Herd Immunity? Or ‘Mass Murder’?

A proposal to let people with low risk of infection live without constraint could lead to a million or more preventable deaths.

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When Good People Don’t Act, Evil Reigns

Stop thinking that the horrors of the world will simply work themselves out.

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One in Three Children Have Unacceptably High Lead Levels, Study Says

“Children around the world are being poisoned by lead on a massive and previously unrecognized scale,” according to the study, a collaboration of UNICEF and Pure Earth, an advocacy group.

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Fact Checking President Trump on Coronavirus Pandemic

The president has served up a series of false and misleading statements as he seeks to counter uncomfortable facts about the spread of Covid-19 and questions about his push to reopen the economy.

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It’s Too Soon to Reopen States. The Coronavirus Is Not Under Control.

Leaders are overestimating how far we’ve come and are underestimating what it will take to manage Covid-19 in a near-normal world.

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The Coronavirus in America: The Year Ahead

There will be no quick return to our previous lives, according to nearly two dozen experts. But there is hope for managing the scourge now and in the long term.

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The Huge Cost of Waiting to Contain the Pandemic

As the numbers show, the timing of social distancing can have an enormous impact on death tolls.

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Virus Deaths Mount, but N.Y. Avoids Predicted Surge at Hospitals So Far

Officials had estimated that 140,000 hospital beds might be needed to treat coronavirus patients. Only about 18,500 were in use by week’s end.

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What’s Next in the War on Covid-19?

After this wave of infections, brace yourself for more waves.

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