Hannah Harris

Hannah is a graduate of World Journalism Institute and a WORLD intern.

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A new drug war

Medicine | U.S. turns to Canada for cheaper drugs, but does Canada have enough to share?
by Hannah Harris
Posted 8/15/19, 03:55 pm

When pharmacist Heather Christ arrived for her afternoon shift at Shoppers Drug Mart in New Brunswick, Canada, she noticed a tower of empty pharmacy trays stacked nearly 2 feet high. The reason, Christ said: shortages. Patients with high blood pressure request a 90-day supply of medicine, but the pharmacist may only give them enough for 10 days. A mom comes to pick up an anti-convulsant for her epileptic child, only to find the drug isn’t available.

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Associated Press/Photo by Greg Wohlford/Erie Times-News

Day care fire kills five children

by Hannah Harris
Posted 8/12/19, 12:36 pm

Five children ranging in age from 8 months to 8 years old died after firefighters pulled them from the second story of a burning house in Erie, Pa., early Sunday morning. Four were siblings and the fifth was the homeowner’s child, according to Erie Fire Chief Guy Santone. The children were staying overnight at the residential day care while their parents worked.

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Associated Press/Photo by Charlie Riedel

Simone Biles wins sixth US championship

by Hannah Harris
Posted 8/12/19, 12:08 pm

Simone Biles became the first gymnast to perform a double-double dismount off the beam and the first woman to land a triple-double (three twists and two flips) during a floor routine this weekend. During Friday’s preliminary round of the U.S. Gymnastics Championships in Kansas City, Mo., Biles, 22, hit the double-twist, double-flip dismount but had to catch herself on the triple-double floor routine landing. On Sunday, she successfully landed the triple-double, won the all-around title, and qualified for the U.S. national team.

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