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Today β€” April 7th 2020NYT Health

Coronavirus Live Updates: Lockdowns Show Signs of Working, but New Challenges Emerge

A senior White House official warned President Trump in January that a pandemic would cost millions of lives and trillions of dollars. Boris Johnson, Britain’s prime minister, remains in intensive care. China reported its first day since January with no deaths.

Spain’s Coronavirus Crisis Accelerated as Warnings Went Unheeded

By Raphael Minder

The Spanish epidemic has become a painful example of the tendency of one government after another to ignore the experiences of countries where the virus has already struck.

Coronavirus Live Updates: U.K. Prime Minister in I.C.U.; Infections Slow in New York; China Reports No Deaths

A senior White House official warned President Trump in January that a pandemic would cost millions of lives and trillions of dollars. Boris Johnson, Britain’s prime minister, asked the foreign secretary, Dominic Raab, to fill in “where necessary.”

One Final Step for 52 Medical Students, Eager to Join the Fight

By Jim Dwyer

In a stirring, ragged ritual, the students took their oaths as new doctors early, volunteering in the war against Covid-19.

Coronavirus in New York: Despite Staggering Death Toll, Outbreak Could Be Slowing

By Alan Feuer

Gov. Andrew Cuomo warned that glimmers of hope could continue only if New Yorkers maintain discipline and suppress an impulse to gather.

Yesterday β€” April 6th 2020NYT Health

Where Have All the Heart Attacks Gone?

By Harlan M. Krumholz, M.D.

Except for treating Covid-19, many hospitals seem to be eerily quiet.

William Frankland, Pioneering Allergist, Dies at 108

By Craig S. Smith

One of the top allergists of the 20th century, Dr. Frankland, who died of the coronavirus, helped legions of hay fever sneezers by publicizing pollen counts. Among his patients was Saddam Hussein.

Good-Enough Holidays

By Catherine Newman

Finding ways to connect in this year’s quarantined holiday observances, without any extra prepping that would surely push you over the edge.

Should You Breastfeed if You Have the Coronavirus?

By Christina Caron

Here’s how to navigate the emerging guidance on breastfeeding in a pandemic.

Using Shelter-in-Place Time to Foster Better Family Food Habits

By Jane E. Brody

Rediscovering home cooking during our weeks spent at home can be an opportunity to foster better eating habits in our kids.

How Will We Know When It’s Time to Reopen the Nation?

By Aaron E. Carroll

Experts offer four benchmarks that can serve as a guide for cities and states, eliminating some of the guesswork.

Coronavirus Live Updates: U.S. Death Toll Nears 10,000 as Hospitals Run Low on Supplies

A government report found medical facilities stretched to capacity and in need of everything from ventilators to thermometers. Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain was in the hospital. Japan will declare a state of emergency.

Ignoring Expert Opinion, Trump Again Promotes Use of Hydroxychloroquine

By Michael Crowley, Katie Thomas and Maggie Haberman

The president’s advocacy of the anti-malarial drug has created tensions in his administration, and fears among doctors that it could unnecessarily expose patients to risks.

High-Fiber Foods Linked to Lower Breast Cancer Risk

By Nicholas Bakalar

Foods high in soluble fiber like oatmeal, nuts and beans were associated with reduced breast cancer incidence.

Before yesterdayNYT Health

What’s the Best Material for a Mask for Coronavirus?

By Tara Parker-Pope

Scientists are testing everyday items to find the best protection from coronavirus. Pillow cases, flannel pajamas and origami vacuum bags are all candidates.