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  1. PhotoA restaurant began serving customers again last month in Alexandria, Va. CreditKevin Lamarque/Reuters

    Close contact, confined spaces, crowds, choices — these are the considerations to ponder now.

    By Roni Caryn Rabin

  2. PhotoPatrick Kearns of Leo F. Kearns Funeral Home at the entrance of a makeshift morgue in Brooklyn. Credit

    The W.H.O. warned that the pandemic appeared to be worsening, and said that asymptomatic transmission was not a significant factor in how the virus spreads. China is using Twitter to drown out criticism during the pandemic.

    1. PhotoMount Sinai nurses and doctors cheered on protesters at Union Square in Manhattan on Tuesday. CreditYuki Iwamura/Associated Press

      Many physicians wish to show solidarity at the demonstrations, but some fear a second wave of infection will follow.

      By Emma Goldberg

    2. PhotoJennifer Washington, a home health care aide who juggles multiple clients in Oakland, Calif. CreditJim Wilson/The New York Times

      The New Old Age

      For the several million older Americans being cared for at home, the coronavirus brings new challenges.

      By Paula Span

  1. PhotoWorkers made masks at a lingerie factory in Bangkok in April. CreditAdam Dean for The New York Times

    The agency had been opposed to public use of masks, even after governments worldwide had recommended them.

    By Apoorva Mandavilli

  2. PhotoImperial College is using a technology described as self-amplifying RNA that was pioneered by Prof. Robin Shattock over decades of research. CreditToby Melville/Reuters

    Imperial College aims to develop a vaccine that is cheaper and easier to manufacture and is forming a partnership to sell it in low-income countries and Britain.

    By David D. Kirkpatrick

  3. PhotoTwo prominent studies on the drugs chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine that used the same dataset from a company called Surgisphere were retracted on Thursday. CreditJohn Locher/Associated Press

    The reports, published in two leading journals, were retracted after authors could not verify an enormous database of medical records.

    By Roni Caryn Rabin and Ellen Gabler

  4. PhotoEmily Roll, 30, began seeing a nutritionist and therapist after struggling with anorexia for 15 years. But once the pandemic started, it disrupted Mx. Roll’s recovery. CreditErin Kirkland for The New York Times

    Social isolation and unstructured days add to the anxiety of those struggling to achieve a healthy relationship with food.

    By Emma Goldberg

  5. PhotoA coronavirus patient received care at Elmhurst Hospital in Queens last month. CreditErin Schaff/The New York Times

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

    By Andrew Jacobs


Continue reading the main story More in Six Months of Coronavirus »

  1. Photo CreditRichard McGuire

    Our “hidden enemy,” in plain sight.

    By Alan Burdick

  2. Photo CreditRick Guidice/NASA Ames Research Center

    Is the pandemic a rehearsal for our own cosmic mortality?

    By Dennis Overbye

  3. PhotoThe first published science journal, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, was published in 1667 and consisted mostly of letters and brief dispatches. CreditAlbum/British Library, via Alamy

    Published scientific research, like any piece of writing, is a peculiar literary genre.

    By Carl Zimmer

  4. Photo CreditJens Mortensen for The New York Times

    Times journalists summarize some of the most critical things that scientists and public health officials have yet to understand.

    By The New York Times

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    Much remains unknown and mysterious, but these are some of the things we’re pretty sure of after half a year of this pandemic.

    By The New York Times

More in From Well »

  1. Photo CreditGracia Lam

    “We always did a lot with respect to personal protective equipment and keeping the office clean, and now we’re tweaking what we already did to be even safer.”

    By Jane E. Brody

  2. Photo CreditEleni Kalorkoti

    Of the many things we miss from our pre-pandemic lives, hugging may top the list. We asked scientists who study airborne viruses to teach us the safest way to hug.

    By Tara Parker-Pope

  3. Photo CreditNicole Craine for The New York Times

    In February and March, 112 people were infected with the Covid-19 virus in South Korea because of Zumba classes.

    By Gretchen Reynolds

  4. Photo CreditGetty Images

    Infants born at 37 or 38 weeks were more likely to have developmental delays than full-term babies.

