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Black Lives Matter painted in front of Trump Towers

Among the painters,  the  de Blasio, his wife, and  Rev. Al Sharpton, a prominent voice in the fight against police brutality and systemic oppression.

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Economists say the US needs a bold, generous fiscal response. Congress is likely to disappoint. 

Over 150 of the nation's top economists penned an open letter calling for “immediate, bold action” to get ahead of the country's coronavirus-induced economic plunge.

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Overseas Singaporeans have pandemic obstacles to voting

Many have to brave the pandemic, travel to a different state, or even country, serve a 28-day quarantine to make their ballot count.

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 Tour ticket vendors miss the hustle and bustle of Times Square

With no tourists in sight, these two ticket vendors have been out of a jobs.

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Criminologists question what it means to “defund the police”

Cutting down community police interactions and replacing them with neighborhood vigilantes is risky. 

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Corporate bankruptcy: ‘A story that’s not going away’

A pullback in consumer spending has hit retail stores hard.

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Beijing reopens as the second wave of coronavirus dies down

People gather in shopping centers, dance in parks, and cram into subways during rush hours.

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Protests continue on Independence Day

Protestors burnt textbooks and demanded history to be rewritten

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Masks or no masks?

The Trump administration's journey.

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Los Angeles activists take to the streets again

They demanded justice for Alex Flores, a 34-year-old Latino who was killed by police last November.

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Staten Island city council candidate canvasses the black community on eve of Independence Day

As he knocked on doors, searching for votes, Richards told African American and African residents that over policing is impacting negatively the community.

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Varsity Flu

The coronavirus pandemic has left high school senior Sonja Gunderson dealing with much more than online classes and a virtual graduation.

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Rail travel in China is popular during the pandemic and filled with safety measures

But the pandemic has altered what train travel looks like.

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Brazilian international student caught in US travel ban.

She has no idea when it will end or when she will get to attend Fordham University in person.

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MTA faces crisis following COVID shutdown

Its operating budget, estimated at $17 billion for 2020, is projected to lose 45% of its funding, primarily due to the loss of ridership in the first half of the year.

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Easter Market goes back to its roots

Detroit's once bustling tourist attraction is now a small farmer's market.

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After NYC passes it’s budget, protestors clash with police

This was after the City Council passed it's budget including the $1 billion protesters were asking authorities to cut from the NYPD budget.

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NYC’s new budget cuts police funding

The budget was announced as demonstrators camped in City Park for the past week.

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China’s Airline Industry Aims to Lure Back Passengers with Unlimited Flight Pass

The campaign, called “Wild Your Weekends,” offers passengers unlimited weekend trips throughout China by the end of 2020 for 3,322 yuan (approximately $473).

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US corporate debt soars during coronavirus outbreak

A total of  724 businesses filed for bankruptcy in May, up 48 % as compared to the same month in 2019, said a report by legal-services firm Epiq Global.

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In Singapore, gay pride goes online

Instead of making a political statement in varying hues of pink, few Singaporeans attended small group gatherings in pink t-shirts.

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The Hair Room reopens

The Jersey City hair salon reopened this week after a three month shutdown.

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A second wave of the coronavirus creates travel woes in Beijing

A second wave of COVID-19 has hit Beijing.

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Despite a few bumps, NYC is social distancing more than not

Pavement Pieces found that the daily social distancing related complaint numbers were lower in the reopening, compared with the period of lockdown.

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Backyard music lessons

As long as the Seattle weather permits she plans to continue this way, leaving a hand sanitizer pump at the student’s piano and wiping down instruments after each lesson.

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Babies amongst the opioid crisis

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome is the fate of many babies born addicted to opioids.

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Experts say ISIS exploits chaos of global pandemic to rebuild

 Ever since the coronavirus pandemic started in late 2019, ISIS has been using the crisis to gather its fighters in Syria and Iraq and reorganize to become stronger.

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Cutting through COVID

Some barbers make house calls.

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NYC’s city hall is “occupied”

They say they are not leaving until June 30th.

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The daily boom of fireworks startles New Yorkers

 The persisting fireworks have prompted several theories on social media about their origin and purpose.

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Moms lead kids in Black Lives Matter protests

"I felt compelled to create a safe space where the kids felt safe to express themselves and be on the right side of history."

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Sierra Leone activists protests the rape and killing of a 5-year-old U.S. Citizen in Freetown

The death of Kadija has sparked protests across the country’s capital as activists are calling on the government to be clamp down on fighting rape against girls and women.

