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Nearly every resident of Whittier, Alaska, lives in this 14-story building.

One Alaskan city, where almost every resident lives under the same roof, is especially vulnerable during a pandemic

In Whittier, Alaska, 80 percent of the residents live in the same building. Its city manager told Insider what social distancing looks like there.
The Rahim family at Zain's 2-year-old birthday.

Constant fear, missed milestones, and showers before hugs: The coronavirus is unleashing an agonizing ‘new normal’ on medical workers and ...

"If these are the final days I have with my husband, I don't want to live apart from him," said the pregnant wife of a medical resident in Louisiana.
A USPS letter carrier crosses a quiet Boylston Street with greatly reduced foot and vehicle traffic in Boston on March 18, 2020.

USPS mail carriers say the service isn’t doing enough to protect them from the coronavirus and are mixing DIY sanitizer and buying gloves online...

The USPS says it has implemented a raft of measures to fight the virus. Two postal workers we spoke with said it hasn't materialized.
Flowfold typically makes wallets and outdoor gear out of recycled sailcloth. Now, they make face shields for doctors and nurses.

An American factory shifted from making outdoor gear to face shields in just 8 days. Here’s how.

A Maine company that creates outdoor gear has become one of many US factories to pivot to producing urgently needed personal protective equipment.
Medical workers bring in a patient at a special coronavirus intake tent at Brooklyn’s Maimonides Medical Center.

2 infectious disease experts explain how the coronavirus pandemic is different from a flu pandemic

Beyond a lack of immunity, testing mishaps and unproven treatments make the novel coronavirus pandemic a distinct challenge from a flu outbreak.
Peter Barbot was stranded in New Delhi, India, after the country grounded commercial flights over coronavirus fears.

Americans stranded abroad complain that other countries are evacuating their citizens way faster than the US government is

The US has repatriated 30,000 Americans stranded abroad since January. Germany brought home about 42,000 of its citizens in just two weeks.
A Delta team member disinfects a plane cabin using a fogging procedure.

A Delta flight attendant describes what it’s like flying during the coronavirus pandemic with near-empty planes and ‘ghost town’ air...

"We're also on the frontlines of this crisis," he said. "Obviously not at the same level as doctors or nurses, but we're doing our best to keep people safe."
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases sits in a seat along the wall beside a U.S. Secret Service agent as Vice President Mike Pence and U.S. President Donald Trump arrive for the daily coronavirus response briefing at the White House in Washington, U.S., March 27, 2020.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says Detroit will ‘lose a lot of people’ as Michigan’s healthcare system is ‘pushed to the brink’

Speaking with Insider, Whitmer demanded that President Donald Trump impose a uniform standard "as aggressive as the most aggressive state has been."
The Amazon.com logo and stock price information is seen on screens at the Nasdaq Market Site in New York City

Amazon employees say a worker tested positive for novel coronavirus at Amazon warehouse where photo appears to show lack of social distancing

A worker at a fulfillment center in Jeffersonville, Indiana, has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, Amazon confirms.
Kaylah Jenkins dons personal protective equipment during infection-control training aboard the hospital ship USNS Comfort as the vessel transits the Atlantic Ocean on its way to New York City in support of COVID-19 response efforts.

3 disease experts reveal what surprised them about the coronavirus pandemic: not the outbreak itself, but rather the US’s lackluster response

Trump downplayed the coronavirus in late January. This week, his administration estimated that more than 100,000 US residents could die.