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Apr 08, 2020

4 In 10 U.S. Teens Say They Haven't Done Online Learning Since Schools Closed
A new national survey also suggests most teens are following coronavirus news closely — and they're worried.

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Apr 08, 2020

How Is The Coronavirus Affecting Black Americans?
Numbers emerging from a few cities and states suggest higher death rates for African-Americans from COVID-19. The findings also reveal deeper disparities.

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Apr 08, 2020

Lawmakers Defy Warnings, Continue To Meet In Capitals Across The Country
Many state legislative sessions were cut short due to the coronavirus pandemic. Now lawmakers, itching to complete state business, are reconvening despite heath warnings not to.

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Apr 08, 2020

Acting Navy Secretary Resigns, USNS Comfort's Mission Is Changed
Defense officials say that the hospital ship USNS Comfort will now accept patients with Covid-19. And, the acting Navy secretary has resigned over his handling of a virus-stricken aircraft carrier.

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Apr 08, 2020

Pandemic Overwhelms New York City's System For Handling Its Dead
With the COVID-19 death toll rising, officials in New York City are considering creating a temporary cemetery on city property.

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Apr 08, 2020

Some States Complain They Aren't Getting Federal Help For The Pandemic
Montana is dealing with a micro-outbreak of COVID-19 cases and trying to prepare for a bigger spike. The governor says the state is being largely left out of federal efforts to provide help.

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Apr 08, 2020

After Deaths At Home Spike In NYC, Officials Plan To Count Many As COVID-19
Officials say a sudden upsurge in deaths at home is likely due to COVID-19 and they are planning to add many of them to New York's death toll even without confirmation by a laboratory.

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Apr 07, 2020

California Courts Temporarily Change Rules To Ease Stress On System
Bail, evictions and more will undergo temporary changes adopted by the California Judicial Council.

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Apr 07, 2020

Gov. Newsom On How California Is Preparing For A Spike In Coronavirus Cases
The state is building makeshift hospitals in anticipation of a surge in cases, following weeks of moderate growth, Gov. Gavin Newsom tells All Things Considered.

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Apr 07, 2020

Federal Appeals Court Panel Reaffirms Texas Abortion Ban Under Coronavirus Limits
The decision allows the ban while litigation continues. Top state Republican officials have said abortion is an elective procedure and should be suspended to save medical supplies during the pandemic.

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Apr 07, 2020

In Another Pushback Against Oversight, Trump Removes Pandemic Inspector General
President Trump removed the head of a group charged with overseeing the Coronavirus package passed by Congress. Trump has bristled at the oversight actions of several inspectors general.

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Apr 07, 2020

Airlines Want To Cancel Rule Requiring Them To Refund Fares For Canceled Flights
An industry group says airlines around the world are burning through cash and can't afford to pay refunds to customers for canceled flights, despite regulations requiring it.

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Apr 07, 2020

Walmart Faces Lawsuit Over Worker's Death From Coronavirus Complications
The wrongful-death case alleges Walmart ignored symptoms and failed to safeguard workers. The legal complaint is by the family of one of two employees from the same store who died in recent weeks.

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Apr 07, 2020

Seattle Bakery Owner On Her Online Pivot During Coronavirus Outbreak
NPR's Ari Shapiro checks in with Olga Sagan, owner of Piroshky Piroshky bakery in Seattle, about how business is going amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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Apr 07, 2020

California Gov. Newsom On His State's Ongoing Pandemic Preparations
NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with California Gov. Gavin Newsom about how his state is addressing the coronavirus pandemic.

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Apr 07, 2020

Coronavirus Updates: Wisconsin Vote Proceeds, Latest White House Moves
NPR science and politics reporters and a Wisconsin Public Radio correspondent relay the latest updates in the United States response to the coronavirus epidemic.

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Apr 07, 2020

Long Lines Reported As Wisconsin Election Proceeds Despite Coronavirus Threat
Wisconsin is holding a statewide election under challenging circumstances amid the pandemic. Despite efforts to delay voting and move to mail-in ballots, long lines were reported around the state.

