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Peter Aldhous+ Your Authors @paldhous Science. Data. Journalism. Maps. Reporter @BuzzFeedNews, lecturer @UCSC_SciCom @ucbsoj, instructor @AMI_Berkeley Apr. 23, 2020 1 min read + Your Authors

THREAD: Our @UCSC_SciCom students are reporting #COVID19 for @mercnews and other local/regional media. Here's their coverage so far.
1/ @LaraGStreiff for @mercnews on drive-through health care for patients with respiratory symptoms  https://www.mercurynews.com/2020/04/19/coronavirus-car-clinics-drive-through-care/ 

2/ @jackllee built a #COVID19 data pipeline and internal dashboard to help @mercnews reporters and editors track the epidemic

3/ @Scatter_Cushion with @lisamkrieger for @mercnews on #COVID19 testing backlogs
 https://www.mercurynews.com/2020/04/02/coronavirus-why-is-testing-so-backlogged-and-fragmented/ 

4/ @heysmartash with @lisamkrieger for @mercnews on #COVID19 convalescent plasma therapy
 https://www.mercurynews.com/2020/04/13/coronavirus-using-survivors-blood-to-help-others-too-weak-to-fight/ 

5/ @LaraGStreiff for @MontereyHerald on how shelter-in-place orders could benefit wildlife
 https://www.montereyherald.com/2020/04/11/coronavirus-shelter-in-place-opens-spaces-for-wildlife-to-reclaim/ 

6/ @joetting13 with @lisamkrieger published two stories for @mercnews on #COVID19 serological testing
 https://www.mercurynews.com/2020/04/08/coronavirus-stanford-deploys-new-test-that-tells-healthcare-workers-if-theyve-been-exposed/ 
 https://www.mercurynews.com/2020/04/12/coronavirus-how-to-tell-if-your-misery-was-really-covid-19/ 

7/ @LaraGStreiff for @MontereyHerald on how #COVID19 has hit the local fishing industry
 https://www.montereyherald.com/2020/04/05/struggles-of-state-fishermen-intensified-by-coronavirus/ 

8/ @LaraGStreiff for @MontereyHerald on how local museums are serving people who are stuck at home
 https://www.montereyherald.com/2020/04/18/sheltered-in-place-public-looks-for-new-input-from-local-museums/ 

9/ Meanwhile, @JonathanWosen has already started as a reporter @sdut. Here is his #COVID19 coverage.
 https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/business/biotech/story/2020-04-22/inmune-bio-prepares-to-test-anti-inflammatory-drug-in-covid-19-patients 
 https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/business/biotech/story/2020-04-19/5-things-you-should-know-about-antibodies-during-the-pandemic 

10/ @science_ari for @KQED on how to use gloves correctly to help prevent #COVID19 infection
 https://www.kqed.org/science/1961243/coronavirus-heres-how-to-use-gloves-properly-to-help-prevent-infection 

11/ @jackjlee with @lisamkrieger for @mercnews on the race to develop a #COVID19 vaccine
 https://www.mercurynews.com/2020/04/25/coronavirus-in-a-race-against-time-vaccine-testing-expands/ 

12/ @JesseKathan with @lisamkrieger for @mercnews answering reader questions on coronavirus transmission
 https://www.mercurynews.com/2020/04/27/coronavirus-q-a-part-4-is-air-conditioning-a-risk-elevators-poop/ 

13/ @science_ari contributed reporting to this @lisamkrieger piece for @mercnews on remdesivir clinical trial results
 https://www.mercurynews.com/2020/04/29/anti-viral-drug-accelerates-recovery-from-advanced-covid-19-says-niaid/ 

14/ @jackjlee's data work contributed to this @mercnews #COVID19 California case and death count
 https://www.mercurynews.com/2020/04/30/california-coronavirus-data-covid-19-cases-and-deaths/ 

15/ @jackjlee with @lisamkrieger for @mercnews on the Bay Area's growing army of #COVID19 contact tracers
 https://www.mercurynews.com/2020/05/06/coronavirus-inside-the-bay-areas-growing-army-of-disease-detectives/ 

16/ @JesseKathan for @mercnews on mixed fortunes for farmers in the #COVID19 pandemic
 https://www.mercurynews.com/2020/05/11/some-california-farmers-prosper-while-other-struggle/ 

17/ @jackjlee with reporting from @lisamkrieger for @mercnews on what contact tracing tells us about how #COVID19 spreads
 https://www.mercurynews.com/2020/05/13/coronavirus-who-gave-you-covid-19-its-not-who-you-think/ 

18/ @Scatter_Cushion contributed reporting on Medi-Cal to this @mercnews piece on the $54 billion hole in California's budget caused by #COVID19
 https://www.mercurynews.com/2020/05/14/how-will-california-fill-54-billion-coronavirus-hole-in-budget/ 

19/ @heysmartash for @mercnews on how Santa Cruz startup Prometheus Fuels is churning out face shields to protect health care workers
 https://www.mercurynews.com/2020/05/10/santa-cruz-startup-pivots-in-a-time-of-need-covid-19/ 

20/ And here's audio version of the face shield story from @heysmartash for @KSQDFM
 https://ksqd.org/local-startup-shifts-from-fuel-to-masks/ 


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