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Apr 08, 2020

Trump's Power Play
While the virus has our attention …

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Apr 08, 2020

Bernie Sanders Only Has Eyes for One Wing of the Democratic Party
But actually there are three, and they all matter.

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Apr 08, 2020

The Magic of Empty Streets
Social distancing gives us a rare chance to fix cities.

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Apr 08, 2020

Nikki Haley: Focus on Your Governor, Not Trump
Governors complaining about the president are, in some cases, attempting to distract from their own failures.

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Apr 08, 2020

The Leaders Who Passed the Coronavirus Test
California, Ohio and Washington moved early to slow the virus. Here's what other states can learn from them.

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Apr 08, 2020

Don't Let Trump's Cult of Personality Make Covid-19 Worse
The coronavirus crisis has taken the personalized presidency to an insidious new level.

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Apr 08, 2020

Pharmaceutical Profits and Fighting Corona Are Not Incompatible
We need the capital and creativity of the private sector to take on the coronavirus.

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Apr 08, 2020

The Coronavirus Threat for the Billion People Living in Slums
The most important factor in enabling the spread of pandemics in slums is the neglect of these marginalized populations by governing elites.

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Apr 08, 2020

New Orleans' Vibe Mid-Coronavirus, Post Mardi Gras
The rest of the country is giving us a hard time about having Mardi Gras. But Louisiana didn't have a single confirmed Covid-19 case then.

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Apr 08, 2020

Craft-Brewed Hand Sanitizer
There's a dire need for medical and other supplies for hospitals. Some unexpected businesses are stepping up to help.

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Apr 07, 2020

The Pandemic's Missing Data
We desperately need to release the statistics on race and ethnicity.

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Apr 07, 2020

Bubby Locked Her Memories Away. One Passover Released Them.
‘I remember my father, before the war, hanging a matzo on the wall,' my wife's grandmother murmured, entranced. Suddenly, there sat a young Polish child.

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Apr 07, 2020

Drop the Curtain on the Trump Follies
Why does the nation need to be subjected to the president's daily carnival of misinformation, preening and political venom?

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Apr 07, 2020

For Coronavirus, Trump Is Not the Wartime President We Need
He should start leading with the decency and resolve that we deserve. I'm not holding my breath.

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Apr 07, 2020

Privacy Cannot Be a Casualty of the Coronavirus
Many Americans now rely on digital tools to work remotely and stay connected. They shouldn't have to sacrifice their privacy to use them.

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Apr 07, 2020

When Will There Be a Treatment for the Coronavirus?
A vaccine may not be our only hope.

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Apr 07, 2020

Don't Play Favorites in Doling Out Supplies to States
Readers worry that politics will get in the way of providing essential equipment to the states that need it most. Also: Betting on Mike Pence; the new fuel economy rule.

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Apr 07, 2020

The United States Needs a ‘Smart Quarantine' to Stop the Virus Spread Within Families
Evidence from around the world shows that stay-at-home orders take us only so far.

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Apr 07, 2020

I Hope My Neighbor Plays Beyoncé Tonight
In coronavirus quarantine, the music coming through the thin walls is keeping me sane.

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Apr 07, 2020

I've Been in Prison. Coronavirus Sheltering in Place Is Terrifying.
Some think incarceration prepared us for the pandemic. But lots of us are trying not to freak out.

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Apr 07, 2020

Trump's Advocacy of Unproven Drug for Coronavirus
Readers discuss whether hydroxychloroquine should be used despite lack of proper clinical trials.

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Apr 07, 2020

In Wisconsin, Putting Lives at Risk to Vote
Readers express dismay at the decision of state officials and the Supreme Court to go ahead with Tuesday's primary and local elections.

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Apr 07, 2020

Boris Johnson vs. the Coronavirus
With the prime minister of Britain in intensive care, Covid-19 has created a dangerous vacuum.

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Apr 07, 2020

This Won't End for Anyone Until It Ends for Everyone
And even with Trump in office, other countries will take their cues from America.

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Apr 07, 2020

To Fight Coronavirus, There's No Substitute for U.S. Leadership
Even with Trump in office, other countries will take their cues from America.

