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How does coronavirus enter the body, and why does it become fatal for some compared to just a cough or fever for others? USA TODAY

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As several states start to see a surge in COVID-19 cases since reopening, They talked to an expert who said the state has the makings of becoming the "next large epicenter." 

  • Johns Hopkins University dashboard. America's death toll is nearing 118,000. Globally, there are more than 8.4 million confirmed cases and almost 450,000 people have died.

    🎤 We want to hear your stories. Tell us how the pandemic has affected your life by recording a short audio clip for the They are losing out. It matters not only for equality but for how the disease is researched.  - CNN

  • Kudos from space: The next rover on Mars will have an aluminum plate as a tribute to healthcare workers who have been fighting the pandemic. - Space.com
  • Parenting: How to talk with your child about real-world fears. - Reviewed.com
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FYI: Employers cannot require COVID-19 antibody testing for employees returning to work, the EEOC says, but they can require other things of you. Read more from USA TODAY's Jessica Guynn.

'Smoke and mirrors': Coronavirus infections at meatpacking plants have risen from under 5,000 cases at the end of April to more than 24,000. President Donald Trump's meatpacking order has failed to keep workers safe, a USA TODAY investigation finds.

Can HIV research help find an answer? Researchers are diving deep into human genetics, hoping to find clues that might explain why many people brush off COVID-19 without even knowing they have it, while others are hospitalized or even die from the disease. Read more.

Can dogs ‘sniff out’ coronavirus? Unclear, but USA TODAY's fact check team finds a claim that researchers are looking at dogs as a possible candidate to detect the disease is indeed true.

Please call for help if you need it.  Thousands of anxious, stressed, isolated and uncertain callers are flooding helplines nationwide. They are teenagers and senior citizens. They have lost jobs, 真人百家家乐官网网站homes and relatives. Some express suicidal thoughts or fears that their positive COVID-19 test is a death sentence. Others reach out in the throes of a panic attack. Read more.

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Contributing: Jackie Borchardt, Cincinnati Enquirer; John Kennedy and Zac Anderson, Palm Beach Post

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