Pasta, Wine and Inflatable Pools: How Amazon Conquered Italy in the Pandemic

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.

#amazon-com-inc, #antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #e-commerce, #italy, #labor-and-jobs, #pasta, #politics-and-government, #quarantines, #shopping-and-retail, #shutdowns-institutional

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‘I Had Heart Surgery in the Middle of a Coronavirus Hot Spot’

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?

#aneurysms, #aortic-aneurysm, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #covid-19-precautions, #florida, #heart, #hospitals, #miami-beach-fla, #mount-sinai-medical-center, #new-york-city, #quarantines, #surgery-and-surgeons, #valve-sparing-aortic-root-repair

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As Virus Cases Surge in Europe, Hospitalizations Lag. But for How Long?

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.

#belgium, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #epidemics, #europe, #france, #germany, #great-britain, #hospitals, #italy, #quarantines, #spain

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A Coronavirus Infection Complicates Portland-Area Firefighting Efforts

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.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fires-and-firefighters, #forest-service, #quarantines, #washington-state, #wildfires

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Quarantine on a College Campus

Higher education institutions have become the latest coronavirus hot spots in the United States. One student’s story illustrates the issues with reopening.

#colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-reopenings, #quarantines, #singer-natasha, #tiktok-bytedance, #university-of-alabama

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How to Deal With Longing for a Distant Home

Where is home, really?

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #koch-christina-h, #quarantines

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Retired Colonel Criticizes ‘Solitary Confinement’ of Quarantined Soldiers at Guantánamo

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.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #defense-department, #guantanamo-bay-naval-base-cuba, #kerska-eric, #minnesota, #national-guard, #quarantines, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces

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A U.S. Open Missing Fans and Stars: Was It Worth It?

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.

#ashe-arthur-stadium, #dowse-michael-sports-executive, #espn, #kalinina-anhelina-1997, #osaka-naomi-1997, #quarantines, #tennis, #thiem-dominic, #united-states-open-tennis, #united-states-tennis-assn

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Are You Lying More in the Pandemic? Some Certainly Are

The rate at which people are lying during the pandemic has increased, experts suggest, perhaps because health-related matters are particularly difficult to share.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #lying, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychology-and-psychologists, #quarantines

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Health Officials Fear Postponing Preventive Care Has Long-Term Risks

Nonurgent medical procedures have seemed worth postponing in a pandemic. This could pose long-term risks, health officials fear.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #measles, #medicine-and-health, #preventive-medicine, #quarantines, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Pandemic Collides With Europe’s Migrant Crisis to Set Off a Calamity in Greece

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.

#arson, #asylum-right-of, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fires-and-firefighters, #greece, #immigration-and-emigration, #lesbos-greece, #middle-east-and-africa-migrant-crisis, #moria-greece, #politics-and-government, #quarantines, #refugees-and-displaced-persons

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Trump’s Coronavirus Response Was Beyond Incompetent

He wasn’t oblivious to the danger. He just didn’t care.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #ethics-personal, #presidential-election-of-2020, #quarantines, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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In Quarantine, Kids Pick Up Parents’ Mother Tongues

For some families, the pandemic has meant a return to their native languages.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #language-and-languages, #parenting, #quarantines

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London Offices Aren’t Refilling Fast Enough for Shops Relying on Them

The British government and business lobby want workers to return to support surrounding businesses, but some city offices are only 15 percent full.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dentons-llp, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #goldman-sachs-group-inc, #great-britain, #london-england, #quarantines, #real-estate-commercial, #schroders, #shopping-and-retail, #small-business, #telecommuting

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College Quarantine Breakdowns Leave Some at Risk

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.

#colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-reopenings, #dormitories, #iowa-state-university, #quarantines, #tufts-university, #tulane-university, #university-of-alabama, #university-of-north-carolina

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Israel’s Coronavirus Czar Clashes With Ultra-Orthodox, a Netanyahu Ally

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.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #gamzu-ronni, #israel, #jews-and-judaism, #netanyahu-benjamin, #politics-and-government, #quarantines

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Dentists Are Seeing an Epidemic of Cracked Teeth. What’s Going On?

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.

