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The Florida Department of Health said officials are working alongside the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to figure out how a 20-something-year-old man contracted the new, more contagious coronavirus strain that was first discovered in the U.K. Lynne Sladky/AP hide caption

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In late 2019, the patient's choice to move to an assisted living facility seemed like a good idea — a chance for more social interaction and help with meals and medical care. Jose Luis Pelaez/Getty Images hide caption

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Grafton, Wis., police officials said the now-fired pharmacist admitted he removed the vials of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine from refrigeration to render them useless. Elise Amendola/AP hide caption

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Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti visits a coronavirus vaccination site at the city's Lincoln Park on Wednesday. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images hide caption

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Amid Health Care Worker Shortage, LA Mayor Presses For Faster Vaccine Rollout

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Back To The Beginning Of The Coronavirus Pandemic

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Coronavirus Pandemic Put A Halt On Plans To Tackle America's Opioid Crisis

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Chinese travelers at a railway station in Beijing, China, wear face masks to protect themselves from the new coronavirus on Jan. 21, 2020. The virus was first identified in Wuhan, China, in Dec. 2019, and since then has quickly spread worldwide. Kevin Frayer/Getty Images hide caption

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Health workers from Tongji Hospital in Wuhan, China, share an emotional embrace with their peers from a hospital in Jilin province at the Tianhe Airport. Colleagues who worked on the front lines together bid farewell as Wuhan lifted its coronavirus lockdown in April. Amy Cheng/NPR hide caption

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A staff member checks a COVID-19 vaccine package in Beijing. China has approved Sinopharm's vaccine after clinical trials showed it has a 79% efficacy against COVID-19. Zhang Yuwei/Xinhua News Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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"You may be grateful that you have your health and still very disappointed about the losses of this year," says Thema Bryant-Davis, a psychologist. "And one doesn't cancel out the other." Sarah Gonzales for NPR hide caption

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Missed Milestones To Faded Friendships: The Unacknowledged Grief Of 2020

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Assistant Director of Nursing Jenn Schmid is in one of Livingston HealthCare's two ICU rooms. Before COVID-19, Schmidt's job was mostly administrative — but she stepped in to fill the hospital's need during the area's coronavirus surges. One duty she took up was spending time with families as they said farewell to loved ones through the ICU's glass windows. Nick Mott for NPR hide caption

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Health Care Workers Try To Bring COVID-19 Patients Joy, Less Isolation As Life Ends

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The U.S. is unlikely to meet its goal of vaccinating 20 million Americans by the end of the year, health officials said this week. Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Only 1 More Day. What Got You Through 2020?

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Juan Ramirez On The Life Of A Traveling Nurse During A Pandemic

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