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Apr 07, 2020

New York's Temporary Overflow Hospitals Remain Underused Despite COVID-19 Crisis
Two temporary hospital facilities are open in New York City inside a major convention center and aboard a Navy hospital ship. But so far, both have far fewer patients than they can handle.

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Apr 07, 2020

Many Struggling Homeowners Not Getting The Mortgage Relief U.S. Promised
Millions of homeowners who've lost their incomes qualify to defer payments. But many say lenders are demanding unfair terms such as massive subsequent lump-sum payments that they can't afford.

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Apr 07, 2020

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Reports 'Largest Single-Day' Increase In Deaths
Cuomo says 731 people died on Monday. "Behind every one of those numbers is an individual, is a family, is a mother, is a father, is a brother, is a sister. So a lot of pain again today," he adds.

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Apr 07, 2020

Surgeon General Says 'Over 90% Of The Country' Is Doing Right Thing To Fight Virus
"The American people have the power to change the trajectory of this epidemic if we come together like we have after past tragedies in this county," the U.S. Surgeon General told ABC on Tuesday.

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Apr 07, 2020

White House Press Secretary Grisham Moves Back To First Lady's Office
Stephanie Grisham, Trump's third press secretary, did not hold a press briefing during her tenure. She is moving back to the first lady's office.

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Apr 07, 2020

White House Shakes Up Communications Team With New Meadows Aides
Ben Williamson and Alyssa Farah — both close to new chief of staff Mark Meadows — will play senior roles. Kayleigh McEnany, a campaign spokeswoman, will become the new press secretary.

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Apr 07, 2020

4 Of 5 Workers Are Affected By COVID-19 Worldwide, U.N. Agency Says
The COVID-19 pandemic is taking a terrible toll on the world's economy, with various lockdown measures now affecting the livelihood of almost 2.7 billion workers, according to a new report.

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Apr 07, 2020

For Some Essential Workers, Jobs Are Still Insecure
When the coronavirus interrupted China's global shipping lines, fewer containers arrived at ports in the United States. For a truck driver in San Bernardino, Calif., that meant a reduction in income.

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Apr 07, 2020

States, Hospitals Say They're Still Not Getting Vital Supplies To Fight COVID-19
President Trump says the government's procurement and distribution system is "a fine-tuned machine," but many hospitals and state governors say they're still struggling to get what they need.

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Apr 07, 2020

Sen. Bill Cassidy On His State's Racial Disparites In Coronavirus Deaths
NPR's David Greene talks to GOP Sen. Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, a state with an already staggering number of COVID-19 cases, about how hospitals and residents there are preparing for grim days ahead.

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Apr 07, 2020

Are We Firing Too Many People In The U.S.?
Instead of mass layoffs, Germany tries to safeguard employment. Under a program called Kurzarbeit, when companies declare they're under financial distress, the government helps pay their workers.

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Apr 07, 2020

Are We Firing Too Many People?
Instead of mass layoffs, Germany tries to safeguard employment.

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Apr 07, 2020

News Brief: Wisconsin Primary, Boris Johnson's Condition, Japan Declaration
Voters in Wisconsin head to the polls for a primary election. British Prime Minister Johnson is moved to the intensive care unit of a London hospital. And, Japan is declaring a state of emergency.

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Apr 07, 2020

Overcrowding Makes It Hard For Native Americans To Socially Distance
A lack of affordable housing on Indian reservations means people often live in overcrowded conditions, making social distancing and protecting elders impossible. We have a snapshot from Wyoming.

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Apr 07, 2020

Last-Minute Court Rulings Create Chaos For Wisconsin Primary
Wisconsin is proceeding with its primary election Tuesday — even though many voters are scared to go to the polls due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Apr 07, 2020

African Americans In Louisiana Are Dying At An Alarming Rate During Pandemic
In Louisiana, more than 500 people have died because of coronavirus complications. Seventy percent of the victims are black — even though African Americans make up a third of the population.

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Apr 07, 2020

Artist In Residency Waits Out COVID-19 Travel Restrictions In Hawaii
Poet Frances McCue is watching the COVID-19 pandemic unfold from a small island in Hawaii, where she became quarantined. She went to Molokai for what was supposed to be a 10-day residency.

