Capitol Perspectives: Issues in covering coronavirus

By Phill Brooks
The coronavirus pandemic has raised some difficult journalistic questions for which there are not easy answers.
Journalists are facing conflicts between stessing good health practices while, at the same time, holding public officials accountable for their actions and, sometimes, inaction.

Look for any ‘missing’ news on our website

    “Desperate times call for desperate measures.” According to Wiktionary, this phrase likely originates from a saying of the ancient Greek physician Hippocrates, which appears in his Aphorisms: "For extreme diseases, extreme methods of cure, as to restriction, are most suitable." We’re in desperate times.

Preparing for financial dips

By Tawni Hunt Ferrarini, Ph.D., Economist, author, and professor
The health and well-being of everyone in our communities is everyone’s top priority. We understand the concern and uncertainty that people may be experiencing surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19). As educators, we are committed to being responsive to everyone’s information needs as the situation evolves and is reflected in the economic viability of our community’s households and businesses.

Wearing masks could be a game changer

    I urge everyone to wear a mask to cover their nose and mouth when in public spaces.
    The text below is from an article dated May 14, 2020 by JEREMY HOWARD, Distinguished Research Scientist University of San Francisco. It outlines the scientific evidence for mask wearing to reduce the spread of COVID-19.