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How to Talk to Kids About Coronavirus

How to Talk to Kids About Coronavirus

Originally published in The New York Times on February 28, 2020

Each day brings more news of the coronavirus spread, with at least 60 confirmed cases in the United States. On Tuesday, Dr. Nancy Messonnier, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, said Americans should begin preparing for a growing number of cases in the United States, adding that she had spoken to her own family members about “significant disruption” to their routines.

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What is coronavirus and what should I do if I have symptoms?

What is coronavirus and what should I do if I have symptoms?

Originally published by The Guardian on March 1, 2020

What is Covid-19 – the illness that started in Wuhan?
It is caused by a member of the coronavirus family that has never been encountered before. Like other coronaviruses, it has come from animals. Many of those initially infected either worked or frequently shopped in the Huanan seafood wholesale market in the centre of the Chinese city.

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U.S.-based Norwegian Air Flight Attendants Reach Tentative Agreement For First Contract

U.S.-based Norwegian Air Flight Attendants Reach Tentative Agreement For First Contract

February 29, 2020 - AFA U.S.-based Norwegian Air Flight Attendants this week reached a tentative agreement for a first contract covering over 500 Flight Attendants.

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Lawmakers Ask NMB to Move Air Wisconsin Negotiations to Strike Deadline

February 27, 2020 — U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) led a letter in support of Air Wisconsin flight attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), urging the National Mediation Board (NMB) to give fair consideration to AFA-CWA’s request to advance the contract negotiation process.

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CDC Advises Likely Coronavirus Outbreak in U.S.

CDC Advises Likely Coronavirus Outbreak in U.S.

February 26, 2020 — The global situation on Coronavirus (COVID-19) is changing rapidly. Flight Attendants and airlines have been on the frontlines of the initial outbreak in China and throughout Asia. As the virus spreads globally, different geographic areas are becoming a concern, sometimes overnight. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) stated Tuesday, February 25, 2020, it’s just a matter of time before the outbreak starts to spread in the U.S.

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AFA Remembers Flight Attendant Ruth Jordan

AFA Remembers Flight Attendant Ruth Jordan

February 25, 2020 — We mourn the passing of a legend in our ranks - Ruth Jordan, a 50 plus year Flight Attendant and Purser, who transcended 4 airline mergers beginning in 1957 with then Bonanza Airlines, continuing with Hughes Airwest, Republic Airlines, Northwest Airlines and concluding with Delta Air Lines in 2014. We lost Ruth last Sunday January 19th, after a courageous battle with cancer.

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AFA Votes: Activist Training in Chicago

AFA Votes: Activist Training in Chicago

February 21, 2020 — This November, Americans will go to the polls to elect a President, all 438 members of the House of Representatives, and 33 members of the U.S. Senate. We work in one of the most heavily regulated industries, so the outcome of federal elections have a direct and profound impact on our industry and profession.

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