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Donald Trump has tested positive for COVID-19. Here are 9 other US presidents who battled illness while in office — and what happened after they recovered or died.

President Donald Trump announced Friday that he tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. Trump isn’t the first US president to contract an illness while in office, let alone during a pandemic. In 1919, Woodrow Wilson contracted the disease known as the 1918 Spanish flu, and […]
Donald Trump has tested positive for COVID-19. Here are 9 other US presidents who battled illness while in office — and what happened after they recovered or died.
Strategy

A Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist says there have been 4 pandemics in the past 20 years — and crises will happen more frequently unless something changes about income inequality

Paul Constant is a writer at Civic Ventures, a cofounder of the Seattle Review of Books, and a frequent cohost of the “Pitchfork Economics” podcast with Nick Hanauer and David Goldstein. On this week’s episode of “Pitchfork Economics,” Pulitzer Prize winner and New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman had an […]
A Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist says there have been 4 pandemics in the past 20 years — and crises will happen more frequently unless something changes about income inequality
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Photos show how San Francisco had to convince its ‘mask slackers’ to wear masks after many defied the law while the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic seized the city

San Francisco has been praised for adhering to the advice of public health officials and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic quickly. But a century earlier during the Spanish flu pandemic, the city was met with anti-mask advocacy, a movement that also exists during the present-day health crisis. Hundreds of “mask […]
Photos show how San Francisco had to convince its ‘mask slackers’ to wear masks after many defied the law while the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic seized the city
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Satellite images reveal Russia is rapidly building a 500-bed hospital in a field outside Moscow to handle a surge in coronavirus cases

Russia has reported relatively few cases of novel coronavirus infections compared to other countries. However, experts question Russia’s claims that the country has been mostly insulated from COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus. News reports show hundreds of workers constructing a roughly 500-bed hospital about 31 miles (50 kilometers) […]
Satellite images reveal Russia is rapidly building a 500-bed hospital in a field outside Moscow to handle a surge in coronavirus cases
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‘You are not immune or safe:’ Many young Americans aren’t taking the coronavirus seriously, says the top US infectious disease expert

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the US’s top infectious-disease expert, has consistently worked to warn young Americans about the health risks of the new coronavirus. Typically, people older than 65, or people with underlying health conditions, are disproportionately at risk of contracting the COVID-19 virus. These statistics have deterred some younger Americans […]
‘You are not immune or safe:’ Many young Americans aren’t taking the coronavirus seriously, says the top US infectious disease expert
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How 11 of the world’s most momentous pandemics changed the course of human history

Pandemics have afflicted civilizations throughout human history, with the earliest known outbreak occurring in 430 BC during the Peloponnesian War. Many of these pandemics have had significant impacts on human society, from killing large percentages of the global population to causing humans to ponder larger questions about life. Here are […]
How 11 of the world’s most momentous pandemics changed the course of human history