A pregnant woman walks past a street mural in Hong Kong on March 23, 2020. With the coronavirus pandemic moving quickly, pregnant women are facing a changing health care system.
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As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads, pregnant women are facing new health risks and a health care system that's changing around them by the day.
The government helps tens of millions of Americans buy groceries.
The food aid program helps low-income families put food on the table and injects money straight into struggling local economies. It will be critical throughout the crisis the coronavirus is stoking.
Unionized hospitality workers wait in line to apply for unemployment benefits.
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Mass unemployment will make it a lot harder for tens of millions of Americans already struggling to pay for housing to keep their roof over their heads.
Can you smell this?
Patients who later test positive for COVID-19 are reporting early loss of smell and taste. Researchers are now trying to understand if this could be an early sign of the disease.
Uber drivers have fewer labor rights than most full-time employees.
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A scholar of the American safety net explains how, through her own brother, she's getting a personal window into what it means to face COVID-19 as a worker in the gig economy.
Issues of New York Magazine March 16-29, 2020 are on display at a newsstand in the East Village neighborhood of Manhattan, Thursday, March 19, 2020.
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With so much sadness and loss from COVID-19, some of us may feel selfish if we complain about relative inconveniences. But because humans are creatures of habit, changes are hard.
People still need baked goods even during a lockdown.
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State and local authorities are expected to get $150 billion in an attempt to alleviate economic fallout from the coronavirus. But the money will be thinly spread and could run out quickly.
You need to plan for that serious conversation.
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Success during the pandemic hinges on people taking social distancing seriously. What do you do when someone doesn't? The people who negotiate humanitarian aid in crises have some lessons for you.
When you share information online, do it responsibly.
Here's what to watch out for, so you can protect yourself – and your social circles – from lies, half-truths and misleading spins on current events.
Women prisoners at the Auschwitz train station around 1944.
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While male and female prisoners at Auschwitz faced the same ultimate fate – torture, forced labor and near-certain death – women sometimes reacted differently to Nazi captivity.
The pandemic is increasing society’s reliance on digital connections.
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Much of the world is moving online in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Society's newly increased dependence on the internet is bringing the need for good cyber policy into sharp relief.
In scary and uncertain times, having a stockpile can feel soothing.
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Faced with uncertain and anxious times, brains send out instructions to start stockpiling supplies – whether you're a person facing a pandemic, or a rodent prepping for a long winter.
Babies don’t come with instruction manuals… mobile health apps can help new parents.
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Mobile health apps, teleconferencing with experts and thoughtfully designed educational platforms can all help families during the chaotic and confusing early years.
Being at home at a time of social distancing can set in a feeling of boredom.
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The routine of life has been disrupted for most people as they stay at home to slow down the further spread of the coronavirus. A scholar who studies boredom offers some helpful tips.
Emma up front and center in new adaptation of classic novel.
Through careful framing and dialogue, Autumn de Wilde's movie portrays Emma as the embodiment of perfection, rather than less-than-faultless heroine of Austen's book.
This scanning electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2 (round blue objects) emerging from the surface of cells cultured in the lab.
Traditional vaccines can take years to create. Rather than immunizing people with viral proteins, the new approach gives the molecular instructions that allows the body to make its own vaccine.
Storm clouds are stirring over the Fed.
Like Congress with its $2 trillion bailout, the Fed is engaged in an unprecedented effort to save the US economy and financial system from collapse.
There are many ways to make a vaccine. In a time of crisis, the more paths towards success the better.
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Under pressure to develop a coronavirus vaccine, researchers have turned to protein synthesis, genetics and hybrid viruses. It is likely a mix of these approaches will be used to fight the coronavirus.
Is that online order real or counterfeit?
The recent seizures of counterfeit testing kits by U.S. Customs and Border Protection show that the counterfeiters have begun to take advantage of the coronavirus crisis.
Crinolines, by design, made physical contact nearly impossible.
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In the past, maintaining physical distance was an important aspect of public life – and clothes played a big role.
Walden Pond in Concord, Massachusetts.
'Walden,' published in 1854, is a manual for solitude with a purpose.
Social distancing is one of the key ways to keep the coronavirus from spreading.
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Handling the US outbreak requires a look at what's working for the rest of the world – and our own history.
Pence and Trump attend a coronavirus task force briefing.
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The federal government has declared a state of emergency over COVID-19. Two public health scholars explain what that means.
Behavior is changing because of the coronavirus. Is perceived risk the reason why?
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Using a survey taken from March 10 – March 16, social scientists tried to untangle the complicated connection between feelings of vulnerability and behavior change in response to the coronavirus.
Journalists have been telling the public about the coronavirus.
There's a lot of scholarship, but a likely reason is pretty basic: People simply don't trust what they're reading and hearing.