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  1. WHO: Pandemic Is 'Speeding Up'

    Don't let that line for ice cream fool you. Because of incautious reopening in some areas, "the pandemic is actually speeding up," the World Health Organization warned yesterday. Even in California, which locked down early, "our luck may have run out," said one San Francisco medical expert. With 2.6 million U.S. infections detected, more business reopening plans, even in holdout Arizona, have been delayed as contagion sweeps the Sun Belt. Authorities' ability to contain the virus is vital, warned Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell Monday, for an economic recovery that's "extraordinarily uncertain."

    Follow OZY's pandemic coverage at Coronavirus Central.

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