Small Social Gatherings Aren’t Driving the Virus Surge (So Far)

Yes, the coronavirus can be spread over cocktails and dinners. But these get-togethers do not account for the huge rise in cases seen now, the data show.

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New York City Hit a 3% Positive Test Rate. Or Did It?

The city and state use different approaches for calculations. That has led to confusion and has a big impact on which restrictions are adopted.

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A Medical Examiner Fought to Prepare Her County for the Virus. Then It Struck.

Patty Schachtner took masks to funeral homes and installed showers for sheriff’s deputies. No amount of preparation could ready her for what followed.

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After a ‘Covid Semester,’ the University of Michigan Gets Tougher on the Virus

Like many big state universities, it tried to open with some semblance of normalcy. Outbreaks ensued.

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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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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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Children in U.S. May Miss 9 Million Vaccine Doses in 2020, Report Warns

The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association said vaccinations for measles, polio and other highly contagious diseases had fallen by as much as 26 percent during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Living in Nova Scotia’s Covid-Free World

Welcome to Nova Scotia, the land that proves that beating back the virus is possible.

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The County With No Coronavirus Cases (and Plenty of Suspicion)

Officially, only one county in the continental United States has had zero coronavirus cases: Loving County, in rural West Texas. But has it really avoided the pandemic?

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How to Deal With People Who Ignore Covid Safety

First, let’s assume that they are not necessarily going to listen.

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Lockdowns, Round 2: A New Virus Surge Prompts Restrictions, and Pushback

California and Michigan moved to shut down indoor dining, and Philadelphia severely limited indoor gatherings. With more than 150,000 virus cases daily, the nation is shutting down again.

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This Coronavirus Surge Does Not Have to Be So Horrific

America is entering a difficult period. But the outcome is not foregone.

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‘It’s Traumatizing’: Coronavirus Deaths Are Climbing Once Again

Deaths are far below the rate of the spring, when as many as 2,200 people were dying every day, but experts warn they are rising fast.

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Biden Implores Trump to Confront Surging Coronavirus Pandemic

President Trump broke his near-total silence on the coronavirus on Friday with an appearance in the Rose Garden in which he threatened to deny New York access to a vaccine.

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8 Months After Virus Hit, an Ominous Sign: Long Lines for Testing Again

As the outbreak surges around the country, the testing delays show the basic public health challenges that the country still faces.

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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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California’s Coronavirus Caseload: 1 Million and Counting

More than half of California’s nearly 40 million residents live in counties now under the most restrictive measures for businesses and public gatherings.

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Measles Deaths Soared Worldwide Last Year, as Vaccine Rates Stalled

The new data, from the W.H.O. and C.D.C., alarmed public health experts, who fear the effect of the coronavirus pandemic this year could bring more bad numbers.

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Coronavirus Surge in N.Y.: 5 Takeaways

New York and New Jersey have imposed new restrictions to curb a spike in coronavirus cases. 

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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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What Places Are Hardest Hit by the Coronavirus? It Depends on the Measure

By different metrics, all sorts of locations in the United States are deeply troubling, from Minot, N.D., to New York City.

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19% Test Positive as Outbreak Accelerates in N.J.’s Largest City

After nearly one in five residents who were tested over three days last week were found to have the coronavirus, Newark announced a set of strict new rules.

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India’s Coronavirus Infections Drop. A Second Wave May Loom.

While some hope the worst might be over, lapsed vigilance, cold weather and the festival season could spark a resurgence.

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As Hospitalizations Soar, El Paso Brings In New Mobile Morgues

The nation hit a record number of coronavirus hospitalizations on Tuesday. The feared third wave has left cities like El Paso struggling with overloaded I.C.U. wards and scarce staffing.

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Pandemic Reaches Grim Milestone as Biden Moves to Take Charge

With average new infections totaling 111,000 per day, President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. is confronting a coronavirus pandemic that is surging out of control.

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A Motorcycle Rally in a Pandemic? ‘We Kind of Knew What Was Going to Happen.’

Infectious-disease experts warned about the risk of cramming revelers into the Black Hills of South Dakota. But it was the annual Sturgis rally, and bikers were coming no matter what.

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As China’s Propaganda Push Continues, Wuhan Emerges as a Star

New television shows have paid tribute to the city where the coronavirus emerged, focusing on residents’ heroism and glossing over official mistakes.

