A reporter for The Associated Press was dispatched to the University of California, Berkeley, to see what was going on with the coronavirus outbreak there.
But instead of finding any newsworthy stories, she ended up reporting on the coronivirus crisis that was already underway.
“I was there for a couple of days, and the first thing that struck me was the degree of confusion,” she told The Associated Statesman on Tuesday.
“I was walking around and people were saying things like ‘What are you doing here?'”
The AP visited several campuses in Berkeley and interviewed students and faculty, but it was too late to do any serious reporting.
The outbreak was so bad that students were even teaching at a university.
“It was really difficult for the AP to cover what was happening,” said Barbara Schulte, the school’s senior associate provost for news and public affairs.
“There were a lot of questions out there,” said Rachel Kohn, who taught public health at Berkeley for 10 years.
“There were students saying they were going to be able to do this.
I remember asking a professor, ‘What the hell are you talking about?'””
There was a sense of disbelief, a sense that we’re not doing anything, and then the students were like, ‘Why don’t we do this?'” said Kohn.”
We tried to give students the opportunity to do research, and that’s what we did, but we did not get a lot done.”
But as the pandemic reached new heights, students and researchers began taking up the task of reporting on it.
The AP’s first major investigation focused on the emergence of the pandemics virus and its spread in California, but there was no way to get coverage from the mainstream media, the AP’s Kohn said.
“This is the story of our times,” she said.
In January, the CDC released a draft report on the pandes outbreak that outlined the scope of the problem.
“As of mid-December, the coronatavirus was present in approximately 60 percent of U.S. counties,” the CDC wrote.
The disease spread to more than 200 U.A. campuses and to at least 14 states.
The draft report, which was sent to the White House, contained no specific recommendations for curbing the spread of the virus.
“You can see the pandepics coming, and you can see it spreading,” said Schulté.
“The CDC said it could happen.”
In the meantime, there were many stories about how the virus was spreading in California.
The Associated Press interviewed students at Berkeley and reported that students had reported experiencing symptoms of the coronax virus.
Some students reported getting sick and needing to take anti-coagulants to prevent infection.
The AP also found that the CDC was tracking coronaviruses and finding outbreaks on campuses.
But when the AP sent a reporter to California to look at the spread in the state, the state’s governor refused to let her report on what was being done.
The governor of California’s largest city, San Francisco, sent a message to AP reporters in the middle of January warning them that if they would not let her into his city’s quarantine center, he would sue them.
The city had already begun to quarantine students who were not taking anti-COVID-19 drugs.
But the AP didn’t report on that, and a few weeks later, when the story broke, Schulteche decided to move to Berkeley, the home of the University at Berkeley.
“My goal was to get as much coverage as possible for the school, to make it easier for other students to get to school,” she wrote in her account.
“It was a very difficult decision to make.”
She eventually was allowed in to see the hospital where her brother, a member of the medical school’s infectious disease department, worked.
But even then, she was told that she would have to leave the hospital before she could talk to students.
“The hospital told me that I was going to have to be escorted out and that I couldn’t see the patients,” Schultech wrote.
“At that point, I was just overwhelmed and a little bit scared.”
In her account, Schultz said she felt pressured to leave, so she went back to her room and slept.
Later that month, she wrote that she had to go to the emergency room after her brother got sick.
When she showed up, he was dead.
The following day, she posted an open letter on her blog.
“In light of the recent tragic news of my brother’s death, I have decided to take this opportunity to publicly speak out about my experience,” Schultz wrote.
“My brother was a talented and passionate educator who had been a very positive influence on many of us at Berkeley.”
“As a member at the University’s infectious diseases department, I knew the coronvirus was spreading very fast, and I could not sit idly by as my department was slowly destroyed and my colleague