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Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, speaks at a House Committee on Oversight and Reform hearing about the coronavirus on March 11. Michael Brochstein/Echoes Wire/Barcroft Media via Getty Images hide caption

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CDC Director On Models For The Months To Come: 'This Virus Is Going To Be With Us'

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Young people gather in the Volkspark am Friedrichshain in Berlin on March 18. Germany's fatality rate so far — just 0.5% — is the world's lowest, by a long shot. Markus Schreiber/AP hide caption

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People walk in Frederiksberg Gardens in Copenhagen, Denmark, on March 28. Philip Davali/Ritzau Scanpix/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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People in Wuhan, China, line up at a facility that tests discharged COVID-19 patients as well as individuals who had been held in isolation. Feature China/Barcroft Media via Getty Images hide caption

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Lost Work Because Of Coronavirus? How To Get Unemployment, Skip Loan Payments And More

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Instacart said it would distribute supplies, including hand sanitizer, to more workers and that it would change some tipping settings. But it didn't address paid sick leave for its contractors. Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Amazon, Instacart Grocery Delivery Workers Demand Coronavirus Protection And Pay

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Massachusetts General Hospital, seen here, confirmed to NPR on Monday afternoon that 115 of its staff members have tested positive for COVID-19. Jodi Hilton/Getty Images hide caption

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Local demand from individuals, senior centers, stores and the state prison system is unspooling every roll as fast as the workers at this Maine plant can wind them. Nick Woodward /Maine Public Radio hide caption

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A wall of plastic trash at Garten Services in Salem, Ore., is headed to the landfill. The vast majority of plastic can't be or won't be recycled. Laura Sullivan/NPR hide caption

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Plastic Wars: Industry Spent Millions Selling Recycling — To Sell More Plastic

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A person wearing protective equipment at a coronavirus testing site for first responders, on Monday in Los Angeles. Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP hide caption

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With the coronavirus outbreak taking hold in the U.S., thousands of flights have been canceled — but on Sunday, there were still 2,800 planes in the air, according to aviation site Flightradar.com Courtesy of Flightradar24.com hide caption

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President Trump takes questions from reporters during a Coronavirus Task Force press briefing in the Rose Garden of the White House on Monday. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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A photograph from 1940, taken for infectious research purposes at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, shows respiratory droplets released through sneezing. Bettmann/Bettmann Archive hide caption

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An 1887 self-portrait by artist Vincent van Gogh from the Musée d'Orsay in Paris. Another van Gogh painting was stolen from a Dutch museum early Monday morning. Marc Deville/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images hide caption

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