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STORIES OF LIFE IN A CHANGING WORLD

A lab technician sorts blood samples for a COVID-19 vaccination study at the Research Centers of America in Hollywood, Fla., on Aug. 13. Chandan Khanna/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Vaccine Expert: Once A COVID Vaccine Is Available, 'Don't Overthink It. Don't Wait'

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This year, fiambre was made in the garage. Family members came to pick up their share instead of coming together for a festive meal. Irma Lily Estrada Orellana hide caption

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From left to right: Naomi Ochoa, Crystal Watts and Danielle Demetria East Douglas Watts, Jr., Lacie Freelen and Ariel Britt hide caption

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A female Aedes aegypti mosquito feeds on human skin. James Gathany/CDC/Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images hide caption

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A woman receives medication at a clinic offering antiretroviral drugs for HIV patients in Ga-Rankuwa, South Africa. STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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A baby is delivered via cesarean section at the Butaro Hospital in northern Rwanda. The facility is designed so that natural wind flows ventilate surgical suites, eliminating the need to burn fossil fuels to mechanically ventilate them. William Campbell/Corbis via Getty Images hide caption

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COMIC: A Kids' Guide To Coping With The Pandemic (And A Printable Zine)

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Alfred Sonandi plays around with a makeshift barbell — concrete poured into two tins on either end of a stick. People in the settlement of Covid don't usually wear masks: Living in such close quarters, they may (incorrectly) feel there's no point. They do mask up in public places where masking is mandatory. Samantha Reinders for NPR hide caption

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The fireworks of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, add smoke to the already polluted skies — and raise concerns about the impact of all that pollution on coronavirus cases. Here, a celebration takes place last year in Ahmedabad, India. Amit Dave/Reuters hide caption

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Fireworks Of Diwali Spark Worries About Pollution ... And Coronavirus Cases

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A staff member checks vaccines at a Beijing factory built by Sinovac to produce a COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine. Sinovac is one of 11 Chinese companies approved to carry out clinical trials of potential vaccines. Wang Zhao /AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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China Is Inoculating Thousands With Unapproved COVID-19 Vaccines. Why?

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The pharmaceutical company Pfizer, and its partner BioNTech said their experimental vaccine against COVID-19 appears to work — and work quite well. Matt Stone/MediaNews Group via Getty Images hide caption

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Why Poorer Countries Aren't Likely To Get The Pfizer Vaccine Any Time Soon

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Pretty Mkhabela, a HIV-positive sex worker in South Africa, gets antiretroviral drugs delivered to her house as part of a campaign to maintain treatment for HIV-positive patients during the pandemic. A new drug called cabotegravir could give women more options to protect themselves from HIV infection. Bram Janssen/AP hide caption

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Health workers protest against economic hardship and poor working conditions during the COVID-19 outbreak in Harare, Zimbabwe. Philimon Bulawayo/Reuters hide caption

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A nurse checks vitals for a Navajo woman, who came to a coronavirus testing center in Arizona, complaining of virus symptoms. Mark Ralston/AFP via Getty 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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Players from the Herat Storm celebrate after winning the championship of the Afghan women's soccer league on October 16 in Kabul. Rahmatullah Alizadah/Xinhua via Getty Images hide caption

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