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As virus lingers in Michigan, a new crisis arrives: Flooding

Thousands of residents of Midland, Mich., fled their homes as waters rose, trying to keep at a safe social distance even in shelters.
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Shad hatcheries, fish lifts fall victim to coronavirus

"It's hard to do the work and practice social distancing," said Josh Tryninewski, a biologist with the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission.

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21 food inspectors in Alberta have COVID-19, senator says

Forty food inspectors — 21 of them in Alberta — have contracted COVID-19, prompting a Canadian senator to call for workers and the integrity of the food safety system to be protected.
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CDC rolled back PPE guidelines after lobbying by hospitals

The looser guidelines have created a wide disparity in the equipment available to health care workers across the country.
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Rick Bright, the coronavirus whistle-blower who said the Trump administration steered contracts to cronies

Rick Bright, the ousted chief of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Agency, said he was pressured to steer millions of dollars to the clients of a well-connected consultant.
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Pandemics aren't just for people: Five disease threats to wildlife

Diseases can cause animal populations to decline or even go extinct. And they’re often worsened by environmental threats caused by people.
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German farmers sweat as pig fever reaches western Poland

SARS-CoV-2 is not the only virus wreaking havoc in Europe, there's also African Swine Fever, a disease transmitted from wild boar to farmed pigs. Western Poland is currently on the front line, and Germans are worried.
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Virus brings blue skies to big cities. Will that last?

Cityscapes can be seen with remarkable clarity as lockdowns lead to noticeably cleaner air. That experience could influence people's choices about driving when the pandemic ends, according to experts.
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Ultraviolet disinfectant of coronavirus can be dangerous

Natural or man-made, the invisible light can be highly carcinogenic, with disinfecting results that vary widely.
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Coronavirus: Outcry after Trump suggests injecting disinfectant as treatment

Doctors call the president's latest remarks about coronavirus treatment "dangerous" and "ridiculous".
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Coronavirus: How do biosafety laboratories work?

Biosafety laboratories allows scientists to investigate highly pathogenic viruses, to develop diagnostic procedures and to create vaccines.

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Concern over contamination at gas pump

As coronavirus cases grow here in Michigan, so do the concerns that the virus spreads easily through pumping gas.

Australia researchers test sewage for coronavirus

Because infected individuals shed the virus in their feces, raw sewage could serve as an early-warning signal for the spread of the virus in an area.

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'Wet markets' launched the coronavirus. Here's what you need to know.

Most of the earliest COVID-19 cases trace back to one of these sites, but what are they and what do they sell?
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'Zombie' viruses: Can they escape the thawing Arctic?

The Arctic possesses frozen pathogens from past contagions, raising fears that climate change could unleash them as melting permafrost reveals the corpses of their victims. Here's what we know.
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