Can the Coronavirus Cancel the Election?

Apr.08 — The Covid-19 crisis is taking its toll on the 2020 elections by postponing primaries and freezing campaigns. In Wisconsin, which went forward with voting, chaos and partisan politics reigned. Now Americans are wondering what it will take to have a free, fair — and safe — election. University of California Irvine law professor Rick Hasen and Bloomberg Government’s Greg Giroux, answer the question on everyone’s mind: How do we vote during a pandemic?

(Senior Producer: Andrew Satter, Executive Producer: Josh Block.) (Source: Bloomberg Government)

In This Story: COVID-19

Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

Symptoms of coronavirus

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
  • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
  • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

Latest News about Covid-19

Below are stories from around the globe related to the 2020 outbreak of novel Coronavirus – since the WHO gave the Covid-19 naming. Most recent items are posted nearest the top.

5 Recent Items: COVID-19

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  • Coronavirus: Toronto’s top doctor says “not time to panic, time to act” as COVID-19 cases spike
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