COVID-19’s arrival in refugee camps will present a “nightmare within a nightmare,”The Washington Post reports.   Refugee camps’ isolation has delayed COVID-19’s arrival so far, but once it get inside, there’s no such thing as “social distancing.”  

Brazil’s isolated indigenous tribes are already particularly vulnerable to any contagious diseases. As COVID-19 sweeps the globe, evangelical missionaries are setting up shop dangerously close to their home base. 

The US could become the new COVID-19 epicenter, the WHO said today, pointing to a “very large acceleration in cases, Reuters reports. 40% of all new cases tracked by the WHO in the last 24 hours have come  from the US—marking a sharp acceleration.

As pandemic-related economic worries expand nationwide, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced urgent actions Monday because "twin battles" need to be waged against both the novel coronavirus and a large-scale economic disaster. 

Large-scale lockdowns aren’t enough to stem the spread of COVID-19—efforts must focus on finding and isolating the sick, the WHO’s Mike Ryan warns, The Hill reports.  

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