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New COVID-19 Data

September 4, 2020

The number of new COVID-19 cases reported daily in the U.S. is falling. That’s according to data collected by Johns Hopkins University, in Maryland. By the end of August, about 43,000 new cases were being reported daily in the U.S.…

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Cases on the Rise

July 7, 2020

COVID-19 infections continue to rise in the United States. At press time, almost 3 million cases have been confirmed in the U.S. According to Johns Hopkins University, 50,000 new daily cases were confirmed across the country on July 1, and…

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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…

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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…

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Government

COVID-19 Testing

April 24, 2020

After weeks of following stay-at-home orders, many people in the United States are eager to get back to work. Since the coronavirus pandemic began, some 22 million Americans have lost jobs. Governors are under pressure to reopen state economies. Last…

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People

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…

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Vaccines in Progress

April 17, 2020

Scientists all over the world are racing to develop a vaccine to protect people from COVID-19. There are currently 70 vaccines in development globally. This was announced by the World Health Organization on April 11. Researchers in China have already…

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People

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.…

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Sports

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…

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People

Social Distancing

March 20, 2020

To limit the spread of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, health experts say people should practice social distancing. But what does that really mean? According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, social distancing involves “avoiding mass gatherings”…

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