Why the Coronavirus More Often Strikes Children of Color

Children in minority communities are much more likely to become infected and severely ill. Many have parents who are frontline workers, experts say.

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Vampire Bats Self-Isolate, Too

When these mammals are ill, they have fewer interactions with family and friends, new study suggests. “It’s like us,” said one researcher.

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68% Have Antibodies in This Neighborhood. Can It Hold Off a Next Wave?

The data emerging from those tested at a storefront medical office in Queens is leading to a deeper understanding of the scope of the coronavirus outbreak in New York.

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In Norway, Gymgoers Avoid Infections as Virus Recedes

In an unusual experiment, researchers found no coronavirus infections among thousands of people allowed to return to their gyms.

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Doctors Heavily Overprescribed Antibiotics Early in the Pandemic

Now they are using lessons from the experience to urge action on the growing problem of drug-resistant infections before it’s too late.

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How to Have a Safer Pandemic Memorial Day

You shouldn’t gather in groups this weekend, but we know you probably will. So here’s some guidance from the biology professor whose advice for lowering coronavirus risk has reached millions.

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How Many Coronavirus Infections? Rewards for Testing May Provide an Answer

Economists say rewards could overcome hurdles in gauging the overall infection and mortality rates from a limited population sample.

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With Broad, Random Tests for Antibodies, Germany Seeks Path Out of Lockdown

It was the first large democracy to contain the spread of the coronavirus and is now the first to methodically go about reopening its economy. Others are watching.

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Who Is Immune to the Coronavirus?

About this question, too, decisions with great consequences are being made, as they must be, based on only glimmers of data.

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Some of Europe, ‘Walking a Tightrope,’ Will Loosen Coronavirus Restrictions

Looking for a return to normal may be misplaced. Instead, the next phase is about learning how to live with the virus, possibly for a long time.

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Coronavirus Infections Approach 90,000, U.S. Scrambles to Slow Spread: Live Updates

Officials reported the first cases in New York, Rhode Island and Florida, which declared a public health emergency. In many countries, the epidemic continues to grow at a fast pace.

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How Does the Coronavirus Compare With the Flu?

As new cases appear on the West Coast, some — including the president — are comparing it to the seasonal flu. Here’s a close look at the differences.

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Here Comes the Coronavirus Pandemic

Now, after many fire drills, the world may be facing a real fire.

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How Prepared Is the U.S. for a Coronavirus Outbreak?

The country is better positioned than most but still could face critical shortages of respirators and masks. Hospitals have triage plans in place. State and local governments have broad powers to quarantine.

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