Coronavirus

What to Do When the Future Feels Hopeless

Humans like to feel optimistic about and in control of where their life is headed. The pandemic has made it very hard to feel that way.

Schools Are Juggling All Kinds of Learning Models This Year. But That Doesn’t Always Mean They Are Hiring More Teachers.

In many districts, some students are staying home to learn online while others head back into the classroom. Who will teach them?

Rise in Virus Among Young Adults Poses Threat to Older Americans, CDC Warns

Data cited in a new report indicates that increased cases among older adults have followed upticks among younger parts of the population.

California Expands Privacy Protection to Public Health Workers Amid Threats

Protesters angry over mask mandates and stay-at-home orders have gone to the homes of health officers in multiple counties in California.

First Came the Floods. Then Came the Polling Place Changes.

Baton Rouge's 2016 floods offers 2020 coronavirus parallels.

Pandemic’s Uncertainties Hang Heavy Over Small City's Budget

Augusta, Maine has already resorted to layoffs and furloughs to slow spending. Looking ahead, there are still questions about what will happen with badly needed state aid and other revenues.

Flu Season Could Further Strain Public Health Systems

The symptoms of the flu and coronavirus are similar and experts warn confusion over the two could overburden Covid-19 testing capacity.

One Officer Indicted in Breonna Taylor Case, But Not In Her Death

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Colleges’ Opening Fueled 3,000 COVID Cases a Day, Researchers Say

College towns across the country have seen frightening COVID spikes.

In Slumping Energy States, Plugging Abandoned Wells Could Provide an Economic Boost

North Dakota may be the only state using CARES Act money to plug abandoned oil wells.

Contact Tracing in Two North Carolina Counties Shows Difficulty of Reaching Patients

The CDC found that in Mecklenburg County, just 77% of patients could be reached after testing positive for Covid-19. Contact information for those peoples’ recent contacts was provided only 52% of the time.

Coronavirus Death Toll Passes 200,000

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Predicting Coronavirus Outbreaks Using Google Searches for Gastrointestinal Problems

New research found that Google searches for symptoms associated with the coronavirus might be able to predict outbreaks before positive test results confirm them.

Rural Hospitals Teeter on Financial Cliff as COVID Medicare Loans Come Due

Hospital leaders across the country fear the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service may come calling for repayment any day now.

Survey: More than Half the Tech Workforce Say Pandemic Hurting Career Progression

Networking opportunities during the Covid-19 pandemic have been at a minimum, and it’s negatively impacting the private-sector workforce.

California’s Deadliest Spring in 20 Years Suggests Covid Undercount

More people died from March through July this year than the average of the same five months during the previous three years. Those "excess" deaths, which might be linked to undiagnosed Covid, were concentrated in communities of color.

CDC Pulls Updated Guidance on Coronavirus Spread, Saying it was Posted By Mistake

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California School Districts Considering How Much Covid Testing to Require to Reopen

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