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Late Support for Black Lives Matter Thrusts Brands into Damage Control

Dozens of companies have taken actions that range from social media posts to new products to more diverse boards.

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Venezuelan government leaves residents stranded in U.S. during pandemic

Venezuela’s airspace is closed to foreign and domestic flights, following direct orders from Maduro’s administration. Since then, they have sent monthly announcements extending the restriction. 

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Vulnerable communities fear eviction as COVID-19 rent morotorium comes to an end

Forty five percent of LatinX and Black tenants reported to have no confidence in being able to pay June's rent.

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Beijing is China’s new epicenter for the coronavirus

The outbreak is believed to have stemmed from Xinfadi, a food market in Fengtai district, Beijing.

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Fathers unite for justice on Father’s Day

A father led protest for racial justice was held in front of Pasadena City Hall.

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On the 155th anniversary of Juneteenth, marchers say too little has changed

"My father was only five when segregation ended and I'm still here marching for the same stuff that he marched for.

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Sounds and sights from NYC Juneteenth march

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Juneteenth protestors march from Brooklyn to Manhattan

Thousands of New Yorkers gathered at Cadman Square park  yesterday, to prepare for a long day of protesting. The protests […]

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Staten Island paints “Black Lives Matter” on Richmond Street

It was the borough’s way of marking the commemoration of Juneteenth yesterday. 

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Clock is ticking for NYC restaurants even as outdoor dining resumes  

Social distancing efforts have devastated New York City’s restaurant industry but the crisis is just beginning.

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New Yorkers march in celebration of Juneteeth and in protest for racial justice

Protestors say they are tired of continuing to have the same fight for their rights and freedom.

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Juneteenth picnic in Jersey City

The city’s Mayor Steve Fulop signed an executive order on Wednesday to make Juneteenth an official city holiday. 

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Brazil’s legacy of racism gets the spotlight in wake of George Floyd’s death

The legacy of racism in Brazil has been brutal.

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Supreme Court saves DACA

President Donald Trump tweeted his disfavor and urged the public to  reelect him.

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What’s next for Seattle’s Autonomous Zone?

Some organizers are worried that the area is turning into a "block party" for curious Seattleites, and losing the momentum of a political movement.

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Protesters march to defund Los Angeles Police Department

The main message of the demonstration was to destroy systematic racism in the U.S and defund the police.

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D.C. black owned business thriving as consumers look to “buy black”

During the month of June there have been more searches for black-owned businesses throughout the country.

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Michigan hair salons are back in business

Stylists are working a staggered schedule and only allow up to 10 people total in the salon at a time to minimize the spread of COVID-19. 

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Seafood markets in China lose business over new COVID-19 scare

 About 1,200 miles away from Beijing, the reopening in Sichuan was promising. But the salmon cutting board news hits the seafood markets and restaurants hard.

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Simmering tensions between Africans and African Americans in Staten Island ease

Over the years, music, sports and intermarriages have played a part in improving the relationship between the two communities. 

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Hong Kong’s national security law imposes the question: to flee or to stay?

A Hong Kong resident speaks on her fears.

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China resorts to street vending to revive its economy

These vendors have now become the last hope of the Chinese government, who fears social unrest caused by the dire unemployment situation.

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The East Village is open! Well, sort of

Now that phase one of reopening has commenced, the vice grip of fear Covid-19 had on the city seems almost a thing of the past, at least for the people on East Ninth Street

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Pepper spray, beatings and arrests was police response to protests

Using police brutality to shut down protests calling for an end to police brutality left kids as young as 15 and women as old as 45 caught in the crossfire.

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My trip home during the pandemic

“I am taken onto an ambulance, without anyone explaining anything to me. I don’t know where it is taking me to.”

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Artists share virtual support for Black Lives Matter protests

Created both by amateurs and professionals, a vast collection of artworks rapidly spread on social media with hashtags such as #blacklivesmatter, #georgefloyd, #icantbreathe, #saytheirnames and #BLM.

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Protestors gather at 6 a.m. to fight for racial justice

Protestors gathered in the West Village at sunrise.

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Inside CHAZ, Seattle’s Autonomous Zone

After two weeks of clashes between police and protestors throughout the city, Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best said law enforcement officers boarded up and left the East Precinct in "an exercise in trust and deescalation.”

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Popular India Square “won’t be the same again” 

In phase two of reopening, restaurants are allowed to have only outdoor sitting .   None of the restaurants at India Square have outdoor space so they will continue to have to depend on takeouts and deliveries. 

