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Covid-19 in the classroom becomes stark reality for parents

August 13th, 2020
Covid-19 in the classroom becomes stark reality for parents

Woodstock, Georgia (CNN)It’s Sunday in Woodstock, Georgia, and the local park is packed with families. It should be an ordinary sight, but father of six Jamie Chambers says, in the age of Covid-19, scenes like this keep him up at night. “We all want it to be normal, we all want our regular lives back and I have nothing but sympathy and empathy for people who do, but we’re not living in normal times,” he told CNN. “And that’s the thing, people are just choosing to live as if it is, until it’s impossible to ignore.” The number of quarantines since schools... Read More

Opinion: On the first day of school, the teacher cried

August 13th, 2020
Opinion: On the first day of school, the teacher cried

In a series of essays called The Distance, Thomas Lake is telling the stories of Americans living through the pandemic. Email thomas.lake@cnn.com if you have a story idea. Canton, Georgia (CNN)After 28 years as a schoolteacher, Tracy Strange knew how the first week should go. The school would smell fresh and clean. The floors would be polished. The children would be hopeful, their enthusiasm not yet diminished by the fatigue of the year. She would learn their names, teach them the basics of human anatomy, and introduce them to a model skeleton named Fred. Tracy woke up early on Monday, August... Read More

More than half of Mumbai’s slum residents might have had Covid-19. Here’s why herd immunity could still be a long way off

August 13th, 2020
More than half of Mumbai’s slum residents might have had Covid-19. Here’s why herd immunity could still be a long way off

(CNN)Last month, researchers in one of India’s largest cities made a surprising discovery. Of the nearly 7,000 blood samples taken from people in Mumbai’s slums, 57% tested positive for coronavirus antibodies. While some were alarmed by the results of the study conducted by the Mumbai authorities and the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, others were optimistic. Mumbai’s slums, where social distancing is nearly impossible, might now have some of the highest levels of immunity in the world — only 23.5% of samples taken by India’s National Center for Disease Control... Read More

Texas coronavirus cases soar past 500,000

August 12th, 2020
Texas coronavirus cases soar past 500,000

(CNN)As Texas soars past 500,000 Covid-19 cases, state officials are redoubling their efforts to get residents to wear masks and practice social distancing, after suggesting that the surge has been driven by people letting their guard down. “The most important thing I could convey today that is even though the numbers of Covid-19 have improved, it has not left Jefferson County, it has not left Orange County, it has not left the state of Texas,” Gov. Greg Abbott said. Texas has been at the center of the resurgence of coronavirus cases along with California and Florida, which are both... Read More

How to tell if your child is sick from Covid-19, based on pediatricians’ advice

August 12th, 2020
How to tell if your child is sick from Covid-19, based on pediatricians’ advice

(CNN)Are parents really supposed to be reassured by all this talk about “mild” cases of Covid-19 in children? What about the unfortunate “few” youngsters who have died or come down with a strange and severe associated illness? No parent wants to take the odds that their child might be the exception to the rule. “We’ve had 90 deaths in children in the United States already, in just a few months,” Dr. Sean O’Leary, vice-chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Infectious Diseases, told CNN’s Anderson Cooper on Monday. “It’s... Read More

This makes you more vulnerable to coronavirus

August 11th, 2020
This makes you more vulnerable to coronavirus

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World hits grim milestone of 20 million reported coronavirus cases

August 11th, 2020
World hits grim milestone of 20 million reported coronavirus cases

(CNN)The world has reached the grim milestone of 20 million confirmed coronavirus cases and is edging closer to 750,000 deaths globally, according to figures from Johns Hopkins University. Case numbers have soared exponentially since the first were reported in China in December. The world recorded one million cases more than three months later, on April 2. The tally hit 10 million cases less than three months after that, on June 28, and it has taken just six weeks to double. The seven-day average for new daily cases has been above a quarter of a million for two weeks. The rise in cases remains... Read More

Covid-19 misinformation is spreading in 25 different languages, leading to deaths and injuries, study finds

August 11th, 2020
Covid-19 misinformation is spreading in 25 different languages, leading to deaths and injuries, study finds

(CNN)Covid-19 rumors, stigma and conspiracy theories have been circulating in 25 different languages across at least 87 countries — including the United States — and this spread of misinformation has led to deaths and injuries, according to a new study. The study, published in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene on Monday, involved analyzing coronavirus-related rumors, stigma and conspiracy theories that were posted to social media platforms, online newspapers and other websites between December 31 and April 5. The researchers — from various institutions in... Read More

Opinion: Donald Trump’s five revealing words

August 10th, 2020
Opinion: Donald Trump’s five revealing words

Sign up to get our new weekly column as a newsletter. We’re looking back at the strongest, smartest opinion takes of the week from CNN and other outlets. (CNN)These five words may be the most un-Trumpian thing Donald Trump has ever said: “It is what it is.” He said it in an interview with Jonathan Swan, of Axios, who asked how Trump could argue that the Covid-19 pandemic was “under control” since “1,000 Americans are dying a day.” Trump responded, “They are dying, that’s true. And you have — it is what it is. But that doesn’t mean... Read More

Dr. Sanjay Gupta answers kids’ coronavirus questions

August 9th, 2020
Dr. Sanjay Gupta answers kids’ coronavirus questions

(CNN)CNN has received countless questions from parents and children around the country about the deadly coronavirus pandemic. As a father of three, Dr. Sanjay Gupta knows how important it is to talk to your kids about this virus and all the changes it brings. Each week, he tries to answers as many of these questions as possible. Here are some kids’ questions he tackled this week. Delaney Giangeruso, age 7, Glen Ridge, New Jersey: “My grandma got Covid-19. Her doctor says she’s immune to coronavirus for one to three years. Is that true?” Dr. Sanjay Gupta: “First... Read More