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A shopping cart filled with groceries in a supermarket in Singapore, April 3, 2020.

A virus expert who studies how infections spread through the air shares his tips for staying safe during the coronavirus pandemic

Washing groceries is "super overkill," but keeping as much distance as possible between people until we know more is a good idea, Don Milton said.
Cottage houses line Ocean Park on Martha's Vineyard.

Popular islands and vacation spots, from Nantucket to Mykonos, are telling wealthy part-time residents and visitors to stay away during the coronaviru...

From social media shaming to power chord cutting, popular vacation destinations are pulling out the stops to deter wealthy urbanites.

People in Laredo, Texas, could be fined up to $1,000 if they don’t wear a mask or a bandana to cover their face during the coronavirus pandemic

A mask shortage and limited scientific evidence on mask effectiveness have health experts debating who should be using protective gear.
A person getting the ebola vaccine in Goma in 2019.

11 surprising ways pandemics have changed the course of human history

From understanding the crucial role of vaccines to regularly sanitizing public spaces, these are some of the ways pandemics have changed the world.
Vendors that sell french fries have been deemed essential businesses in Belgium.

From bakeries in France to golf courses in Arizona, here is what is considered an ‘essential’ business during the coronavirus outbreak acr...

Only essential businesses are staying open during coronavirus lockdowns and stay-at-home orders, but what is "essential" depends on each country.
Social distancing has been recommended by the CDC as the best way to spread the slow of coronavirus — here's a look at which states are doing it best.

Social distancing could be the best way to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Here are the 13 states practicing it the best based on smartphone locat...

A data analytics firm graded each state, from New York to Alaska, on its social distancing habits by using location tracking services on smartphones.

5 people explain what getting the coronavirus felt like for them and how they recovered

People reported varying symptoms, like a dry cough, fever, fatigue, and body aches, and said they had different levels of severity.
North Brother Island is hidden in one of the busiest cities in the world.

Take a look inside an abandoned New York City quarantine island that once housed Typhoid Mary and almost no one is allowed to visit

Before coronavirus social distancing, there was North Brother Island, where infectious NYC residents were quarantined from the 1880s up until WWII.
An exhibition center has been converted into a hospital in Wuhan, February 5, 2020.

Some coronavirus patients experience nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea before they get a fever. It could be one of the first signs of COVID-19.

Though the virus primarily causes fever and difficulty breathing, digestive symptoms sometimes appear first.
If you have chills and body aches, and feel warm to the touch, it's likely that you have a fever.

How to tell if you have a fever without a thermometer

To tell if you have a fever without a thermometer, you should look for symptoms like chills, body aches, and hot or flushed skin.