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Press freedom under siege as protests rock the nation

Journalists in the field reporting the protests are more likely to get assaulted or detained  by police.

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Feds will not raise its key interest rate until 2022 and project slow recovery

The Federal Reserve left its interest rates unchanged at zero at its June policymaking meeting and maintained a cautious projection […]

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Despite pandemic, thousands of Syrians protest against government as economy collapses

In Syria, which is in the final stages of a nine year civil war, the coronavirus is creating more pain […]

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Silent protests at McCarren Park

Greenpoint, Brooklyn residents hold nightly vigils in support of racial justice.

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On the frontline of two deadly viruses

Ghanaian biomedical scientist, Seth Agyeman, who worked on the frontline during the deadly Ebola outbreak in Liberia and Sierra Leone in West Africa, is now tackling Covid-19 in Ghana.

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NYC Protests Continue in Manhattan for Justice for George Floyd 

The protest crowd was diverse and brought people together from all different backgrounds and all over the city. 

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Bronx fish market struggles to stay afloat during pandemic

All of the vendors at the nearly two centuries-old market, is currently facing a threat unlike anything he’s seen in his 10  years as a wholesaler.

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Teens march for racial justice

Brooklyn teens lead a march across the Brooklyn Bridge

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Venezuelans leave behind a country in crisis only to encounter a new crisis in New York

 Venezuelans who have migrated to New York in the past two or three years have had to confront two crises in a short time frame.

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China promotes street vendors to reboot the economy

 Due to the outbreak of coronavirus, China’s economy shrank 6.8% in the first quarter compared with a year ago.

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For the developmentally disabled, COVID-19 brings new challenges

Lauren Wise is one of 1.3 billion people living with disabilities worldwide.

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Peaceful rallies in Jersey City call for justice for George Floyd

Marchers called for the end of police brutality as they chanted names of Black Americans who have been killed by police.

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Giving food to Staten island vulnerable communities during the lockdown

The neighborhoods are home to largely migrants, African Americans and less privileged communities. 

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George Floyd’s brother leads a memorial service in Brooklyn

“I am proud of the protests, but I am not proud of the destruction,” said Floyd.

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Hong Kongers gather despite COVID-19 ban on Tiananmen vigil

This is the first occasion that the vigil was banned in Hong Kong. 

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Army returns home after completing COVID-19 mission in New York 

Troops from all around the country helped civilian staff at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in Manhattan, and the Lincoln Center in the Bronx for more than six weeks.

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Harlem protest for justice

Protesters in Harlem march in honor of George Floyd.

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In Los Angeles, thousands protest for George Floyd

Los Angeles is one of over 400 hundred cities protesting the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black men who was killed by a police officer.

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Ailana’s life in quarantine

This 2nd grader is being home schooled. She is bored.

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Venezuela has another obstacle: the pandemic

The president imposed a nationwide quarantine on March 17 after the first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in the country.

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Protests continue in honor of George Floyd

After countless deaths at the hands of the police demonstrators are demanding reform and justice.

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City protests ebb and flow from solidarity to a war zone

As day turned to night, peaceful protests turned to looting, a common theme.

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Scenes from a Seattle protest

The city has been protesting for days over the death of George Floyd, an African American man who killed when a police officer knelt on his neck for over eight minutes.

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Music industry suspends operations today in solidarity with Floyd

Many companies have vowed to suspend business operations. Their employees will be given time off work to partake in community protests. 

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Fires and looting in Soho as protests continues

Soho was torn apart as police and firefighters struggled to keep up with crowds breaking into high-end stores and setting fires in the streets. 

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China’s two session political gathering sets priority for COVID-19 recovery

Ten years after, facing another global recession, the central authorities saw the pandemic  as “great timing” to develop “the new infrastructure,” which encompasses 5G, ultra-high-voltage power facilities, inter-city transport, new energy vehicle charging stations, big data centers, artificial intelligence and industrial internet.

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24-hour vending machines distribute masks to help Singapore contain the spread of COVID-19

The new reusable masks “are made of at least three layers of material, with a filtration efficiency of at least 95%, even after 30 washes,” according to the government’s website. 

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Getting married during COVID-19

A global pandemic can't stop weddings.

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New York City’s federal courts go remote and the incarcerated suffer

Defense attorneys are finding that these guidelines do not adequately protect the rights of their clients.

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From peaceful protest to chaos

As night fell and tensions rose.

