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Monday Headlines: And now with the murder hornets.

Europe's longest coronavirus lockdown ends in Italy today, as four million people return to work.

South Korea says it traded gunfire at the DMZ with North Korea, and reports no casualties.

Pompeo says there is "enormous evidence" the coronavirus pandemic began in a Wuhan laboratory, and that the COVID-19 virus is not man-made or genetically modified.

In a preliminary estimate, the White House expects the death toll to increase over the next several weeks—reaching around 3,000 daily deaths in early June.

"The span of 34 days between March 29, when Trump agreed to extend strict social-distancing guidelines, and this past week, when he celebrated the reopening of some states as a harbinger of economic revival, tells a story of desperation and dysfunction."

An essential aspect of containing the coronavirus, "contact tracing" requires resilience, precision, and a knack for detective work.

Some of the recipients of US coronavirus stimulus funds are healthcare providers that are facing civil or criminal inquiries.

The "murder hornet"—which kills bees, threatens crops, and grows up to two inches long—has now arrived in America.

An Oxford immunologist says a COVID-19 vaccine will likely be seasonal, though—unlike influenza—how frequently the virus mutates is still unknown.

"We don’t want to find ourselves with a working vaccine but too little manufacturing capacity." For a COVID-19 vaccine to work, the US must be prepared to spend tens of billions of dollars.

The FDA has approved the use of an antibody test from Roche, which has pledged to increase test production to "high double-digit millions" per month.

Comparing COVID-19 deaths to those from flu doesn't work, because the former are actual deaths while the latter are intentional overestimates.

"Temperature checks for every guest and employee." The list of requirements for a restaurant to reopen shows just how difficult it's going to be.

With national parks empty of humans, wildlife are free to roam where they like—which could change animals' habits such that park areas will need to be changed for reopening.

See also: Years of conservation work at a national park in northwest Spain has resulted in the first sighting of a brown bear in the area in 150 years.

"Humanity might survive, but traumatized, interrupted, angry, ashamed, sad. A science-fiction story too painful to write, too obvious." Kim Stanley Robinson on how the coronavirus is rewriting our imaginations.

"Order in! But don’t. Stay home. Move to the country. And stay in the city." An FAQ for the coronavirus, by Dave Eggers.