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Apr 07, 2020

'They're All Really Afraid': Coronavirus Spreads In Federal Prisons
One of the hardest-hit facilities is in Oakdale, La. "They feel like they're sitting ducks," says Arjeane Thompson, whose boyfriend is an inmate. And staff are working overtime under the strain.

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Apr 07, 2020

Passover Celebrations Take Shape Differently To Work Around The Coronavirus
Social distancing is preventing families from gathering for the traditional Seder, so this year Passover will be different. Many Jews are planning virtual celebrations.

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Apr 06, 2020

Boeing And Airbus Halt Production; Future Of Airplane Manufacturing Uncertain
Airbus and Boeing halt production of its jets because of the coronavirus. Orders for new planes have fallen as air travel has plummeted due to the pandemic.

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Apr 06, 2020

Arkansas Gov. Hutchinson Says State Has A 'Targeted Response' To Coronavirus
Gov. Asa Hutchinson is one of the few governors who hasn't issued a statewide stay-at-home order. He tells All Things Considered about the measures he says do more to slow the virus's spread.

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Apr 06, 2020

Are You Struggling To Pay Bills Or Get Coronavirus-Related Benefits?
Whether you're a business owner, an "essential" worker or an individual trying to make ends meet, NPR wants to hear from you. How are you getting by?

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Apr 06, 2020

Arkansas Governor Among The Few Not To Issue Stay-At-Home Order So Far
NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson about the state's response to the coronavirus. The state is one of a few that has not issued a stay-at-home order.

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Apr 06, 2020

In Chicago, COVID-19 Is Hitting The Black Community Hard
While black residents comprise 29% of Chicago, they represent 70% of that city's COVID-19 deaths. There are a number of reasons for that, and officials are just now beginning to address the issue.

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Apr 06, 2020

Program Matches Bicycles To Essential Workers Who Need Them In New York
A small program in New York connects people who want to donate a bicycle with essential workers who need one to get around.

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Apr 06, 2020

U.S. Army Delays New Recruits' Basic Training Due To Coronavirus
Recruits who have already begun their early training will keep working under recently introduced screening and safety guidelines.

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Apr 06, 2020

New York City Plans Temporary Burials For The Dead
New York City is struggling to handle the high number of people who have died from COVID-19. So many people have died that officials are looking to temporarily bury the bodies in a city park.

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Apr 06, 2020

New York City Has Contingency Plan For Temporary Burials Of COVID-19 Dead
Officials are struggling to handle the high number of people who have died from the disease. So many have died that the city is considering temporary burial at a public cemetery on Hart Island.

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Apr 06, 2020

Federal Judge Allows Some Abortions To Continue In Oklahoma
Patients have been turned away for abortions after Republican state officials said an executive order suspending elective procedures during the coronavirus pandemic applies to abortions.

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Apr 06, 2020

With Coronavirus Deaths 'Essentially Flat' Last Two Days, NY Gov. Sees 'Good Signs'
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said there were 599 coronavirus deaths statewide since Sunday. He said it may suggest a "possible flattening of the curve" but also warned numbers were inconclusive.

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Apr 06, 2020

More Than 10,000 People Have Now Died From COVID-19 In The U.S.
The U.S. trails only Italy (16,523 dead) and Spain (13,055 dead) in the number of people lost to the pandemic.

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Apr 06, 2020

Supreme Court Hands Federal Worker Partial Win In Age Discrimination Case
In a separate case, the court upheld a warrantless traffic stop by a sheriff's deputy in Kansas.

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Apr 06, 2020

Supreme Court Hands Federal Worker Major Win In Age Discrimination Case
In a separate decision the court said police may make traffic stops in the assumption that the driver is the owner.

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Apr 06, 2020

In New York, Overflow Hospitals At Javits And On Navy Ship Have Been Largely Empty
More than 14,000 people have now been hospitalized in New York City for COVID-19. But two large overflow facilities have been operating far below their capacity.

