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President Trump speaks in front of the USNS Comfort in Norfolk, Va., on Saturday. The ship is departing for New York to assist hospitals responding to the coronavirus outbreak. Defense Secretary Mark Esper is at right. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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Authorities are setting up a temporary hospital with 1,000 beds at the Jacob K. Javits Center on Friday in New York City. The city is bracing for an overwhelming tide of patients, as its number of confirmed cases continues to rise. Bryan R. Smith/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Dr. Kass recently sent all three of her children away, to live with her parents in New Jersey while she treats coronavirus patients. Erin Gitlin hide caption

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Coronavirus Pandemic Takes A Toll On ER Doctors' Health And Families

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Even some of the darkest, wettest parts of the Australian landscape burned during the country's fire season. The incursion of fire into these damp refuges alarms ecologists like Mark Graham. Nathan Rott/NPR hide caption

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Gateway to the Americas Bridge connecting Laredo, Texas and Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico, has been nearly empty. On a normal day, about 10,000 people cross from Nuevo Laredo into Laredo. This week, it's barely a trickle. John Burnett/NPR hide caption

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Life On The U.S.-Mexico Frontier Dramatically Altered By Partial Border Shutdown

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China's national liquor offered bottles of their premium product as a reward to health-care workers who traveled to Wuhan to help fight coronavirus. But there was a catch. Zhang Peng/LightRocket via Getty Images hide caption

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The Rev. Joseph Lowery gave the benediction during the inauguration of President Barack Obama. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Rev. Joseph Lowery, 'Dean' Of The Civil Rights Movement, Dies At 98

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A medical staff member checks on a ventilator in an intensive care unit. President Trump and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo are locked in a dispute about New York's need for ventilators amid the coronavirus. Arun Sankar/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump signs the CARES Act, a $2 trillion rescue package to provide economic relief amid the coronavirus outbreak, at the Oval Office on Friday. Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump signs the CARES act, a $2 trillion rescue package to provide economic relief amid the coronavirus outbreak, at the Oval Office of the White House on Friday. Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says there's no evidence that pets can contract or spread the coronavirus. But you still may want to keep your dog away from other people right now. Max Posner/NPR hide caption

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The closest fans can get to Major League Baseball during the coronavirus hiatus — a statue outside Great American Ball Park yesterday in Cincinnati. USA Today Sports via Reuters hide caption

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