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After an initial verbal screening, one driver at a time gets a COVID-19 nasal swab test from a garbed health worker at a drive-up station in Daly City, Calif. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Coffins of deceased people stored in a warehouse near Bergamo — a city at the heart of Italy's coronavirus crisis — before being transported to another region for cremation. Piero Cruciatti/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Why 'Death Rates' From Coronavirus Can Be Deceiving

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Many Navajo haul non-potable water from windmills like this one for their sheep and to do the washing. Other sources range from water stations to natural springs. Now they must balance an order to shelter in place with the need to bring water back for their homes. Laurel Morales/KJZZ's Fronteras Desk hide caption

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Professor Robert Kelly, his wife, Kim Jung-A, and their children Marion and James spoke to the BBC about the challenge of balancing work and family life during the coronavirus crisis. BBC / Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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Anxious Thoughts? 5 Tips To Help You Sleep

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"We haven't flattened the curve, and the curve is actually increasing," New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said of new coronavirus cases Tuesday. Cuomo said his state now has more than 25,000 cases, as he gave an update on the COVID-19 outbreak at a news conference at Manhattan's Javits Center, which will house a temporary hospital. John Minchillo/AP hide caption

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says that in his state — the U.S. epicenter for the coronavirus — the wave of new cases is still going up. Here, commuters wearing masks pass through New York City's Penn Station on Monday. Mark Lennihan/AP hide caption

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A butcher shop in the Brooklyn borough of New York shows a "Closed" sign, limiting customers to three at a time. Gov. Andrew Cuomo is ordering all nonessential businesses to close, in an escalation of the state's attempts to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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In Manhattan, Isiah Turner isn't particularly worried about the outbreak. Other than continuously washing his hands and cleaning, he says, "it's just another day." (Right) Ali Sky isn't worried about her own health but says, "I'm really worried about my husband." Elias Williams for NPR hide caption

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There's "currently no scientific evidence establishing a link between ibuprofen and worsening of COVID‑19," the European Medicines Agency advised Wednesday. REKINC1980/Getty Images hide caption

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Drive-through screening stations are opening up in several parts of the country as testing capacity starts to expand nationally. At one station in Meridian, Idaho, nurse Ashley Layton communicates with a patient before taking a swab sample. Darin Oswald/Idaho Statesman/Tribune News Service via Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. Coronavirus Testing Starts To Ramp Up But Still Lags

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A shopper roams the Wasabi Store in Penn Station in New York on Monday. Food businesses are being urged to serve only take-out orders to reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus. Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images hide caption

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MedStar Washington Hospital Center's "ready room" in Washington, D.C., has mostly been used to house emergency supplies — but some storage carts have been moved out to make way for patient assessment stations. Ryan Kellman/NPR hide caption

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Are U.S. Hospitals Ready?

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Kids whose schools are shut down in Anne Arundel County, Md., receive food in Annapolis as part of a program to ease the burden of feeding students while schools are closed because of the coronavirus. President Trump told Americans to "engage in schooling from home when possible" on Monday. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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People arrive on a flight from Europe at Logan International Airport in Boston ahead of a travel ban on Friday. Michael Dwyer/AP hide caption

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Special Report: What You Need To Know About Coronavirus

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Passengers hoping to change their flights to the U.S. wait in long lines at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol in the Netherlands after President Trump announced new restrictions on travel from Europe. Niels Wenstedt/Barcroft Media via Getty Images hide caption

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