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A medic checks the temperature of a Syrian worshipper before entering the Umayyad Mosque in Damascus to attend Friday prayer on May 15. To try to slow the coronavirus outbreak, the Syrian government has banned mass prayers and asked Syrians to stay home over the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha this weekend. Louai Beshara/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Some Latinx Communities In The Midwest Struggle To Follow Coronavirus Safety Measures

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Health Officials Testify Before Congress On Pandemic Response

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Melissa Hickson says no one asked her husband, Michael, shown here with stepdaughter Mia, if he wanted to keep getting treatment. "He would say: 'I want to live. I love my family and my children ... that's the reason for the three years I have fought to survive,'" she says. Melissa Hickson hide caption

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Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, listens during a House subcommittee hearing on Friday. Kevin Dietsch/AP hide caption

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Director of the National Institutes of Health, Dr. Francis Collins, holds a model of the coronavirus. This is the sixth vaccine candidate to join Operation Warp Speed's portfolio, and the largest vaccine deal to date. Saul Loeb/Pool/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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The federal government is giving out funds to develop seven new testing technologies which could increase testing capacity around the U.S. Charles Krupa/AP hide caption

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Writer and Anthropologist Laurel Braitman speaks from the TED stage. Ryan Lash/TED hide caption

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Laurel Braitman: From Healthcare Workers To The Rest Of Us — How Can We Better Cope?

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What 6 Of The 7 Countries With The Most COVID-19 Cases Have In Common

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Dr. Joseph Varon leans on a medical cart inside the coronavirus unit at United Memorial Medical Center on July 6 in Houston. David J. Phillip/AP hide caption

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A Houston Doctor On His Hospital's 'Deadliest Week' So Far

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News Brief: Pandemic Sales, COVID-19 Hospital Data Glitches, 2020 Census

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The Trump administration abruptly required hospitals to stop reporting COVID-19 data to the CDC and to use a new reporting system set up by a contractor. Two weeks in, the promised improvements in the data have yet to materialize. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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COVID-19 Hospital Data System That Bypasses CDC Plagued By Delays, Inaccuracies

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Colette Pierce Burnette is the president of Huston-Tillotson University in Austin, Texas. The HBCU is the oldest institution of higher learning in the state. Hadewumi hide caption

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HBCU President: 'I Slept Better' After Deciding On All Online Classes In The Fall

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Players from the Los Angeles Clippers and Los Angeles Lakers, shown here during a game in March, will face each other on Thursday evening as the NBA season restarts. Harry How/Getty Images hide caption

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