Feeling the impact of the coronavirus outbreak in Shanghai

February 04, 2020

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Train passengers are shown walking and wearing face masks.

Passengers wearing masks walk outside the Shanghai railway station in Shanghai as the country is hit by an outbreak of a coronavirus, Feb. 2, 2020.


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Shanghai is not that close to the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, but the city is still feeling its impact. And, we debut our new series: "Every 30 Seconds." In the US, every 30 seconds, another Latino becomes eligible to vote. Up through the election, The World will profile young Latino voters across the nation, looking at issues that are resonating. Plus, Berlin-based Artist Simon Weckert placed 99 iPhones with Google Maps on, all in a red children's wagon and walked with it to "hack" the GPS application into thinking there was a traffic jam.

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