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Pandemic

Yesterday
All eyes are fixed on New York City, the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak with its skyrocketing deaths, but the six counties with the highest number of coronavirus deaths per capita are in two Southern states as of April 1. Manhattan is #7.
The Washington Post
Blog post
3 days ago
April Fool's Day is a good day to consider life from a virus's perspective. Our tiny friends have many positive attributes.
Todd Litman
4 days ago
A report from Imperial College London, viewed as the "gold standard" by British leaders, was instrumental in compelling the U.S. and the U.K. to enact stronger policies to contain COVID-19. But was it too late?
The New York Times
4 days ago
The densest city in the country is struggling with the rapid spread of the virus, and close proximity is likely a primary factor.
The New York Times
5 days ago
Shortly after the two health experts on his task force estimated that the COVID-19 death toll could reach 200,000 and that no metro area would be spared, President Trump announced on Sunday that he would extend the 15-day guidelines through April.
The Washington Post
5 days ago
After repeatedly stating on Saturday afternoon that he was considering a quarantine for New York, New Jersey, and parts of Connecticut to contain the spread of COVID-19, President Trump tweeted a plan to issue a travel advisory.
The New York Times
5 days ago
As more governors order residents to stay at home and/or close nonessential businesses to contain the spread of COVID-19, Gov. Tate Reeves has gone the opposite direction by issuing an executive order that supersedes stricter local measures.
Jackson Free Press
March 27, 2020, 6am PDT
An analysis of data about hospital capacity and possible infection trends shows that hospital facilities will be stretched thin even in the best-case scenario.
ProPublica
Blog post
March 27, 2020, 5am PDT
Planners are professional problem solvers. Let’s see how our methods can be applied to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Todd Litman
March 26, 2020, 7am PDT
In a major reversal, Prime Minister Boris Johnson dramatically strengthened his policies on containing the pandemic, ordering residents on Monday to stay at home and closing nonessential businesses. Prime Minister Narendra Modi of Inda went further.
The New York Times
March 24, 2020, 12pm PDT
President Trump signaled that he was considering lifting the public health guidelines at the end of the 15-day period on March 30 due to the severe economic impacts caused by containment strategies despite mounting deaths caused by the pandemic.
The Washington Post
March 24, 2020, 8am PDT
As confirmed cases of COVID-19 increase rapidly throughout the nation, governors of Delaware, Louisiana, and Ohio on Sunday issued stay-at-home orders that take effect Monday night or Tuesday to protect residents and hospitals.
Bloomberg
Blog post
March 23, 2020, 6am PDT
Numerous writers and experts are already examining the question about what happens to ideas about urbanism in a future forever altered by recent events.
James Brasuell
March 22, 2020, 11am PDT
Governors of three of the nation's largest states, containing the three largest cities, have issued emergency orders to slow the spread of COVID-19.
The Washington Post
March 20, 2020, 10am PDT
The largest state in the country has been ordered to shelter in place.
California Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response
March 19, 2020, 12pm PDT
In the absence of federal leadership in dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, East Coast states and West Coast counties have collaborated to implement uniform containment strategies to arrest the spread of COVID-19, and it's catching on.
CNBC
March 18, 2020, 10am PDT
High population density is viewed as an environmental benefit in terms of decreasing emissions, particularly from transportation, but from the public health perspective of containing the spread of COVID-19, it might be a significant negative.
The Washington Post
March 17, 2020, 9am PDT
Six Bay Area counties have taken drastic action to curb the spread of the deadly coronavirus. "Please read this Order carefully. Violation of or failure to comply with this Order is a misdemeanor punishable by fine, imprisonment, or both."
San Francisco Chronicle
March 13, 2020, 8am PDT
When it comes to containing the spread of the deadly coronavirus, China and Italy are demonstrating the use of lockdowns and quarantines. South Korea has gone a different route, using widespread testing administered in drive-through facilities.
The Washington Post
March 12, 2020, 10am PDT
The effects of a global pandemic on American shores are beginning to emerge for public transit systems. The consequences of a drop in transit ridership could extend beyond the end of the pandemic.
Vice