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The Coronavirus Files

News, analysis and resources on the fast-moving coronavirus pandemic, featuring timely dispatches from reporters, experts and providers. 

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COVID-19 "created this enormous uncertainty vacuum,” said misinformation researcher Carl Bergstrom, and into the void flowed a sea of specious claims.
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Addressing the long-standing divide between Black Americans and the medical community.
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States target low-income areas for vaccination, pandemic leads to rise in domestic violence, and southern states rush to reopen.
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If the COVID-19 pandemic has taught me anything, it’s that the U.S. has a complicated relationship with chronic disease.
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Millions of stories are waiting to be told, and insights from our expert panel can help get you started.
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Syreeta Nolan's life as a disabled student with multiple chronic illnesses was complicated before the pandemic. Once COVID-19 hit, delays in care, lack of academic accommodations, and exclusion from California's vaccine priority guidelines made things more difficult.
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COVID-19 risks for sexual minorities, vaccines for people of color go astray, Johnson & Johnson shipping soon
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For voice actor Abbey Veffer, who suffers from a serious chronic disease, high priority in California's COVID-19 vaccine distribution seemed to be a given. Then the state changed to an age-based system.
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Dr. Seema Yasmin shares an excerpt from her new book, "Viral BS: Medical Myths and Why We Fall for Them.”

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