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Apr 06, 2020

Inmates, Staff On Edge As COVID-19 Spreads Through Federal Prisons
Coronavirus is rapidly spreading, and the Bureau of Prisons says at least 138 inmates and 59 members of staff have tested positive. One of the hardest hit facilities is in Louisiana.

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Apr 06, 2020

N.Y. Gov. Cuomo Reports A Drop In Number Of Coronavirus Deaths
New York's governor on Sunday reported a decrease in the number of daily deaths and hospitalizations from the coronavirus. He stressed it was too early to tell what that means for the long term.

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Apr 06, 2020

News Brief: COVID-19 Deaths, Progress Report And Criticism
COVID-19 deaths in New York fell Sunday. V.P. Mike Pence says the coronavirus task force is starting to see glimmers of progress. And, some governors criticize administration for pandemic response.

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Apr 06, 2020

As Crisis Worsens, COVID-19 Strains Michigan's Health System
NPR's David Greene talks to Dr. Steven Kalkanis, CEO of the Henry Ford Medical Group, about how the Detroit metro area is preparing for an expected widespread outbreak of coronavirus.

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Apr 06, 2020

When You Work In Construction, Social Distancing Isn't Always Possible
Shelter-in-place orders exempt workers in essential trades, including the driver of a concrete mixer in Salt Lake County, Utah. He explains how he's trying to stay safe during the pandemic.

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Apr 05, 2020

2 Workers From Same Walmart Store Die After Contracting The Coronavirus
The Chicago-area store is open for business after passing "necessary inspections," the company said. Walmart did not disclose the workers' names or further details.

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Apr 05, 2020

How The U.S. Can Prepare For The Next Pandemic
NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Dr. David Skorton, president and CEO of the Association of American Medical Colleges, about ways the U.S. should prepare for the next pandemic.

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Apr 05, 2020

Some Religious Leaders Defy Shutdown Orders
Many houses of worship have canceled services in response to coronavirus shutdown orders. But some are continuing to gather, saying they should be able to do so as a matter of religious freedom.

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Apr 05, 2020

The Controversy Around 'Essential' Businesses
NPR's Michel Martin speaks with three journalists about the controversy surrounding what's considered an essential business where they are: Tara Haelle, Thomas Peele and Brenna Goth.

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Apr 05, 2020

Report: Pentagon Knew Of Possible Coronavirus Threat For Years
An internal report from 2017 warned that a novel respiratory illness was the "most likely and significant threat" in a pandemic and noted likely shortages of masks, beds and ventilators.

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Apr 05, 2020

New York Gov. Cuomo Reports A Drop In Number Of Deaths, But Warns It May Be A 'Blip'
In a press conference on Sunday, the governor stressed the importance of working together, both in-state and nationally. "Nobody can do this alone," he said. "Nobody."

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Apr 05, 2020

Hospitals Reject Trump's Claim They Are 'Really Thrilled' With Supplies
As hospitals warn of shortages, President Trump claims without offering evidence that he's hearing from administrators who are pleased with the current levels of supplies.

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Apr 05, 2020

Confirmed Cases In The U.S. Top 300,000 As New Hot Spots Emerge
White House coronavirus response coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx said Saturday that New York, Louisiana and Detroit remain the main hot spots but emerging are Colorado, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C.

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Apr 05, 2020

Wisconsin's Moves Ahead With Tuesday Primary As Campaigns And Polls Adapt
In this swing state, the outbreak is forcing political parties to retool their get-out-the-vote efforts, and making some conservatives reconsider absentee voting.

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Apr 05, 2020

Family Of Colorado's First Victim Tried To Provide A Good Death At A Distance
Retired Denver lawyer Mike Farley, 87, sensed he wasn't going to make it. His family said dying alone was hard for him, but he was able to say his goodbyes over video calls.

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Apr 05, 2020

Hindered By A Pandemic, Religious Leaders Prepare For Holidays
Leaders across faiths in the country are working to bring a sense of community to their congregations, as religious spaces shut down during a worsening coronavirus outbreak.

