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February 27, 2020
Courtesy of BrainPOP
Directions: Watch the Brainpop video on the coronavirus and use the discussion questions to talk about the outbreak with your students. Then check the latest news on the virus via the PBS NewsHour. For additional resources, take a look at Coronavirus: Multilingual Resources for Schools from Colorín Colorado, an ELL website based at PBS station WETA.
Responding to criticism that the government is not doing enough to protect Americans against the coronavirus, President Donald Trump said Wednesday that the federal government is mobilizing in case the illness spreads widely within the U.S. He appointed Vice President Pence to oversee the response.
Health officials worldwide are concerned about incidents of human-to-human transmission of the novel coronavirus, although it continues to have a relatively low death rate. On Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said the U.S. should prepare for the coronavirus to become a more widespread health issue.
Watch the video (if time is short, stop at 3m:50s) and check out the stories below to hear the latest updates on the novel coronavirus. You can turn on the “CC” (closed-captions) function and read along with the transcript here.