Take 2: Coronavirus, Glenn Greenwald


Hannah Gonzalez

The Take 2 series features brief weekly updates on the state or nation’s relevant news for the community.

Carlee George , Staff Writer

Editor’s note:  Take 2 is a series of informative short posts for which readers should take two minutes to view. Readers can expect the biggest or most relevant state or national news to be briefly explained here.

Cases of the coronavirus in the U.S.: The coronavirus is a virus that spreads from animals and can be spread through. There have been over 830 reported cases in China and it has killed 26 people. There is one confirmed case in Seattle and a suspected case in Texas and Chicago.

Why this is important: The virus can be spread through a person’s sneeze or cough, or if a person touches a contaminated surface. Coronavirus causes a viral pneumonia that can’t be treated with typical antibiotics. There is not a lot of information about this strain at the time and few treatments. It was mainly contained to Wuhan, China but is now spreading.

Charges against Glenn Greenwald: He is an award-winning American journalist that is facing charges from the Brazilian Government for publishing leaked documents from hacked cell phones. Prosecutors are charging him with cybercrimes for being apart of a criminal organization according to the government. 

Why this is important: This brings to light attacks against the press that are becoming increasingly common, not only in Brazil but the U.S. as well. As a journalist, it was Greenwald’s job to report the news he discovered, but is now facing punishment for it.