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Here are the states that will suffer the worst hospital bed shortages

Every state’s health-care capacity will have an outsize impact on covid-19 deaths.

Rows and rows of hospital beds in a convention center, set up as an overflow room for non-coronavirus patients.

Why some covid-19 tests in the US take more than a week

The messy network of labs rushing to increase testing capacity has some big problems, but they’re fixable.

Processing covid-19 tests

The coronavirus test that might exempt you from social distancing—if you pass

There is a lot of hype around the potential for antibody testing to help get us back outside sooner rather than later. Here’s how it works.

blood test coronavirus

People with coronavirus may be most infectious in the first week of symptoms

That could lend more weight to the argument in favor of wearing a mask while in public.

A researcher holds up coronavirus test samples
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