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A senior White House official warned the Trump administration 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.

Finally, Some Privacy: After 10 Years, Giant Pandas Mate in Shuttered Zoo

By Daniel Victor

It is by no means certain that cubs are on the way, but we’ll take good news where we can find it.

At 89, She Fears Dying Alone More Than the Coronavirus Itself

By John Leland

She wants to be surrounded by loved ones when she dies. Not intubated and isolated in a hospital.

How’s the View From a Spinning Star?

By Randall Munroe

Stargazing is fun. Now try it at 43,000 miles per hour.

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.

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.

Wisconsin’s Pandemic Primary

Voters are facing a choice even before they see the ballot: whether to protect their health, or to exercise their civic duty.

Coronavirus in N.Y.C.: Latest Updates

For the second day in a row, officials found reasons for hope, with fewer than 600 deaths in the state.

What You Need to Know Today: Coronavirus, Boris Johnson, Wisconsin

By Chris Stanford

Here's what you need to know.

  • April 7th 2020 at 13:47

Carnival and Cruise Industry Scramble to Survive

By David Yaffe-Bellany

Carnival and the other big companies have no revenue and face questions over whether customers will return once the threat of the coronavirus passes.

Who Goes Alt-Right In a Coronavirus Quarantine?

By Annie Kelly

Mass anxiety, political instability, and isolation are a pretty good combination for warping peoples’ world views.

The United States Needs a β€˜Smart Quarantine’

By Harvey V. Fineberg, Jim Yong Kim and Jordan Shlain

Evidence from around the world shows that stay-at-home orders take us only so far.

Powerful Cyclone Rips Through Vanuatu, Cutting Communications

By Mike Ives

The Category 5 storm hit the Pacific island nation on Monday, complicating its response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Black Americans Face Alarming Rates of Coronavirus Infection in Some States

By Richard A. Oppel Jr., Dionne Searcey and John Eligon

Data on race and the disease Covid-19 is too limited to draw sweeping conclusions, experts say, but disparate rates of sickness — and death — have emerged in some places.

If My Classmates Are Going to Cheat on an Online Exam, Why Can’t I?

By Kwame Anthony Appiah

The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on how professors can ensure fairness when administering final exams online — and more.

With Museums Empty, Security Experts Hope Thieves Stay Home, Too

By Colin Moynihan

The risk may be no higher, but consultants who help protect museum collections say additional safeguards are in order, given the closures caused by the virus.

In the Coronavirus Crisis, There Are No Experts

By Ross Douthat

In a pandemic, it’s not just truth against misinformation. Every choice is an experiment.