science increasingly suggests classrooms can be kept open safely. But dining rooms pose a different problem.

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Limiting Indoor Capacity Can Reduce Coronavirus Infections, Study Shows

Research using cellphone data in 10 U.S. cities last spring could help influence officials’ decisions on new restrictions as cases resurge around the country.

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N.Y.C. Schools May Close Again, a Grim Sign of a Global Dilemma

The school system, the nation’s largest, has had strikingly few virus cases. Even so, the mayor may end in-person classes because the city’s overall rate is surging.

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Navy Research Confirms Need for Strict Coronavirus Testing Protocols

Two new studies clarify how Covid-19 spreads among young adults and expose the limits of quarantine measures.

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A Tough Call for Families: How to Spend Thanksgiving

If you’re feeling pressured, here are a few ways to keep the peace.

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Covid-19 Threatens People With Intellectual and Developmental Challenges

People with intellectual disabilities and developmental disorders are three times more likely to die of Covid-19, compared with patients without the conditions, a new analysis found.

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Help! Where Is the Safest Seat on an Airplane?

Deciding where to sit on a plane has always been an exercise in strategy and skill: how to get the most legroom, the best shut-eye, the quickest exit. The stakes certainly feel higher now.

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The Setups for Outdoor Winter Dining Are Lavish. But Are They Safe?

New York’s struggling restaurants will try to lure diners with chandeliers and space blankets — and enclosures that health experts worry could increase the virus risk.

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Thanksgiving Dinner Safety Tips During Covid

Public health officials urge families to keep celebrations small, avoid mixing households and open the windows.

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Children Produce Weaker Coronavirus Antibodies, Study Finds

The research suggests that children clear the infection much faster than adults and may help explain why many don’t become seriously ill.

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It Had Aerialists, Fire Eaters and Glitter. Is Brooklyn’s Wildest Party Over?

House of Yes was a revolution in New York nightlife: A space at once wild and safe, challenging and inclusive. Can it ever come back?

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Holiday Travel and Safety: 5 Things We Know

During the current pandemic surge, how risky is it to travel during what is normally one of the busiest seasons? And how is the industry making it safer? Here’s what you need to know.

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Coronavirus Study in Germany Offers Hope for Concertgoers

Findings from a test event with 1,200 attendees suggest that indoor concerts have a “low” impact on infection rates, providing they are well ventilated and follow hygiene protocols.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #germany, #martin-luther-university-halle-wittenberg, #music, #research

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How to Serve Your Guests Safely at Your Reception

With crowded dance floors and open bars largely gone during the coronavirus pandemic, food has become more of a focal point at weddings.

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Pregnant Women Face Increased Risks From Covid

If symptomatic, they were more likely to develop complications and die than nonpregnant women with symptoms.

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Coronavirus Rapid Testing Falters in People Without Symptoms: Study

A head-to-head comparison of lab and rapid coronavirus tests drew mixed reactions from experts, who raised concerns about accuracy.

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In San Francisco, Virus Is Contained but Schools Are Still Closed

A debate over reopening classrooms pits the mayor against the Board of Education, cutting across class, party and racial lines.

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Schools Stay Open in Europe’s New Lockdowns, a Reversal From Spring

Europe’s latest wave of restrictions to stop the spread of coronavirus have largely avoided closing schools. We take a look at why and how they are being kept open.

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Biden’s Call for ‘National Mask Mandate’ Gains Traction in Public Health Circles

A presidential order would almost certainly face a legal challenge. But if elected, Joseph R. Biden Jr. would have other levers at his disposal to make mask wearing a cultural norm.

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How to Run a Race in a Time of Surging Coronavirus

Runners must decide whether we feel comfortable racing in-person and, if so, how we can best protect ourselves and others.

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In Canada, Hockey Struggles to Return Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic

Because of concerns about the coronavirus, two of the three top junior leagues have yet to start their seasons. One of them may be allowed to resume only if it bans body checking.

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Welcome Home! Now Go Straight to Quarantine (or Not)

Some cities put international travelers under strict observation for signs of coronavirus infection. Others barely notice when they land. Dispatches from seven arrival halls.

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How America Helped Defeat the Coronavirus*

Just not in the U.S.

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How the Surging Virus Has Crashed Into Campaigning in Every Imaginable Way

The coronavirus pandemic is Issue No. 1, and it’s transformed everything about how this election season has played out.

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Share Your Story of Keeping America Fed

We want to hear from farmers, meatpackers, grocers and other essential workers who have kept the country fed throughout the pandemic.

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Relieved to Be Back at the Gym, but Is It Safe?

City gyms were allowed to reopen on Sept. 2, but lingering concerns about indoor workouts mean many may not endure.

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