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Panic leads to shortage in protective medical gear

Pharmacies and other stores are quickly running out of protective medical gear, such as face masks, as panic spreads over the coronavirus outbreak.

Kasey Liu, Staff Writer

February 18, 2020

  As Pan mentioned, stores in America such as Home Depot and also CVS are sold out of face masks. Though the average American likely does not need a face mask, they are still buying them just to be safe. Charlene Chang, a family nurse practitioner at CVS Pharmacy, doesn’t believe it’s necessary for so many people to be buying masks in America because not everyone needs one. “I just feel bad for the people who actually need a face mask that, for example, might have cancer and are going through chemother...

Outbreak affects education in infected regions

An increasing number of people are testing positive for COVID-19.

Kasey Liu, Staff Writer

February 18, 2020

Schools in China have been shut down for two weeks in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and the government may even extend the time if they see fit. Though this has been done to preserve students’ health, it takes a toll on their education. Michael Pan, an American citizen and teacher at BASIS International School in Shenzhen, China, was put on self-quarantine by the school. Self-quarantine is when one isolates themselves, as to not spread the disease. However, people in self-quarantine aren't directly supervised by t...

Masked from Panic

Airmen assist one another in donning their personal protective equipment, while on-board an Air Force C-17 Globemaster III during transportation isolation system training at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina. Engineered and implemented after the Ebola virus outbreak in 2014, the TIS is an enclosure the Department of Defense can use to safely transport patients with diseases like novel coronavirus.

Brianna Cheng, Kasey Liu, Anita Beroza, and Isabella Wesson

February 18, 2020

A new strain of coronavirus (COVID-19) emerged from Wuhan, China, at the beginning of the new year. According to the CDC, the reported symptoms are varying, but common ones are fever, coughing, and shortness of breath. What makes this strain different from the last major coronavirus outbreak is the reports of transmission from non-symptomatic patients. Vaccines and antiviral drugs are being developed to combat this new strain of the virus, but they are unlikely to be ready for public use until mid-to-late 2020. The infection has spread from the epicenter in Wuhan to about 28 other regions, including the United States, South Korea, ...

Processing Minority Episode 3: The coronavirus’ xenophobic effects in the Bay Area

This week's episode focuses on the racism brought upon by the newest coronavirus.

Clarisse Bell, Podcast Producer

February 13, 2020

The most recent worldwide epidemic: the novel coronavirus. Beyond its terrifying symptoms lies something often left out of the media: racism. In this week's episode, we discuss the underlying racism that has arisen with the virus and its place in the Bay Area. Tweet! -> @processminorit...

Opinion: COVID-19 has taught us gratitude

Due to the current health concerns, limited social interaction is advised. This includes family members who are considered high risk.

Amber Chia, Staff Writer

December 31, 1969

As I reach for the rear mirror in search of the most essential piece of cloth of 2020, I realize nothing is hanging around it. I sigh as I release my parking brake and make the journey home to retrieve my mask. I know for a fact that I am not the only one that has experienced a similar scenario. Despite ...

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