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The Coronavirus Files

News, analysis and resources on the fast-moving coronavirus pandemic, featuring timely dispatches from reporters, experts and providers. 

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As the amount of COVID-19 data grows, so do the coverage possibilities for reporters covering the pandemic.
By Dr. Kelly Callahan and Dr. ChrisAnna Mink
“This decline in calls is unprecedented for Los Angeles County,” said one county official. “We are seeing similar trends across the state of California.”
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To protect front-line workers, emergency departments are trying new ways of seeing patients via telehealth — even when they show up in person.
By Lindzi Wessel
Each Monday, The Coronavirus Files provides tips and resources and highlight exemplary work to help you with your reporting.
By Lindzi Wessel
Each Monday, The Coronavirus Files provides tips and resources and highlight exemplary work to help you with your reporting.
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From Google Trends to geolocation hacks, digital storytelling expert Amara Aguilar shares timely strategies for finding diverse sources while stuck behind a desk.
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The pile-up of nursing home deaths­ from COVID-19 has seared the vulnerabilities of America’s nursing homes in the public conscience as nothing else has.
By Lindzi Wessel
Each Monday, The Coronavirus Files provides tips and resources and highlight exemplary work to help you with your reporting.
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The experience of a student returning home to Taiwan from Italy offers a striking image of government vigilance amid COVID-19.
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Dr. Sunita Puri explains how hospitals are thinking about the tough decisions they'd be forced to make in high-surge scenarios.

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