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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Offices and factories have shut down. Hospitals are scrambling for equipment and beds. With many people required to stay at home, people working in grocery stores and retail shops are now essential workers.

    The crisis has injected uncertainty into what used to be mundane tasks for many people: Is that doorknob safe to touch? Can I go to the gym or do my laundry? Can I hug my grandparents?

    We know you have questions about staying healthy, about what to do if you’ve lost your job, what has happened to your retirement investments and which businesses are still open and why.

    Below are some of the most common questions and answers on health, life, politics, travel & money.

    Health

    Your Wednesday Briefing

    An end to America’s longest war.

    Iran Vows to Increase Uranium Enrichment After Attack on Nuclear Site

    Iran also attacked an Israeli cargo ship at sea, raising tensions but causing little or no damage.

    Anti-Gay Bias Hindered Toronto Police as Serial Killer Roamed

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    A Ramadan Closer to Normal for 2021

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    Worry Over 2 Covid Vaccines Deals Fresh Blow to Europe’s Inoculation Push

    Confusion over AstraZeneca’s vaccine threatens to hurt the E.U. campaign just as it gathers momentum. And on Tuesday, Johnson & Johnson said it was...

    Your Tuesday Briefing

    Britain starts to reopen.

    The U.S. is nearing universal Covid-19 vaccine eligibility for adults.

    Pennsylvania and the city of Los Angeles each moved up the dates when all adult residents will qualify for a shot. All 50 states...

    The C.D.C. director says Michigan needs to shut down, not get extra vaccine, to slow its virus outbreak.

    The remarks rebuff efforts by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to secure an extra supply of vaccine doses as Michigan is seeing a worst-in-the-nation surge of...

    From William and Harry, Loving but Separate Tributes to Prince Philip

    The brothers paid homage to the Duke of Edinburgh’s service to the nation and to the Queen, but also shared personal memories of their...

    New York ends requirement to quarantine for international travelers, but recommends they still do so.

    The change was intended to bring the state in line with travel recommendations issued earlier this month by the Centers for Disease Control and...

    Life

    Your Wednesday Briefing

    An end to America’s longest war.

    Iran Vows to Increase Uranium Enrichment After Attack on Nuclear Site

    Iran also attacked an Israeli cargo ship at sea, raising tensions but causing little or no damage.

    Anti-Gay Bias Hindered Toronto Police as Serial Killer Roamed

    An inquiry found that systemic discrimination within the Toronto police interfered with efforts to catch a serial killer who targeted gay men, mostly of...

    A Ramadan Closer to Normal for 2021

    Compared with last year, when mosques around the world were closed because of the coronavirus, this Holy Month has limits, but friends and family,...

    Worry Over 2 Covid Vaccines Deals Fresh Blow to Europe’s Inoculation Push

    Confusion over AstraZeneca’s vaccine threatens to hurt the E.U. campaign just as it gathers momentum. And on Tuesday, Johnson & Johnson said it was...

    Your Tuesday Briefing

    Britain starts to reopen.

    The U.S. is nearing universal Covid-19 vaccine eligibility for adults.

    Pennsylvania and the city of Los Angeles each moved up the dates when all adult residents will qualify for a shot. All 50 states...

    The C.D.C. director says Michigan needs to shut down, not get extra vaccine, to slow its virus outbreak.

    The remarks rebuff efforts by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to secure an extra supply of vaccine doses as Michigan is seeing a worst-in-the-nation surge of...

    From William and Harry, Loving but Separate Tributes to Prince Philip

    The brothers paid homage to the Duke of Edinburgh’s service to the nation and to the Queen, but also shared personal memories of their...

    New York ends requirement to quarantine for international travelers, but recommends they still do so.

    The change was intended to bring the state in line with travel recommendations issued earlier this month by the Centers for Disease Control and...

    Travel

    Your Wednesday Briefing

    An end to America’s longest war.

    Iran Vows to Increase Uranium Enrichment After Attack on Nuclear Site

    Iran also attacked an Israeli cargo ship at sea, raising tensions but causing little or no damage.

    Anti-Gay Bias Hindered Toronto Police as Serial Killer Roamed

    An inquiry found that systemic discrimination within the Toronto police interfered with efforts to catch a serial killer who targeted gay men, mostly of...

    A Ramadan Closer to Normal for 2021

    Compared with last year, when mosques around the world were closed because of the coronavirus, this Holy Month has limits, but friends and family,...

    Worry Over 2 Covid Vaccines Deals Fresh Blow to Europe’s Inoculation Push

    Confusion over AstraZeneca’s vaccine threatens to hurt the E.U. campaign just as it gathers momentum. And on Tuesday, Johnson & Johnson said it was...

    Your Tuesday Briefing

    Britain starts to reopen.

    The U.S. is nearing universal Covid-19 vaccine eligibility for adults.

    Pennsylvania and the city of Los Angeles each moved up the dates when all adult residents will qualify for a shot. All 50 states...

    The C.D.C. director says Michigan needs to shut down, not get extra vaccine, to slow its virus outbreak.

    The remarks rebuff efforts by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to secure an extra supply of vaccine doses as Michigan is seeing a worst-in-the-nation surge of...

    From William and Harry, Loving but Separate Tributes to Prince Philip

    The brothers paid homage to the Duke of Edinburgh’s service to the nation and to the Queen, but also shared personal memories of their...

