Note: This thread is related to #Coronavirus #COVID19

Follow the World Health Organization's instructions to reduce your risk of infection:

1/ Frequently clean hands by using alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water.

2/ When coughing and sneezing cover mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue - throw issue away immediately and wash hands.

3/ Avoid close contact with anyone that has fever and cough.

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 

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 

4/ @heysmartash with @lisamkrieger for @mercnews on #COVID19 convalescent plasma therapy 

5/ @LaraGStreiff for @MontereyHerald on how shelter-in-place orders could benefit wildlife 

6/ @joetting13 with @lisamkrieger published two stories for @mercnews on #COVID19 serological testing 

7/ @LaraGStreiff for @MontereyHerald on how #COVID19 has hit the local fishing industry 

8/ @LaraGStreiff for @MontereyHerald on how local museums are serving people who are stuck at home 

9/ Meanwhile, @JonathanWosen has already started as a reporter @sdut. Here is his #COVID19 coverage. 

10/ @science_ari for @KQED on how to use gloves correctly to help prevent #COVID19 infection 

11/ @jackjlee with @lisamkrieger for @mercnews on the race to develop a #COVID19 vaccine 

12/ @JesseKathan with @lisamkrieger for @mercnews answering reader questions on coronavirus transmission 

13/ @science_ari contributed reporting to this @lisamkrieger piece for @mercnews on remdesivir clinical trial results 

14/ @jackjlee's data work contributed to this @mercnews #COVID19 California case and death count 

15/ @jackjlee with @lisamkrieger for @mercnews on the Bay Area's growing army of #COVID19 contact tracers 

16/ @JesseKathan for @mercnews on mixed fortunes for farmers in the #COVID19 pandemic 

17/ @jackjlee with reporting from @lisamkrieger for @mercnews on what contact tracing tells us about how #COVID19 spreads 

18/ @Scatter_Cushion contributed reporting on Medi-Cal to this @mercnews piece on the $54 billion hole in California's budget caused by #COVID19 

19/ @heysmartash for @mercnews on how Santa Cruz startup Prometheus Fuels is churning out face shields to protect health care workers 

20/ And here's audio version of the face shield story from @heysmartash for @KSQDFM 

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