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San Francisco Was Uniquely Prepared for Covid-19

To live in San Francisco for the past 20 years has been to live with outrage that a society so innovative and compassionate can so reliably fail to meet even the most basic challenges of public life. This city never stopped being pretty—salmon boats on the ...

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The New Weapon in the Covid-19 War

No one who passed the young woman on the street that night gave her so much as a second glance. It was a Saturday evening in the South Beach neighborhood of San Francisco and she was heading away from the stadium where the San Francisco Giants were meant to ...

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Armed With Swabs, Covid Hunters Stalk Their Prey

Word got out here that nasal swabs were the only thing standing between Northern California and a lot of coronavirus testing, and people with a talent for figuring out things began to figure things out. Marc Benioff, the chief executive of Salesforce, flew a ...

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Who Infected the President?

A decade ago Joe DeRisi received a letter from a woman with a picture of herself wrapped in a boa constrictor. “I heard you’re a virus hunter,” the letter began before going on to explain that the snake, which she referred to as “Mr. Larry,” was her ...

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