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Open enrollment is about to start for those buying private insurance off state or federal exchanges. PhotoAlto/Frederic Cirou/Getty Images/PhotoAlto hide caption

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Recruiting patients for medical studies has been challenging during the pandemic, especially older people who are more vulnerable to COVID-19. Dra_Schwartz/Getty Images hide caption

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A Big Alzheimer's Drug Study Is Proceeding Cautiously, Despite The Pandemic

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Passengers enter a checkpoint at O'Hare International Airport on Monday. The TSA reports it screened over 1 million passengers on Sunday, the highest number since the coronavirus crisis began. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Mental health advocates say 988, a simple three-digit number, will be easier for people to remember in the midst of a mental health emergency. T2 Images/Getty Images/Cultura RF hide caption

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New Law Creates 988 Hotline For Mental Health Emergencies

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The U.S.-Canada border at Pittsburg, N.H., in 2017. The U.S. borders with Canada and Mexico will stay closed to nonessential travel through Nov. 21. Don Emmert/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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The U.S. Capitol, seen here on April 13, remains closed to public tours and open only to members, staff, press and official business visitors. Al Drago/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump criticized Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's leading infectious disease expert, as a "disaster" for the nation's coronavirus response. Graeme Jennings/Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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Fartuun Adan (right) and Ilwad Elman, the mother and daughter named winners of this year's $1 million Aurora Prize for their efforts to help former child soldiers and others in their native Somalia. Kris Connor/Getty Images hide caption

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UNICEF said Monday it plans to stockpile 520 million syringes in its warehouses in preparation for an eventual COVID-19 vaccine. This warehouse in Copenhagen, Denmark, is part of the agency's infrastructure to deliver medical supplies around the world. AP hide caption

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Ranjana Dwivedi (in purple sari) is a health worker in her village in India. Coronavirus education is a top priority. Center: Iceland's chief of health, Dr. Alma D. Möller, leads the pandemic response. Right: Sheeba Shafaq, a doctor who left Afghanistan because of threats to her life, is now a supervisor at a COVID-19 testing unit in California and pursuing a U.S. medical license. Rishikesh Dwivedi; Sigga Ella for NPR; Jade Sacker for NPR hide caption

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More than 40 million coronavirus infections have now been reported worldwide. Here, a staff member at a school in Moscow uses an infrared thermometer on Monday to screen students. Sergei Fadeichev/TASS via Getty Images hide caption

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Saeb Erekat, Secretary-General of the Palestine Liberation Organisation and chief Palestinian negotiator, talks to reporters in the West Bank city of Ramallah in March. Erekat is being treated in a Jerusalem hospital after contracting COVID-19. Abbas Momani/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Dr. Madelaine Tully, left, and medical assistant Marshae Love hold up their VotER badges at Progressive Community Health Center in Milwaukee. VotER is an initiative to register new voters at ERs and clinics. Sarah Francois/Progressive Community Heath Centers hide caption

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Karin Huster was diagnosed with breast cancer during the pandemic. As she yearned for human contact, memories of her work with Ebola patients in Africa came flooding back. Frank Huster for NPR hide caption

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When it's cold outside, is it safe to bring a socially distanced gathering into your house if the windows are open for a short bit and then shut so indoor temperatures don't plummet? We answer this question below. Tessa Bunney/Corbis via Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump announced a partnership with two national pharmacy chains to administer coronavirus vaccines to nursing homes at an event in Fort Myers, Fla. Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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