The World Health Organization has designated COVID-19 a pandemic. Today, we find out how epidemiologists predict the path of the coronavirus. And, as many US colleges cancel classes and boot students off-campus, they're creating logistical and financial nightmares that could leave some students in a bind. Also, scientists have discovered that lettuce grown in space is safe to eat and nutritional.
After spending almost six weeks indoors on lockdown due to coronavirus, what's it like to see the sun again? One California family in China found out last week. And, changes to the Russian Constitution could let President Vladimir Putin run for office again. And in US election news, former Vice President Joe Biden made big gains in Tuesday's primaries. An activist group in Honduras is hoping to change the country's legal system with a case that challenges how the LGBTQ community is treated.
Many Russians in the far north have been waiting for more than two decades to be resettled in lower latitudes. They are caught between Moscow's grand plans for Arctic development and an exodus of aging Soviet workers longing to see flowers rather than blizzards in the springtime.
The coronavirus outbreak has led to a spate of cancelations and school closures, and it's causing logistical and financial challenges, especially for the more than 1 million international students enrolled in schools in the US.
Despite medical experts and the WHO raising the alarm over coronavirus, world leaders — particularly in the Western world — must do more to show they are taking the threat seriously, says epidemiologist Marcel Salathé.
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