Coronavirus Briefing: What Happened Today

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This is the Coronavirus Briefing, an informed guide to the global outbreak. Sign up here to get this newsletter in your inbox. Image Credit…The New York TimesCoronavirus infections in England doubled every eight days from late August to early September.With the global economy reeling, levels of food insecurity are expected to soar this year.Get the latest updates here, as well as maps and trackers for U.S. metro areas and vaccines in development.Reimagining Covid-era buildingsCrises, both natural and man-made, have long driven change in architecture and urban planning. In the coronavirus era, when indoor spaces have become danger zones, architects have been tasked with figuring out how to make social gatherings and community activities possible again. The Times recently asked several how they’re thinking outside the six-foot bubble.Claire Weisz of WXY, an urban design and architecture firm in New York, has proposed putting up awnings over sidewalks, so stores that lack the space for social distancing can put their wares outside. The idea draws on a New York City program that has allowed restaurants to expand their outdoor dining areas into the street.Ms. Weisz also came up with inventive ways to help adapt …

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