Nov 6, 2018

Students across the U.S. plan walk-outs to vote in midterm elections

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Thousands of students are expected to walk out of their classrooms Tuesday and head to the polls as part of the Walkout to Vote campaign, CNBC reports.

The details: The walk-outs, organized by the Future Coalition, a network of over 20 youth-led organizations across the country, are set to begin at 10 a.m. The campaign is meant to "send a message to politicians ... that young people are unified in our demand for change," the founder of the coalition, Katie Eder, told CNBC. Voting among young people age 18-29 surged in the primaries this year. Go deeper: 12 young people tell New York Magazine why they may not vote this year.

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Q&A: Minimizing your coronavirus risk

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

As the coronavirus continues to spread throughout the U.S., Axios is answering readers' questions about the pandemic — how it spreads, who's at risk, and what you can do to stay safe.

What's new: This week, we answer five questions on smokers' vulnerability, food safety, visiting older parents, hair cut needs, and rural vs. urban impact.

The other coronavirus test we need

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Researchers are racing to develop tests that detect whether someone may have developed immunity to the coronavirus, which could help society return to normal faster.

Why it matters: These tests could help people know if they are able to go back to work, as well as aid researchers in tracking the scale and death rate of the disease — key data for current and future pandemic policies.

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What the U.S. can learn from other countries in the coronavirus fight

Data: The Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins; Note: Cases are shown on a logarithmic scale; Chart: Naema Ahmed/Axios

The countries that have most successfully fended off the novel coronavirus have mainly done it with a combination of new technology and old-school principles.

Why it matters: There's a lot the U.S. can learn from the way other countries have handled this global pandemic — although we may not be able to apply those lessons as quickly as we'd like.

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