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Traffic drop from stay-at-home orders imperils road funding

America’s roads are a lot less congested, due to coronavirus shutdowns that have kept millions of commuters, shoppers and vacationers parked at their homes. While that makes it easier to patch potholes, it also could spell trouble for road and ...

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‘Absolute chaos’ as businesses try to tap into rescue funds

Desperate small business owners who hoped for a quick government lifeline to help them survive the coronavirus crisis are still without funds, instead battling red tape, wary banks and swamped computer systems. Thousands of owners who applied for loans under ...

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Fauci comments on US virus response seem to draw Trump’s ire

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, listens during a briefing about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House on Wednesday in Washington. AP Photo by Alex Brandon

Social restrictions aimed at stopping the spread of the coronavirus could have saved lives if they’d been started earlier, and when they’re eased new cases are certain to arise, said the nation’s top infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, seeming ...

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The deadly polio epidemic and why it matters for coronavirus

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) By Carl Kurlander, University of Pittsburgh, via The Associated Press The fear and uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus pandemic may feel new to many of us. But ...

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Here’s how Americans coped during the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed everyday life for Americans. How well are people across the country dealing with the new reality of closed businesses, shuttered schools, social distancing and the threat of the coronavirus itself? As psychologyresearchers, we decided to ...

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