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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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Announcing “Covering Coronavirus,” a special webinar series that will provide urgent tips, resources and insights for anyone tracking the COVID-19 pandemic.
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A veteran health journalist checks in with reporters in the American heartland to see what they're covering — and how they're faring.
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The best approach may ultimately be somewhere between the extremes of zero restrictions and a near-total shutdown of society.
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This online self-assessment tool offers a useful starting point.
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Dr. Shantanu Nundy explains why the idea of putting swabs in the hands of Americans is gaining traction.
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We want to know how the Center for Health Journalism can best support journalists who are covering the coronavirus. Please take this survey to share your thoughts.
By Carol Peden, Michael Hochman and Barbara J. Turner
The outbreak represents a potential sea change in how health systems use telemedicine.
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Ace medical reporter Lisa Krieger of the San Jose Mercury shares timely reporting tips, with added insights from Stanford's Dr. Seema Yasmin and communications expert Glen Nowak.
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Esperamos que esta sencilla herramienta de autoevaluación, consejos y recomendaciones generales le ayuden a disminuir la ansiedad y le permitan cuidar de sí mismo y de sus seres queridos de la mejor manera posible sin que ellos ni usted corran riesgos innecesarios.
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“We have not only a real public health threat but this novel coronavirus is really affecting the economy, and this is going to have implications for state revenues,” one analyst said.

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In this webinar, we'll look at how journalists can tell urgent stories as states reopen and workers are potentially forced to choose between their health and their economic survival. Sign-up here!

The Center for Health Journalism is dedicated to supporting journalists covering two of the biggest stories of our time -- the twin pandemics of COVID-19 and systemic racism and inequities in America. We provide reporters with intensive training instituteswebinars and tips about craft and content and are providing deep and sustained support for reporters and their newsrooms in this historic and difficult moment. You can donate through the USC web portal at this link: https://bit.ly/3c8d4xs  Pressed for time? You can also text to donate! No amount is too small; just send a text to 41-444 and type the message CHJ for further instructions.

 

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