#anxiety-and-stress, #bruxism, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #jaw-body-part, #mental-health-and-disorders, #quarantines, #shutdowns-institutional, #teeth-and-dentistry, #telecommuting, #telemedicine

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The Pandemic Was Supposed to Be Great for Strongmen. What Happened?

From Trump to Lukashenko, authoritarians are discovering that this isn’t their kind of crisis.

#belarus, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #lukashenko-aleksandr-g, #politics-and-government, #propaganda, #putin-vladimir-v, #quarantines, #russia, #trump-donald-j

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Noise Complaints in the Suburbs

Several municipalities around New York have urged homeowners to limit the use of noisy landscaping equipment because their neighbors are home during the pandemic.

#noise, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #quarantines, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

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They’re Stuck at Home, So They’re Making Home a Sanctuary

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.

#cookware, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #furniture, #income, #labor-and-jobs, #quarantines, #unemployment

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When My Dad Turned Off the Internet

I’m 16. When my parents were my age, they didn’t have the internet and they didn’t have a pandemic.

#computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #families-and-family-life, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #quarantines, #teenagers-and-adolescence

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A Few Students Threw Parties. Now an Entire SUNY Campus Is Shut Down.

Nearly 400 State University of New York, Oneonta, students tested positive for the coronavirus less than two weeks after classes began.

#colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #oneonta-ny, #otsego-county-ny, #quarantines, #shutdowns-institutional, #suny-oneonta

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We Didn’t Want to Co-Parent a Puppy

Getting a pandemic puppy seemed like a bad idea for a blended family. Until we did it.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #divorce-separations-and-annulments, #dogs, #parenting, #quarantines

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‘Remote Learning’ Is Often an Oxymoron

We need to try harder to get kids back in school.

#computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #education-k-12, #lunch-and-breakfast-programs, #quarantines, #shutdowns-institutional, #trump-donald-j, #united-states

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Keeping a Love for School Alive

Learning in 2020 is going to be a roller-coaster of adjustment — here’s how to retain some joy.

#children-and-childhood, #content-type-service, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #parenting, #quarantines

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College Students, Told to Report Covid Parties, Ask: To Snitch or Not to Snitch?

As colleges reopen despite the pandemic, students must decide whether they are willing to blow the whistle on their classmates.

#colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #cuomo-andrew-m, #dormitories, #new-york-state, #parties-social, #quarantines

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Inflation Is Higher Than the Numbers Say

While government statistics say inflation is low, the reality is that the cost of living has risen during the pandemic, especially for poorer Americans.

#bureau-of-labor-statistics, #consumer-price-index, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #costco-wholesale-corporation, #delivery-services, #discount-selling, #discrimination, #e-commerce, #harvard-university, #inflation-economics, #instacart, #klenow-peter, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #quarantines, #shopping-and-retail, #shortages, #social-security-us, #twitter, #united-states-economy, #university-of-michigan

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My Immigrant Mother’s Vote Is More Than Just a Ballot

My mother moved to America in 1989. This summer, amid a pandemic and an uprising, she voted for the first time.

#chinese-language, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #discrimination, #elections, #english-language, #immigration-and-emigration, #new-jersey, #politics-and-government, #presidential-election-of-2020, #primaries-and-caucuses, #quarantines, #voting-and-voters, #workplace-environment

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Someone to Always Spill the Tea With

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.

#marriages, #quarantines, #singapore, #weddings-and-engagements

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Apple and Google to Make It Easier to Opt In to Virus Tracing

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.

#apple-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #contact-tracing-public-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #google-inc, #mobile-applications, #privacy, #quarantines, #smartphones, #states-us

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University of South Carolina Disciplines Fraternities for Virus Violations

Disciplinary action is taken over parties and large gatherings as cases mount on campus.

#colleges-and-universities, #columbia-sc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fraternities-and-sororities, #parties-social, #quarantines, #school-discipline-students, #shutdowns-institutional, #south-carolina, #tests-medical, #university-of-south-carolina

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‘I Am Stuck Until That Border Opens’: Marooned in Paradise

This geographically isolated community in Washington State has avoided the coronavirus, but at a considerable cost.

