In today's news roundup, a strong and deadly earthquake strikes Pakistan, the WHO approves the first-ever vaccine against malaria, and a Russian actor and movie maker are now on the International Space Station to make the first film shot in space.
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School students in the US are being caught in a political battle over masks. Though wearing masks is an important way of preventing the spread of the coronavirus, some Republican leaders are trying to prevent school districts from requiring masks.
To recap 2020, NewsForKids.net is taking a look back at some of the most interesting stories we’ve covered this year. Today we’re looking at just a few of this year's stories about the struggle to get the coronavirus under control.
The drug companies Pfizer and BioNTech say the coronavirus vaccine they're developing seems to be 90% successful at preventing people from getting Covid-19. The results aren't final, but the news is much better than many experts expected.
Around the world, countries are racing to create vaccines to protect people against the new coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2. Many countries have agreed to work together on vaccines, but a few countries are working alone.
Today, NFK takes a look at two recent country-wide plans relating to food. The United Kingdom has begun an effort to encourage people to lose weight. In China, the government is asking people to stop wasting food.
Dogs are being trained to sniff out COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus. So far, dogs seem to be quite good at detecting the illness, but it's not clear yet how useful these skills will be.
On Monday, about two weeks earlier than planned, New Zealand declared that it was free from the coronavirus. The country has moved to Level 1 in its coronavirus alert system, returning life in New Zealand to nearly normal.
During the last few months, most countries around the world have spent weeks in lockdowns of different kinds. Now, governments are trying to decide if the time is right to start normal business activity again.
With people around the world on lockdown and movie theaters struggling to stay in business, many people are wondering whether the coronavirus will permanently change the way people see movies.
Worldwide, many efforts are being made to test people for the new coronavirus. But scientists are also looking at an unusual way of testing for the virus - studying water that's been flushed down toilets.