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People gather at the entrance for the New York State Department of Labor offices on March 20, which closed to the public due to the coronavirus outbreak in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.

The coronavirus outbreak has triggered unprecedented mass layoffs and furloughs. Here are 17 major companies that have announced they are downsizing t...

A record-breaking 6.6 million Americans filed for unemployment last week. Sephora, Macy's, Marriott, and more contributed to that harrowing number.
Playwright Terrence McNally appears in a portrait taken in his home on March 2, 2020, in New York City. He died of an illness related to the coronavirus three weeks later.

Here are the celebrities and notable figures around the world who are believed to have died of the novel coronavirus

Musician Alan Merrill and architect Michael Sorkin are some of the celebrities that have died of COVID-19-related illnesses.
Danny Gonzalez has made deliveries for Amazon during the coronavirus outbreak.

Amazon delivery drivers share what its like to be on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic, including not having time to wash their hands and un...

Amazon workers still make deliveries during the pandemic as public health officials recommend social distancing, and they say they're not protected.
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.
Some spring break hot spots canceled spring break 2020, while others kept the party going.

Spring breakers kept hitting the beaches amid the coronavirus pandemic — and now some have tested positive. Here’s how 7 hot spots around ...

The global coronavirus health crisis coincided with spring break 2020, but students from Texas to Cancun were still spring breaking anyway.
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.
Bill Gates.

Bill Gates has warned of an impending pandemic for years. Here’s how he’s dealing with the coronavirus pandemic — from pledging $100...

In a 2017 op-ed article, Bill Gates said the next epidemic could be "a super contagious and deadly strain of the flu," adding that we aren't ready.
A worker wearing a protective suit disinfects a hotel room as part of measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, on March 16, 2020 in Pristina, Kosovo.

Here are the exact steps hotel owners can take to open their vacant hotel rooms to medical workers and patients during the coronavirus outbreak

Two campaigns launched last week are connecting thousands of lodging providers to healthcare and government agencies fighting the pandemic.
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.
A nurse in an emergency room in Texas (left) and a doctor in training in an intensive care unit in Italy (right) are on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic.

Healthcare professionals around the world are sharing photos of their exhausted faces, sometimes bruised from masks, after harrowing shifts treating c...

Doctors and nurses from Italy to the US are sharing photos of their faces on the frontlines of COVID-19, some of which are bruised from masks.