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Pandemic Report

June 23, 2020

The worldwide coronavirus pandemic continues to grow. On June 21, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported more than 183,000 cases, the largest increase in new COVID-19 infections ever counted in a single day. The total global number of cases to…


Slow Reopening

May 11, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has had an enormous impact on our society. Besides its effect on the health of people around the world, it has also devastated the world economy. Many businesses and public places are closed. Millions of people have…


COVID-19 Testing

April 24, 2020

Americans have been following stay-at-home orders for weeks. Many are eager to get back to work. The coronavirus pandemic has caused 22 million people to lose jobs. Governors face pressure to reopen businesses in their states. But health experts say…


8 Questions for Dr. Oxiris Barbot

April 23, 2020

New York City is the epicenter of the COVID-19 crisis in the United States. It’s also where TFK Kid Reporter Zara Wierzbowski lives. She wanted to know more about how her city is handling the situation. On April 22, Zara…


Vaccines in Progress

April 17, 2020

Scientists all over the world are working to develop a vaccine. The vaccine’s purpose is to protect people from COVID-19. There are 70 vaccines in development globally. This was announced by the World Health Organization on April 11. Researchers in…


TFK Kid Reporters Interview Dr. Ingrid Katz About COVID-19

March 27, 2020

How long does the new coronavirus last on surfaces like school supplies? Why are kids less affected by the virus than adults? Will summer plans and activities be canceled? With the new coronavirus going around, kids have lots of questions.…



Olympics Postponed

March 24, 2020

The 2020 Summer Olympic Games, in Tokyo, Japan, will be postponed for about a year. This is because of the coronavirus pandemic. That announcement was made by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Tuesday, March 24. The IOC said the…


Social Distancing

March 20, 2020

To limit the spread of COVID-19, health experts say people should practice social distancing. But what does that really mean? Social distancing means “avoiding mass gatherings” and “maintaining distance.” That’s according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.…


Flattening the Curve

March 19, 2020

The coronavirus continues to spread throughout the world. Keeping your distance from others during the pandemic could slow the virus down. It could also save lives. A simple chart tells us how. It shows two situations. One is what could…


Coronavirus Questions?

March 12, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic is a public health emergency. Coronaviruses are a group of viruses that can infect animals and people. Some cause mild illness, like the common cold, while others can lead to serious illness. The type causing the current…