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Building Trust Key To Stopping Coronavirus Spread In Communities Of Color

May 29
By Shalina Chatlani

Latinos make up just one-third of the county's population. But they account for 60% of positive coronavirus cases. So, cities like San Diego are seeing how critical it is to address the issue of trust and fear in communities of color.

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Rady Children's, SD County Team Up To Expand COVID-19 Testing For Children, Caregivers

May 27
By Shalina Chatlani

Around 6% of county positive cases are below the age of 19. But often a lot of other cases are asymptomatic and go unrecorded.

Ardem Patapoutian, a professor in the departmen...

Scripps Neuroscientist Shares $1 Million Prize For Identifying Molecules That Control Touch, Pain

May 27
By Megan Burke, Shalina Chatlani

On Wednesday, the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters honored Scripps Research scientist, Ardem Patapoutian, with its 2020 Kavli Prize in neuroscience for his work, discovering proteins in the body that are key to our sense of touch.

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San Diego Biotech Finds Neutralizing Antibody To Take Out Coronavirus, But More Studies Key

May 15
By Shalina Chatlani

"The more the merrier when we are all working together to end COVID-19."

Illustration of coronavirus structure.

Some Good Coronavirus News: Recovered San Diego Patients Showed 'Robust' Immunity

May 15
By Mark Sauer, Megan Burke

A study from researchers at the La Jolla Institute for Immunology offers the first detailed look at the immune response of patients who contracted and recovered from SARS-CoV-2, which is causing the coronavirus pandemic.

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San Diego Seafood Industry Flounders Under Coronavirus, But Fishing Community Finding Ways To Stay Afloat

May 15
By Shalina Chatlani

Businesses may get some relief from a government stimulus package, but how quickly they can bounce back may depend on the types of fish they supply.

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Birch Aquarium Still Caring For 6,000 Animals, After Coronavirus Forces It To Close Its Doors

May 13
By Shalina Chatlani

The aquarium has also found ways to keep the guest interaction alive.

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Top Teachers Celebrated By San Diego Unified Amid Coronavirus Disruption

May 7
By Bennett Lacy

Honoring teachers for their dedication amid the coronavirus disruption, the San Diego Unified School District announced its elementary, middle, and high school teachers of the year.

An undated artist rendering of the coronavirus.

Coronavirus Mutations Not As Concerning As Some Research Suggests

May 6
By Shalina Chatlani

New studies are suggesting the coronavirus is mutating and could be more dangerous. But some epidemiologists say there’s not enough evidence to say that’s true.

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It’s Public Health Vs. Privacy As San Diego County Considers Contact Tracing App

May 6
By Claire Trageser

The county is among governments worldwide considering using smartphone apps to help with the tracking of people exposed to the coronavirus. But not everyone is willing to use them.

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