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Police clash with demonstrators at Floyd protest in Flatbush

The protest was largely peaceful on Saturday afternoon in the Flatbush Area. But gradually became rowdy when some demonstrators pelted police officers with stones, bottled water and other objects.

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Australia’s Covid-19 tracing app struggles after launch

COVI9_19 Safe App is on not getting public by in.

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From Harlem to the Lower East Side, protestors march, scream and battle for racial justice

Clashes with police occurred across downtown Manhattan through the night.

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New York City erupts in cry for racial justice

Demonstrations will continue throughout the weekend and into next week.

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Racial divide deepen after days of grief and anger

My only option, though, like many generations of black Americans before me, is to somehow, someway find a morsel of hope to continue.

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COVID-19 fuels fruit packers strike in Washington State

Workers from six different fruit packing plants in Yakima County, WA have gone on strike in the past month.

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Boston springs slowly back to life

Unlike New York, the stranglehold the coronavirus had on the city is noticeably loosening its grip.

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A dictatorship called COVID-19

The city that never sleeps is in deep slumber.

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During pandemic, Rio de Janeiro residents fear police

 According to the National Institute of Public Security of Rio de Janeiro (ISP-RJ), the number of killings by state agents has soared  in the 22 years since the agency started tracking these deaths

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Recovering from drugs during a pandemic

Since the “social distance” order has been put into effect drug recovery programs as well as groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous have had to modify treatment all over the country in order to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

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  Covid-19 takes away the communal joy at Eid-al-Fitr celebration

Sunday’s prayers in the Mosque were the first in nearly three months with attendees. 

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South Africa’s lockdown exposes inequalities

Lockdown has brought this lingering inequality to the forefront as South Africans of different economic levels complain about different aspects of their lockdown experiences. 

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Churchgoers find spiritual growth through virtual services 

In a time where social distancing is needed to curb the spread of coronavirus, Lachlan and many other Christian churchgoers must now kindle spiritual community over a computer. 

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“I’m working with COVID patients tonight”

My mom normally treats people addicted to drugs, and since the virus outbreak, she also attends to medical-surgical patients. This was her first day treating coronavirus victims.

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Jewish traditions during a pandemic

Like other traditions, synagogues have been organizing memorials at home to grieve through Zoom. 

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The Bible and Coronavirus

Finding a sense of meaning  has been especially true with the onset of the coronavirus which she believes was predicted in the Bible, especially by the use of the word “pestilence.”

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Doctor uses social media to give advice and hope

On occasion, her videos come with Snapchat characters dancing in the corner, fun text, and filters- all in the name of providing a smile.

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First Sandy, Now COVID: Lower East Side Activists Grapple With Construction for Climate Project

Despite the pandemic and community resistance, the East Side Coastal Resiliency Project is still on schedule for a 2025 completion date.

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Dating during a pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic is forcing some young couples in their  twenties to change their approach to dating and romance and to find new, creative ways to maintain their relationships.

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The last reponders

"We are the end point of death."

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When the pandemic hits a shelter for abused boys 

Aged five to 10 and all survivors of neglect, physical and sexual abuse, they are no strangers to traumatic experiences.

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Portugal contains the coronavirus despite Spain’s woes

In other words, Portugal responded to the coronavirus before the situation got out of control.

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Warm weather brings crowds to Prospect Park

Prospect Park, the second largest park in Brooklyn which surrounds  five neighborhoods, has become a popular gathering spot for many.

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New York coronavirus numbers continue to fall

There are 521 new cases of coronavirus reported on Saturday and 207 deaths, said Cuomo. Today, the same amount of deaths are seen since the number of deaths began to go up on March 27.

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Living through the pandemic while a loved one is behind bars

Isabel Castro last saw her husband in late February.  Before the pandemic, she visited Antonio Ramos Cruz every week at […]

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Pandemic ends all high school senior year traditions

The seniors of Bayfront Charter High School are mourning all the memories lost.

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Coronavirus might have caused the death of many children who were misdiagnosed 

Early recognition by pediatricians, referral to a specialist and critical care is essential.

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Farmers destroy staggering amounts of food even as food lines grow

Restaurants, hotels and schools were some of their biggest customers, and with their closing, there were no quick pivots to process massive amounts of food into smaller, consumer-ready packaging.

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Coronavirus pandemic threatens border towns in Mexico

The spread of coronavirus has impacted the entire world. In Mexico, where Northern cities border the United States, difficulties are amplified as the region tackles the well-being of both countries during the pandemic.

