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COVID-19 spreads to the Bay Area

COVID-19 spreads through droplets in the air.

Adila Azizali, Staff Writer

March 7, 2020

The coronavirus (COVID-19) has made its way to counties in the Bay Area. With constant updates on the epidemic, individuals have decided to take the matter into their own hands. They have raced to the grocery store to buy hand sanitizers and face masks. "COVID-19 is setting people on edge all around the world. The virus is mildly contagious; however, it's easily prevented from spread...

Breaking News: Carlmont choir concert canceled due to COVID-19 precautions

Carlmont’s choirs perform together at the first and final night of the Spring Concert.

Clarisse Bell and Ruya Yaman

March 7, 2020

Carlmont’s Spring choir performance was canceled on March 7 due to concerns about coronavirus (COVID-19). On March 7, at 12:39 p.m., Carlmont’s choir director, Genevieve Tep, sent out an email to the parents of the choral program, informing them that the second night of Carlmont Choirs’ Spring Conc...

Coronavirus endangers medical professionals

Various nations across the globe have declared states of emergency, making it easier for more medical resources and professionals to be dispatched to those areas.

Aylin Salahifar, Staff Writer

March 7, 2020

After battling to save his patients from the coronavirus, Dr. Peng Yinhua was fighting for his own life at the center of the disease's outbreak in Wuhan, China. After making the selfless decision to postpone his wedding to join the doctors on the front line against the deadly virus, and saving co...

Cartoon: Flight COVID-19

Free mask with every plane ticket purchase.

Andreas Cintron, Staff Writer

February 23, 2020


Panic over coronavirus contributes to xenophobia

Panic over coronavirus contributes to xenophobia

Brianna Cheng, Scot Scoop Editor

February 18, 2020

A couple of days ago, I was studying with friends at their house. We were exhausted after trying to dissect a reading for the past hour, and I was ready to head home. Their mom came in to help me pack up. I offhandedly mentioned that one of my other friends, who is Asian, couldn't come to study with us because they were sick. The mom suddenly grabbed my arm and jokingly said, "I hope it's not the coronavirus!" She laughed, and I chuckled along awkwardly. She left the room and I was alone, still slightly shocked by the "joke...

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...

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