    By Perri Klass, M.D.

  5. PhotoIt may seem like the last thing you want to do, but experts say making eye contact and dancing can help break up a fight. CreditGetty Images

    Couples’ fights in lockdown are often about the unremitting intensity of togetherness. The sooner you de-escalate a fight, the sooner you can begin working on real solutions.

    By Stephen Marche


Continue reading the main story More in The Coronavirus Outbreak »

  1. PhotoAt New Lab, a technology hub in Brooklyn, workers will undergo temperature checks and have the choice of wearing a device that buzzes whenever colleagues get too close to each other. CreditJames Estrin/The New York Times

    As many as 400,000 people may return to work on Monday in a city still recovering from the pandemic and roiled by protests.

    By J. David Goodman

  2. PhotoPeople playing craps at a table with transparent partitions after the reopening of the Bellagio Hotel & Casino on Thursday in Las Vegas. CreditJohn Locher/Associated Press

    While the contact-tracing challenges faced by Las Vegas are extreme, they highlight larger systemic problems in monitoring the coronavirus across the country.

    By Jo Becker

  3. PhotoWhen will life return to normal? This is the answer of epidemiologists, as embroidered by one of them, Melissa Sharp. CreditEve Edelheit for The New York Times

    Even experts need to make personal decisions about what risks are worth it in the age of coronavirus. For some, life will never be the same again.

    By Margot Sanger-Katz, Claire Cain Miller and Quoctrung Bui

  4. PhotoAn office with protective barriers between cubicles and social distancing in place. CreditAlex Welsh for The New York Times

    “If people have to stay six feet apart and have to wear masks, why are we bringing them back?”

    By David Gelles

  5. The president of the U.N. General Assembly said world leaders will not be coming to New York for their annual gathering in September for the first time in the 75-year history of the United Nations.

    By The Associated Press

  1. Growing a Family in the Shadow of a Pandemic

    Six households weighed the risks of conceiving and carrying a child during the coronavirus outbreak, each balancing their concerns against an uncertain future.

    By Christina Caron

  2. Those We’ve Lost

    Evelyn Caro, Nurse Who Realized a Lifelong Dream, Dies at 69

    Nearing 50, with her children grown, she went back to school and became a nurse. She came out of retirement only to die of the coronavirus.

    By Steven Kurutz

  3. The World Through a Lens

    Shearing Sheep, and Hewing to Tradition, on an Island in Maine

    In a remote area of Maine, the Wakeman family maintains the traditions of island shepherding, the cycles of which have been largely unchanged for centuries.

    By Greta Rybus and Galen Koch and Greta Rybus

  4. A Living Library Filled With Killer Bacteria

    Britain’s National Collection of Type Cultures, a library of human bacterial pathogens, turned 100 this year.

    By Jennifer Pinkowski

  5. When 511 Epidemiologists Expect to Fly, Hug and Do 18 Other Everyday Activities Again

    Even experts need to make personal decisions about what risks are worth it in the age of coronavirus. For some, life will never be the same again.

    By Margot Sanger-Katz, Claire Cain Miller and Quoctrung Bui

  6. When the Office Is Like a Biohazard Lab

    “If people have to stay six feet apart and have to wear masks, why are we bringing them back?”

    By David Gelles

  7. Despite Big Promises, U.S. Has Delivered Limited Aid in Global Virus Response

    The State Department and U.S.A.I.D. have spent a fraction of the humanitarian assistance that Congress approved in March to help curb the coronavirus.

    By Lara Jakes

  8. Coronavirus Live Updates: Reopening States Are Blindsided by Protests

    The F.D.A. is warning against reusing some masks made in China. Democrats fear farm aid is meant to bolster Trump’s campaign.

  9. China Defends Its Coronavirus Response

    Government officials denied they had suppressed information about the outbreak and said China had set a strong example for how to combat it.

  10. How to Start a Neighborhood Association

    Of course, neighborhood associations are nothing new. But the current moment is a unique time to begin one.

    By Katherine Cusumano


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