Day: November 20, 2020

[email protected] November 20, 2020

Stéphane Bancel, the chief executive of Moderna, said in a statement that the results had provided “the first clinical validation that our vaccine can prevent Covid-19 disease, including severe disease.” Pfizer’s chief executive, Dr. Albert Boula, tweeted congratulations to Moderna. But the companies announced the findings in news releases, not in peer-reviewed scientific journals, and […]

[email protected] November 20, 2020

A business trying to make money off mansions full of TikTok influencers has gone public on the stock market through an unusual deal. It involves a former Chinese health care company, and if that sounds confusing, well, we can explain. Social media entrepreneurs have rushed to find ways to make money from stars on popular […]

[email protected] November 20, 2020

Welcome. If your regular Thanksgiving plans have been put on hold this year, might I suggest watching Melissa Clark make an entire holiday meal for three using just one pot, one pan and one oven set to 400 degrees (in under three hours)? Her make-ahead gravy alone makes the prospect of cooking a small, low-key […]

[email protected] November 20, 2020

This article is part of the On Tech newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it weekdays. One of my missions is to get more people to appreciate the wonders of uncool technology. This is not only because I am profoundly uncool personally, but also because I worry that we fixate on whiz-bang technology […]

[email protected] November 20, 2020

Here at Daily Distortions, we try to debunk false and misleading information that has gone viral. We also want to give you a sense of how popular that misinformation is, in the overall context of what is being discussed on social media. On Fridays, we feature lists of the 10 most-engaged stories of the week […]

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Forgive your enemies. Finding beauty in your friends and co-workers is easy. The real challenge is finding beauty in people who hate you. “You love your neighbor? Or you love your family?” said Mr. Roberts, with a wry smile. “What’s the big deal or special about that? Love your enemies.” Mr. Roberts said he’s done […]

[email protected] November 20, 2020

I was just informed that my sister’s boyfriend will be joining us for Thanksgiving. They’ve been going out for two years. I don’t like him and my other sibling downright hates him. Any other year, we could deal with this fairly easily; we have a big extended family. But this year, only immediate family members […]

[email protected] November 20, 2020

People often think of shutdowns as binary. You’re open or you’re shut. Often, when you answer questions about how to live, you start with, ‘Well, I’m in a high-risk group….” So I would love to hear Dr. Fauci’s hierarchy of “Safe and important to keep open with precautions” and “Things that aren’t safe under any […]

[email protected] November 20, 2020

Here’s more advice for navigating holiday food shopping. Check your store policies. Many stores have added new restrictions and taken additional precautions for the holidays. Be prepared to wait in line outdoors. Walmart, Wegmans and Kroger, for example, have all said they will limit the number of customers in the store. Many stores have imposed […]