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COVID-19 Etiquette: 6 Common Conundrums (And A Printable Pocket Guide)

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The health threat posed by the coronavirus pandemic is particularly intense for people with cancer. Medication weakens the immune system. Cancer treatments are often delayed. FG Trade/Getty Images hide caption

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Pandemic Deepens Cancer's Stress And Tough Choices

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College Fails

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Laurel Braitman: From Healthcare Workers To The Rest Of Us — How Can We Better Cope?

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People wait in line outside a testing site in Florida. The state has seen unprecedented surges in coronavirus cases in recent weeks. Lynne Sladky/AP hide caption

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Pandemic Is Overwhelming U.S. Public Health Capacity In Many States. What Now?

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Public health officials advise social distancing strategies and masks, in part because the latest evidence suggests that catching the coronavirus, even if you're young, is risky business. A significant portion of COVID-19 survivors suffer fatigue, blood clots, fevers and other symptoms for weeks and months after clearing the infection. Josh Edelson/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Without A Vaccine, Researchers Say, Herd Immunity May Never Be Achieved

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Researchers have been investigating how long antibodies to the coronavirus last in people who have recovered from infections. Simon Dawson/Pool via AP hide caption

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How Long Will Immunity To The Coronavirus Last?

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Izzy Benasso injured her knee while playing tennis with her father Steve Benasso in Denver. After the college student had knee surgery to repair the injury, her dad noticed her medical bills included a separate one from a surgical assistant for $1,167. Rachel Woolf for KHN hide caption

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The Knee Surgeon Was In-Network. The Surgical Assistant Wasn't, And Billed $1,167

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Research suggests that kids tend to get infected with the coronavirus less often, and have milder symptoms than adults. There's less consensus on how much kids can spread the illness. Dan Kenyon/Getty Images hide caption

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The Jernigan-Noesi family, the Roper Nedd family, and the Ford family talk about the conversations they're having with their kids about racism, social justice, and having hope for the future. (Left to right) Lynsey Weatherspoon for NPR; Michael A. McCoy for NPR; Michael Starghill for NPR hide caption

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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, new suppliers have jumped into the market for surgical masks. Some have touted FDA certificates that don't have any regulatory meaning. Aleksandr Zubkov/Getty Images hide caption

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'Meaningless' FDA Certificates Are Used To Tout Dubious Face Masks

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Though the pandemic has left us all less able to socialize in person with our close friends and community, we're still finding ways to use screens and other methods to connect and maintain relationships, research suggests. Janice Chang for NPR hide caption

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Getting Out Of Medical Debt Can Feel Impossible. Here's How To Do It

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A quartz UV germicidal lamp is used to disinfect a train at the Sviblovo station of the Moscow Metro transit system. Sergei Karpukhin/Tass via Getty Images hide caption

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Coronavirus Sparks New Interest In Using Ultraviolet Light To Disinfect Indoor Air

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What You Need To Know About Protective Face Masks

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Spending quality time with kids and listening deeply to them is one way to help them tame anxiety. Here Mariano Noesi and Maryam Jernigan-Noesi play with their 4-year-old son Carter. Jernigan-Noesi is a child psychologist. Lynsey Weatherspoon for NPR hide caption

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Communication skills used to negotiate safe sex are also useful for setting boundaries while socializing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Above, circles drawn in the grass encourage social distancing at Dolores Park in San Francisco. Josh Edelson/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Starting A COVID-19 'Social Bubble'? How Safe Sex Communication Skills Can Help

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Dental offices have begun seeing patients return for routine procedures. Seattle dentist Kathleen Saturay has increased the layers of protective equipment she wears when treating patients. Elaine Thompson/AP hide caption

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It wasn't easy in early March to get a test in the U.S. confirming you had the coronavirus — scarce availability of tests meant patients had to meet strict criteria linked to a narrow set of symptoms and particular travel history. Ted S. Warren/AP hide caption

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