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A 5-Minute Coronavirus Test Is Coming. Here’s What You Need To Know

A 5-Minute Coronavirus Test Is Coming. Here’s What You Need To Know

The test, which can be set up almost anywhere, starts with taking a swab from the back of the throat or the nose, then mixing it with a chemical solution that breaks open the virus and releases its RNA. Then, the mixture is placed in Abbott’s system, a small box weighing just under seven pounds,…
The coronavirus may hit rural America later — and harder 

The coronavirus may hit rural America later — and harder 

FAIRBANKS, Alaska — Early this week, Kodiak Island, part of an archipelago in southwest Alaska, issued a “hunker down” proclamation, asking residents to stay at home as much as possible. In the Covid-19 pandemic, the remote island, known for its brown bear population, might seem well-positioned — travel on or off the island is limited…
The US now has more confirmed coronavirus cases than anywhere else in the world

The US now has more confirmed coronavirus cases than anywhere else in the world

March 26 marked an unhappy milestone for the United States: We’re now No. 1 in confirmed coronavirus cases. China, where the novel coronavirus originated, was the previous leader. The country reported 81,782 cases as of Thursday near 6 pm on the coronavirus case counter by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins…
Coronavirus Stimulus Checks Are Coming — But Who Is Actually Getting One?

Coronavirus Stimulus Checks Are Coming — But Who Is Actually Getting One?

For people who make more than $75,000, payments will be reduced by $5 for every $100 of income that exceeds that limit. So, for example, if you make $85,000, you will receive a $700 payment. People making $99,000 a year or more will not receive any money; couples who file taxes jointly and make more…
How the coronavirus works inside your body

How the coronavirus works inside your body

The virus responsible for the pandemic that has engulfed the globe — sickening almost half a million and killing more than 20,000 worldwide — is one of hundreds in the family of coronaviruses. Yet before the current outbreak, coronaviruses were poorly studied. They mostly circulate among animals, and in the few cases where they have…
Coronavirus Is Devastating The Food Industry & Workers Don’t Know If They’ll Recover

Coronavirus Is Devastating The Food Industry & Workers Don’t Know If They’ll Recover

Sarah Barrows, the general manager of Route 66 Smokehouse in New York City's Financial District, said she wished she had a plan. After having to put 30 employees on an indefinite leave, it's now just Barrows and the executive chef at the restaurant, which is still open for takeout and delivery. "[We're] handling taking orders,…
What It’s Like For An ER Doc During The Coronavirus Outbreak

What It’s Like For An ER Doc During The Coronavirus Outbreak

"As doctors, our whole careers, we compartmentalize. I mean, you're taking care of patients, dying babies. You see traumatic car accidents where a whole family gets killed. And then you're going home and hearing about your daughter's soccer game. So you've learned early on that work is work, and then you'd let it go. Otherwise…
The coronavirus is exacerbating vulnerabilities Native communities already face

The coronavirus is exacerbating vulnerabilities Native communities already face

In Kayenta, Arizona — the northwest corner of the Navajo Nation — the streets are eerily quiet. Famous landmarks like Antelope Canyon and Monument Valley are empty. Flea markets that are normally bustling hubs of commerce in this remote area are now closed. But for those living in and around Kayenta, there is still water…
How has the coronavirus pandemic impacted your life? Share to help Vox’s reporting.

How has the coronavirus pandemic impacted your life? Share to help Vox’s reporting.

The outbreak of the novel coronavirus — and the disease it causes, Covid-19 — continues to evolve at a rapid pace. With ever-increasing case counts around the world, warnings to prepare, confusion over testing, and school and business closures, it’s no wonder that questions are swirling. Our job at Vox is to help you understand…
7 coronavirus cleaning questions, answered by an expert

7 coronavirus cleaning questions, answered by an expert

You, no doubt, have questions about cleaning and disinfecting to prevent and contain the coronavirus — there is so much mis- and disinformation going around, and sorting through advice can be overwhelming. I can help. First, here is the general advice I have to offer: Keep it simple and be diligent. Wash your hands frequently,…

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