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Tuesday headlines: The new (dating) timeline

The world reaches 20 million confirmed coronavirus cases and is edging closer to 750,000 deaths globally. / CNN

The United States’ fumbling response to the pandemic is making it one of the chief risks to a global rebound. / The Associated Press

According to different indices, the American passport is fast losing power. / Town & Country

Related: A good photo essay on five months of the virus in New York City. / The New York Times

Scientists predict the next months and years of our life with the coronavirus. / Nature

The coronavirus returns to New Zealand. And an astonishing first-hand account of the Beirut explosions. / Sky News, The Los Angeles Times

Researchers create a test to determine which masks are the least effective: neck gaiters, bandannas, anything knitted. / CNN

Putin claims a locally developed vaccine for COVID-19 is ready to go. Scientists are highly skeptical. / BBC News

Somebody made a “frequency” that claims to fight the coronavirus. / The Morning News

Therapists explain the complications of selling their services right now through Google. / Bloomberg Businessweek

"It’s misleading to think of communication as an individual act of will." Thinking about communication during a pandemic. / The Ruffian

A timeline for how new dating relationships unfold in 2020. / Man Repeller

Mansplaining explained with fine art through the ages. / The New York Times

When Black people appear in Seinfeld, it's nearly always a good reminder of the vastness of white supremacy. / Vulture

The story of two white-hat hackers who reenacted Sneakers for a living—until somebody arrested them. / WIRED

Amazon receives approval from the FCC to launch and operate a planned constellation of 3,236 internet-providing satellites. / TechCrunch

Satellites find new Emperor penguin breeding sites in the Antarctic, lifting the global Emperor population by 5-10%. / BBC News

See also: How does a cheese go extinct? / The New Yorker

Christchurch, New Zealand, has had an official wizard for decades, paid $10,400 annually by the city for "wizardry." / CNN