8 tips for beating isolation

Don’t let loneliness get you down Social distancing is absolutely crucial if we’re to beat coronavirus – we all know that. But going for days and weeks without seeing our friends and family is hard and lonely. As we cross roads to avoid walking too near to strangers and we stop visiting shops, pubs and...

How NOT to Wear a Mask

April 8, 2020How NOT to Wear a MaskWearing a face mask takes some getting used to. To get the most benefit, you need to avoid these common mistakes.By Almost overnight, masks in a variety of colors, styles and materials have appeared on the faces of people around us. While it’s good news that...

As COVID-19 Rips Through A Missouri Family, A Mom Tries To Hold Things Together

Enlarge this image Doctors say it's not uncommon for the coronavirus to spread quickly through a family. And that's hard on everyone involved. Chanintorn Vanichsawangphan/Getty Images/EyeEm hide caption toggle caption Chanintorn Vanichsawangphan/Getty Images/EyeEm Misty Donaldson-Urriola and Edgar Urriola of Raytown, Mo., are recently divorced. But they have remained close friends as they raise their three sons together. They generally...

'Where Is This Going To Lead?': Roma People In Europe Face Coronavirus Disaster

Enlarge this image A Roma family rides a cart loaded with scrap metal to be sold as they get out from Pata-Rât city dump in northwestern Romania. Daniel Mihailescu/AFP via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Daniel Mihailescu/AFP via Getty Images The Roma are Europe's largest ethnic minorities — and among the most marginalized European citizens, excluded from...

Despite Coronavirus Worries, Poll Workers Greet Voters In Wisconsin

Katherine Wilson says many voters at her polling place requested absentee ballots that never came. National guardsmen made voters stand at a proper distance and poll workers got some protective gear.

Hydroxychloroquine Is Being Studied As A Way To Treat Coronavirus

NPR's Noel King talks to medicinal chemist Katherine Seley-Radtke about hydroxychloroquine, a malaria and arthritis drug touted by the president as a COVID-19 remedy with limited clinical evidence.

How Is The Coronavirus Affecting Black Americans?

Numbers emerging from a few cities and states suggest higher death rates for African-Americans from COVID-19. The findings also reveal deeper disparities.

Trump Slammed the W.H.O. Over Coronavirus. He’s Not Alone.

President Trump unleashed a tirade against the World Health Organization on Tuesday, accusing it of acting too slowly to sound the alarm about the coronavirus. It was not the first time in this pandemic that the global health body has faced such criticism.Government officials, health experts and analysts have in recent weeks raised concerns...

French Aircraft Carrier Returns To Port After Suspected COVID-19 Cases Found Aboard

Enlarge this image French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle cruises at the coast of Frederikshavn in Denmark on March 29. The carrier is returning to home port after suspected cases of COVID-19 were found aboard. Henning Bagger/Ritzau Scanpix/AFP via Getty Ima hide caption toggle caption Henning Bagger/Ritzau Scanpix/AFP via Getty Ima The French navy's flagship, the nuclear-powered aircraft...

10 Ways to Save Passover and Easter This Year

Here’s what you need to think about if you’re trying to transform your annual in-person holiday into a digital experience. It can be done! But it’s going to take some work.Welcome to “Together Apart” — you can subscribe on Apple or Spotify. How do we make gatherings meaningful when we can’t be physically together?...