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What Is Contact Tracing?

Contact tracing is a critical tool for containing a disease outbreak. For COVID-19, it’s also a key part of plans like the World Health Organization’s guidelines for easing distancing restrictions. So what is contact tracing and how does it work? Continue reading What Is Contact Tracing?

First Cyclone to Make Landfall Amid Coronavirus Pandemic Pummels Vanuatu as Category 4 Monster

Climate change doesn’t take a break just because there’s a pandemic. Point in case: On Monday, Cyclone Harold roared over the small island nation of Vanuatu, lashing the islands with powerful winds and heavy rain. The storm forced the island to open emergency shelters, putting people in close proximity to each other in what could be a preview of things to come elsewhere as other disasters intersect with the coronavirus pandemic. Continue reading First Cyclone to Make Landfall Amid Coronavirus Pandemic Pummels Vanuatu as Category 4 Monster

Coronavirus Cases Hit 1 Million Worldwide as Deaths Top 50,000

The world reached two somber milestones this Thursday. There have now been more than 1 million reported cases of covid-19, the pandemic disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus. Earlier in the day, the reported death toll climbed past 50,000. Both numbers undersell the damage that covid-19 has wrought globally in the span of only a few months. Continue reading Coronavirus Cases Hit 1 Million Worldwide as Deaths Top 50,000

The US is officially COVID-19′s epicenter

The US now has more than 85,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by a novel coronavirus first detected in Wuhan, China in December and now spreading on every continent save for Antarctica. An increase of 15,000 known cases in just one day pushed the US past Italy and China, making it the new epicenter of the pandemic.

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