    New York ends requirement to quarantine for international travelers, but recommends they still do so.

    The change was intended to bring the state in line with travel recommendations issued earlier this month by the Centers for Disease Control and...

    Politics

    Your Wednesday Briefing

    An end to America’s longest war.

    Iran Vows to Increase Uranium Enrichment After Attack on Nuclear Site

    Iran also attacked an Israeli cargo ship at sea, raising tensions but causing little or no damage.

    Anti-Gay Bias Hindered Toronto Police as Serial Killer Roamed

    An inquiry found that systemic discrimination within the Toronto police interfered with efforts to catch a serial killer who targeted gay men, mostly of...

    A Ramadan Closer to Normal for 2021

    Compared with last year, when mosques around the world were closed because of the coronavirus, this Holy Month has limits, but friends and family,...

    Worry Over 2 Covid Vaccines Deals Fresh Blow to Europe’s Inoculation Push

    Confusion over AstraZeneca’s vaccine threatens to hurt the E.U. campaign just as it gathers momentum. And on Tuesday, Johnson & Johnson said it was...

    Your Tuesday Briefing

    Britain starts to reopen.

    The U.S. is nearing universal Covid-19 vaccine eligibility for adults.

    Pennsylvania and the city of Los Angeles each moved up the dates when all adult residents will qualify for a shot. All 50 states...

    The C.D.C. director says Michigan needs to shut down, not get extra vaccine, to slow its virus outbreak.

    The remarks rebuff efforts by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to secure an extra supply of vaccine doses as Michigan is seeing a worst-in-the-nation surge of...

    From William and Harry, Loving but Separate Tributes to Prince Philip

    The brothers paid homage to the Duke of Edinburgh’s service to the nation and to the Queen, but also shared personal memories of their...

    New York ends requirement to quarantine for international travelers, but recommends they still do so.

    The change was intended to bring the state in line with travel recommendations issued earlier this month by the Centers for Disease Control and...

    Money

    Your Wednesday Briefing

    An end to America’s longest war.

    Iran Vows to Increase Uranium Enrichment After Attack on Nuclear Site

    Iran also attacked an Israeli cargo ship at sea, raising tensions but causing little or no damage.

    Anti-Gay Bias Hindered Toronto Police as Serial Killer Roamed

    An inquiry found that systemic discrimination within the Toronto police interfered with efforts to catch a serial killer who targeted gay men, mostly of...

    A Ramadan Closer to Normal for 2021

    Compared with last year, when mosques around the world were closed because of the coronavirus, this Holy Month has limits, but friends and family,...

    Worry Over 2 Covid Vaccines Deals Fresh Blow to Europe’s Inoculation Push

    Confusion over AstraZeneca’s vaccine threatens to hurt the E.U. campaign just as it gathers momentum. And on Tuesday, Johnson & Johnson said it was...

    Your Tuesday Briefing

    Britain starts to reopen.

    The U.S. is nearing universal Covid-19 vaccine eligibility for adults.

    Pennsylvania and the city of Los Angeles each moved up the dates when all adult residents will qualify for a shot. All 50 states...

    The C.D.C. director says Michigan needs to shut down, not get extra vaccine, to slow its virus outbreak.

    The remarks rebuff efforts by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to secure an extra supply of vaccine doses as Michigan is seeing a worst-in-the-nation surge of...

    From William and Harry, Loving but Separate Tributes to Prince Philip

    The brothers paid homage to the Duke of Edinburgh’s service to the nation and to the Queen, but also shared personal memories of their...

    New York ends requirement to quarantine for international travelers, but recommends they still do so.

    The change was intended to bring the state in line with travel recommendations issued earlier this month by the Centers for Disease Control and...

    Staying In

    Your Wednesday Briefing

    An end to America’s longest war.

    Iran Vows to Increase Uranium Enrichment After Attack on Nuclear Site

    Iran also attacked an Israeli cargo ship at sea, raising tensions but causing little or no damage.

    Anti-Gay Bias Hindered Toronto Police as Serial Killer Roamed

    An inquiry found that systemic discrimination within the Toronto police interfered with efforts to catch a serial killer who targeted gay men, mostly of...

    A Ramadan Closer to Normal for 2021

    Compared with last year, when mosques around the world were closed because of the coronavirus, this Holy Month has limits, but friends and family,...

    Worry Over 2 Covid Vaccines Deals Fresh Blow to Europe’s Inoculation Push

    Confusion over AstraZeneca’s vaccine threatens to hurt the E.U. campaign just as it gathers momentum. And on Tuesday, Johnson & Johnson said it was...

    Your Tuesday Briefing

    Britain starts to reopen.

    The U.S. is nearing universal Covid-19 vaccine eligibility for adults.

    Pennsylvania and the city of Los Angeles each moved up the dates when all adult residents will qualify for a shot. All 50 states...

    The C.D.C. director says Michigan needs to shut down, not get extra vaccine, to slow its virus outbreak.

    The remarks rebuff efforts by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to secure an extra supply of vaccine doses as Michigan is seeing a worst-in-the-nation surge of...

    From William and Harry, Loving but Separate Tributes to Prince Philip

    The brothers paid homage to the Duke of Edinburgh’s service to the nation and to the Queen, but also shared personal memories of their...

    New York ends requirement to quarantine for international travelers, but recommends they still do so.

    The change was intended to bring the state in line with travel recommendations issued earlier this month by the Centers for Disease Control and...