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Protecting the Public

March 12, 2020

As the new coronavirus travels around the world, communities are taking steps to stop its spread. The new virus was first found in China in December. Since then, the virus has spread quickly. It causes the disease COVID-19. By March…

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Schools Respond

March 12, 2020

By March 12, almost 377 million students around the world were out of school because of COVID-19. That’s according to the United Nations (U.N.). Schools have closed due to health emergencies before. But the U.N. says the “global scale and…

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A Look at the Economy

March 12, 2020

Because of COVID-19, people are being more careful. “They don’t want to gather in groups where they may be in contact with somebody who has the virus” that causes it, money expert Jean Chatzky told TIME for Kids. Many are…

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TFK Explains: Coronavirus

February 13, 2020

This story appears in the February 21, 2020, print edition of TIME for Kids. It was published online on February 13. It has not been updated. The coronavirus outbreak that began in China has been called a public health emergency.…

Inventions

Meet Stevie

November 27, 2019

It’s karaoke-rehearsal time at the Knollwood military retirement community, in Washington, D.C. Phil Soriano is 86. He has hosted the community’s sing-alongs since 2016. Today, he’ll share host duties with a special guest, one who has been at Knollwood for…

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Food and Nutrition

Food Safety

November 8, 2019

A November 1 report by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) lists 10 recent cases of salmonella. The illness broke out across six states. Eight people went to the hospital for it. One has died. Symptoms of salmonella can include…

Food and Nutrition

Allergy Relief?

September 19, 2019

A new drug could help kids build up a tolerance to peanuts. On September 13, health experts advised the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to approve the treatment. “This is an important day for the children, [the] teens,…

Government

Water Worries

September 6, 2019

There’s a big problem with tap water in Newark, New Jersey. It contains toxic levels of lead. The lead got into the water from the city’s old, worn-down pipes. It could take more than two years and $120 million to…

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Outbreak

April 26, 2019

Measles is on the rise. As of April 19, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had recorded 626 cases of the disease. This is the second-highest number of cases since 2000. That is when measles was declared…

Food and Nutrition

Food for Thought

April 15, 2019

Which foods are largely free of pesticides when they reach grocery stores? Avocados, sweet corn, and pineapples. That’s according to the Environmental Working Group (EWG). Each year, the EWG releases its Clean Fifteen list. The list names 15 fruits and…