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Masks with a ‘breathable valve’ are less effective and could let viral particles through, according to experts

Masks with a breathable valve or other openings are a bad idea, medical experts say, because they don't actually stop viral particles.
A concession worker delivers popcorn to a car at the Sauerbeck Family Drive-In on May 25, 2020 in La Grange, Kentucky. The concession stand is not open to customers, but you can place an order online and it will be delivered to your vehicle.

How bars and restaurants should adapt to the coronavirus

It's highly unlikely you'll ever catch the coronavirus from food. It's much more important to keep your distance from others when dining out.

These are the hamsters from a widely-shared study used as evidence that masks do work. They aren’t wearing any masks.

The researchers said masks helped hamsters stay coronavirus-free, though they didn't wear them on their faces. But other researchers have questions.
People sit in a restaurant in Stockholm on May 8, 2020, amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Sweden’s former health chief says the country’s coronavirus strategy ‘hasn’t been the smartest’ and it should’ve s...

Former state epidemiologist Annika Linde said in an interview with Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter that the country should've had a lockdown.

How the coronavirus death toll compares to other pandemics, including SARS, HIV, and the Black Death

So far, COVID-19 has killed more people than the Ebola outbreak of 2014, along with MERS and SARS combined.
People wearing face masks walk in downtown Seattle, Washington during the coronavirus outbreak on April 30, 2020.

The FDA ordered an at-home coronavirus testing program funded by Bill Gates to stop testing until the agency gives approval

SCAN offers at-home test kits and is an extension of Gates' cutting-edge flu research program that found the first coronavirus case in the US.
People are seen in Park Avenue as part of NYC's "Open Streets," which closes some streets to vehicle traffic to allow more space for pedestrians, as the coronavirus continues to spread across the United States on March 27, 2020 in New York City.

Photos show how cities have closed streets to cars so people have enough space to get outside during the pandemic

From New York City to Bogata, here are some creative ways governments have set aside more space to allow for safe exercise and outdoor activity.
Healthcare workers pray for coronavirus patients in the emergency room at Persahabatan Hospital in Jakarta, Indonesia, May 14, 2020.

WHO: Healthcare workers are being attacked with rocks and bleach for treating coronavirus patients. Some have stopped wearing uniforms to stay safe.

Healthcare workers are being attacked, hit with rocks, sprayed with bleach, kicked out of their homes, spit on, and denied rides to work.
A man drinks a beer at an outdoor seating section of a pub, as the Czech government lifted more restrictions allowing restaurants with outdoor areas to re-open in Prague, Czech Republic, May 11, 2020.

One chart shows where daily coronavirus cases are surging. The US, Russia, and Brazil now have the bulk of new infections.

The bulk of new coronavirus cases were diagnosed and reported on Monday in the US (25,870), Russia (11,656), and Brazil (10,611).
Nurses, from left to right: Tadanori Tsuchiya of Japan, Krizelle Pum of California, and Graig Straus of New York.

3 nurses treating coronavirus patients tell us how they really want to be thanked

We spoke with nurses treating coronavirus patients in the US and Japan, who shared their greatest wishes for International Nurses Day.