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As coronavirus deaths surge, missing racial data worry L.A. County officials 7.4.2020 LA Times: Health

As some areas of the nation find stark racial disparities in coronavirus deaths, Los Angeles County is scrambling to collect missing information on the dead

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Dr. Anthony Fauci Is the “Perfect Man for This Moment.” If Trump Sidelines Him, We’re Screwed. 6.4.2020 Mother Jones
Once I began recovering from COVID-19, I wanted to understand what it means to be part of a growing cohort of survivors: What was happening in my body? And how should I think about my membership in this strange new class of people? I wanted to hear from scientists, survivors, and others who have been […]
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A California county takes unusual step to slow coronavirus spread; state braces for jump in cases 5.4.2020 LA Times: Health

Riverside County orders residents to cover their faces when leaving home, marking a dramatic escalation by officials to slow the coronavirus spread.

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There’s a Link Between Exposure to Environmental Hazards and the Most Severe Outcomes of Coronavirus 5.4.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Grist and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. The predominantly black and low-income communities living near the back-to-back petrochemical refineries of Louisiana’s “cancer alley” have long suffered compromised immune systems and high rates of disease. Now, the state’s fast-growing COVID-19 outbreak is poised to hit them especially hard. Yet behind […]
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Coronavirus deaths surge in California as officials prepare for challenging weeks ahead 4.4.2020 LA Times: Health

The number of coronavirus deaths in California jumped to 285 as officials warned of tough weeks ahead as the virus spreads rapidly.

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A 1947 Smallpox Outbreak Was a “Textbook Example of a Strong, Humane, and Effective Public Health Response” 4.4.2020 Mother Jones
This piece originally appeared in The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. In February 1947 an American businessman in Mexico City hopped aboard a bus with his wife and started out for Maine, reportedly to check out a farm that the woman had inherited in the town of […]
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When social distancing is impossible. Living with 17 roommates during the coronavirus 4.4.2020 LA Times: Health

How can someone socially distance when they're living with dozens of other people?

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Column: When it comes to coronavirus, she's L.A.'s version of Dr. Fauci 4.4.2020 LA Times: Health

Dr. Barbara Ferrer announces coronavirus stats, warns us to keep our distance and dispenses compassion to a worried city

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As virus rages, Berkeley's 'Mother Goose' aids homeless people abandoned by the system 3.4.2020 LA Times: Health

With many homeless services shuttered, an activist in the East Bay has organized food and medical supplies for people sleeping on the street and at risk of coronavirus.

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'Please don't lose hope,' officials say as L.A. County coronavirus deaths rise to 78 3.4.2020 LA Times: Health

The county confirmed 13 new coronavirus-related deaths Thursday, bringing the toll to 78. The number of cases in the state swelled to more than 11,000 — with the death toll topping 240. Of those cases, 40% have occurred in L.A. County.

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Coronavirus spreads in Los Angeles' homeless community 3.4.2020 LA Times: Health

Coronavirus in L.A. homeless community spreads, but so far no signs of clustering

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Lost to coronavirus: El Paso County sheriff’s deputy Jeff Hopkins dies 3.4.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
A 41-year-old El Paso County sheriff’s deputy died Wednesday after contracting the novel coronavirus. 
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Despite Coronavirus Lockdown, Wisconsin Republicans Insist on an Election that Will Disenfranchise Thousands 3.4.2020 Mother Jones
While ten states with primary contests originally scheduled this month have delayed them or switched to all-mail voting, Wisconsin, the lone exception, is moving ahead with its election on Tuesday, April 7, despite a rising death toll from coronavirus in the state and a stay-at-home order issued by Democratic Gov. Tony Evers. “I’d never want […]
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Wealthy L.A. areas have higher rates of coronavirus cases. Why those numbers are deceiving 2.4.2020 LA Times: Health

Wealthy areas saw an early surge in coronavirus cases in L.A. County. More accessible testing and international travel provide a likely explanation.

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9 out of 10 children are out of school worldwide. What now? 2.4.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Recovery will take years, and other lessons from "education in emergencies" around the world.
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Paid sick time advocates say pandemic proves point 2.4.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Even with provisions in coronavirus emergency measures, advocates of paid sick time say the need exists for broader protections.
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The growing movement to help farmers reduce pollution and make a profit 2.4.2020 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
In Pennsylvania, an innovative program is showing farmers how to plant cash crops in buffer zones to help stabilize stream banks and clean up waterways.
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Q&A: Behind the scenes of The Times' coronavirus tracking effort 2.4.2020 LA Times: Health

How does the Los Angeles Times coronavirus tracker work? The people who built and maintain it explain.

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As Trump lets private sector supply the coronavirus fight, the well-connected often get first dibs 1.4.2020 LA Times: Health

In the absence of a nationwide distribution plan, many smaller hospitals, nursing homes and physicians who need medical equipment are being left behind.

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Colorado readies guidelines for prioritizing coronavirus patient care in case of hospital overload 1.4.2020 Denver Post: Business
Colorado health officials is finalizing guidelines to help doctors on the front lines of the coronavirus crisis make the excruciating choices about how to prioritize care for COVID-19 patients should the pandemic overwhelm the capacity of the state's hospital system.
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