Acting Navy Secretary Resigns, USNS Comfort Will Treat Coronavirus Patients

Defense officials say that the hospital ship USNS Comfort will now accept patients with Covid-19. And, the acting Navy secretary has resigned over his handling of a virus-stricken aircraft carrier.

Pandemic Overwhelms New York City’s System For Handling Its Dead

With the COVID-19 death toll rising, officials in New York City are considering creating a temporary cemetery on city property.

Some States Complain They Aren’t Getting Federal Help For The Pandemic

Montana is dealing with a micro-outbreak of COVID-19 cases and trying to prepare for a bigger spike. The governor says the state is being largely left out of federal efforts to provide help.

News Brief: African Americans' Death Rate, Navy Hospital, Wuhan Reopens

Data suggests Black Americans are dying from COVID-19 at higher rates than other groups. A Navy hospital ship in New York will now accept pandemic patients. And, after a lockdown, China reopens Wuhan.

For H.I.V. Survivors, a Feeling of Weary Déjà Vu

Three weeks ago, a spring breaker in Miami became a symbol of Gen Z denialism when he spoke to CBS News and said that coronavirus wasn’t going to get in the way of his partying.Outrage was swift, but one person who felt a touch of recognition was Peter Staley, one of the country’s most...

Borders Didn’t Stop The Pandemic. But They Might Block The Trade Of Medical Goods

More countries are imposing export restrictions on essential medical materials, to try to keep domestically produced goods — like masks, gloves and ventilators — available for domestic needs. (Image credit: Christof Stache/AFP via Getty Images)

Feeling Down? Anxious? Hostile? A 4-Day-a-Week Exercise Regimen May Help

During these trying times, exercise could provide indispensable mental-health support for many of us, according to a timely new study. The study finds that among a generally healthy but sedentary group of adults in their 20s, 30s and 40s, working out lowers levels of depression, hostility and other negative feelings.The study also finds that...

In An Age Of Screens, Looking For ‘Attention’ In All The Wrong Places

Casey Schwartz writes of her reliance on Adderall and her realization that the focus it brought was not genuine. But she leaves readers wanting to hear more on the relationship of attention and love.(Image credit: Pantheon)

Coronavirus Live Updates: Virus Kills More in New York Than 9/11 Did; Trump Threatens W.H.O. Funding

Here’s what you need to know:New York region suffers record deaths, and small businesses struggle to secure loans.California secures millions of masks and Los Angeles orders residents to cover their faces.Trump sidelines a federal watchdog and criticizes the W.H.O.Desperation outweighs health concerns as people crowd Florida unemployment lines.Doctors and others on the coronavirus front...

China’s Coronavirus Battle Is Waning. Its Propaganda Fight Is Not.

HONG KONG — For months the Chinese government’s propaganda machine had been fending off criticism of Beijing’s handling of the coronavirus outbreak, and finally, it seemed to be finding an audience. Voices from the World Health Organization to the Serbian government to the rapper Cardi B hailed China’s approach as decisive and responsible.But China...