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Apr 05, 2020

As Coronavirus Whips Through A Missouri Family, A Mom Hopes For The Best
Misty Donaldson-Urriola and her husband Edgar Urriola recently divorced but kept living and raising three sons together. But in March Edgar wound up hospitalized on a ventilator. Then the kids got it.

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Apr 05, 2020

Trapped By The Coronavirus Pandemic, Congress Tries New Ways Of Legislating From Home
Congress left for an extended recess as a result of the coronavirus outbreak and may not return for several weeks. Lawmakers say their days have turned into a blur of conference calls and video chats.

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Apr 05, 2020

Funeral Homes Overwhelmed With COVID-19 Cases
As the U.S. death toll from the coronavirus increases, so does the strain on funeral homes across the country. Funeral directors are struggling to meet the soaring demand for their services.

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Apr 04, 2020

California Gov. Newsom Says More Tests Coming; State Asks Public For Medical Supplies
More than 12,000 Californians have tested positive for the coronavirus. On Saturday, Gov. Gavin Newsom pledged to improve the state's testing capacity and asked the public for help obtaining supplies.

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Apr 04, 2020

Coronavirus Has Now Killed More New Jersey Residents Than 9/11 Attacks
In a press conference Saturday, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced 200 new COVID-19 deaths, bringing the state's death toll to 846.

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Apr 04, 2020

Former FHA Commissioner On Rent And Mortgages During The Pandemic
NPR's Michel Martin speaks with former Federal Housing Administration Commissioner Carol Galante about the way forward for renters and landlords during the coronavirus shutdown.

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Apr 04, 2020

New York AG Calls For Nationwide Abortion Access During The Coronavirus
NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Letitia James, attorney general of New York, about her call for nationwide access to abortion during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Apr 04, 2020

Rural Hospital CEO Preps For Rise In Covid-19 Cases
Dr. Randy Tobler, CEO of Scotland County Hospital in Memphis, Missouri, tells NPR's Michel Martin how his rural medical center is preparing for a rise in coronavirus cases.

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Apr 04, 2020

'This Is A Big Deal': New York Hails Ventilator Deliveries From China And Oregon
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said New York, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S., is still waiting on its order from federal authorities. But others have stepped in with some 1,140 ventilators.

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Apr 04, 2020

As Coronavirus Cases Rise, Navajo Nation Tries To Get Ahead Of Pandemic
The Navajo Nation has seen a significant spike in coronavirus cases. Tribal leaders say they desperately need more supplies, but the biggest problem may be the reservation's lack of running water.

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Apr 04, 2020

A Funeral Director's Lessons For The Living
Because we can not hug or stand close, the coronavirus has changed how we mourn those we've lost. Funeral director Norman J. Williams of Unity Funeral Parlors offers his thoughts about the living.

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Apr 04, 2020

As Jails And Prisons Reduce Populations, Advocates Call On ICE To Do The Same
There's growing fear of coronavirus outbreaks among the 38,000 immigrants being held in detention centers. "The guards tell us it's all lies, you can't believe the TV. But we know it's the truth."

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Apr 04, 2020

'Let Us Stay In Touch With Those That We Love.' A Funeral Director's Lessons For Life
Because we can not hug or stand close, the coronavirus has changed how we mourn those we've lost. Funeral director Norman J. Williams of Unity Funeral Parlors offers his thoughts about the living.

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Apr 04, 2020

More Risk But Less Outreach In New York's Densely Packed Public Housing
Mike Kamber, the Executive Director of Bronx Documentary Center, shares his concerns for people in New York City's public housing during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Apr 04, 2020

If Critical Supplies Run Out, Here's How Hospitals Will Make Tough Choices
If crucial medical resources such as ventilators are in short supply, hospitals are supposed to follow ethics protocols to decide who gets treated. But those rules vary, and aren't always clear.

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Apr 04, 2020

Veterans Of The AIDS Epidemic Reflect On The Lessons That Apply To This One
Some of the people who fought HIV 40 years ago, when it was a frightening and mysterious outbreak in California and New York, say links between public health, community and government are critical.

