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Good News! Antibodies

People who have recovered from COVID-19 have antibodies in their blood. Antibodies are proteins made by cells in the immune system. They help fight the virus.

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Good News! Celebrations

Special days still come when there's a global pandemic. People have found creative ways to celebrate when they can’t be together. Many people are using the Internet to connect with friends and family. Schools are holding online graduations. Couples are live-streaming weddings as guests…

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Good News! Encouraging Helpers

In many cities across the United States, people are celebrating the helpers at 7 p.m. That is the time when many medical workers end their workday. People open their windows or step out onto their doorsteps to clap and cheer. Some ring bells or sing. It makes everyone feel a little bit…

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Good News! Minecraft

It can be hard to understand how staying at home slows the spread of a virus. Programmers Joseph Davies and Hugo Barne are fans of Minecraft. They created a way for kids to see how quarantines affect the spread of a disease. Blockdown is a free Minecraft map. Players manage an imagined…

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Good News! Telemedicine

Most people had to visit an office to see a doctor before COVID-19. Healthcare workers now meet with their patients over the Internet. This helps to reduce the spread of the virus. Patients can discuss symptoms and get prescriptions without leaving their homes. Using a computer or…

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Helping Others

Sometimes other people are afraid. They might run away. They could cry. They might hide.

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Helping Someone

Paula falls down while she is walking. She injures her leg.

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How Can I Be Brave?

You might feel scared about getting sick. You may worry that people you love will get the disease or even die. It’s okay to feel that way. A lot of grownups feel scared and worried, too. Talk to a parent or caregiver about your feelings. They can help you understand what is going on. They…

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How Can We Recognize and Treat COVID-19?

If you have a fever, cough, or your head and body hurt, you may have COVID-19. There is a special test to see if you have COVID-19. Your parents can call your doctor to see if you need the test. If you do, a nurse will stick a cotton swab far up your nose to get a sample. They can test…

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How Does the Virus Make People Sick?

The coronavirus invades cells in the nose and throat first. It uses the spikes on its surface to get inside the cells. Think of using a key to unlock a door. Once inside, the virus forces the cells to make new copies of the virus. These copies break the host cells open and go on to infect…

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