Chicago Sun-Times conducts trial run with journalists working from home

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From a Chicago Sun-Times editorial on March 12, saying every journalist will work from home for one day in test:

"We understand that some readers might think we’re going overboard with all this virus stuff; our staff on Wednesday produced roughly the same number of online stories about COVID-19 as there were confirmed cases in Illinois: 25. President Donald Trump, for one, apparently is still of the view that the virus will fade soon enough, even as the number of U.S. cases escalates and the stock market tumbles.

"That said, it is undeniable that events have hit a tipping point. German Chancellor Angela Merkel predicted Wednesday that 7 of 10 Germans could be afflicted by coronavirus if it isn’t slowed by vaccines or a cure. The World Health Organization on Wednesday declared coronavirus a pandemic."

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