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Movies about widespread disease provide parallels to COVID-19 pandemic

Dr. Erin Mears (Kate Winslet) talks on the phone with someone amidst her research to understand the source of the flu-like disease spreading throughout the world. The movie

Ruthie Posada

May 20, 2020

With the current COVID-19 pandemic underway, several movies characterized by widespread infection have resurfaced as viewers compare and contrast the movies with our current situation. Two movies I’ve recently had the privilege to see are “Contagion” and “Outbreak,” both following doctors and scie...

Staff Editorial: School closure necessary to protect community

Art by Maggie Klaers. According to the Echo, St. Louis Park Public Schools will remain closed from March 17 to April 6 in order to stem the spread of the COVID-19 Pandemic. As of 4:15 p.m. March 15, there are 35 cases in Minnesota, 2,815 cases in the United States and 156,800 infected worldwide with 5,762 dead, according to The New York Times.

March 15, 2020

This op-ed is updated as of 4:20 p.m. March 15. In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, St. Louis Park Public Schools plan to close for nearly three weeks from March 17 to April 6, according to a phone blast sent out March 15. Although this decision should’ve been made sooner, the Echo Editorial Board applauds the district for acting with an abundan...

Measles outbreak highlights dangerous anti-vaccination trend

Measles outbreak highlights dangerous anti-vaccination trend

Emma Leff

March 4, 2019

In 2000, the United States was declared measles-free, yet there have already been over 120 confirmed cases in 2019 alone, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is not only irresponsible to not get basic immunizations, it endangers the lives of everyone nearby. Many of these cases impact those ...

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