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Nobel Prize Win

October 16, 2020

The 2020 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to the World Food Programme (WFP). The news was announced on October 9. WFP is a United Nations agency. It provides emergency help to people who don’t have access to food. Its…

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Handwashing Helper

September 24, 2020

Handwashing is one of the easiest ways to protect against disease, including COVID-19. But how do you wash your hands when you don’t have running water? Lack of running water and soap is a problem for 3 billion people in…

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Race to a Vaccine

September 18, 2020

A volunteer sits in a doctor’s office in Binghamton, New York. She’s wearing a sundress, so there’s no need to roll up a sleeve. A researcher walks in and gives her a shot in the upper arm. “Well, that was…

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Antarctica Flight

September 18, 2020

The United States Antarctic Program (USAP) has sent its first crew to Antarctica since May. About 100 operations and engineering staff members of the USAP arrived on the continent on September 14. Antarctica is the only continent free of the…

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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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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…

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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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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…

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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, and people are doing their part to support health-care workers and lift spirits.…

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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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