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NPR: FEMA Hadn’t Ordered Ventilators. Manufacturers Forged Ahead Anyway

By the middle of March, the problem was undeniable: America didn't have enough ventilators for the coronavirus pandemic.

CNN: What happens to our food supply if American farmers can’t farm?

The coronavirus pandemic is posing a threat to their livelihoods, as it is for many others across the globe. But unlike some...

NPR: Toilet Paper Startup Ramps Up And Rolls In Wake Of Coronavirus Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has led to the panic-buying of one item in particular: toilet paper.

CNN: These companies are racing to roll out COVID-19 treatments

Big Pharma companies and biotechs are racing to come up with an effective treatment for the Covid-19 novel coronavirus.

BBC: Coronavirus: Amazon workers threaten strikes over virus protection

Pressure is building on Amazon and other delivery firms to improve protections for workers worried about getting infected with coronavirus.

CNN: Amazon warehouses are getting hit with coronavirus cases

Amazon warehouses are facing a growing tide of coronavirus cases with at least 11facilities hit so far, according to Amazon and...

CNN: Why the ‘TJMaxx of groceries’ is succeeding during the coronavirus pandemic

The coronavirus is crippling most American industries. But it's also creating opportunities for some unexpected businesses.

CNN: James Dyson designed a new ventilator in 10 days. He’s making 15,000 for the pandemic fight

Dyson has received an order from the UK government for 10,000 ventilators to support efforts by the country's National Health Service...

NPR: Workers In 8 Amazon Warehouses Test Positive For Coronavirus

Workers in at least eight Amazon warehouses across the country have tested positive for the coronavirus, just as the e-commerce giant ramps...

VOA: US Whiskey Maker Starts Producing Hand Sanitizer

Hand sanitizer is one of the products Americans have been stockpiling during the coronavirus outbreak and that’s left many store shelves empty of the product.  

AP: Edmunds: 5 high-tech vehicles for less than $36,000

Every year brings new technology features in vehicles. Most of them undeniably enhance a vehicle’s modern appeal and safety, such as widescreen...

CNN: Fashion industry answers the call for masks and personal protective equipment to fight Covid-19

With stores closed, runway shows canceled and global supply chains disrupted, much of the fashion industry has been rendered idle by...


Krannert Center COVID-19 Operations Update and Performance Cancellations

Urbana, IL—On March 11, the University of Illinois communicated new guidelines for university operations, enacted to safeguard health during current COVID-19 conditions.

Urbana-Champaign COVID-19 message to students, faculty members, staff

The message below was distributed Wednesday evening to University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign students, faculty members and staff.Dear Members of the University...

Urbana Park District cancels programs, events and rentals and closes buildings through April 12

The Urbana Park District has been closely following the Center for Disease Control guidelines on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and has implemented several...

[Illinois] 2020 Roger Ebert’s Film Festival canceled

The 22nd Annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival, co-founded and hosted by Chaz Ebert, announced today that the 2020 event has been...