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Apr 07, 2020

Who Goes Alt-Right In a Coronavirus Quarantine?
Mass anxiety, political instability, and isolation are a pretty good combination for warping peoples' world views.

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Apr 07, 2020

The United States Needs a ‘Smart Quarantine'
Evidence from around the world shows that stay-at-home orders take us only so far.

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Apr 07, 2020

What America Needs Next: A Biden National Unity Cabinet
We need a political system that mirrors the best in us.

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Apr 07, 2020

How to Protect Your Mental Health During the Coronavirus
Why cultivating "tragic optimism" will help us weather this crisis — and even grow from it.

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Apr 07, 2020

Coronavirus Shows That We Have a Solidarity Problem
It's a lot harder to join together when you're not allowed within six feet of each other.

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Apr 07, 2020

In the Coronavirus Crisis, There Are No Experts
In a pandemic, it's not just truth against misinformation. Every choice is an experiment.

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Apr 07, 2020

With Coronavirus, We Could Be Facing a Child Abuse Pandemic
This crisis has created the conditions for a rise in abuse that could go unchecked.

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Apr 07, 2020

Italy Is Sending Another Warning
This is what a country a month into lockdown looks like: desperate, hungry and scared.

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Apr 07, 2020

Late in the Game, Russia Steps Up to Covid-19
For once, Vladimir Putin followed in the path of his American counterpart, President Trump, and with similar results — a greater risk of catastrophe that might have been avoided.

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Apr 06, 2020

Red States Are Exploiting Coronavirus to Ban Abortion
For autocrats everywhere, the crisis is a chance to restrict rights.

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Apr 06, 2020

Will We Flunk Coronavirus Economics?
Our government suffers from learned helplessness.

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Apr 06, 2020

Coronavirus Has Made All Doctors Covid-19 Doctors
Last month, they were cardiologists, pediatricians and surgeons. But America's physicians have been redeployed.

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Apr 06, 2020

What Moms Always Knew About Working From Home
The obsession with office "face time" hurts women. When the coronavirus pandemic is behind us, let's not return to it.

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Apr 06, 2020

The Pandemic Is Not an Excuse to Exploit Writers
Internet Archive's "National Emergency Library" is meant to benefit consumers during the coronavirus crisis. Authors everywhere are losing.

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Apr 06, 2020

The Coronavirus Doesn't Mean Lupus Patients Don't Need Their Medications
We now have to deal with a shortage of hydroxychloroquine, the drug that has been keeping me alive for more than two decades.

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Apr 06, 2020

Captain Crozier: Navy Hero, or Unsteady Leader?
The acting secretary of the Navy explains why he removed the captain of a ship with many infected sailors. Another reader found that action "clearly excessive."

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Apr 06, 2020

As We All Shelter from Coronavirus, Times Opinion Columnists Chat With Readers
Jennifer Senior, Charles M. Blow, Frank Bruni and other Opinion columnists and writers will be chatting every day at 1 p.m. Eastern.

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Apr 06, 2020

No Face Mask for Trump
Readers discuss the effect of the president's decision. Also: Domestic abuse in self-isolation; why rural travel may be a necessity; the downside of online teaching.

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Apr 06, 2020

The Next Virus Bill
Will Democrats make the same mistake?

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Apr 06, 2020

Health Care Workers Are Begging for Masks. Is the President Listening?
The country that spends the most in the world on health care doesn't have nearly enough protective equipment.

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Apr 06, 2020

Lockdown Can't Last Forever. Here's How to Lift It.
We need to hit and release the brakes on physical distancing, again and again, until we safely get to immunity.

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Apr 06, 2020

Will the Virus Trigger a Second Arab Spring?
The coronavirus outbreak is likely to bring into focus the legitimacy and governance deficit of troubled Middle Eastern regimes.

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Apr 06, 2020

The Real Tragedy of Not Having Enough Covid-19 Tests
How can we know when to reopen society without testing many more people?

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Apr 06, 2020

In Las Vegas, the Coronavirus Odds Are Not in Our Favor
The casinos at the heart of our economy are "nonessential." How will workers recover?

