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In U.S. Cities, The Health Effects Of Past Housing Discrimination Are Plain To See

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Biden Advisory Board Co-Chair Says Addressing Health Disparities Will Be A Key Focus

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The CDC says that when it comes to cloth masks, multiple layers made of higher thread counts do a better job of protecting the wearer. Michael Stewart/GC Images hide caption

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The World Health Organization, a U.N. agency founded in 1948, is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. Trump had pledged to withdraw U.S. participation by July 2021. Biden says he will rejoin on the first day of his administration. Fabrice Coffrini /AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Workers clean plexiglass dividers installed at the University of Utah in preparation for the debate between Sen. Kamala Harris and Vice President Pence. Kim Raff/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Airborne transmission of the coronavirus can occur, especially in poorly ventilated and enclosed spaces, according to the CDC. VO Images/Getty Images hide caption

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President Donald Trump speaks Wednesday at a campaign rally at Duluth International Airport in Minnesota. The president, who has tested positive for the coronavirus, "remains fatigued but in good spirits," White House physician Sean Conley said Friday. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Receives Experimental Drugs For COVID-19. Here's What Doctors Are Watching For

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COVID-19 May Have A More Serious Impact On Formerly Redlined Communities

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Demonstrators in front of the prosecutor's office in Lima, Peru, protest gender violence and femicide on June 20. Carlos Garcia Granthon/Fotoholica Press/LightRocket via Getty Images hide caption

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This Bornean horseshoe bat and other bat species can harbor coronaviruses. The nonprofit group EcoHealth Alliance had its NIH research money cut for a project in China on bats and coronaviruses this spring — but just got a new multimillion dollar grant from the agency. NHPA/NHPA/Science Source hide caption

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