The new coronavirus outbreak centering in China, has led to the spread of a deluge of information, both reliable and unreliable. The WHO calls it an "infodemic." What do we know and don't know about COVID-19? The World’s Elana Gordon hosted a Facebook Live on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020 with Dr. Michael Mina of Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

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Signs direct voters at a polling place in the state's presidential primary election in Greenfield, New Hampshire, Feb. 11, 2020.
The app, which was created by the Boston-based mobile voting company Voatz, is currently available to some overseas and military voters registered in states that allow for the electronic return of absentee ballots through fax and email.
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Several workers are shown wearing full medical protective suits and face masks.
In China, health officials reported more than 5,000 new cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus and 121 deaths on Friday. Those numbers are just from the last 24 hours. So, how do you contain an outbreak like this? And, officials in Egypt on Friday announced the first case of coronavirus in the country. It’s also the first confirmed case in the whole of Africa. Also, the legend of Selena Quintanilla-Pérez is the focus of a new college course at San Diego State University.
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The Parents For Peace team at the Islamic Center of New England in Sharon, Massachusetts. 
Parents for Peace started out as a small support group for relatives of those involved with extremism. Five years since its inception, it has grown to work on prevention.
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A medical worker in protective suit checks a patient's records at Jinyintan hospital in Wuhan, the epicentre of the novel coronavirus outbreak, in Hubei province, China, Feb. 13, 2020. 
Emerging disease outbreaks, like the new coronavirus, are already impossible to predict. But climate change will make even diseases we know more about act differently. 
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A police officer stands in front of a red London bus
Two terrorist incidents in London have prompted the British government to try to push through emergency legislation to change the law that allows prisoners convicted of terrorism to leave midway through their sentences. The law was originally introduced to encourage rehabilitation and lower prison population numbers.
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Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby prays outside the church after attending a special service at the Anglican Church of Kenya St. Stephen's Cathedral in Nairobi, Kenya January 26, 2020.
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, the Church of England's most senior bishop, said he was "personally sorry and ashamed" and called the church "deeply, institutionally racist." 
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Christine Sun Kim is shown signing and standing in front of her art featuring a pie chart titled "Shit Hearing People Say To Me."
From signing the anthem at the Super Bowl to shifting attitudes about sound in the art world, this artist hopes you’ll think again about deafness.
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A woman is shown wearing a face mask and stripped scarf while standing on the edge of an empty bridge.
Officials in China's Hubei province are using a new methodology to diagnose people with COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. That new methodology increased the estimated number of infected people to nearly 60,000, the vast majority of them in China. And, more than 700,000 Syrians have tried to flee fighting in Syria's north-west province since December. But with a closed Turkish border and freezing temperatures, many remain trapped between Syrian and Turkish forces, with no hope in sight. Also, the Church of England has apologized for its racist actions against African Caribbean people who came to the United Kingdom after World War II.
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Camila Díaz, 29, had unsuccessfully sought asylum in the US before she was fatally beaten in El Salvador in January 2019. 
At least 138 people were killed after having been deported from the United States to El Salvador from 2013 to 2019, according to a report published by Human Rights Watch this month.
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A woman looks at a man
The Trump administration has expanded its travel ban to six more countries, including Nigeria — the largest economy in Africa. While Nigerian students and travelers are still welcome to visit — it’s family members immigrating to the US who are blocked from coming.

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