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Pence’s press secretary tests positive for Covid-19

It is the second time the White House has announced a Pence staff member tested positive for the coronavirus. The first tested positive in March.

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During pandemic NYC tenants in limbo

With many tenants out of work and rent strike movements growing, it’s becoming more and more difficult to find any kind of historical precedent for the current crisis.

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Llamas could be coronavirus heroes

Llamas create antibodies that could be useful in the fight against COVID-19.

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Lawmakers, Legal Experts Clash Over Much Needed Business Interruption Insurance Coverage for Small Businesses

“I don’t see how a virus that shuts your business down is any different than a flood or hurricane.”

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Rent relief in NY, JetBlue’s flyover and Trump’s valet tests positive for coronavirus in today’s news

So far, New York has reported over 332,900 Covid-19 cases and more than 26,200 deaths.

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Coronavirus tears through the Navajo Nation 

It has the third-highest infection rate in the United States behind New York and New Jersey, and a per capita infection rate 10 times higher than Arizona. 

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In Singapore, spaces close, but restaurants open

Life is not the same for essential workers, who aren’t given a real choice between eschewing health risks and maintaining a livelihood.

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Press secretary calls Fauci testifying before congress “publicity stunt”

"We don't have time in the middle of a pandemic for publicity stunts," said McEnany.

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Harry Potter and the Magical Malady of the Movies

I’m part of “generation HP,” the era of kids who grew up watching the movies as their first introduction to the franchise rather than reading the books.

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Trump speaks to human loss, Cuomo lashes out at President’s comments

The president said that that people are dying in other ways, from drug abuse to suicide.

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PPE in the city

However, as more people are using the masks and disposable gloves to protect themselves from the virus, the more these single use items are littering the streets.

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Boring Politics is Good Politics – Especially in a Pandemic

Oh, how I long for leadership that is dull.

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Stuck: Life under quarantine in Rio de Janeiro

I feel stuck, but I want to feel free again.

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New York’s Emptiness

The city that never sleeps is dormant.

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What Temporary Means: Portraits of family at home

These pictures explore and exist in this limbo of time––joyful and memorable, but occasionally lonely and grim.

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Stockholm Stays Open

This is Stockholm during COVID-19.

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NYC now producing its own coronavirus test kits

De Blasio said that the first batch of 30,000 tests are expected to be delivered by Friday, May 8th

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Miss you, mom: Spending Ramadan together through a screen

A few days ago she told me “I was feeling sad when I thought about Ramadan but my fasts have been so easy and pleasant because of you”. Hearing her say that made my day.

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Life in front of a screen

Unceasingly, and even more than before the virus, the bright blue lights of our cell phones, computers and televisions have been there, sharing everything we do.

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Coronavirus and the Shincheonji

The outbreak of coronavirus cases in South Korea centered around the Shincheonji Church of Jesus in the city of Daegu.

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It’s The Little Things

 Finding Joy During the COVID-19 Crisis

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Biden denies sexual assault allegations

“They aren’t true,” said Biden in a statement issued on Friday. “This never happened.”

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Days In, Days Out: A doctor’s life during Covid-19

This is one doctor’s life during Covid-19: the atmosphere at the hospital and moments at home that bring us closer together.

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Contactless: Food Delivery amid COVID-19

This is a look into my unhealthy quarantine diet.

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Hasidic South Williamsburg Resists the New Reality

A View of an Insulated Neighborhood During COVID-19

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Solace in Suburbia

Enjoying the hidden backyard sanctuaries around our house and going on my daily walks through our typically suburban neighborhood helped me keep my sanity and find solace.

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Puerto Rico rocked by 5.4 magnitude earthquake

The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake hit at 7:13 a.m. local time at a depth of nine kilometers near the coast of Pueñuelas and Ponce, a region still recovering from previous quakes that destroyed hundreds of homes. 

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Texas Reopens

Restaurants, retail stores, movie theaters and malls are back to business in Texas.

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New York schools shut for the rest of school year

The decision on summer school programming will not be made until the end of May.

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Remdesivir offers hope in the battle against COVID-19

Remdesivir seems to help patients recover quicker from COVID-19

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Puerto Rico plans to reopen parts of the economy

But the U.S. territory, as of last week, had the lowest coronavirus testing rate in the country, performing an average of 15 tests a day for every 100,000 people.

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San Francisco based doctor comes back home to NYC to help

Dr. Tomas Diaz traveled to New York City to join the fight against COVID-19 at NY Presbyterian Hospital.

