The Coronavirus Crisis Everything you need to know about the global pandemic.
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The Coronavirus Crisis

Everything you need to know about the global pandemic

CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said in an interview with NPR on Wednesday that the nation is fighting headwinds in the effort to end the pandemic from new variants of the virus and state rollbacks of coronavirus restrictions. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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Vice President Harris leaves the Capitol on Thursday after casting a procedural vote to start debate on the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images hide caption

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School desks make up an exhibit called "Pandemic Classroom" at the United Nations in New York City. Each of the 168 seats represents 1 million children living in countries where schools have been entirely closed almost a year. Timothy A. Clary/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Empty Desks At U.N. Represent Millions Of Children Who Have Missed School In Pandemic

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Forensic investigators search for evidence after an explosion on Wednesday at a coronavirus testing center in the town of Bovenkarpsel, The Netherlands. Aris Oikonomou/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Dolly Parton, pictured performing in May 2014, shared a video of herself getting her first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday. Wade Payne/Invision/via AP hide caption

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Trinity Health RN Kayla Bennett gives Hartford, Conn., resident James Watts his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at a neighborhood vaccine clinic at the at the Parker Memorial Community Center. Ryan Caron King/Connecticut Public hide caption

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Some States Drop CDC Guidelines And Vaccinate People By Age Group

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President Biden keeps a note card in his suit pocket with the running tally of how many Americans have died from COVID-19 and how many have been vaccinated. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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How The White House Got 2 Pharma Rivals To Work Together On COVID-19 Vaccine

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An employee makes respiratory masks in a family-owned medical equipment factory in Miami on Feb. 15. American manufacturers are thriving but they are running into an unexpected problem: finding critical supplies. Chandan Khanna/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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'It's Madness': American Factories Scramble To Secure Critical Supplies

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The coronavirus variant first spotted in South Africa alarms scientists because it evolved a mutation, known as E484K, that appears to make it better at evading antibodies produced by the immune system. Juan Gaertner/Science Source hide caption

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Scientists at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say fatal drug overdoses nationwide surged roughly 20% during the pandemic, killing more than 83,000 people in 2020. A growing body of research suggests Black Americans have suffered the heaviest toll. Jamiel Law for NPR hide caption

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Drug Overdose Deaths Surge Among Black Americans During Pandemic

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A nurse in the emergency department of MedStar St. Mary's Hospital dons personal protective equipment before entering the room of a patient suspected of having coronavirus in Leonardtown, Maryland. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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Little Italy neighborhood of San Francisco, July 2020. The city will relax coronavirus restrictions Wednesday, including the reopening of indoor dining and fitness facilities. Daniel Slim /AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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