COVID-19

How much it would cost to reopen schools amid COVID-19?
March 9, 2021

How much it would cost to reopen schools amid COVID-19?

Reopen schools bring the public health risk of viral resurgence during COVID-19. In California, many schools try to improve indoor air quality by installing modern air filters or purifiers entirely. How much it would cost to reopen schools in the U.S. amid COVID-19?

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Spring break causes COVID-19 concerns in Florida
March 9, 2021

Spring break causes COVID-19 concerns in Florida

he COVID-19 pandemic outlook in the U.S. continues to improve. Health authorities keep asking Americans to refrain from traveling. But in Florida, locals are celebrating the comeback of tourism and jobs during the spring break. Should we travel for the spring break during COVID-19?

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March 7, 2021

Food insecurity in the United States

According to the World Food Program, 150 million people faced food insecurity across 79 countries prior to the pandemic. John Zarrella reports on food scarcity in the United States.  

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Should children get COVID-19 vaccine?
March 4, 2021

Should children get COVID-19 vaccine?

When will children be able to receive COVID-19 vaccines? People around the world are getting jabs of COVID-19 vaccines, but children are not yet authorized for vaccines. Clinical trials are currently underway to monitor their impact on young people.

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June 2, 2020

BIG STORY – State of Emergency

‘State of Emergency: 24 Hours in New York’ puts viewers in the shoes of paramedics, doctors, bankers and restaurateurs to depict life in America’s most populous and economically critical city.

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Donald Trump speaks to supporters
May 25, 2020

COVID-19: Could politics and sports reignite the U.S. pandemic?

U.S. President Trump is pressuring North Carolina’s governor to let Republicans host up to 50,000 people at their August convention. But do any mass gatherings risk reigniting the deadly pandemic? And what about sports? We were joined by Dr. Peter Chin-Hong, an infectious disease specialist at UCSF.

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May 20, 2020

Indigenous Brazilians fight COVID-19

COVID-19 is spreading throughout Brazil, including in the Amazon region. With limited access to food and healthcare, some native communities rely on traditional medicines to fight off COVID-19 symptoms.

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May 20, 2020

Protests over food shortages break out in Chile

Police and protesters clash amid a city wide lockdown to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Residents of the El Bosque neighborhood of Santiago, Chile and police clashed during protests Monday. Protesters claim a lack of food and work amid a city-wide lockdown intended to curb […]

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May 20, 2020

Greece reopens Athens Acropolis after COVID-19 lockdown

Closed for 2 months due to COVID-19, Greece reopened the Acropolis in Athens. A handful of lucky guests toured the most-visited Greek monument amidst new social distancing regulations. New regulations include built-in separation screens and social distancing markers. Face masks are mandatory for guides and […]

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May 19, 2020

Science ship has no place to dock amid COVID-19 pandemic

floating energy lab is facing trial by fire. COVID-19 lockdowns in the Caribbean mean there are few places to make port. In March, the catamaran Energy Observer left France on a planned 4-year voyage. They are testing if renewable energy can sustain the boat and […]

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May 19, 2020

4 Trump administration controversies from mid-May

The Trump administration has been continuously taking questions from the press regarding its handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, its disagreements with health experts like Dr. Anthony Fauci, and recently Trump’s claims that former President Obama committed “the biggest political crime in American history, by far!”, […]

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