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In this March 25, 2020 photo, Courtney Keith poses for a photo in the Glendale Garden Café in Toledo, Ohio. Keith, who has spent four years in drug and alcohol addiction recovery, lost her job as a waitress there when Ohio banned sit-down dining to combat the coronavirus. She's concerned that others could relapse because of the heightened anxiety over the outbreak. (AP Photo/John Seewer)
Virus outbreak creates new challenges for addiction recoveryThe coronavirus pandemic is testing the resilience of millions who struggle with drug and alcohol addiction
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A worker, wearing a protective mask and gloves against the COVID-19 coronavirus, stocks produce before the opening of Gus's Community Market, Friday, March 27, 2020, in San Francisco. Health experts say there's no evidence the new coronavirus is spread through food. That's because organisms take different biological paths to sicken people. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
Why health experts aren't warning about coronavirus in foodHealth experts say there's no evidence the new coronavirus is spread through food
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FILE - This Sept. 30, 2019 file photo shows a box of Zantac tablets at a pharmacy in Miami Beach, Fla. On Wednesday, April 1, 2020, U.S. health regulators are telling drugmakers to immediately pull their popular heartburn drugs off the market after determining that a contamination issue with the medications poses a greater risk than previously thought. The warning applies to all prescription and over-the-counter versions of ranitidine, best known by the brand name Zantac. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
FDA wants heartburn meds off the market due to contaminationThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration is telling drugmakers to immediately pull a type of heartburn drug off the market due to contamination with a chemical that may cause cancer
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Uninsured Won't Be Able to Enroll in Obamacare Right NowUninsured Americans will not have Obamacare as an option. The White House on Tuesday night confirmed to Politico that no special enrollment period would take place, though the official told the site the Trump administration is "exploring other options." The annual open enrollment period closed in December, and the reopening...
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Residents walk along the banks of the Yangtze River in Wuhan in central China's Wuhan province on Wednesday, April 1, 2020. Skepticism about China’s reported coronavirus cases and deaths has swirled throughout the crisis, fueled by official efforts to quash bad news in the early days and a general distrust of the government. In any country, getting a complete picture of the infections amid the fog of war is virtually impossible. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
Virus data: What's known and not known about China's numbersEvery few days brings another grim milestone in the coronavirus outbreak
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146K Inmates to Spend at Least 2 Weeks in CellsFederal prisons are officially under lockdown. In an effort to stem the spread of COVID-19, 146,000 federal inmates in 122 facilities will be confined to their cells for the next two weeks beginning Wednesday, per Politico and USA Today . "Limited group gathering will be afforded to the extent practical...
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Empty runways and parked passenger aircraft are seen grounded at Copenhagen Airport, Denmark, Wednesday, March 25, 2020.  About 4, 000 employees from the nordic airline company SAS have agreed to have their pay cut down during the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (Martin Sylvest/Ritzau Scanpix via AP)
Reporting for duty: Airline crew sign up to help hospitalsAirlines are looking to retrain laid-off cabin crew staff as medical workers to help in hospitals currently overwhelmed by the coronavirus pandemic
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National Health Service staff wait in their cars to take a coronavirus test at a drive through centre in north London, Wednesday, April 1, 2020. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
UK's Johnson under fire for low number of COVID-19 testsWhen Prime Minister Boris Johnson developed a cough and fever, he got a test for the new coronavirus
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Notes Pulled From Western Wall, With a TwistHe stood at one of the world’s holiest sites and prayed for those who've contracted COVID-19. Then Shmuel Rabinowitz, rabbi of Jerusalem's Western Wall, watched as thousands of written prayers crammed into the crevices of stone were removed. This happens twice a year before Passover and Rosh Hashana, per the...
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In this March 28, 2020, photo, people stand in a line outside a bank in Beirut, Lebanon, amid a financial crisis and a lockdown imposed by the government to help stem the spread of the coronavirus in Lebanon. (AP Photo/Zeina Karam)
VIRUS DIARY: An unfamiliar war for those who live with warThe pandemic has no shape, smell or sound
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Well, a Celeb Pulled an April Fools' Coronavirus PrankA K-pop star apparently didn't get the April 1 memo. As governments across the globe went so far as to issue warnings against pulling coronavirus-related April Fools' Day jokes, the singer Jaejoong from the K-pop group JYJ told his 1.9 million fans on Instagram he'd been diagnosed with COVID-19...
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Bill Gates: 3 Things We Need to Do ASAP on VirusThough it may seem the US missed its chance to get ahead of the coronavirus, one prominent name sees glimmers of hope. In a Washington Post op-ed, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates notes that "the choices we and our leaders make now will have an enormous impact on how soon case...
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