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States recruit health care professionals to combat COVID-19

New York National Guard members Reagan Long and Naomi Velez register patients at a COVID-19 testing location in Glenn Island Park, New Rochelle, on March 14.

Jiayu Zhan, Staff Writer

May 3, 2020

States have struggled to expand the workforce of medical professionals, thus resorting to deploying those waiting for licenses, retired or graduating from medical school.

Stimulus package disappoints those who need it most: students with disabilities

Remote learning has caused special needs students to lose a critical part of their education: in-person interaction with their teachers.

Daniela Wise, Social Media Editor

May 3, 2020

Students with disabilities — perhaps some of the most vulnerable individuals in the education system — could be disadvantaged in the COVID-19 stimulus package.

Developing countries act more decisively against COVID-19

Across the globe, developing countries are taking more drastic actions to reduce the spread of COVID-19, compared to their first-world counterparts.

Mahika Arya, Copy Editor

May 3, 2020

The current COVID-19 outbreak has devastated the world, but based on its pattern of destruction, the virus appears to be affecting economically essential countries disproportionately.

Health care workers face dangerous COVID-19 conditions

A substantial amount of health care workers reported that they experienced mental health disorder symptoms after working with COVID-19 patients in China.

Lauren Chen, Owen Spargo, and Jiayu Zhan

May 3, 2020

As COVID-19 cases continue to increase, health care workers around the world are working hard to keep citizens healthy while struggling to care for their own physical and mental health.

A day in the life of a “quaranteen”

Making Dalgona coffee has become a popular quarantine activity for many.

Tessa Galeazzi and Amrita Himmatraopet

May 3, 2020

7:30 a.m.: Your alarm goes off. School. Ha, what school. Time to turn off that alarm indefinitely! 12:08 p.m.: You woke up again two hours ago, but you’ve been playing Animal Crossing and can’t part from paying off your 98,000-bell debt to Tom Nook (curse that capitalist raccoon). 12:15 p.m....

From xenophobia and racism a new virus is born

From social media to real life, Asians have faced severely harmful prejudice related to COVID-19.

Jade Wang and Owen Spargo

May 3, 2020

“An older white man pushed my 7-year-old daughter off of her bike and yelled at my husband to ‘take your hybrid kids home because they’re making everyone sick.’”

What is happening in the world besides COVID-19?

What is happening in the world besides COVID-19?

Shruthi Narayanan, Staff Writer

May 3, 2020

While there have been many strange things that have occured in the past few months, most people are not aware of them due to the media’s coverage of COVID-19. As a fun breather, here are five things which have happened in 2020 that most people do not know about.  New dinosaur discovery: In mid-March, a new lizard...

CNA’s “Insight” connects the world with COVID-19 episodes

Originating in Wuhan, China, COVID-19 has now found its new hotspot in the U.S.

Teju Anand and Claire Zhang

May 3, 2020

Channel News Asia recently released three episodes regarding the deadly COVID-19 as a part of its docuseries “Insight." The series covers a variety of important Asian issues as well as how these issues impact the world, making it appropriate to be a part of the international edition.   “Novel Cor...

Prison inmates struggle over COVID-19 fears

Prison inmates are kept in relatively close quarters, which hinder efforts at social distancing.

Arya Patel, Staff Writer

May 3, 2020

As COVID-19 spreads throughout American prisons, inmates are protesting conditions out of concern for their health. The phenomenon is a part of a global crisis that has resulted in shelter in place orders, an overwhelmed health care system and plummeting economies. However, throughout the responses of various...

2020 Tokyo Olympics postponed due to COVID-19

The quadrennial Summer Olympics, which were to be held at Tokyo this year, have been postponed.

Riya Mehta, Helen Kang, and Aria Khalique

May 3, 2020

On March 24, International Olympics Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced that the 2020 Olympic Games set to take place from July 24 to Aug. 8 would be postponed to July 2021 due to COVID-19. The decision was made after athletes and officials proteste...

Breaking down the biggest economic stimulus package in US history

The $2 trillion stimulus package is the largest of its kind, allocating funds for business bailouts, governments and low-income families.

Sanjana Ranganathan and Jade Wang

May 3, 2020

On March 25, American lawmakers passed a $2 trillion stimulus package allocating bailouts to businesses, funds for state and local governments, and direct payments to low income families among other programs with hopes of boosting the economy amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. This marks the biggest emergenc...

COVID-19 severely impacts small businesses

Small businesses that comprise 99.9% of all businesses have been particularly hard-hit by COVID-19.

Daniela Wise, Owen Spargo, and Ananda Mayuri Chakkenchath

May 3, 2020

As the COVID-19 crisis gains momentum, small businesses in the United States are facing severe financial impacts due to stay-at-home orders that have called for “non-essential businesses” to shut down abruptly. In 2018, a report by the Small Business Association (SBA) found that within the U.S., 99....

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