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One Day in America: More Than 117,000 Virus Cases

Thursday brought more coronavirus infections than in any other day of the pandemic. Around the country, the virus left its mark.

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In Midwest Battlegrounds, the Virus Met Another Concern: the Economy

New coronavirus cases in the United States surpassed 100,000 on Wednesday for the first time in the pandemic.

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2,258 N.J. Prisoners Will Be Released in a Single Day

By March, officials expect to have reduced the state’s prison population by about 35 percent since the start of the pandemic.

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America Picks Its President as it Faces Joblessness, Coronavirus and Anxiety

Voters describe a fundamental unease about America’s future.

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The Virus Rate in Orange County Plummeted. Experts Wonder Why.

The sudden drop raises questions about community sensitivities over testing and how useful the data is in determining preventive measures.

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As the Virus Rages, Some Are Convinced It’s Too Late to Stop It

Coronavirus case counts are at record highs, yet many in states like Idaho are embracing a let-it-ride approach. One county with a hospital nearing capacity repealed its mask mandate.

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Cut Off From the World Again, Australia Now Finds Silver Linings

After chafing against their isolation for so long, Australians these days are finding island life a privilege when pestilence lies beyond.

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Russian Provinces Hit by a Second Wave of Coronavirus

Overall, Russia’s health care system is coping with a fall surge in cases, but bodies are piling up in overwhelmed regional hospitals and morgues.

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Nursing Homes, Racked by the Virus, Face a New Crisis: Isolation

Nursing homes set restrictions to lower risks, but Covid-19 has continued spreading in some homes, and residents are now grappling with consequences from isolation.

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As Coronavirus Surges, Chastened Dutch Wonder, ‘What Happened to Us?’

They have long prided themselves on an efficient government, some say to the point of smugness. Ranking high in the rate of daily infections is forcing a reckoning.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #netherlands, #shutdowns-institutional

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France and Germany Lock Down as Second Coronavirus Wave Grows

The new steps are the toughest since the spring and follow added restrictions in Spain and Italy aimed at curbing the spread of the virus and easing the strain on hospitals.

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As Pandemic Surges Again, Europe Adopts New Restrictions

The new steps are the toughest since the spring and follow added restrictions in Spain and Italy aimed at curbing the spread of the virus and easing the strain on hospitals.

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People Are Still Having Sex. So Why Are S.T.D. Rates Dropping?

Public health officials believe many cases are going undetected as clinics close during the pandemic and testing supplies are diverted to coronavirus screening.

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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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Hospitals Are Reeling Under a 46 Percent Spike in Covid-19 Patients

The number of people hospitalized with the coronavirus has climbed significantly from a month ago, straining cities that have fewer resources to weather the surges.

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Doctors Are Dreading the Third Coronavirus Wave

Anticipation, frustration and sadness fill hospitals as Covid-19 case counts rise again.

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Game Day in Green Bay: Empty Sports Bars, Full Hospitals

Uncontrolled spread of the coronavirus in northeast Wisconsin has done what little else could: subdue a city’s urge to cheer on its beloved Packers together.

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Why False Positives Matter, Too

False negatives are not the only troublesome outcome of a faulty coronavirus test.

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It Was the Worst Day of the Pandemic. The Nation Is Almost There Again.

The United States reported more new cases of the coronavirus on July 16 than on any other day of the last seven months. The country is now nearing that record.

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Covid-19 Deaths: The Price for Not Wearing Masks is Perhaps 130,000 Lives

The pandemic death toll could be lowered by next spring if more Americans wear masks, a new analysis finds.

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‘At Capacity’: Covid-19 Patients Push U.S. Hospitals to Brink

Utah officials issued urgent pleas and said they were planning to open a field hospital, which Wisconsin has already done. At least 14 states have a record number of coronavirus hospitalizations.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #hospitals, #rural-areas, #united-states

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Schoolchildren Seem Unlikely to Fuel Coronavirus Surges, Scientists Say

Researchers once feared that school reopenings might spread the virus through communities. But so far there is little evidence that it’s happening.

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America and the Coronavirus: ‘A Colossal Failure of Leadership’

In its destruction of American lives, treasure and well-being, this pandemic marks the greatest failure of U.S. governance since Vietnam.

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