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STORIES OF LIFE IN A CHANGING WORLD

This Bornean horseshoe bat and other bat species can harbor coronaviruses. The nonprofit group EcoHealth Alliance had U.S. government funding for an ongoing research project in China on bats and coronaviruses — until the money was cut on April 24. NHPA/NHPA/Science Source hide caption

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South Korean soldiers wearing protective masks sit at a temperature screening point at Incheon International Airport, South Korea, on March 9. SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Elham Mansori, Florence Poya, Nahida Khajazadeh and Somaya Farooqi, members of the Afghan Dreamers, are building a mechanized version of the hand-operated ventilator. The Digital Citizen Fund hide caption

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All-Girl Robotics Team In Afghanistan Works On Low-Cost Ventilator ... With Car Parts

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A portion of the letter that President Trump addressed to World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, posted late Monday night on Twitter in the midst of WHO's annual assembly. @realDonaldTrump / Twitter screengrab by NPR hide caption

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Are There Zombie Viruses — Like The 1918 Flu — Thawing In The Permafrost?

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World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus speaks during a press conference on January 30, 2020, in Geneva. Fabrice Coffrini /AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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A newborn baby girl receives treatment for the gun wound in her right leg received during the attack on a maternity clinic in Kabul this week. The gunmen killed her mother. Wakil Kohsar/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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An N95 respirator — a critical piece of personal protective equipment. The U.S. is now restricting the ability of aid groups abroad to use American funds to buy PPE. Xinzheng/Getty Images hide caption

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A COVID-19 testing operation stays busy in Boyle Heights, Calif. Daily case counts overall may be on the low side because access to testing is limited in some parts of the world. Brian van der Brug/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images hide caption

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Right: "Mask Up," a submission to Amplifier, an arts group. Left: "Grandmother's Affection — For Global Health," a submission to the United Nations. Lisa Vollrath; Nubefy Design for All hide caption

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At a distribution of donated food in the Kibera community in Nairobi, there was a stampede as residents rushed for the limited supplies, with several injuries resulting. Khalil Senosi/AP hide caption

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