Coronavirus isolation could mean death for America’s opioid addicts

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WASHINGTON COUNTY, PA. — It is two days before Brian McCarthy is supposed to celebrate a very important occasion in his life: 11 years...

Will our leaders really look at science to figure out when lockdowns end?

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When she announced the startling results of a new COVID-19 study on Monday, Los Angeles County’s top public-health official, Barbara Ferrer, emphasized that the...

Stop slamming surfers, bikers: No evidence outdoor activities pose coronavirus risks

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Forgive Jacksonville, Fla., for it has sinned. The largest city in the Sunshine State partly re-opened its beaches, and it ­became something of a national...

The coronavirus crisis is one bit of history that none of us is just...

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Where were you when…?” We’ve all asked this sort of question. Where were you when the planes hit the Twin Towers? Where were you...

Sorry: Contact tracing isn’t the answer to ending lockdowns

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Many governors are claiming they can’t relax limits on business and recreation until their states have an extensive system of “contact tracing.” It’s a...

Celebrity climate activists cheer coronavirus misery in name of environment: Devine

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Greta Thunberg, Joaquin Phoenix and fellow eco-luminaries used Earth Day Wednesday to rejoice in the global economic shutdown that has led to a reduction...

Stop shutting down talk of how lockdowns end — we desperately need to figure...

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Chinese author Cixin Liu’s ­visionary science-fiction novel “The Three-Body Problem” features a planet called Trisolaris with an unstable atmosphere whose surface occasionally becomes uninhabitable...

Andrew Cuomo’s coronavirus nursing home policy proves tragic: Goodwin

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The letter was heartbreaking as it recounted the death of an 88-year-old woman in a New York nursing home. But it was also angry...

NYC politicians haven’t begun to face facts about coronavirus fiscal crisis

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Neither Mayor Bill de Blasio nor the City Council ­understands the scope of the current fiscal crisis: a potential 25 percent loss in the...

Stop shutting down talk of how lockdowns end — we need it to happen...

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Chinese author Cixin Liu’s ­visionary science-fiction novel “The Three-Body Problem” features a planet called Trisolaris with an unstable atmosphere whose surface occasionally becomes uninhabitable...

Insurance companies need to be the ones to help small businesses out

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The insurance industry is blowing it. In my April 9 column, I proposed that insurance companies be used as the conduits for getting government money...

Chris Cuomo’s coronavirus performance shows he is an insecure blowhard

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Not since Lazarus has the world heard of such an unbelievable rise. On Monday, CNN posted video of pseudo-newsman Chris Cuomo “finally” emerging from self-quarantine...

Gloriously elitist Sirio Maccioni was the perfect restaurant host

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Sirio Maccioni, the Tuscan-born owner of fabled Le Cirque, was the greatest New York restaurateur of his time. Today’s diners under the age of...

Wealthy Harvard gets a bailout — while the rest of us struggle

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One thing our new normal has made inarguably clear: The gap between the haves and have-nots is becoming more painful and more intractable with...

Never mind the media critics: Team Trump got it right on ventilators

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At a coronavirus-task-force briefing at the beginning of April, White House adviser Jared Kushner explained the approach that would — as events proved —...

Why coronavirus will not cost Trump reelection: Goodwin

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Last fall, as the House impeachment wave was building, I asked a gathering of 10 friends what they thought of President Trump’s prospects. Only...

How to get through a pandemic Cindy Adams-style: Devine

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On the eve of her 90th birthday, with her lavish party plans kaput, Cindy Adams gives New Yorkers a master class in how to...

De Blasio’s years of overspending make NYC’s coronavirus fiscal mess far worse

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COVID-19 is a catastrophe for the city’s $89.3 billion budget, likely tearing 20 percent — or more than $13 billion — off the city’s...

Quarantined Americans are uniting over a new age of water-cooler TV

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The past month has seen Americans adopt unthinkable new behaviors. Obsessive handwashing is as habitual as morning coffee. Wearing a face mask is the...

What coronavirus ‘truthers’ get dead wrong

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An irony of the coronavirus debate is that the more successful lockdowns are in squelching the disease, the more vulnerable they will be to...

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