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Watching ESPN During the Coronavirus Lockdown

Louisa Thomas writes about ESPN‘s programming while many are isolating through the coronavirus pandemic, including how ‘First Take,‘ ‘Get Up!,‘ and ‘SportsCenter‘ are adapting to a world without sports.

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What the Coronavirus Is Doing to Rural Georgia

Charles Bethea reports on the early spread of the coronavirus in rural Georgia and the strains it put on medical centers like Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.

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Owing to Coronavirus Concerns, We Will Now Be Holding Our Coven Meeting on Zoom

Maeve Dunigan humorously writes about a witches‘ coven that has been moved to the video-conferencing platform Zoom amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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Bill Withers Was Always There if You Needed Him

Hua Hsu writes about the geniality and effortless talent of the singer and songwriter Bill Withers, who died on April 3, 2020, at the age of eighty-one.

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The Eerie Familiarities of ‘Nemesis,‘ Philip Roth‘s Novel of a Polio Epidemic

Richard Brody reviews ‘Nemesis,‘ a Philip Roth novel that foretells, in crucial practical detail, the lines of stress that the coronavirus pandemic is revealing today.

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Four Paws, Six Feet: Dog-Walking in the Age of the Coronavirus

Barry Blitt‘s Kvetchbook cartoon depicts the Supreme Court Justices Neil Gorsuch, John Roberts, Samuel Alito, Sonia Sotomayor, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Elena Kagan, Brett Kavanaugh, Clarence Thomas, and Stephen Breyer using a video-conference tool and appearing in gallery view like the grid in the opening to the sixties TV show ‘The Brady Bunch.‘

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The Coronavirus Is Transforming Politics and Economics

John Cassidy writes about how the coronavirus pandemic, like war, is shifting fundamental ideas about the role of government, and may turn out to be a driver of social change.

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A Letter to My Students as We Face the Pandemic

George Saunders replicates a letter that he sent to his writing students at Syracuse University about facing the coronavirus pandemic, encouraging them to pay sharp attention to it and keep records of it.

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Exploitation in the Amazon, and Why We Underestimated COVID-19

On The New Yorker Radio Hour, Maria Konnikova talks with Daniel Kahneman, Jon Lee Anderson reports on mining in the Amazon, and Jelani Cobb interviews DJ D-Nice.

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‘Working‘ from Home

Jessica Campbell illustrates some humorous activities one can do while working from home.

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Wisconsin Braces for an Election Day Amid the Coronavirus Crisis

Eric Lach writes about Wisconsin‘s attempts to prepare for Election Day amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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Why an Idaho Ski Destination Has One of the Highest COVID-19 Infection Rates in the Nation

Michael Ames on how a skiing area near the towns of Ketchum and Sun Valley, Idaho, came to have high rates of COVID-19 infection, notwithstanding President Donald Trump‘s glowing assessments of the situation in Idaho.

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How to Hope: Lessons from a Children‘s Hospital in the Time of the Coronavirus

Chris Adrian writes about his how his experience as a palliative-care doctor in children‘s hospitals in Los Angeles has changed during the coronavirus pandemic.

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The Worries of a Doctor Treating Patients in New York City‘s Coronavirus Cluster

S. Whitney Holmes on how Dr. Tina Goloborodko, an internist at Weiler Hospital, in the Bronx, worries about how she might be exposed to the coronavirus at work, and how she tries to keep her family safe when she comes home.

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Why an Idaho Ski Destination Has One of the Highest COVID-19 Rates in the Nation

Michael Ames on how a skiing area near the towns of Ketchum and Sun Valley, Idaho, came to have high rates of COVID-19 infection, notwithstanding President Donald Trump‘s glowing assessments of the situation in Idaho.

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Fauci Urges Non-Essential Worker to Go Home

Andy Borowitz jokes that Dr. Anthony Fauci considers Donald Trump a non-essential worker and is trying to end his involvement in White House efforts to fight the coronavirus.

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‘Adrenaline, Duty, and Fear‘: Inside a New York Hospital Taking on the Coronavirus

Dhruv Khullar writes about his experience as a doctor in a New York City hospital during the coronavirus‘s surge across the city.

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Adam Schlesinger‘s Incandescent Songwriting Talent

Jody Rosen on the music and legacy of the songwriter Adam Schlesinger, who died this week, of complications from the coronavirus, and who worked with Fountains of Wayne and on films like ‘That Thing You Do!‘

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Daily Cartoon: Friday, April 3rd

Peter Kuper‘s Daily Cartoon depicts a hamster remarking on whether he has space for a wheel or an exercise bike in his cage.

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The Coronavirus Meets Authoritarianism in Turkey

Isaac Chotiner interviews the Boston College professor Emrah Altindis about Recep Tayyip Erdoan‘s government, in Turkey, and the country‘s poor preparations for the coronavirus pandemic.

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The Coronavirus Case for Everyone to Wear Masks or Bandannas

Amy Davidson Sorkin writes about confusing guidance from the Centers for Disease Control about whether Americans should be wearing face masks in an attempt to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

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My Hand-Washing Journal

Calvin Trillin writes a humorous account of finding a song to accompany his hand washing, in order to protect himself from the coronavirus.

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Digital Door Knocking: Voter Outreach in a Pandemic

Eric Lach on how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting campaigning and whether digital engagement can replace good old-fashioned door knocking.

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New York‘s Hospitals Take On the Coronavirus

Dhruv Khullar writes about his experience as a doctor in a New York City hospital during the coronavirus‘s surge across the city.

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