Lynde Langdon

Lynde is a WORLD Digital’s managing editor and reports on popular and fine arts. She lives in Wichita, Kan., with her husband and two daughters. Follow Lynde on Twitter @lmlangdon.

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U.S. adjusts to outbreak’s new normal

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 3/17/20, 12:10 pm

Americans should work and learn at home, avoid gathering in groups of more than 10 people, stay away from restaurants, and only go out when necessary, President Donald Trump said on Monday afternoon. More than 90 people in the United States have died from COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, as of Tuesday morning. Doctors confirmed close to 5,000 cases of the disease in the country. In the San Francisco Bay Area, six counties issued shelter-in-place orders, telling nearly 7 million people to leave their homes only for food, medicine, and exercise.

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Polls open in fewer states

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 3/17/20, 11:19 am

Ohio’s top health official called a halt to the state’s presidential primary just hours before voting would have begun. After a judge refused Gov. Mike DeWine’s request on Monday to delay in-person voting, state Health Director Amy Acton declared the election would expose voters and volunteers to an “unacceptable risk” of contracting the new coronavirus. She ordered polling places not to open. State election officials rescheduled the primary for June 2.

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Pandemic shrinks U.S. economy

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 3/16/20, 12:22 pm

Stocks lost at least 6 percent of their value in Monday morning trading on Wall Street. Airlines, restaurants, and other major swaths of the U.S. economy are slowing down or closing shop completely due to the coronavirus outbreak.

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