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What You Need to Know About the Coronavirus Pandemic

The newly identified coronavirus that emerged late last year in central China started a pandemic that’s already killed tens of thousands of people. Most deaths have been in Europe, and the U.S. now has the highest number of confirmed cases of any country. While it took three months for the first 100,000 cases of confirmed infection, the next 100,000 appeared in 12 days, and the total doubled again in barely a week. The contagiousness of the virus, which causes a lung illness dubbed Covid-19, has