Rachel Lynn Aldrich

Rachel is an assistant editor for WORLD Digital. She is a Patrick Henry College and World Journalism Institute graduate. Rachel resides with her husband in Wheaton, Ill.

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Single-day COVID-19 deaths hits record high

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 12/03/20, 12:59 pm

Dr. Robert Redfield, head of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said Wednesday that December and January could “be the most difficult time in the public health history of this nation.” More than 3,100 Americans died of the coronavirus on Wednesday, more than the previous high of 2,603 set on April 15, according to Johns Hopkins University. The COVID Tracking project reported that the number of U.S. hospitalizations passed 100,000 for the first time.

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CDC repeats holiday advice

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 12/02/20, 04:50 pm

Americans who choose to travel for Christmas should consider getting tested for the coronavirus a few days before leaving and after coming back, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday. But the agency also repeated what it said about Thanksgiving: The best way to slow the spread of the virus is to stay home. Nearly 1.2 million Americans passed through U.S. airports on Sunday anyway.

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UN warns of humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 12/01/20, 01:37 pm

Food has run out for nearly 100,000 refugees from Eritrea in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, the United Nations said Tuesday. Fighting between the regional leaders and the federal government has cut the area off from aid for nearly a month. The conflict has displaced about 1 million people, many of whom fled to neighboring Sudan. The UN said 2 million in the region need assistance.

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