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James D. Walsh

  1. coronavirus testing
    How Reliable Are COVID-19 Tests?Justin Gilmore was hospitalized and treated for COVID-19. His care team was certain he had it — but he kept testing negative. Why?
  2. first person
    ‘There’s a High Probability I Would Have Marched’: On Being Black and NYPDA black NYPD officer discusses fear, tokenism, and what police and George Floyd protesters have in common.
  3. encounter
    ‘I’ve Been Black a Long Time’: Marching With Jumaane WilliamsNew York City’s public advocate knows how to protest — and talk to cops. (He’s also wondering where the mayor is.)
  4. the longest lives
    ‘How Old Is Biden? Well, He’ll Have a Lot of Good Advisers.’Zooming into retirement homes, where the presidential race is on everyone’s mind.
  5. just asking questions
    Expert Explainer: What the Trump Administration Doesn’t Get About VaccinesDr. Peter Hotez on herd-immunity risks, children and COVID-19, and the White House’s wishful thinking.
  6. higher education
    What Is College Without the Campus?This crisis will reshape higher education — and not just this fall.
  7. higher education
    The Coming Disruption to CollegeNYU Stern School of Business professor Scott Galloway predicts a handful of elite cyborg universities will soon monopolize higher education.
  8. expert explainer
    Expert Explainer: What to Know About Coronavirus MutationsThere are many different strains of COVID-19, but that doesn’t mean one is deadlier than another.
  9. expert explainer
    Expert Explainer: Why Talk of a Fall Vaccine Is ‘Irresponsible’Dr. Peter Hotez believes that a rushed medical process could play into anti-vaxxers’ hands.
  10. expert explainer
    Expert Explainer: Remdesivir, Vaccine Odds, and NYC Herd Immunity“The thing I’m really holding out for is a whole other class of drugs,” says Dr. Nahid Bhadelia of Boston University.
  11. coronavirus
    Social-Distancing Policy Is No Walk in the Public ParkPublic parks have never been more important, but state and local officials have had to improvise access policies amid the threat of the coronavirus.
  12. just asking questions
    Why the U.S. Coronavirus Crisis Is More Trump’s Fault Than the WHO or ChinaA leading critic of Trump’s coronavirus response explains why offshoring blame for the U.S. outbreak just underlines the president’s failure.
  13. just asking questions
    What to Expect From the Race to Develop Coronavirus VaccinesDr. Peter Hotez explains the potential timeline for a coronavirus vaccine and shares his thoughts on chloroquine, remdesivir, and biotech bluster.
  14. coronavirus
    Why Antibody Tests May Not Be the AnswerExperts including Dr. Anthony Fauci are invoking them as a way to get past social distancing. But there are a lot of questions.
  15. coronavirus
    Nobody Is Sure How a Bronx Zoo Tiger Got CoronavirusThe four-year-old Malayan tiger Nadia is the first wild animal in captivity to test positive in the world.
  16. coronavirus
    New York City Is Running Out of Places to Bury BodiesGovernor Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio say that public-park burials — an idea floated by a City Council member — are not on the table.
  17. coronavirus
    The Mystery of ‘Excess Fatality’Death rates are exploding globally, and the coronavirus is just a fraction of the explanation.
  18. coronavirus
    How Will New York’s Rent Freeze Work?A bill before the New York State Senate aims at bringing renters relief as unemployment spikes.
  19. just asking questions
    Is ‘Viral Load’ Why Some People Get a Mild Case of COVID-19?A medical biologist on why the coronavirus might leave some hospitalized and others unaffected.
  20. coronavirus
    At Empty Bronx Zoo, Staff Use Social Distancing to Protect Gorillas“Because some of our animals are so closely related to people, we have primate protocols in place all the time.”
  21. coronavirus
    ‘We’re Flying Blind’: Why Testing for Coronavirus Antibodies Will MatterInfectious-disease reporter Laurie Garrett shares her thoughts on PPE supply chains, COVID-19 reinfection fears, and the limits of current testing.
  22. coronavirus
    Elon Musk Can’t Solve ThisHospitals don’t have enough ventilators and car manufacturers can’t change that.
  23. coronavirus
    What It’s Like to Be Part of the First Coronavirus Vaccine Trial“I’m monitoring myself for fever, cough, nausea, headache. All of the symptoms of the virus.”
  24. coronavirus
    Distributors Are Racing to Import N95 Masks From China“Manufacturing is back up to 80 to 85 percent in China, but it’s not coming to the U.S. as fast as we all hope.”
  25. coronavirus
    Will Rikers Island Free Inmates Because of the Coronavirus?On Tuesday, the New York City Board of Correction called for the immediate release of high-risk inmates to limit the spread.