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News from New York, New Jersey and California in today’s coronavirus roundup

‘New York State on Pause’ will likely continue after May 15, in some areas of the state.

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A Central American Poet Explores Identity, Race, and Rhythm… Via Zoom

Since González’s readings rely heavily on body language as well as spoken words, Zoom’s tiny squares of visibility present a challenge.

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Tavern dishes out food, beer and thanks to truckers

Truck drivers — essential workers that have continued to deliver goods during the coronavirus pandemic — have pulled into this lot in Centerville, Ohio since late March to grab anything from burgers to pulled pork cooked by Mackenzie Manley, owner of Mack’s.

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A glimmer of hope for treatment drug, Florida set to reopen and DeBlasio loses his cool in today’s news

 Patients who have taken remdesivr, have shown improvement in their condition over a quicker period of time.

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Advocacy groups aim to stop Trump’s immigration ban

In a public statement, the plaintiffs have described Trump’s most recent executive order as “another unlawful attempt to upend the family-based immigration system that is fundamental to our society and shared prosperity.”

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Military stunt pilots, Trump urges governors to reopen schools and Cuomo’s 12 step plan in today’s news roundup

 According to the Washington Post, each team costs at least $60,000 per hour to have in the air with $20,000 of that just to fly the F-16 used by the squadrons. 

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Blue Angels and Thunderbirds salute essential workers

The mission was given the name “Operation America Strong” and is happening across the United States. 

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Virtual Education May Just Be a Non-English Speaking Parent’s Worst Nightmare

One of the biggest issues for teachers in minority-rich and low-income schools is how do they get participation and involvement from non-English speaking families?

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Trump is back at the podium

“We want to get our country open,” Trump said

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COVID-19 challenges mental health

As people continue to physically isolate themselves to slow COVID-19’s spread, their mental health may come under greater risk.

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Prepping in the time of coronavirus

One of Charles’ YouTube videos about the start of quarantine, posted on a Monday morning in March, begins with drone footage of a burning building and people with gas canisters waiting in line for fuel.

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Apocalypse Now

Being confined in a tiny New York apartment, where the walls are so low there isn’t enough space to crawl up them, and realizing that butt-shaped indent on your sofa is never going away, can drive anyone stir-crazy in a snap.

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Trump cuts press conference short

Neither President Trump nor Vice-President Pence accepted any questions from reporters.

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An undocumented family navigates the pandemic

Undocumented workers are not counted in the millions of people who lost their jobs and mixed status families are suffering in silence.

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Paterson, New Jersey parents struggle to overcome education disparity during pandemic

The lack of virtual learning is only one of the hardships that low-income families face at this time. Students’ parents are getting let go from their jobs.

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Soho on pause

This is a look inside Soho during the shutdown.

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Trump disagrees with Fauci over country’s testing capacity

Trump said that he thinks the U.S. has done “a great job” testing for Covid-19, the disease caused by the virus, and claimed that the nation is more advanced than other counties. 

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Surviving the coronavirus

Rheamie Crenshaw tested positive for the coronavirus.

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Trump disagrees with Georgia Governor’s decision to reopen business

Kemp is allowing nonessential business such as spas, tattoo shops, hair salons, movie theaters and bowling alleys to reopen this week so long as they follow physical distancing orders.

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Losing a loved one to the coronavirus

What pains her the most is the thought of her aunt dying alone, away from family and surrounded by strangers. 

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Immigration, a White House visit, states reopen, testing, and the economy are the COVID-19 news of the day

With immigration being the strawman of the Trump presidency, the abrupt announcement comes as his administration faces growing criticism over its handling of the coronavirus outbreak. 

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Reporting during a pandemic

“When a crisis of this magnitude occurs, the journalist always has to run to the site of the crisis,” said Tarazona, who spoke in Spanish.

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Zombie genre feels real during pandemic

A live action scene plays out at the start of a new game, made up of reports about a mysterious outbreak, failures to contain the disease, riots erupting, and an oversized body bag covered in caution tape being loaded into a helicopter.

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Making masks to protect others

Many Americans are joining the mask making trend producing thousands off masks.

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Stuck in “Groundhog Day?” Embrace it.

The “nothing matters” vibe might be hovering over us most days; who cares if I’m not wearing pants or if I give myself a bad haircut?

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Wuhan reopens

Wuhan, the city in China where the coronavirus first emerged, has reopened after more than a 10 week lockdown.

