Health

RUNAWAY BRIDE AND GROOM

Some people spend their whole lives imagining their wedding day. But now that the pandemic has postponed so many of those big celebrations, it might be time to consider something a bit more intimate — eloping.

BILL OF ILL HEALTH

Timothy Regan, an estimator for a construction firm in Colorado, tried to do everything right when he started experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. He first called a nurse hotline, then was told to go to urgent care, and from there was triaged to the emergency room. His ER visit was coded as a Level 4, resulting in a $3,278 bill.

REAL IRON MAN

When he was six, Paul Alexander contracted polio and was paralysed for life. Today he is 74, and one of the last people in the world still using an iron lung. But after surviving one deadly outbreak, he did not expect to find himself threatened by another.

IMPOSSIBLE TO FORGET

As the US approaches a grim milestone in the outbreak, The New York Times gathered names of the dead and memories of their lives from obituaries across the country.

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