George Floyd, Donald Trump, Hong Kong: Your Tuesday Briefing


Cook: This curried rice recipe will leave you with plenty of extra curry paste. Save it to use with sautéed fish, scallops or grilled chicken.

Read: Take your pick of 13 books to watch for in June, including an important contribution to gay civil rights history, a sweeping look at human migration and new fiction from Kevin Kwan, J. Courtney Sullivan, Max Brooks and Ottessa Moshfegh.

Watch: Here are our film and TV recommendations for June, including “Queer Eye,” “Da 5 Bloods,” “Scarface” and “LOL: Last One Laughing Australia.” A new crop of animators has been working on fresh “Looney Tunes” shorts, which have the look, feel and mayhem of the classic cartoons.

Listen: Our pop critics compiled this playlist, featuring Dolly Parton singing about dire times and promising better ones, as well as Rosalía and Travis Scott, Nicole Atkins, Bright Eyes and others.

Our At Home section has more ideas for what to read, cook, watch, and do while staying safe at home.

Airlines and airports around the world are doing everything they can to make travelers confident that it’s safe to get on a plane again. But those measures might not be enough. Melina Delkic asked Donald McNeil, our infectious diseases reporter, what he thought.

It’s impossible to make a plane perfectly safe. It is an enclosed space full of strangers. It might as well be a flying subway car, a flying cocktail party or a flying choir practice. The biggest factor is luck: Did you get on one of the dozens of planes on any given day that are just fine? Or did you get on the plane that has a virus-spewing superspreader — who may not even be feeling sick — aboard? And is that superspreader sitting quietly in a mask in a back row? Or a flight attendant patrolling the aisles and lowering her mask to answer questions?

The airlines are doing what they can — aggressively sanitizing surfaces, cutting back on meals and sometimes taking temperatures. But you can’t control for bad luck. Yes, cabin air is filtered and the filters are impressive. But they are not as effective as an outdoor breeze.



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