Girls, Has The Pandemic Made You Think Of Quitting School? Call Your Mentor

Eliza Chikoti, 24, is a mentor to high school girls in Malawi. She is helping girls through their personal problems amid the pandemic — and encouraging them to stay in school. Anke Adams hide caption toggle caption Anke Adams Eliza Chikoti, 24, is a mentor …

What More Than 300 College Admissions Deans Are Looking For During The Pandemic

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is one of more than 300 colleges to endorse a statement about how admissions deans with evaluate applications during the coronavirus crisis. David L. Ryan/Boston Globe via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption David L. Ryan/Boston Globe via Getty Images …

Black Doctors Say Pandemic Reveals Enduring Racial Inequity Medicine Alone Cannot Fix

Dr. William Strudwick stands outside Howard University Hospital, where he works as an attending physician in the emergency department. Tyrone Turner/WAMU hide caption toggle caption Tyrone Turner/WAMU Dr. William Strudwick stands outside Howard University Hospital, where he works as an attending physician in the emergency …

The Latest Pandemic Shortage: Coins Are The New Toilet Paper

Banks around the U.S. are running low on nickels, dimes, quarters and even pennies because of problems with production and distribution caused by coronavirus pandemic. Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images Banks around the U.S. are running low on …

Pandemic Panic In Pakistan: ‘People Are Just Literally Fighting For Beds”

A policeman guards a street sealed by the authorities at a residential area in Lahore on June 17 as COVID-19 cases continue to rise. Arif Ali /AFP via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Arif Ali /AFP via Getty Images A policeman guards a street …

Tracking The Pandemic: Are Coronavirus Cases Rising Or Falling In Your State?

Loading… This page is updated regularly. More than 2 million people in the U.S. have tested positive for the coronavirus and more than 110,000 have died. The growth in new cases and deaths overall has at least temporarily slowed, but that pattern hasn’t been consistent …

Modelers Suggest Pandemic Lockdowns Saved Millions From Dying Of COVID-19

Two new papers published in the journal Nature say that lockdowns put in place to slow the spread of the coronavirus were highly effective, prevented tens of millions of infections and saved millions of lives. “Our estimates show that lockdowns had a really dramatic effect …

Here’s How The Pandemic Is Changing America’s Plans For Its Newest Spaceship

Two astronauts will launch to the International Space Station aboard a new capsule built by the company SpaceX. SpaceX hide caption toggle caption SpaceX Two astronauts will launch to the International Space Station aboard a new capsule built by the company SpaceX. SpaceX This week, …

About Half Of U.S. Homes Lost Wages During Pandemic, Census Bureau Finds

People wait in a long line to receive a food bank donation at the Barclays Center on May 15 in Brooklyn, N.Y. Across the country, cities and towns are dealing with the highest unemployment rates since the Great Depression. Stephanie Keith/Getty Images hide caption toggle …