Teenage comments in response to our recent writing prompts, and an invitation to join the ongoing conversation.
Amy HarmonBut I could relate to the desire for details. And now we have some. @NYTimesLearning asked students how the study related to their own lives. I'm pasting in one of the 200+ responses. LMK if you think you need a camera to verify it. Many more at this link.
Amy Harmon7) All but three of the tests have been returned and were negative. The state DOH updates total “persons under investigation’’ here (includes others beyond contacts of the confirmed case). Those 3 tests have been out for several days.
The health emergency is global, but in the United States, it is local public health officials who isolate the sick, trace “close contacts’’ and deliver thermometers.
Amy HarmonThe @CDCgov was on its way, but ultimately it was the responsibility of local public health to stop the first U.S. case of coronavirus from spreading. My look at how @SnoHD & @KCPubHealth workers have risen to a task that, TBH, seems extremely daunting.
Amy HarmonMore details in the story. Would love to hear from other public health workers dealing with the other 11 cases. DMs open or email [email protected]
Amy HarmonWith the 12th case of coronavirus in U.S. confirmed today, here are some things I learned in my embed @SnoHD, a few blocks from where the first confirmed case was sequestered in a hospital isolation unit. What I saw was both inspiring and daunting.
Modern humans may have left the continent as long 200,000 years ago, a new analysis suggests.
Amy Harmon"People of African ancestry, it was thought, have little to no Neanderthal DNA. Using a new method to analyze DNA, however, a team of scientists has found evidence that significantly reshapes that narrative.” by @carlzimmer.
Two cousins developed the same lethal cancer; only one could take part in an experimental drug trial. Critics say that new science behind the drugs has eclipsed the old rules, and ethics, of testing them.
Prosecutors say Charles M. Lieber, the chair of Harvard’s chemistry department, lied about contacts with China’s Thousand Talents Program, a state-run initiative that seeks to draw foreign-educated talent.
To see how your experience compares, answer some of the questions that were posed to 101 black teenagers as part of a study measuring the racism they face on a daily basis.
Amy HarmonOver two weeks, 101 black teenagers were asked to document the subtle forms of racism they face on a daily basis. We turned the results into a sample survey you can take to compare and -- if you are white -- contrast your own experience.
Amy Harmon"...and your friends- that hurt the most."
Here's the original story. I'd love to hear adults answer the q's posed to students by @NYTimesLearning.
Amid a crisis in local news, eight journalists who left newsrooms in 2019 reflect on the stories left in their notebooks. Photographers who also lost their jobs captured them on their former beats.
Amy HarmonAfter @NanetteLight became one of hundreds of local news reporters laid off in 2019, a school official she had written tough stories about praised her reporting on Twitter. “Thanks for always picking up the phone,’’ she replied. w/ @smervosh@NickAtNews
Amy HarmonAll the laid-off local news reporters I talked to for this were STILL WORKING on their untold stories. Tipping off other journos or hoping for freelance assignment -they just couldn’t stop reporting. Grateful to all who shared w/us. @smervosh@NickAtNews
Amy HarmonShoutout to @jamiestockwell, our editor on this piece. Her drive to tell the story of untold local news stories made working on what is a heartbreaking topic for any reporter feel like a necessary mission. w/ @smervosh@NickAtNews
Molecular biologists and neuroscientists are tweeting with the hashtag #ASAPbio in protest of a system that keeps research from being shared with the public, typically for more than six months.
Amy HarmonScientists are complaining re: publishers' opposition to taxpayer-funded research papers being made freely available w/out delay. OK. But fwiw, here's my 2016 story on how scientists shopping papers to elite journals delays publication by~6 months already.