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“It’s a War Zone”: Health Care Workers on the Front Lines of the Coronavirus Pandemic

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread throughout the United States, it’s clear that the country’s hospital system isn’t prepared for what’s to come. Hospitals are in desperate need of ventilators, and nurses and doctors now have to crowdsource on social media for essential personal protective equipment (PPE) like N95 masks, gowns, and face shields,… Read More »

Homeless Los Angeles residents seize vacant homes for shelter during coronavirus pandemic

Commuters walk past the shelters and tents of homeless people underneath a railway track (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images) With the threat of the coronavirus pandemic, homeless residents of Los Angeles have taken over vacant homes in El Sereno, stating on Wednesday the government has not provided them with shelter. The takeover of the homes… Read More »

What Canada is doing to contain COVID-19 as coronavirus inches closer to being declared a pandemic

The public health agency says the risk associated with COVID-19 is still low for Canada, but as the coronavirus spreads to more countries it’s time to prepare for a potential outbreak. As of Friday, COVID-19 had infected 78,961 people in China and another 4,691 around the world, according to the World Health Organization. It has… Read More »