Story of the Week: Outlook for Second Coronavirus Wave Marked by Confusion

Sign up here to receive the Story of the Week in your inbox every Thursday. Concerns about a possible COVID-19 coronavirus resurgence are being met with conflicting statements from leaders and health experts. Some health experts say the first wave of the virus has yet to subside, while...
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No Such Thing As a Social Distancing Trophy

We’re bored. We’re restless. We’ve watched everything good on Netflix. And it’s really nice outside. So therefore we must be healthy. Such is the sublogical thinking that has driven the nature of our country’s re-opening, despite the complete and total lack of evidence that the Covid-19...
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Story of the Week: Economic Concerns Loom As Reopenings Begin

Sign up here to receive the Story of the Week in your inbox every Thursday. The need for economic activity is clashing with public safety concerns as the United States gradually moves to reopen safely amid the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Debates over the need for social distancing and...
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Story of the Week: US Coronavirus Cases Top 1 Million; Pressure to Ease Restrictions Mounts

Sign up here to receive the Story of the Week in your inbox every Thursday. More than 1 million people in the United States have tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus, as the testing capacity and race to create a vaccine become the national focus. Meanwhile, political disputes are...
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Fake News Alert: Fact-checking What Trump Actually Said About Disinfectant

During the White House coronavirus press briefing on April 23, President Donald Trump set off a firestorm of mudslinging and misinformation when he inquired about possibly using disinfectant to treat people with COVID-19. Fact checkers were all over the place after Trump made the comments...
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Story of the Week: People Protest Lockdowns as Some States Eye Reopening

Sign up here to receive the Story of the Week in your inbox every Thursday. Protests against lockdown measures and social distancing guidelines happened throughout the U.S. in the past week, as people grow restless with the coronavirus-induced economic shutdown. Some protesters still...
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Story of the Week: Coronavirus Projections say Over 100,000 Could Die in US

Sign up here to receive the Story of the Week in your inbox every Thursday. Projections announced at a White House press briefing Tuesday estimate between 100,000 and 240,000 deaths from the COVID-19 coronavirus in the United States. President Trump said the country is facing a "very,...
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Fact Check: Coronavirus Viral Rumor Rundown

Editor's Note: Our friends at the News Literacy Project have curated examples of rumors and fake news when it comes to the COVID-19 coronavirus. Check out the examples below, and share on Facebook and Twitter to alert your friends. Coronavirus Viral Rumor Rundown NO: COVID-19 does not...
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Mapping Coronavirus Cases: How Graphics Provide Different Perspectives

Which map of COVID-19 coronavirus cases elicits more alarm? This map: Screenshot: 12:03 pm EST on March 27, Johns Hopkins real-time coronavirus map Or this map: Via Foster’s Outriders , published March 16 These maps are from different days, and COVID-19 cases have been rising...
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Story of the Week: Congress, Trump Unite to Pass $2.2 Trillion Coronavirus Stimulus

Sign up here to receive the Story of the Week in your inbox every Thursday. Updated 3/27/2020 at 4:54 p.m. ET: President Donald Trump signed a $2.2 trillion stimulus bill into law Friday afternoon, aimed at stabilizing the economy and American life amid the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak...
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Story of the Week: Coronavirus Response Poised To Cost Trillions

President Donald Trump's administration and Congress have been working to pass a series of stimulus packages and response measures to combat the effects of the COVID-19 coronavirus . The packages — which are likely to cost over $1 trillion in total — would account for hundreds of billions...
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Story of the Week: Spread of Coronavirus Grips US, Stuns Stock Market

The spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus has sent shockwaves through the U.S., closing schools, suspending entire sporting seasons and contributing to a brutal week for the stock market. President Donald Trump addressed the nation from the Oval Office Wednesday, announcing a 30-day ban on...
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