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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…


Going Up!

May 21, 2020

Many nursing homes all over the world are locked down to protect their residents from COVID-19. But a company in Belgium has found a way to connect these people with their loved ones outside. Usually, Group-f is a cleaning and…


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…


The History of Pandemics

April 22, 2020

The new coronavirus pandemic is historic. But this isn’t the first time a virus has sickened people around the globe. Pandemics have happened throughout history. The most recent pandemic started just over a decade ago, in 2009, with the outbreak…


In It Together

April 17, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic is affecting people all over the world. In the face of this global challenge, governments are working to stop the spread of the virus. People are doing their part to support health-care workers and lift spirits. Here,…



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…


Change in the Air

April 8, 2020

Cities and countries around the world are asking people to stay home to slow the spread of COVID-19. Fewer cars are on the road. Fewer planes are in the sky. Many businesses and factories are closed. So it’s no surprise…


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…


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…



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.…