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Coronavirus headline roundup: Tuesday, May 5

Coronavirus

FILE – This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. The sample was isolated from a patient in the U.S. On Tuesday, April 21, 2020, U.S. health regulators OK’d the first coronavirus test that allows people to collect their own sample at home, a new approach that could help expand testing options in most states. The sample will still have to be shipped for processing back to LabCorp, which operates diagnostic labs throughout the U.S. (NIAID-RML via AP)

Here come COVID-19 tracing apps – and privacy trade-offs

White House Coronavirus Task Force could wrap up by next month

GoFundMe for Family Dollar Store employee shot in Flint raises more than $200,000

About 50 Michigan communities holding largely mail-based elections

AG Nessel confirms Executive Orders enforceable

Delhi Downtown Development Authority DDA launches Back to Business program

Michigan health department offers mental health ‘warm line’ to help amid pandemic

As lockdowns ease, some countries report new infection peaks

IRS: Stimulus checks generally arriving mid-May for SSI recipients

Mutant, more contagious coronavirus strain has emerged, scientists say

Nike to donate 30,000 shoes to healthcare workers fighting COVID-19

Detroit automakers look to restart N. America plants May 18

Whitmer responds to Pfizer’s clinical trial for COVID-19

Olympic athletes balance coronavirus, training challenges as future of Games uncertain

Father receives diploma from 3-year-old son in adorable front yard graduation ceremony

As Trump resumes travel, staff takes risks to prepare each trip

Some nursing homes have staff move in to stop virus spread

$1,000 ‘for the house:’ Steiner Ranch restaurant gets huge tip from customer after reopening

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