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A pre-pandemic Seattle supermarket boasts row after row of prepackaged snacks. Even before the coronavirus pandemic put extra stress on grocery workers, keeping shelves stocked with the variety that Americans have come to expect took a hidden toll on producers, distributors and retail workers, says author Benjamin Lorr.David Ryder/Getty Imageshide caption
Princess Haley, co-founder of a group called Appetite for Change, picks an artichoke to go into supply boxes of fresh produce. The group's mission is to improve the diet of families in Minneapolis.
"You do what you have to do to survive," says Diane Evans, who is fighting pandemic loneliness with technology. Evans lives in San Francisco and has Zoom calls regularly with her daughter in Chicago.
Medical staff prepare for an intubation procedure on a COVID-19 patient in a Houston intensive care unit. In some parts of the U.S., as hospitals get crowded, hospital leaders are worried they may need to implement crisis standards of care.
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Adam Woodrum and his son, Robert, get ready for a bike ride near their home in Carson City, Nev., this month. During the summer, Robert had a bike accident that resulted in a hefty bill from the family's insurer.
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A flu vaccine is administered at a walk-up COVID-19 testing site, in San Fernando, Calif. Emergency use authorization is expected soon for vaccines for COVID-19.
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With new infections rising across the country, states are struggling to slow the spread, and testing can barely keep up. Here, people line up outside a coronavirus testing site this month in New York.
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Sam Berns and Audrey Gordon, executive director of The Progeria Research Foundation and Berns's aunt, attend The New York Premiere Of HBO's "Life According To Sam" on October 8, 2013 in New York City.
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Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City is one of the 18 hospitals in the Saint Luke's Health System. Two-thirds of the COVID-19 patients transferred to Saint Luke's from rural areas need intensive care. "We get the sickest of the sick," says Dr. Marc Larsen.