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The Latest On COVID-19

071720-A Mask Is The New Smile
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A Black Lives Matter protester rallies outside Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds' office, Monday, June 29, 2020, in Des Moines, Iowa.

The Latest On COVID-19

On March 11, the World Health Organization declared the spread of the novel coronavirus a pandemic. COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019) is the official name for the illness caused by the novel coronavirus that emerged in Wuhan, China in late 2019.

Symptoms of COVID-19 can include fever, runny nose, cough and breathing trouble. Most individuals develop mild reactions to the virus. Some people, usually those with other medical complications, develop more severe symptoms, including pneumonia. 
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