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World virus cases top 6 mn as Brazil toll surges

The number of coronavirus cases worldwide has topped six million as the disease spread rapidly across Latin America and political leaders feuded over how to deal with the pandemic.

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Can we apply these lessons from South Korea to vanquish COVID-19?

South Korea is a standout in the current battle against COVID-19, largely due to its widespread testing and contact tracing; however, key to its innovation is publicly disclosing detailed information on the individuals who ...

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France to reopen cafes, end domestic travel limit

France on Thursday announced the long-awaited nationwide reopening of bars, restaurants and cafes from June 2, albeit with restrictions, and lifted limitations on domestic travel in time for the summer holidays.

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Turkey reports 34 new deaths and 1,035 COVID-19 cases

Turkey's health minister said Wednesday that the country recorded 34 coronavirus-related deaths since the day before, bringing the country's COVID-19 death toll to 4,431.

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The complex ethics of reopening America

Since the pandemic reached U.S. shores, public health experts and government officials have stressed aggressive social distancing policies in order to "flatten the curve" and reduce the spread of COVID-19 and prevent the ...

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COVID-19's assault on black and brown communities

African-American and Latinx populations are being devastated by the coronavirus, in Philadelphia, statewide, and across the country. Members of the black and Latinx communities make up a disproportionate number of COVID-19 ...

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Europe lifts virus shutters as Japan ends emergency

Europeans flocked to parks, gyms and pools on Monday as more countries eased coronavirus restrictions, while Japan lifted its state of emergency but urged vigilance to avoid another wave of infections.

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Public disclosure of COVID-19 cases is more effective than lockdowns

South Korea is a standout in the current battle against COVID-19, largely due to its widespread testing and contact tracing; however, key to its innovation is publicly disclosing detailed information on the individuals who ...

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Distance

Distance (or farness) is a numerical description of how far apart objects are. In physics or everyday discussion, distance may refer to a physical length, or an estimation based on other criteria (e.g. "two counties over"). In mathematics, a distance function or metric is a generalization of the concept of physical distance. A metric is a function that behaves according to a specific set of rules, and provides a concrete way of describing what it means for elements of some space to be "close to" or "far away from" each other.

In most cases, "distance from A to B" is interchangeable with "distance between B and A".

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