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Apr 04, 2020

'We'll Get Through This': Living In New York City During The Coronavirus Pandemic
Politicians give speeches and scary headlines fill the news, but somehow life pushes on for New Yorkers.

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Apr 04, 2020

U.S. May Get More Ventilators But Run Out Of Medicine For COVID-19 Patients
There have been dramatic spikes in demand for sedatives, pain medications, paralytics, and other drugs that are crucial for patients who are on ventilators.

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Apr 03, 2020

Listener Questions About Dating During A Time Of Social Distancing
Damona Hoffman, host of the podcast Dates & Mates, answers listener questions about dating, relationships and sex during the coronavirus pandemic with NPR's Ari Shapiro.

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Apr 03, 2020

Alabama And Missouri Issue Stay-At-Home Orders
Govs. Kay Ivey and Mike Parson had previously resisted calls by medical and health experts who have been urging lawmakers to take immediate action.

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Apr 03, 2020

Walmart To Limit Number Of People Shopping At One Time Because Of Coronavirus
Walmart and other retailers are counting visitors as one way to enforce social distancing and reduce the spread of the virus.

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Apr 03, 2020

CDC Now Recommends Americans Consider Wearing Cloth Face Coverings In Public
The president emphasized wearing a mask in public is voluntary, and that medical-grade masks are not necessary.

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Apr 03, 2020

Coronavirus Updates: Jobs Report, Mask Science
A dismal jobs report, on top of millions of unemployment claims, paints a dire picture of the economic carnage of the coronavirus. NPR correspondents examine that — and take a look at mask science.

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Apr 03, 2020

Driving A Long-Haul Truck During The Coronavirus Epidemic
Louisiana trucker Shantell Pablo chronicles her journey this week from North Carolina to Houston, Texas. Food is harder to get, she finds, but traffic is better.

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Apr 03, 2020

Barbershops And Personal Care Services Feel The Effects Of Coronavirus Shutdowns
NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with owner Frank Holmes on how the coronavirus pandemic has impacted his Virginia barbershop, which services members of the Washington Redskins.

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Apr 03, 2020

An Alabama Church Service Heads To The Drive-In Theater
As church services in many states are put on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic, church leaders are looking for creative ways to hold services. One unique way is using a movie drive-in.

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Apr 03, 2020

Louisiana Governor Relays Latest On COVID-19 Response, As New Orleans Is Hit Hard
NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards. New Orleans is an emerging hot spot for cases of coronavirus infection.

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Apr 03, 2020

Wedding Planners And Vendors — Not To Mention Couples — Scramble To Adapt
Wedding planning is already a stressful task without a global pandemic added in the mix. Couples hoping to become newlyweds and those in the wedding industry are trying to navigate this problem.

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Apr 03, 2020

The Coronavirus Epidemic In Birmingham, Ala. Seen Through A Doctor With The Disease
The city of Birmingham, Ala., is now under a shelter-in-place order, as hospitals there are being inundated with COVID-19 patients. A local cardiologist who is now ill with the disease speaks.

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Apr 03, 2020

'We Are Swamped': Coronavirus Propels Interest In Raising Backyard Chickens For Eggs
"We've never seen anything like this and I've been here since 1964," the owner of one hatchery says. For anyone looking to start their own flock, an expert has advice on breeds.

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Apr 03, 2020

'Take This Serious': Bus Driver Dies Of COVID-19 After Calling Out Coughing Rider
"I feel violated," Jason Hargrove said, in a widely shared video complaining of selfish behavior during the coronavirus pandemic. Nearly two weeks later, the Detroit driver is dead of the disease.

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Apr 03, 2020

A Comedian Coughed — And Came Up With 'Coronavirus Rhapsody'
A cough on his couch led comedian Dana Jay Bein to write the parody song "Coronavirus Rhapsody." Then he tweeted it — and the Internet took it from there.

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Apr 03, 2020

Food Shortages? Nope, Too Much Food In The Wrong Places
Some Americans, fearing food shortages from COVID-19, have cleaned out supermarket shelves. Yet there's too much food in some places. Farmers are dumping milk and vegetables that they can't sell.

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