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While there’s no evidence COVID-19 can be spread through food, companies must weigh the risks all the same. Kryssia Campos/Getty Images

Coronavirus impact: Meat processing plants weigh risks of prosecution if they’re blamed for spreading infection

While there's no evidence the coronavirus is spread through food or packaging, company executives could be prosecuted if that changes – and they chose to keep a plant open despite a factory outbreak.
No smell, no touch: People line up in Prague, Czech Republic, to get tested for the coronavirus. Getty/Gabriel Kuchta

Welcome to your sensory revolution, thanks to the pandemic

All of the senses have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic, not because the senses have changed, but because the world has, writes a sensory historian.
The Life Care Center in Kirkland, Washington, had the first known COVID-19 outbreak in a U.S. nursing home. In Massachusetts, one-third of nursing homes now have more than 30 COVID-19 cases. Jason Redmond/AFP/Getty Images

Failure to count COVID-19 nursing home deaths could dramatically skew US numbers

The government doesn't know how many people have died of COVID-19, in part because it didn't require nursing homes to report cases to the CDC. In some states, over half of deaths are in nursing homes.
U.S. Air Force troops erected a temporary hospital in Liberia in 2014 to help fight an Ebola outbreak. John Moore/Getty Images

How the US military could help fight the coronavirus outbreak

There is plenty the military could do to help protect public health, such as by helping with supply logistics and providing workers to do important tasks – including health care professionals.
In the rural South, chronic illnesses are common, the population is older and health care options have been declining as hospitals close. All put the population at higher risk from COVID-19. AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis

Coronavirus is spreading through rural South’s high-risk population – reopening economies will make it worse

Southern governors are starting to reopen their economies at the same time COVID-19 cases are spreading through the rural South.
Campus shutdowns mean researchers must be classified as essential personnel to tend collections, like these fungus-colonized plants. Cameron Stauder

Scientists are working to protect invaluable living collections during coronavirus lockdowns

From fungi and flies to spiders and fish, living collections need care and feeding even when their human keepers are dealing with a pandemic and its resultant social distancing.
Forty percent of employers have moved to virtual internships. fizkes/Getty Images

How to score an internship during the COVID-19 pandemic

Although jobs are being cut due to COVID-19-related business closures, there are still clever ways to secure meaningful work experience this summer, an internship specialist says.
California is working with Oregon and Washington on coordinated plans for phasing in the reopening of restaurants, stores and other parts of their economies in a way that can keep the coronavirus pandemic at bay. Amy Sussman/Getty Images

Why there isn’t a one-size-fits-all plan for states to reopen their economies

How and when the US economy reopens will look different state to state, and for good reasons. This Q&A explains why, and why some states are working together.
To avoid the high risk COVID-19 poses to older adults with chronic illnesses, many doctors have shifted appointments to telemedicine. BSIP/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

Chronic conditions worsen coronavirus risk – here’s how to manage them amid the pandemic

While COVID-19 raises the risk for people with underlying medical conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure and COPD, social distancing can make it harder to keep up diets and medication.

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