The e-commerce giant had struggled to gain a foothold in a society that prefers to shop in person, with cash, but now Italians are hooked on online shopping.
Anxiety and uncertainty about the pandemic are leading some patients to delay surgery. But how safe is that when you have an aneurysm in your heart?
For now, countries are betting they can suppress hospital admissions and deaths without imposing more lockdowns, even as case numbers approach peak levels from last spring.
A fire incident management team went into temporarily isolation this week in Washington State after a member of a resupply crew tested positive for the coronavirus.
Higher education institutions have become the latest coronavirus hot spots in the United States. One student’s story illustrates the issues with reopening.
Where is home, really?
Eric Kerska, whose daughter was deployed to the base, said he was alarmed by the isolation of young soldiers on their first tour as a coronavirus precaution.
No Federer or Nadal, and so many top women taking a pass, plus a fracas with the French, but the United States Tennis Association needed to hold this tournament and has no regrets.
The rate at which people are lying during the pandemic has increased, experts suggest, perhaps because health-related matters are particularly difficult to share.
Nonurgent medical procedures have seemed worth postponing in a pandemic. This could pose long-term risks, health officials fear.
Frustrated asylum seekers lit fires this week in protest over lockdowns that worsened cramped and squalid conditions on Lesbos. Now 12,000 migrants are homeless.
He wasn’t oblivious to the danger. He just didn’t care.
For some families, the pandemic has meant a return to their native languages.
The British government and business lobby want workers to return to support surrounding businesses, but some city offices are only 15 percent full.
Colleges are trying to isolate students who have the coronavirus or have been exposed to it, but they are running into a host of problems.
As he moved to slow the pandemic, Dr. Ronni Gamzu kept butting heads with ultra-Orthodox leaders. Then Israel’s top virus fighter was suddenly undercut.
When I reopened my dental practice in early June, the tooth fractures started coming in: at least one a day, every single day that I’ve been in the office.
From Trump to Lukashenko, authoritarians are discovering that this isn’t their kind of crisis.
Several municipalities around New York have urged homeowners to limit the use of noisy landscaping equipment because their neighbors are home during the pandemic.
With few places to go or reasons to spend, those lucky enough to be employed remotely are upgrading their surroundings. The impulse comes with guilt.
I’m 16. When my parents were my age, they didn’t have the internet and they didn’t have a pandemic.
Nearly 400 State University of New York, Oneonta, students tested positive for the coronavirus less than two weeks after classes began.
Getting a pandemic puppy seemed like a bad idea for a blended family. Until we did it.
We need to try harder to get kids back in school.
Learning in 2020 is going to be a roller-coaster of adjustment — here’s how to retain some joy.
As colleges reopen despite the pandemic, students must decide whether they are willing to blow the whistle on their classmates.
While government statistics say inflation is low, the reality is that the cost of living has risen during the pandemic, especially for poorer Americans.
My mother moved to America in 1989. This summer, amid a pandemic and an uprising, she voted for the first time.
Jessica Hanser struck up a conversation with James Atkinson a couple of years ago at London’s British Library, and the two haven’t stopped talking since.
The tech giants said states could soon send notices directly to smartphones asking people to opt in to the technology, which helps trace the coronavirus.
Disciplinary action is taken over parties and large gatherings as cases mount on campus.
This geographically isolated community in Washington State has avoided the coronavirus, but at a considerable cost.
Deprive people of interactions with peers, and their social skills will atrophy. This is yet another side effect of the pandemic.
The coronavirus is spreading much faster in Spain than anywhere else in Europe. After a relative lull during the summer, experts fear it signals a new surge across the continent.
It’s the biggest decline of any major economy. Economists say once the impact on the country’s vast “informal” work force is taken into account, the damage might be even worse.
A deadly pandemic is no time to turn families out of their homes.
The usual diagnostic tests may simply be too sensitive and too slow to contain the spread of the virus.
Online and offline platforms are helping strangers form social connections, which are crucial for our health, especially in a pandemic.
Pets have provided much-needed emotional support this year. But they need to be taken care of, too. Meet one of their doctors.
Right-wing politicians say migrants threaten Italy by bringing Covid-19 with them, even as official data shows “minimal” effect from new arrivals.
Organizers of cultural events in the United States and around the world showed ingenuity to keep cultural celebrations going while taking precautions against the coronavirus. Take a visual tour.
With Covid-related restrictions in place, massage therapists are reimagining ways to help their clients.
To keep tourism afloat during the pandemic, some countries formed travel alliances with their neighbors. At summer’s end, the experiment has had mixed results.
From a Staten Island bakery to a boiler factory in Queens, these mom and pops, all over 100 years old, having staying power.
Pressing our hearts together is my husband’s fast-track return to the intimacy he grew up with. For me, growing up with a more reserved British dad, it took some getting used to.
We aren’t very good at discussing trade-offs, but we need to make some during this pandemic.
A number of schools found the bacteria that causes Legionnaire’s disease in their water, and experts say more should expect to see it.
Micromanaging my husband, I realized how much I still craved my parents’ approval.
So why does the United States have 4 percent of the world’s population and 22 percent of coronavirus deaths?
Phil Hogan had one of the most powerful jobs in Brussels, and leaves at a pivotal time in trade relations. The dinner he attended with politicians in Ireland has become a political scandal.