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Chinese Song Expressing Friendship During Pandemic Backfires With Wary Filipinos

Chinese medical experts heading to the Philippines are seen during a ceremony before their departure in Fuzhou, southeast China’s Fujian Province, earlier this month. Xinhua…

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Public Health Labs Suffered Budget Cuts Prior To The Coronavirus Pandemic

Lab scientists work to validate rapid IgM/IgG antibody tests of samples from recovered COVID-19 patients on April 10 in Brooklyn, N.Y. Misha Friedman/Getty Images hide…

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Small Businesses Say Rescue Loans Come With Too Many Strings Attached

Christian Piatt, co-owner of the Brew Drinkery in Granbury, Texas, was forced to close his brewery’s doors due to coronavirus less than two months after…

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We Asked All 50 States About Their Contact Tracing Capacity. Here’s What We Learned

Malachi Stewart, with the Washington D.C. health department, works full-time as a contact tracer for the COVID-19 response. D.C. plans to increase its contract tracing…

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Testing Could Unlock A Return To Normal Life, But Obstacles Persist

A health worker dons protective gear at a drive-through COVID-19 testing site set up by the Los Angeles Fire Department in Inglewood, Calif., on Monday….

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Pence Trips Show Challenges Of Returning To Political Normal

Vice President Pence tours a GE ventilator plant in Madison, Wis., last week — one of a series of trips the White House is learning…

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‘A Ticking Time Bomb’: Advocates Warn COVID-19 Is Spreading Rapidly Behind Bars

The progressive advocacy group FWD.US recommends Arizona release at least 10,000 inmates, or one-quarter of the prison population, to make a significant impact in stopping…

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States Expand Internet Voting Experiments Amid Pandemic, Raising Security Fears

The Democracy Live home page is displayed on an Apple laptop computer. The company is administering a ballot return system for disabled voters in West…

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Japan To Allow Dentists To Conduct Coronavirus Tests

A man reads a sports newspaper on the street amid the COVID-19 pandemic in Tokyo on Tuesday. The move for dentists to administer tests is…

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Calif. Governor Warns That Packed Beaches Put Coronavirus Pandemic Progress At Risk

People enjoy a day out on Sunday in Huntington Beach, Calif. High numbers of beachgoers over the weekend prompted warnings from officials that defying stay-at-home…

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