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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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How reporters have been asking about whether their communities are ready for the expected surge of patients suffering from COVID-19.
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Child mental health experts offered some key takeaways reporters can relay to worried and overwhelmed parents.
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Each Monday, The Coronavirus Files provides tips and resources and highlight exemplary work to help you with your reporting.
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Now more than ever, reporters need to be ready to communicate coverage alternatives to their audiences as layoffs sweep the nation.
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Here’s how to you can do an up-to-date analysis of tests, cases and deaths in your state.
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Veteran science journalist Lisa Krieger gives a quick masterclass on breaking down the crisis into meaningful stories.
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Some of California's densest clusters of COVID-19 are in Los Angeles' richest areas.
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Infectious disease specialist Dr. Mary T. Caserta explains what we know so far about the novel coronavirus in kids.
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Why getting COVID-19 testing if you only have mild symptoms or are simply worried could actually be more harmful than helpful.
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A powerful new modeling tool from the University of Washington can help you ask tough questions about what the health care system in your state is doing to prepare.

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