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Apr 06, 2020

Trump Is Gutting Our Democracy While We're Dealing with Coronavirus
The president's firing of the intelligence watchdog who validated the Ukraine whistle-blower complaint is his latest threat to the rule of law.

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Apr 06, 2020

Has Anyone Found Trump's Soul? Anyone?
He's not rising to the challenge of the coronavirus pandemic. He's shriveling into nothingness.

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Apr 06, 2020

Don't Freak Out About Quarantine Screen Time
The evidence directly linking children's screen time to cognitive and social harm seems, in reality, to be paper thin.

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Apr 06, 2020

Healthcare Workers Are Begging For Masks. Is The President Listening?
The country that spends the most in the world on health care doesn't have nearly enough protective equipment.

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Apr 06, 2020

How Did the E.U. Get the Coronavirus So Wrong?
And what can it do right next time?

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Apr 05, 2020

Social Distancing During the Coronavirus Pandemic Is a Privilege
The idea that this virus is an equal-opportunity killer must itself be killed.

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Apr 05, 2020

Donald Trump the Narcissist Is Running the Coronavirus Crisis
Trump's catastrophic performance has as much to do with psychology as ideology.

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Apr 05, 2020

Scapegoating New York for the Coronavirus Ignores Its Desperate Need
Blaming the city for coronavirus is a way of letting the federal government off the hook.

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Apr 05, 2020

China and the U.S. Must Cooperate Against Coronavirus
This is a time for solidarity, collaboration and mutual support.

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Apr 05, 2020

Alexa, Do I Have Coronavirus?
There's a way to bring in big tech without compromising our privacy.

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Apr 05, 2020

In Elmhurst, Queens, I'm a Doctor at the ‘Epicenter of the Epicenter' in New York
Let's not forget the social failures that allowed Covid-19 to overwhelm neighborhoods like Elmhurst in Queens.

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Apr 05, 2020

Google Searches Can Help Us Find Emerging Covid-19 Outbreaks
They can also reveal symptoms that at first went undetected. I may have found a new one.

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Apr 05, 2020

Grim Planning: Wills, Estates, Health Care Proxies …
A lawyer and an end-of-life educator stress the importance of executing these documents, now more than ever. Also: Prostate cancer; voting by mail.

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Apr 05, 2020

Does Coronavirus Bring a New Perspective on Climate Change?
Readers discuss the effect of the virus on the environment going forward.

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Apr 05, 2020

During the Coronavirus Outbreak, I Miss Singing at Church
The coronavirus crisis reminds us that we are bodies, not simply souls trapped in a mortal prison.

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Apr 05, 2020

Rules for Using the Sidewalk During the Coronavirus
Going outside is still a joy. But we all need to do more to walk and run while social distancing.

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Apr 05, 2020

Coronavirus in America: A Highlight Reel
More than half of humankind is putting life on hold so that others may live. We asked readers to share the moments that are inspiring them through a time of crisis.

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Apr 04, 2020

Brace Yourself for Waves of Coronavirus Infections
Here's what we should be expecting in the war on Covid-19.

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Apr 04, 2020

Doctors Need Room to Make Tough Decisions on Coronavirus Care
New York is granting health care providers civil and criminal immunity during the coronavirus emergency. So should other states.

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Apr 04, 2020

The Coronavirus Doesn't Care Where You're From
The pandemic makes clear there is no such thing as a "Chinese" or "African" virus.

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Apr 04, 2020

My Grandmother's Lost Cookie Recipe
I tried to make her cachkitas — savory cookies full of butter and cumin, and topped with sesame seeds.

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Apr 04, 2020

An Outdated Law Is Preventing Me From Saving Lives
Florida hospitals will need all hands on deck.

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Apr 04, 2020

The Road to Semi-Normal
Imagining America between the crisis and the cure.

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Apr 04, 2020

What's Next in the War on Covid-19?
After this wave of infections, brace yourself for more waves.

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Apr 04, 2020

We Will Need New Ways to Grieve
After presiding over our church's memorial service for my friend, I realized I needed my own ritual to mark the loss.

