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The coronavirus outbreak began during the cold of winter in Wuhan, China. Scientists are asking if heat and humidity in countries like Malaysia (above, right) — and in regions where summer is soon starting — could slow transmission. Nicolas Asfouri/AFP via Getty Images/ Lim Huey Teng/Reuters hide caption

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Scientists Try To Figure Out If Summer Will Slow The Spread Of COVID-19

Experts consider the effect of humidity on the virus and the method of transmission as they keep an eye on where the disease spikes next.

The coronavirus outbreak began during the cold of winter in Wuhan, China. Scientists are asking if heat and humidity in countries like Malaysia (above, right) — and in regions where summer is soon starting — could slow transmission. Nicolas Asfouri/AFP via Getty Images/ Lim Huey Teng/Reuters hide caption

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Will Summer Slow The Spread Of COVID-19? Scientists Try To Figure It Out

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Hospitals are facing widespread shortages of personal protective equipment, or PPE, for health care workers. Columbia University alumni associations are raising money to purchase much needed N95 masks, seen here, gowns and other gear. Alex Edelman/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Coronavirus Updates

Alumni In China Lead Effort To Procure PPE For Medical Workers In New York

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Alumni In China Lead Effort To Procure PPE For Medical Workers In New York

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Glenn Copeland, whose long-overlooked recordings were rediscovered in 2015, was Caribou's choice for Play It Forward. Copeland in turn says he's thankful for the music of the band Bernice. Juri Hiensch/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Play It Forward

Play It Forward: Glenn Copeland On Patience, Positivity And The Band Bernice

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Play It Forward: Glenn Copeland On Patience, Positivity And The Band Bernice

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Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, seen above in 2018, gives high marks for social distancing efforts during the coronavirus pandemic but low marks for testing. He says he thinks large public gatherings may have to wait until there's a vaccine. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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Bill Gates, Who Has Warned About Pandemics For Years, On The U.S. Response So Far

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In self-isolation, facial hair is a growing trend. Patricia De La Rosa/Getty Images hide caption

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Coronavirus Updates

Should You Shave Your 'Quarantine Beard'?

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Should You Shave Your 'Quarantine Beard'?

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The Other Bennet Sister: A Novel, by Janice Hadlow Henry Holt & Co. hide caption

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Henry Holt & Co.

Elizabeth's More Serious Sister Mary Takes The Spotlight In 'The Other Bennet Sister'

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