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COVID-19, also referred to as the coronavirus, is sweeping the globe. It’s a pandemic the vast majority of us have never experienced. We need to hunker down, stay home, and “flatten the curve” is we want to minimize the effects of this deadly virus.

Young adults are also affected by Kawasaki-like disease linked to coronavirus, doctors say

Young adults are also affected by Kawasaki-like disease linked to coronavirus, doctors say 1While the number of cases is extremely small, a University of California-San Diego professor is urging health officials to expand alerts about the mysterious illness previously seen only in children.

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Virus cases spike in California county on Mexican border

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EL CENTRO, Calif. (AP) — As much of California begins reopening businesses amid improved coronavirus conditions, a farming region on the state’s border with Mexico is experiencing a spike in hospitalizations that some believe is driven by American citizens who live in Mexico coming to the U.S. for care.

How quickly different parts of California reopen is driven by the ability by country officials to control the virus. So the surge in the Imperial Valley region could hurt its perpetually struggling economy, which is heavily intertwined with the large industrial city of Mexicali, Mexico.

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Cash, long a refuge in uncertain times, now under suspicion

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BEIRUT (AP) — In troubled times, people have been known to hoard currency at home — a financial security blanket against deep uncertainty. But in this crisis, things are different. This time cash itself, passed from hand to hand across neighborhoods, cities and societies just like the coronavirus, is a source of suspicion rather than reassurance.

No longer a thing to be shoved mindlessly into a pocket, tucked into a worn wallet or thrown casually on a kitchen counter, money’s status has changed during the virus era — perhaps irrevocably. The pandemic has also reawakened debate about the continued viability of what has been the physical lifeblood of global economies: paper money and coins.

From the supermarkets of the United States and Japan to the shantytowns of Africa to the gas stations of Tehran, a growing number of businesses and individuals worldwide have stopped using banknotes in fear that physical currency, handled by tens of thousands of people over their useful life, could be a vector for the spreading coronavirus.

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