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The ‘First Wave’ Of Coronavirus Isn’t Over—And It’s Getting Worse

Cases are skyrocketing in multiple states—and epidemiologists worry that Americans are misunderstanding the threat. Last week, in an op-ed, Vice President Mike Pence made a highly misleading claim: There is no “second wave” of coronavirus in the United States, he wrote, and the Trump administration is winning the war against “the invisible enemy.”

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Study Suggests Blood Type Affects Coronavirus Susceptibility

Research from genetic-testing giant 23andMe Inc. found differences in a gene that influences a person’s blood type can affect a person’s susceptibility to Covid-19. Scientists have been looking at genetic factors to try to determine why some people who contract the new coronavirus experience no symptoms, while others become gravely ill.

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Coronavirus May Never Go Away, Even With A Vaccine

Embracing that reality is crucial to the next phase of America’s pandemic response, experts say. There’s a good chance the coronavirus will never go away. Even after a vaccine is discovered and deployed, the coronavirus will likely remain for decades to come, circulating among the world’s population.

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‘It Doesn’t Stay Where You Started’: Reopening Some States Heightens The Risk Of Coronavirus Surges In Others

For all that’s still being discovered about the novel coronavirus, one thing was clear from the beginning: It moves. In just a few months, it sprinted around the world and left in its wake a trail of death, social paralysis, and economic ruin. Now, as some U.S. states start to lift pandemic-related restrictions on businesses and public spaces, there is a fear that infections will resurge in those places — and that if that happens, the virus won’t stay put.

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