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There’s still ‘Some Good News’ during pandemic

It’s hard to escape the reality of the coronavirus outbreak these days, but John Krasinski is here to give us […]

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New York’s numbers are decreasing, but “happy days are not here yet”

New York continues to be the hardest-hit state, followed by New Jersey, Massachusetts, and Michigan, which are also believed to have passed their peak of infections.

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Puerto Rican psychologists use telemedicine amid lockdown

Puerto Rico’s Legislature passed on Monday a joint resolution authorizing psychologists to use telemedicine to consult patients.

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Trump attacks governors again in the midst of the pandemic

President Donald Trump continued his feud with the governors today. It began with tweets stoking the flames of protest against […]

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A trip to the supermarket

This is a look inside Food Town in Prospect Park, Brooklyn during the pandemic.

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Pandemic closes dog parks

Social distancing is for the dogs.

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Mexico’s COVID-19 numbers are about to blow up

During this phase, the spread of the virus is expected to be extensive and the number of infections will rise steeply every day, making the chain of infection increasingly difficult to control both medically and socially.

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Trump’s plan to reopen America is announced

“Healthy Americans will now be able to return to work as conditions on the ground allow instead of a blanket shut down,” said Trump. 

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New York City’s budget becomes the latest victim of the pandemic

De Blasio said  that New York City is predicted to lose $7.4. billion in tax revenue in the next fiscal year, due to the pandemic.

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Music majors make music during quarantine

From finding out which computer angle picks up the best sounds of his drums to reworking an otherwise rigid practice schedule, Juilliard for Borden has never looked so different.

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New York residents required to wear masks in public

Disobeying  this rule will not subject anyone to civil penalties, at least for the time being.

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Trump will announce state guidelines for reopening the country on Thursday

He said some states would be opening sooner than others, hopefully some as early as May 1st.

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The rise of the online workout

Gyms have gone online and those already on line are soaring during the pandemic.

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Cheers in New York City

Every evening at 7  p.m New Yorkers have been coming out to their windows to cheer for health care professionals, similar to movements like this all over the world.

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Trump stops WHO funding

President Donald Trump announced today that he would halt all funding to the World Health Organization.  “I’m instructing my administration […]

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Black Americans are Dying at Disproportionately High Rates in the Coronavirus Outbreak

Blacks are dying at rates of up to 3,4, 5 or 6 times that of other races.

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Coronavirus flipped my world upside down

I wasn’t going to lose anything else to this deadly virus. I chose to fight for us.

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COVID- 19 found in Navy hospital ship sent to help victims

After a long night shift and a measly four hours of sleep, Hospital Corpsman Smith was woken up Wednesday by […]

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Easter

This is Easter Sunday in New York City during COVID-19.

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Anjelika Lazcano cares for the eldery during a pandemic

The shifts are long and hard.

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Spain struggles to adapt to the new normal of life during a pandemic

Spain waits for the quarantine to end.

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Mental health issues can soar in social isolation caused by pandemic

But even with online resources, mental health issues are proven to be exacerbated by social isolation.

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Coronavirus testing still lags

Despite having the most cases in the world, not enough tests are available.

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Checking in on Grandma During Lockdown

My grandmother Laura del Moral, 68, talks about how her daily routine has changed under Puerto Rico's month-long coronavirus lockdown, scheduled to end on Sunday

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Bernie drops out

The presidental campaign of Bernie Sanders has come to an end.

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Traveling to Australia during a pandemic

Jonathan Donald tells his story of traveling from New York to his native Australia during the pandemic.

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Emilija Corneva is a nurse battling the coronavirus

"I am ready to get sick."

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Trump continues to blame WHO for pandemic

But  Trump continued to dismiss the virus’s seriousness as late as February 27th.

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Trump threatens to withhold U.S. funding for WHO

Trump appeared particularly upset with WHO’s opposition with his decision to restrict travel from China because of the  coronavirus back in Jan. 31, saying “they were wrong.”

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The heart of Harlem struggles with social distancing

Most businesses are closed, reducing foot traffic. But essential businesses that remain open like the grocery stores and banks have created unavoidable crowds, putting people within close proximity of one another.

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New York May Have Reached its Apex in the Coronavirus Outbreak

“Hospitalizations are down, the ICU admissions are down, and daily intubations are down.”

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Puerto Ricans crowd supermarkets as government ramps us restrictions

The governer ordered businesses to bar anyone not wearing some sort of face mask from entering until further notice, and said scarves wrapped around the face would be admitted.

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Nurses pushed to the brink

With a staffing shortages, all nurses, no matter their speciality, are front line fighters in the pandemic.

