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An Epidemiologist Talks About The Risks Of Seeing Others During The Pandemic

Mon, 2020-05-18 20:28

Dr. Celine Gounder, an epidemiologist and infectious disease specialist, talks through the risks of seeing friends, visiting family and making medical appointments during the coronavirus pandemic.

What Happened Today: Drug Maker Reports Early Success In Vaccine Trial

Mon, 2020-05-18 20:28

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Dr. Celine Gounder, an epidemiologist and infectious disease specialist, about what the data tells about the state of the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S.

Experts Say It Is Too Soon For Pro Sports To Reopen

Mon, 2020-05-18 16:08

Major pro sports in the U.S. are still shut down due to the coronavirus outbreak, and the momentum has been building for them to restart. But some experts believe that it is too soon for a comeback.

Germany Faces A Shortage Of Seasonal Farmworkers Due To The Pandemic

Mon, 2020-05-18 16:08

German farmers are facing challenges during the coronavirus pandemic, as the country is experiencing a shortage of seasonal farmworkers who typically come from Eastern European countries.

World-Wide Travel Restrictions Violate International Health Regulations

Mon, 2020-05-18 16:08

Countries around the world have imposed various travel bans to fight the pandemic. But those restrictions are contradicting international health regulations and might not be viable long-term.

Former President Obama Calls Out President Trump In The Commencement Speech

Mon, 2020-05-18 16:08

President Donald Trump has been criticizing Former President Barack Obama for weeks. And the duel has escalated this weekend, as Obama has leveled some of his sharpest public criticism toward Trump.

How The Coronavirus Pandemic Is Affecting The Khamenei Regime In Iran

Mon, 2020-05-18 16:08

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Dexter Filkins of the New Yorker about his reporting from Iran, where the coronavirus outbreak is the latest crisis to shake the Khamenei regime.

Coronavirus Victims: A Disney World Pirate Bob Carlos

Mon, 2020-05-18 16:08

Tracey and Rob Carlos remember their father Bob Carlos who died last month at age 75 from COVID-19. Bob played a pirate at Disney World for a decade.

Reopening Sparks The Debate About Who Should Enforce Social-Distancing Rules

Mon, 2020-05-18 16:08

As states reopen under new social-distancing rules, the question of whether police should enforce these rules arises. But some say that it might hurt the police's relationship with the public.

Coronavirus Update: Vaccine Developer Reports Early Results

Mon, 2020-05-18 16:08

The number of COVID-19 cases and deaths in the U.S. is still on the rise, but there are glimmers of hope. A vaccine developer has reported some encouraging, though early results.

A Woman With Dyschronometria Shares Her Experience Of Losing Track Of Time

Mon, 2020-05-18 16:08

Some people in quarantine are experiencing time as moving faster or slower than normal. But Jeannie Campbell who has dyschronometria has been losing track of time for years.

Turkish President Keeps Pushing Forward With The Waterway Project

Mon, 2020-05-18 16:08

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is pushing forward with the project of digging the waterway parallel to the Bosporus, despite warnings that it is not viable and could do ecological damage.

How The 2020 Coronavirus Pandemic Is Similar To The 1918 Flu Pandemic

Mon, 2020-05-18 16:08

Close examinations of the 1918 flu pandemic may give some clues as to what could happen in 2020. The U.S. is already seeing impatience with restrictions similar to ones experienced in 1918.

Democrats Launch An Investigation Into Firing Of State Department Inspector General

Mon, 2020-05-18 16:08

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with House Appropriations Committee Chair Nita Lowey about the investigation into why State Department Inspector General Steve Linick was fired last Friday.

Texas Faces A Spike In The Coronavirus Cases At Meatpacking Plants

Mon, 2020-05-18 16:08

Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday has unveiled more of his plans for reopening Texas. Meanwhile, the state is facing a spike in confirmed COVID-19 cases — most of them at meatpacking plants in Amarillo.

Some Business Owners In Yellowstone Feel Unsure About Park's Reopening

Mon, 2020-05-18 16:08

Yellowstone is the latest national park set to start reopening on Monday. But some owners of the businesses located near or in the park are doubting their ability to ensure everyone's safety.

New Orleans Restaurant Owner Shares Her Experience Of Getting Ready For Reopening

Mon, 2020-05-18 16:08

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Kelly Fields, an owner of the Willa Jean restaurant in New Orleans, about how she is getting ready to reopen her business.

Ayesha Curry Is Serving Virtual Connection With A Pot Of Chili

Sun, 2020-05-17 17:13

Michel Martin talks with cookbook author Ayesha Curry about her upcoming cook-along called #ChiliAndChill.

Farmworker Advocates Call For Stricter Housing Standards Amid Pandemic

Sun, 2020-05-17 17:13

Spring brings thousands of seasonal migrant workers to farms across the country, where they usually live in camps with several to a room sleeping in bunk beds. How does that work during a pandemic?

Former Mayor Calls On Philadelphia To Apologize For MOVE Bombing

Sun, 2020-05-17 17:13

NPR's Michel Martin talks with former mayor of Philadelphia, W. Wilson Goode, Sr., about his recent op-ed calling for the city to apologize for the MOVE bombing, which took place 35 years ago.