A state-by-state breakdown of COVID-19 testing shows many fall short of the levels needed for a safe reopening.
See also: A new model shows contact reduction is tied to how sharply the death toll rises in each US state.
Texas will allow certain businesses and facilities to operate with reduced occupancy on Friday, and will track data for outbreaks before further reopening.
After reopening various businesses last week, Georgia permitted restaurant dining to begin yesterday.
Here's a status on other states' reopening plans.
Never taking the coronavirus threat seriously, Iowa didn't close, and now has the quickest rate of coronavirus spread in the country.
Unsurprisingly, the threat that comes with lifting restrictions falls mainly along lines of income inequality in America.
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Fast-food restaurants, including McDonald’s, Chick-fil-A, and Dunkin’, say they have no plans to reopen dining rooms.
Crowdsourced signs from store windows during quarantine.
"He has visited over 20 countries trying to prevent the next big pandemic by searching bat caves for new pathogens."
Tara Reade's former neighbor has corroborated her allegations of Joe Biden sexually assaulting her in 1993.
Calls to poison control spiked after Trump's comments about using disinfectants to treat COVID-19 patients.
Iran says 728 people have died—and thousands more poisoned—after ingesting methanol, believing it could cure the coronavirus.
Blaming dense apartment buildings for the spread of illness is a century-old tradition of passing the buck.
The manager of Brazil's largest apartment complex acted early on COVID-19—and there are still no confirmed cases in the building.
A walking tour of Manhattan's skyscrapers with architect Annabelle Selldorf (on the phone).
Soothing, repetitive illustrations of apartment balconies, by Rafael Eifler.
A map of New York's trees and grass.
"You join, say hello, mute yourself." Book lovers are finding solace in silent Zooms for reading alone, together.
24/7 Bob Ross, 24/7 Anthony Bourdain, 24/7 Eagle-cam, and other non-gaming Twitch channels.
In the age of social distancing, drive-in theaters are experiencing a renaissance.
"There's not enough tech in the universe to save humans from ourselves." A sci-fi enthusiast's take on the pandemic.
Video: Building an EDM drum machine from a 1920s Remington mechanical typewriter.
“I remember blinking at that figure. It seemed a misprint, but I somehow knew better.” A brief interview with author Allan Gurganus on his interest in epidemics.
The influential Tri Angle Records—which released Clams Casino, Forest Swords, Lotic, serpentwithfeet, and more—has shut down.
See also: Six essential Tri Angle Records albums.
"We are praying for health and we are praying for camp." Will camps happen this summer? Right now the answer is: probably.
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