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Living with an anxiety disorder during a pandemic

Will someone I love be contaminated? 

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New York’s coronavirus apex coming in just days

With a shortage of ventilators, medical staff and hospitals filled to capacity, the state is heading into the heart of the battle.

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Unemployment claims skyrocket

A record breaking number of Americans filed for unemployment last week.

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Puerto Rico quarantines hundreds of cops amid coronavirus lockdown

Officers lack protective equipment like gloves and masks to protect them from  the coronavirus. 

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#CardiForPresident

If anyone can take us through the Coronavirus, it just might be Cardi B. Try not to let that scare you.

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Coronavirus: An International Perspective

A personal look at the worldwide toll of the pandemic

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It’s Too Soon to Say Vietnam is Winning the War on Coronavirus

Early action has proven to be effective in containing the virus as of now, but does this mean Vietnam is out of the woods?

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USNS Comfort providing little comfort

⁣The ship was set to treat non-corona virus-related medical patients upon arrival, but 49 other restrictions on treatable aliments aboard the ship, as outlined by the United States Navy, is limiting who can get care. ⁣

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The tree of solace

If I go out the back though, where the tree is, if I go out the back door and look up, I am safe. No virus can get me there.

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White House will offer new guidelines advising Americans to wear masks

Meanwhile the coronavirus continues to wreck havoc.  In just two weeks 10 million Amerians have lost their jobs.

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Millenials (Not) Gone Wild: Despite reports, many millenials are being responsible

“If I die, I die.” Three weeks ago, whether it was in preparation for a spring break trip, or planning […]

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Puerto Rico hospitals that turned away patients with Covid-19 symptoms will face penalties

Puerto Rico has reported 286 cases of the coronavirus and 11 deaths as of Wednesday. 

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Say Yes to the Pudding – Especially During Quarantine

Let’s be thankful for what our bodies give us, no matter the size, shape, or numeric relationship with gravity.

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East Village life slows to a crawl

This is the East Village during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Trump opposes a national stay-at-home order

When asked why the federal government hasn’t declared a national shelter-in-place order, Trump emphasized flexibility.

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I Can’t Be Productive Right Now and That Is Okay

And, well, a global pandemic is not exactly a mood-lifter.

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From Wuhan to New York City: A coronavirus story

 The flight arrived on Christmas Island late at night, and the evacuees were shuffled into large white vans, which took them to their accommodation, the detention center.

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Death toll in the US could be at least 100,000

The numbers represent a best case scenario, assuming full mitigations practices are put in place.

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Central Park’s East Meadow transforms into field hospital

This is a look inside the field hospital.

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International students go home

International students contributed nearly $41 billion to the country’s economy and supported 458,290 jobs during the 2018-2019 academic year. International students spend more than $5.3 billion a year statewide.

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USNS Comfort arrives in New York City

The medical ship will help relieve New York treatment facilities overwhelmed by the COVID-19 outbreak.  

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Cuomo wants health care professionals from outside the state to help New York

Cuomo pleaded for a national response to help with New York State’s coronavirus crisis by undertaking a balancing strategy within the healthcare system.

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Philadelphia photographer captures family life during the coronavirus pandemic

Everyone is adapting to new times. And this project marks a pivotal moment in the artist’s own life and career.

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Trump is looking at enforceable quarantine to slow coronavirus spread

Cuomo said he doesn't like the sound of enforceable quarantine and doesn't know what it really means

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Trump rises in poll as coronavirus spreads

Trump has his highest poll numbers of his presidency.

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Trump signs $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package

The largest economic stimulus package in modern U.S. history includes direct payments of $1,200 to many individual Americans, including those who earn up to $75,000, and an additional $500 per child.

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Stimulus package, ventilators, EPA and a war of words with the governors in today’s news

It was a day full of firsts.

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Going Home

It’s funny how a global pandemic forces you to rethink a lot of questions, including where home is.

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Racism towards Asian Americans escalates during pandemic

Donald Trump has called the coronavirus the "Chinese virus"

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The vanishing subway

Few riders remain, and the ones that do wear masks and latex gloves in an attempt to protect against contracting the virus.

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Tourism fades in New York City

With the closing of museums, Broadway theaters and restaurants, the coronavirus pandemic has slammed NYC’s tourism into a plunge.

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New York City: Ghost Town

Social Distancing in New York City.

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Proximity sensors and hygiene stations are the “new normal”

It's recommended that Brooklyn's New Lab employees wear a proximity sensor, which is locked into a chest harness.