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Apr 04, 2020

He Went to Jared
Heaven help us, we're at the mercy of the Slim Suit crowd.

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Apr 04, 2020

On the Streets of Los Angeles
The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted how vulnerable the homeless population is.

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Apr 04, 2020

An Outdated Law in Florida Is Preventing Me From Saving Lives
We need to get physician assistants off the sidelines and into the emergency rooms.

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Apr 04, 2020

Unhoused in Los Angeles
The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted how vulnerable this population is.

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Apr 04, 2020

Op-Art: Recovery in Isolation
"I expected sobriety to be easier when I was forced to stay home…"

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Apr 04, 2020

The Military Should Airlift New York City's Coronavirus Patients
Its hospitals are overcrowded and other cities have capacity.

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Apr 04, 2020

What You Should Know Before You Need a Ventilator
It breaks my heart that patients who will get sick enough to need them won't know what desperate situations they face.

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Apr 04, 2020

During the Coronavirus, the Hollowness of ‘This, Too, Shall Pass'
Black women have been telling one another that things will get better for generations. Then came the coronavirus.

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Apr 04, 2020

Keeping Bill Withers Alive
The three-time Grammy Award winning artist has died. In this moment of isolation, I wanted to see him alive again. And I did.

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Apr 03, 2020

There Is No Way Out but Through
We are connected to one another and to generations past and future.

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Apr 03, 2020

Covid-19: A Look Back From 2025
In which the coronavirus has changed almost everything.

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Apr 03, 2020

Stop Using Toilet Paper
Why are we hoarding it when experts agree that rinsing with water is more sanitary and environmentally sound?

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Apr 03, 2020

In the American South, a Perfect Storm Is Gathering
In states with many uninsured citizens, few hospitals and leaders who have not required citizens to stay home, a disaster is looming.

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Apr 03, 2020

You Shouldn't Have to Risk Your Life to Vote
Holding a primary election in a pandemic, as Wisconsin plans to do on Tuesday, will suppress turnout and endanger public health.

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Apr 03, 2020

What if Congress Cannot Vote Because of the Coronavirus?
As Covid-19 makes social distancing a matter of life and death, a growing number of lawmakers are pushing the idea of remote voting.

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Apr 03, 2020

Captain Crozier Saved His Crew From Coronavirus. He Is a Hero.
Theodore Roosevelt, my great-grandfather, would agree.

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Apr 03, 2020

Prisons Breed the Coronavirus. We Can Safely Free Thousands of Inmates.
Nonviolent offenders, the medically vulnerable and those near the end of their sentences should be released. Those who remain deserve much better medical care.

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Apr 03, 2020

Why I Tried to Save My Father, My Dictator
Once you see your father as vulnerable, you don't forget it.

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Apr 03, 2020

An I.C.U. Nurse's Coronavirus Diary
I've started to refer to the time before this as peace time. Because this feels like a war.

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Apr 03, 2020

Bill de Blasio: We Need All Medical Workers vs. Coronavirus
Our city and all cities need the federal government to enlist all doctors and health workers, and mobilize them in a way we've never seen.

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Apr 03, 2020

Bonus Pay for Hazardous Duty
A reader says the low-paid workers who are keeping things running and shelves stocked during the crisis deserve special compensation.

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Apr 03, 2020

How Can You Social Distance When You Share a Toilet With Your Neighbor?
In places like South Africa, the severity of the epidemic will be linked to poverty, gender inequality and violent conflict.

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Apr 03, 2020

What We Pretend to Know About the Coronavirus Could Kill Us
Today's propaganda is tomorrow's truth, and vice versa.

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Apr 03, 2020

The Governor Who Dissed New Yorkers
I just hate it when my fellow Italian-Americans squabble.

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Apr 03, 2020

Carlota's World: What Children Can Teach Us During the Coronavirus Crisis
No talking face to face, no hugging or kissing can become an unhealthy habit for this generation. They would be missing the sweetest things about being human.

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Apr 03, 2020

It's High Time We Fought This Virus the American Way
The administration has all the authority it needs to produce medical supplies and prepare for a potential vaccine.

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