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5,000,000 Cases And Counting: The U.S. Is Still Failing To Contain The Virus

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A traveler arriving on a train that originated in Miami gets directions from a porter, right, at Amtrak’s Penn Station, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in New York. Mayor Bill de Blasio is asking travelers from 34 states, including Florida where COVID-19 infection rates are high, to quarantine for 14 days after arriving in the city. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

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A school district in Georgia learned firsthand last week that the virus is almost impossible to contain — especially without masks and social distancing.

A new effort in New York City encourages travelers to self-isolate when they get into town.

And public health workers in Texas and California explain that the size of the outbreak makes contact tracing a huge challenge.

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