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Dr. Ryan Padgett is back home in Seattle after a 24-day hospitalization for COVID-19. He was one of the first American health care workers to develop a life-threatening case of the disease. Martin Kaste/NPR hide caption

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'I Felt Like Rip Van Winkle': One Of The 1st U.S. Doctors With COVID-19 Is Back Home

He was the unnamed doctor in his 40s reported to be clinging to life, one of the earliest cases of an American health care worker laid low by COVID-19. He says timely medical interventions saved him.

Dr. Ryan Padgett is back home in Seattle after a 24-day hospitalization for COVID-19. He was one of the first American health care workers to develop a life-threatening case of the disease. Martin Kaste/NPR hide caption

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'I Felt Like Rip Van Winkle': One Of The 1st U.S. Doctors With COVID-19 Is Back Home

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The Oldest String Ever Found May Have Been Made By Neanderthals

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Two Thousand and Seventeen Four Tet
Turn Around Sola Rosa & Iva Lamkum

The ancient Takizakura cherry tree, in Miharu, Japan, in March, just days before bursting into bloom. A pathway for tourists at the base of the tree will see less use this year, due to the coronavirus pandemic. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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'A Reminder That Nature Is Strong': In Japan, A 1,000-Year-Old Cherry Tree Blooms

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perpetual light Hirola
Heart Skipped a Beat The xx

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer addresses the state during a speech in Lansing, Mich., on Monday. Whitmer says she's listening to "the best medical advice" on when to ease restrictions. Michigan Office of the Governor via AP hide caption

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Michigan Gov. Whitmer: States Won't Open 'Via Twitter'

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Lost In Thought Jon Hopkins
Nevergreen Emancipator
Apollo's Mood The Olympians
Cello Song The Books & Jose Gonzalez
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Getting Back To Normal: Big Tech's Solution Depends On Public Trust

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Zhang Hai stands on a bridge where he took his father out for a walk only about four months earlier. His father died of the novel coronavirus on Feb. 1. "The scenery is still here, but the person is gone," he sighs. He says he frequently comes to this park "looking for memories." Amy Xiaomeng Cheng/NPR hide caption

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The New Rules For Mourners In Wuhan Have Angered Many Residents

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