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    AstraZeneca Vaccine and Blood Clots: What Is Known So Far

    In rare cases, an immune reaction has led to antibodies that caused a serious clotting disorder. But public health experts maintain the vaccine’s benefits far outweigh the risks for most people.

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  2. PhotoA mass Pfizer-BioNTech vaccination clinic set up at the Derby Arena in England last month.
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    To Speed Vaccination, Some Call for Delaying Second Shots

    Stretching the time between the first and second doses would greatly accelerate the rate at which people get at least partial protection. But some experts fear it could also lead to new variants.

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    When the Doctor Prescribes Poetry

    “This crisis affects more or less everyone, and poetry can help us process difficult feelings like loss, sadness, anger, lack of hope.”

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  2. PhotoAndrew Rossetti, a licensed music therapist in New York, uses guitar music and visualization exercises to help calm patients undergoing medical treatments.
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    The Healing Power of Music

    Music therapy is increasingly used to help patients cope with stress and promote healing.

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    Need to Dust Off Your Social Skills?

    After a year of virtual gathering, getting back to real-life relationships can be intimidating. These eight simple exercises can help.

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The Covid-19 Pandemic

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  1. PhotoTom Ford, left, chairman of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, with Anna Wintour and Steven Kolb, the chief executive of the CFDA, in 2019. They suggested that the Met Gala be the closing event of September’s fashion week.
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    The Met Plans an American Fashion Extravaganza

    This year’s Met Gala will be in September. The Costume Institute has announced its next big show. The subject: American style. Politics are involved.

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