  26. coronavirus
    Panic at the Costco: Will Grocery Stores Be Able to Keep up With Coronavirus?Food is flying off the shelves thanks to the COVID-19 outbreak, but the boom in business isn’t necessarily welcome.
  27. covid-19
    Will New York City Schools Close Over the Coronavirus?As the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New York ramped up to 44 on Friday, parents and students faced the possibility of school closures.
  28. coronavirus
    Inside the Desperate Scramble for N95 MasksThere’s a worldwide shortage. Suppliers that still have the protective gear in stock face a barrage of pleading calls — including from hospitals.
  29. public health
    How Will New York City Respond to the Coronavirus?There are systems in place to deal with a pandemic, but this one would likely test the city’s public health authorities and affect day-to-day life.
  30. feature
    The Stolen Kids of Sarah LawrenceWhat happened to the group of bright college students who fell under the sway of a classmate’s father?
  31. crime
    What Happened to the Stolen Kids of Sarah Lawrence?As Lawrence Ray faces trial in New York, some families of his victims are still waiting to reunite with their children.
  32. crime
    Trial of Tech Writer Charged With Soliciting Sex With Minors Ends in Hung JuryThe former Ars Technica writer, who was charged last year with soliciting sex with minors, will likely face another trial in the coming months.
  33. just asking questions
    Is NYC Prepared for Coronavirus?Talking with public-health expert Syra Madad about the seeming inevitability of its arrival — and how hospital “secret shoppers” can help.
  34. investigations
    With Larry Ray’s Arrest, Families of His Alleged Victims Breathe Sigh of Relief“We’re just so happy and grateful,” said a survivor’s relative of the federal indictment prompted by New York’s reporting.
  35. real estate
    New York Suddenly Gets Rid of Broker Fees for RentersAn unpleasant staple of moving in the city is going away, though prices probably won’t drop for everyone.
  36. public health
    How Worried Should We Be About Coronavirus?Talking to a virologist about the flu, face masks and the danger in circulating research based on a handful of cases.
  37. just asking questions
    Ben Smith on What He’ll Bring to the New York TimesThe BuzzFeed News head will soon take over the media column made famous by David Carr.
  38. getting out
    What It’s Like to Leave White NationalismFor “formers” like Austin, removing tattoos is a matter of life and death.
  39. feature
    A Year Inside a Growing American Terrorist MovementEleven years after Obama’s election, and three years into the Trump presidency, the threat of white-nationalist hate groups can’t be ignored.
  40. impeachment
    Presidential Scholar Douglas Brinkley: How History Will Judge Trump Impeachment“Trump’s pettiness and petulance is making the presidency look small.”
  41. first person
    My Evening With Erik Prince and Steve BannonI heard about a Young Republicans gathering in Manhattan where these two men would be speaking. So I bought a ticket.
  42. steele dossier
    Fusion GPS Lights a Candle for the ‘Pee Tape’The co-founders of the intelligence firm that commissioned the infamous Steele Dossier discuss their lives as Trump targets.
  43. media
    The Senseless Death of DeadspinDramatically shifting the website’s priorities didn’t make sense from a business perspective. Was something else going on?
  44. just asking questions
    ‘Trump’s Lying Has Ruptured the Space-Time Continuum’: Steve Schmidt on 2020Former GOP operative and current MSNBC pundit Steve Schmidt is nervous: “I think in America a sociopath will beat a socialist seven days a week.”
  45. guinea pig
    I Lived Adam Neumann’s Perfect Life for a Day. It Was Terrible.I took part in every aspect of the We project, hoping to see the company as Neumann saw it — a brilliant ecosystem. Reality was much sadder.
  46. just asking questions
    ‘At What Point Does Malfeasance Become Fraud?’: Scott Galloway on WeWork“All we have here is an entity burning seven hundred million dollars a quarter.
  47. encounter
    The 26-Year-Old Lawyer Whose First Two Clients Were Epstein and El ChapoMariel Colón Miró was just out of law school and answered an ad on Craigslist. Next thing she knew she was bonding with El Chapo.
  48. checking in
    You Might Not Be Checking In on Foursquare, But Foursquare Is Checking In on YouThe company has become a data-harvesting success story — and is still trying to figure out whether that’s “cool or creepy.”
  49. crime
    Nathan Carman Testifies About His Mother’s Mysterious Disappearance“I did not hear her scream.”
  50. jeffrey epstein
    Jeffrey Epstein’s Curious Ties to His Brother’s Real-Estate BusinessCourt documents say Jeffrey had “no meaningful family ties.” But various Epstein associates cycled through a condominium owned by his brother, Mark.
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