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The Coronavirus Crisis

Everything you need to know about the global pandemic

Dr. Sabine Straus, chair of the European Medicines Agency's Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee, said Thursday that the committee had concluded there is no increase in the overall risk of blood clots with the AstraZeneca vaccine. Screengrab by NPR/YouTube/European Medicines Agency hide caption

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A woman receives the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at the Bates Memorial Baptist Church in Louisville, Ky., on Feb. 12. Yet in many states, there are racial disparities in who has received the shot. Jon Cherry/Getty Images hide caption

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Addressing Racial Divides In Health Care Seen As Key To Boosting Black Vaccination

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Many hospitals, including Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, Calif., reported reaching capacity in their ICUs during the winter surge in COVID-19 hospitalizations. These conditions, according to research, may have led to more deaths. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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An elderly couple wearing face masks walks in Madrid on April 30, 2020 during a national lockdown to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 disease. Gabriel Bouys/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Tanzanian President John Magufuli (center) arrives to give a speech at a stadium in Dodoma, Tanzania, in August. Magufuli's death was announced Wednesday. He was 61. Ericky Boniphace/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Tanzanian President John Magufuli, A COVID-19 Skeptic, Has Died

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Pregnancy is a time of hope and dreams for most women and their families — even during a pandemic. Still, their extra need to avoid catching the coronavirus has meant more isolation and sacrifices, too. Leo Patrizi/Getty Images hide caption

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Pregnant In A Pandemic: 'COVID Couldn't Rob Us Of Everything'

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A student gives her coronavirus swab to Helenann Civian, the principal of South Boston Catholic Academy in Boston in January. The White House announced $10 billion to expand testing in K-12 schools. Suzanne Kreiter/Boston Globe via Getty Images hide caption

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Fed Chair Jerome Powell testifies before a House Financial Services Committee hearing in Washington on Dec. 2, 2020. The Fed issued new economic forecasts on Wednesday at the end of its two-day meeting. Jim Lo Scalzo/AP hide caption

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Light At End Of Tunnel? Fed Sees Faster Economic Growth, With Only Modest Inflation

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Disneyland Park and California Adventure Park in Anaheim, Calif., will reopen on April 30, after having been closed since last March due to the coronavirus pandemic. Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images hide caption

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Tourists arrive at Palma de Mallorca, Spain, last summer. The EU's executive arm has proposed a certificate to ease travel across its member states. Jaime Reina/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Nurse manager Lucy Golding draws up doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine March 14 in Stamford, Conn. Moderna has begun enrolling infants and young children into a vaccine trial. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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Vaccinating Children Seen As A Key Step Toward COVID-19 Herd Immunity

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Landlord Stephanie Graves walks to the main office at one of her properties in Houston with a resident. She's going door to door offering to help residents apply for rental assistance money approved by Congress that's just starting to flow to landlords and tenants. Stephanie Graves hide caption

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Landlords Struggling To Stay Afloat See Lifeline In COVID-19 Relief For Renters

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A majority of U.S. colleges have canceled spring break, in an attempt to curb student travel. But the rise of online classes means students can now attend college from anywhere, including Miami Beach. Elissa Nadworny/NPR hide caption

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Colleges Canceled Spring Break, But Students Are Traveling Anyway

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Sharp, 'Off The Charts' Rise In Alcoholic Liver Disease Among Young Women

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Two first grade students talk in the back of class at the Green Mountain School last month in Woodland, Wash. The CDC's current guidance for schools recommends seating or desks be "at least 6 feet apart when feasible." Nathan Howard/Getty Images hide caption

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The Anthem, a popular live music venue, displays a message of support on their marquee. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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Our Pandemic Future

It's been about a year since the coronavirus pandemic started to take hold in the United States. Recently, NPR science correspondent Rob Stein has been talking to infectious disease experts, epidemiologists, public health officials, medical historians and for the first time, many are cautiously offering hope. They say the worst may be finally over — but factors like vaccination rates, changes to public health policy and variant resistance to vaccines could upend that recovery.

Our Pandemic Future

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Friday marked the busiest day for the nation's airports since the start of the pandemic in March 2020. Above, a passenger wears a face mask as he waits for a Delta Airlines flight at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta on Feb. 18, 2021. Charlie Riedel/AP hide caption

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