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Each Monday, while the pandemic runs its course, The Coronavirus Files will provide tips and resources and highlight exemplary work to help you with your reporting.
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People of color are more likely to get sick and die from coronavirus. Will taking part in mass protests increase their risk — or force the nation to address bias and inequities that endanger Black lives?
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“You can’t allow a lack of data to stop you from reporting," says Poynter's Al Tompkins. "Report what you don’t have and constantly pound on that.”
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A public health expert understands the pressure to play: “My college dreams were unlikely without sports.” But he calls on schools to cancel the season and honor scholarships.
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Hundreds of studies show Medicaid expansion saves lives. So why do lawmakers reject the program or impose punitive rules during a pandemic that hit low-income Black and Brown people so hard?
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“COVID has exposed the result of decades of underfunding and inaction,” says Dr. Mary Owen of the Center of American Indian and Minority Health.
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Each Monday, The Coronavirus Files provides tips and resources and highlight exemplary work to help you with your reporting.
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“I don’t think it’s any different than any beat you’re covering,” says Tiney Ricciardi of The Denver Post. “Think about your audience and news they can use.”
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Workers are being forced to choose between unemployment or returning to work and risking their family's health.
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A look at the health challenges Punjabi drivers are facing in order to keep their driving licenses, and how they are navigating this during COVID-19.

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