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Experts fear a possible covid-19 resurgence if Americans return to their normal lives before the virus is truly stamped out. But President Trump wants a strategy for resuming business activity by May 1, if not sooner.

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Ohio, which started getting ready for the novel coronavirus before any cases appeared there, has fewer than a third the number of people with the virus as comparably sized states.

Cash-starved hospitals and doctor groups cut staff amid coronavirus crisis

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This hospital was built for a pandemic

Chicago’s Rush University Medical Center, built in the shadow of 9/11 and the anthrax attacks, was designed to handle waves of patients, expand its bed capacity and control airflow to prevent cross-contamination. Now the facility faces its first major test.
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The coronavirus was spreading. The parties went on. Now comes the pain.

Large get-togethers that continued after a pandemic was declared have left the country dealing with the fallout: covid-19 clusters that were seeded before officials shut down gatherings that medical experts had warned would be perfect vehicles for the disease’s spread.

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