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Common symptoms of COVID-19 include a high fever and shortness of breath.

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The nation's 15 days of social distancing are nearly over. And while many states have issued stay-at-home orders for much longer periods of time, new guidance from the White House coronavirus task force is due soon.

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The toll of the coronavirus pandemic is steep - hundreds of thousands of confirmed infections around the world, tens of thousands of lives lost.

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For 6-year-old Sadie Hernandez, the first day of online school started at her round, wooden kitchen table in Jacksonville, Fla. She turned on an iPad and started talking to her first grade teacher, Robin Nelson.

"Are you ready to do this online stuff?" her teacher asks, in a video sent to NPR by Hernandez's mother, Audrey.

"Yeah," Sadie responds.
"It's kind of scary isn't it?"
"Kind of."

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One in 4 doctors in the U.S. is an immigrant. Many want to be on the frontlines of the coronavirus outbreak but can't because their work visas won't allow it. As NPR's Joel Rose reports, that's just one way immigrant communities are affected.

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President Trump has been widely criticized for his use of a certain phrase.

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PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: We continue our relentless effort to defeat the Chinese virus.

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A family of old antimalarial drugs — including one that some patients rely on to treat their lupus or rheumatoid arthritis — is becoming harder to get in the United States, pharmacists say, partly because of remarks President Trump has made, highlighting the drugs as a potential treatment for COVID-19.

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People with disabilities are asking the federal government to stop what they say are policies by states and hospitals that will ration care and deny them treatment for the coronavirus. NPR investigative correspondent Joseph Shapiro reports.

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Your Anti-Anxiety Playlist Part 2

Mar 22, 2020

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The coronavirus crisis has forced the cancellations and postponements of countless events. But, thankfully, the global pandemic can't take National Poetry Month away from us.

Every April, All Things Considered calls on you, our audience, to help celebrate the art of the verse.

Here's how to participate: Tweet your original poems to @npratc in 140 characters or less with the hashtag #NPRPoetry. Every week through the end of April, we'll feature some of our favorites on-air and online.

'Decoding Boys' Author On Raising Sons

Mar 21, 2020

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Ari Leff is better known as Lauv. And he's been quietly gaining fans around the world with his pop music.

Leff has released singles and EPs, garnering billions of streams over the last five years.

He's finally releasing a full album: ~how i'm feeling~, stylized in the lowercase and accompanying tildes that are common in youth Internet parlance.

Cooking Tips For Self-Isolation

Mar 21, 2020

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One of the things we all need to keep doing even as we self-isolate is eat and cook. But what to do if you go to the store, and the food items you really want aren't there?

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