#british-columbia-canada, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #point-roberts-wash, #quarantines

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The Coronavirus Made Us Socially Awkward

Deprive people of interactions with peers, and their social skills will atrophy. This is yet another side effect of the pandemic.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dating-and-relationships, #loneliness, #quarantines

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A Coronavirus Second Wave Grips Spain

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.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #disease-rates, #malaga-spain, #politics-and-government, #quarantines, #spain

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India’s Economy Shrank Nearly 24 Percent Last Quarter

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.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #gross-domestic-product, #india, #labor-and-jobs, #quarantines, #shutdowns-institutional

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Don’t Let Eviction Become a Superspreader

A deadly pandemic is no time to turn families out of their homes.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #evictions, #landlords, #quarantines, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #san-antonio-tex, #unemployment

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Your Coronavirus Test Is Positive. Maybe It Shouldn’t Be.

The usual diagnostic tests may simply be too sensitive and too slow to contain the spread of the virus.

#abbott-laboratories, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #contact-tracing-public-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #food-and-drug-administration, #laboratories-and-scientific-equipment, #medicine-and-health, #quarantines, #tests-medical, #your-feed-healthcare

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How to Meet New People, Even at a Distance

Online and offline platforms are helping strangers form social connections, which are crucial for our health, especially in a pandemic.

#computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #loneliness, #quarantines, #shutdowns-institutional, #social-media, #volunteers-and-community-service

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How a Veterinarian Spends Her Sundays

Pets have provided much-needed emotional support this year. But they need to be taken care of, too. Meet one of their doctors.

#chelsea-manhattan-ny, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #mclaughlin-simone-1985, #pets, #quarantines, #veterinary-medicine

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As Coronavirus Reappears in Italy, Migrants Become a Target for Politicians

Right-wing politicians say migrants threaten Italy by bringing Covid-19 with them, even as official data shows “minimal” effect from new arrivals.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #immigration-and-emigration, #italy, #quarantines

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How Summer Festivals Persevered in the Pandemic

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.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #new-york-times, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #quarantines, #summer-season

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Massage Therapy Without the Touch

With Covid-related restrictions in place, massage therapists are reimagining ways to help their clients.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #massage, #quarantines, #shutdowns-institutional

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Remember the ‘Travel Bubble’? Here’s How It Burst

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.

#anguilla, #australia, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #europe, #new-zealand, #quarantines, #thailand, #travel-and-vacations, #united-states

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These 6 Businesses Have Survived the Depression, War and Now the Pandemic

From a Staten Island bakery to a boiler factory in Queens, these mom and pops, all over 100 years old, having staying power.

#c-o-bigelow-apothecaries, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #family-business, #holtermanns-bakery-staten-island-ny, #new-york-city, #quarantines, #richfield-farms-clifton-nj, #sahadis, #shopping-and-retail, #small-business, #sussman-automatic-corp, #teitel-brothers

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Loving a Champion Hugger in an Air-Hug Season

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.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dating-and-relationships, #hugging, #quarantines, #social-conditions-and-trends

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America’s Coronavirus Reopening Choice: Schools, Bars or Disney World?

We aren’t very good at discussing trade-offs, but we need to make some during this pandemic.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #education-k-12, #quarantines

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Schools Find Health Risks in Water After Covid-19 Lockdowns

A number of schools found the bacteria that causes Legionnaire’s disease in their water, and experts say more should expect to see it.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dayton-ohio, #education-k-12, #interscholastic-athletics, #legionnairesdisease, #ohio, #pennsylvania, #pittsburgh-pa, #plumbing, #quarantines, #shutdowns-institutional, #water, #water-pollution, #your-feed-education, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

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Parenting in Front of a Live Audience of In-laws

Micromanaging my husband, I realized how much I still craved my parents’ approval.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #marriages, #parenting, #quarantines

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‘We Did the Exact Right Thing,’ Says Our Glorious Leader

So why does the United States have 4 percent of the world’s population and 22 percent of coronavirus deaths?

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #presidential-election-of-2020, #quarantines, #republican-national-convention, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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E.U. Trade Chief Quits After ‘GolfGate’

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.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #european-commission, #european-union, #hogan-phil-1960, #international-trade-and-world-market, #ireland, #quarantines

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