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"I think the American public have done a really terrific job of just buckling down and doing those physical separation and adhering to those guidelines," National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Dr. Anthony Fauci said Thursday. Kevin Lamarque/Reuters hide caption

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Fauci Says U.S. Coronavirus Deaths May Be 'More Like 60,000'; Antibody Tests On Way

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A health care worker talks with a patient at a COVID-19 testing site in Philadelphia. The site will close Friday when the federal government ends support for this site and others around the country. Matt Slocum/AP hide caption

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Novelist Stephen King says writing is like leaving the ordinary world for a world of his own making: "It's a wonderful, exhilarating experience." Shane Leonard/Simon & Schuster hide caption

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Stephen King Is Sorry You Feel Like You're Stuck In A Stephen King Novel

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Some doctors say they are being told they can't use their own personal protective equipment, such as gloves and masks. zoranm/Getty Images hide caption

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Doctors Say Hospitals Are Stopping Them From Wearing Masks

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Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, announced new guidelines on Wednesday for critical infrastructure workers who may have been exposed to the coronavirus to return to work. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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The White House's new chief spokeswoman, Kayleigh McEnany, has a flair for confrontational and sometimes untrue assertions on cable news — much like her boss, the president. Scott W. Grau/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images hide caption

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The IRS says taxpayers should not call for updates on their cash payments; instead the agency counsels people check its website. Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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IRS Budget Cuts, Staffing Challenges Create Coronavirus Payment Headaches

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Zoom is wildly popular, but it's now under scrutiny for security and privacy issues. Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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A Must For Millions, Zoom Has A Dark Side — And An FBI Warning

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John Prine hanging out at Georgia State College, before a live interview on WRAS-FM, in 1975. Tom Hill/WireImage/Getty Images hide caption

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John Prine's Life In 10 Songs

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The coronavirus outbreak began during the cold of winter in Wuhan, China. Scientists are asking if heat and humidity in countries like Malaysia (above, right) — and in regions where summer is soon starting — could slow transmission. Nicolas Asfouri/AFP via Getty Images/ Lim Huey Teng/Reuters hide caption

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Scientists Try To Figure Out If Summer Will Slow The Spread Of COVID-19

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In self-isolation, facial hair is a growing trend. Patricia De La Rosa/Getty Images hide caption

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Should You Shave Your 'Quarantine Beard'?

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Drive-thru tests for COVID-19 take place in medical tents on Temple University's Ambler Campus in Montgomery County, Pa. There was a threat that this site would close but testing will continue. Becca Haydu for WHYY hide caption

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