Lynde Langdon

Lynde is a WORLD Digital's managing editor. She is a graduate of World Journalism Institute, the Missouri School of Journalism, and the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Lynde resides with her family in Wichita, Kansas. Follow Lynde on Twitter @lmlangdon.

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Trump declares coronavirus emergency

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 3/13/20, 04:41 pm

Early next week, Americans who think they might have COVID-19 can access a screening website and drive-through testing centers in parking lots of major retailers and pharmacies, President Donald Trump announced on Friday. He declared the outbreak of the disease caused by the new coronavirus a national emergency and laid out changes to the nation’s healthcare system as a result. The federal government will relax numerous regulations on hospitals and doctors so they can make quick decisions without limits on how, when, or where they provide care for patients.

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Feeding the hungry in COVID-19’s clutches

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 3/13/20, 11:26 am

Inside a coronavirus containment zone in New Rochelle, N.Y., National Guard troops worked with a local food program to make sure affected families did not have to miss a meal. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo barred people from going to school, worship, or any other large gathering until March 25 in a mile-wide zone in the hard-hit Westchester County suburb of New York City. For students who get free or reduced-price lunch from schools, it could mean empty bellies until classes begin again.

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U.S. takes COVID-19 response to next level

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 3/12/20, 11:51 am

President Donald Trump announced travel restrictions on Europe on Wednesday as state and local governments began pulling out all the stops in the fight against the new coronavirus. The European travel ban, which excludes the United Kingdom, will initially last for 30 days. Trump also proposed measures to ease the economic effects of the epidemic as officials across the country put school and public gatherings on hold—some voluntarily and some by government mandate

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