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Combating an Epidemic of Loneliness

Combating an Epidemic of Loneliness Ways to seek support while social distancing. Humans can survive three minutes without air, three days without water, three weeks without food and — according to survival lore — three months without companionship. Whether true or not, what’s clear is that people need people. And pandemics, many of us are…

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Turning the Page on the Year

Turning the Page on the Year If ever there were a new year that called for a new notebook, this would be it. The empty pages of my notebooks mock me at this time of year, as they have done ever since I was a child. I loved those little vinyl-covered diaries with the date…

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Small Number of Covid Patients Develop Severe Psychotic Symptoms

Small Number of Covid Patients Develop Severe Psychotic Symptoms Most had no history of mental illness and became psychotic weeks after contracting the virus. Cases are expected to remain rare but are being reported worldwide. Almost immediately, Dr. Hisam Goueli could tell that the patient who came to his psychiatric hospital on Long Island this…

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Don’t Let the Pandemic Stop Your Shots

Don’t Let the Pandemic Stop Your Shots Even as older adults await the coronavirus vaccine, many are skipping the standard ones. That’s not wise, health experts say. Peggy Stein, 68, a retired teacher in Berkeley, Calif., skipped a flu shot this year. Her reasoning: “How could I get the flu if I’m being so incredibly…

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Runners’ Post-Pandemic Dreams

Runners’ Post-Pandemic Dreams We asked what you’re hoping to do when it’s safe again. Here’s what several runners told us. This was a different and difficult year for running, with the Olympics delayed, major marathons and races canceled, and even group runs largely off the table.We asked readers what they dream about doing as soon…

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About a quarter of Americans don’t want to get vaccinated.

About a quarter of Americans don’t want to get vaccinated. As the United States begins the most ambitious vaccination drive in its history, with images of relieved health care workers getting a shot in the arm flashing across TV screens and news sites, fresh data revealed that more than one-quarter of Americans say they probably…

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New At-Home Covid Test Gets Green Light From F.D.A.

New At-Home Covid Test Gets Green Light From F.D.A. Unlike similar at-home tests, Ellume’s does not require a prescription. The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday issued an emergency authorization for the country’s first coronavirus test that can run from start to finish at home without the need for a prescription. People as young as…

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When Can We Start Making Plans?

When Can We Start Making Plans? We asked Dr. Anthony S. Fauci and other experts when they thought life would start to feel more normal. The United States moved one step closer to getting back to normal this week with the first Covid vaccinations of health care workers around the country. While the majority of…

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2020: A Year in Fitness Like No Other

2020: A Year in Fitness Like No Other The novel coronavirus crept into and transformed every aspect of our lives, including the way we work out. CThis year, the novel coronavirus crept into and transformed every aspect of our lives, including our fitness. In countless ways — some surprising, and a few beneficial and potentially…

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