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U.S. Passes 12 Million Confirmed Coronavirus Cases

U.S. Passes 12 Million Confirmed Coronavirus Cases

U.S. Passes 12 Million Confirmed Coronavirus Cases : Coronavirus Updates On Friday alone, there were 195,000 new confirmed cases of the virus and 1,878 deaths. The U.S. has been adding 1 million cases every six days.Cases of COVID-19 are in nearly every state as the nation approaches Thanksgiving. The cumulative case count passed 12 million on Saturday, the previous million mark was crossed, which was six days after the previous million. On Friday alone, there were more than 195,000 new confirmed cases and 1,878 deaths reported, . More than 255,000 people have died in total, as of Saturday...

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What It Was Like To Participate In The Clinical Trial For Moderna's COVID-19 Vaccine

What It Was Like To Participate In The Clinical Trial For Moderna's COVID-19 Vaccine

What It Was Like To Participate In The Clinical Trial For Moderna's COVID-19 Vaccine : Coronavirus Updates PBS Newshour correspondent John Yang reflects on his experience participating in Moderna's coronavirus vaccine trial. "It started off with self-interest — I wanted to get the vaccine sooner," he says.Toggle more optionsHeard onToggle more optionsJournalist John Yang volunteered to take part in a Phase 3 COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial not for "great altruistic reasons," but because he wanted to get a vaccine sooner rather than later. "It started off with self-interest — I wanted to get...

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U.S. Surgeon General Blames 'Pandemic Fatigue' For Recent COVID-19 Surge

U.S. Surgeon General Blames 'Pandemic Fatigue' For Recent COVID-19 Surge

U.S. Surgeon General Blames 'Pandemic Fatigue' For Recent COVID-19 Surge : Coronavirus Updates U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams says people are tired and aren't taking mitigation measures as seriously as before.Toggle more optionsHeard onToggle more optionsThe COVID-19 crisis in the U.S. is getting worse by nearly every metric. On Friday alone, there were more than 184,000 new confirmed cases and 1,400 deaths,. Hospitals are . To date in the U.S., there have been more than 10 million and more than 240,000 have died — . U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams says "pandemic fatigue" is largely to...

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COVID-19 hospitalizations surge in Dakotas: 'It's like we opened up a spigot'

COVID-19 hospitalizations surge in Dakotas: 'It's like we opened up a spigot'

Hospitals are nearing capacity in North and South Dakota, two states where coronavirus has hit disproportionately hard for their small population size and where cases continue to rise daily.The Dakotas have the most new daily cases per capita of any other state this week — a record they've held or been close to for many weeks. They're also among the worst in the country for two other grim metrics: and . North Dakota has seen hospitalizations spike in recent days, Dr. Doug Griffin, chief medical officer at Sanford Medical Center in Fargo, N.D., "We had fully expected it would get worse,"...

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ICU Doctor Stresses COVID-19 Severity In Communities Of Color, Faults White House

ICU Doctor Stresses COVID-19 Severity In Communities Of Color, Faults White House

ICU Doctor Stresses COVID-19 Severity In Communities Of Color, Faults White House Physician Taison Bell reflects on the messaging around COVID-19 disparities and whether that's impacted how some people are responding to measures to control the virus.Toggle more optionsHeard onToggle more optionsDr. Taison Bell, the director of the medical intensive care unit at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, was doing rounds in the COVID-19 ICU, caring for about 20 patients, when he noticed that his unit was full almost entirely of Black and Latinx people, despite the fact that Bell, who...

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John Bolton Says U.S. Is 'Not Safer' Today Than It Was Before Trump Presidency

John Bolton Says U.S. Is 'Not Safer' Today Than It Was Before Trump Presidency

John Bolton Says U.S. Is 'Not Safer' Today Than It Was Before Trump Presidency Former national security adviser John Bolton says President Trump's decision-making "does not produce a coherent, effective, sustained policy."Toggle more optionsHeard onToggle more optionsAmbassador John Bolton, who worked as national security adviser to President Trump from 2018 to 2019, told NPR's All Things Considered that he does not believe the United States is safer today than it was four years ago. "I think unfortunately it's not safer, which is not to say that there haven't been some important positive...

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'It Is Reckless.' Trump Placing White House Staff At Risk Of COVID-19, Author Says

'It Is Reckless.' Trump Placing White House Staff At Risk Of COVID-19, Author Says

'It Is Reckless.' Trump Placing White House Staff At Risk Of COVID-19, Author Says : Live Updates: Trump Tests Positive For Coronavirus The White House has outlined steps it's taking to protect staff, but Kate Andersen Brower, author of The Residence: Inside the Private World of the White House, says there is ample cause for concern.Toggle more optionsHeard onToggle more optionsOn Monday, President Donald Trump after spending the weekend in the hospital being treated for COVID-19. Nearly a dozen members of the president's circle have also in recent days, heightening alarm that scores of...

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Michigan Secretary of State Says At Least 3 Million Expected To Vote By Mail

Michigan Secretary of State Says At Least 3 Million Expected To Vote By Mail

Michigan Secretary of State Says At Least 3 Million Expected To Vote By Mail Roughly 2.5 million citizens of the approximately 5 million people expected to vote this fall have requested to vote by mail, according to Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson.Toggle more optionsHeard onToggle more optionsEarly voting via absentee ballot began in Michigan on Thursday, making 2020 the state's first presidential election in which residents can vote early with an absentee ballot without needing a reason. The state's 16 electoral votes could be decisive in this year's presidential election. Four years...

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Sen. Lisa Murkowski Reiterates Opposition To Confirmation Vote Before The Election

Sen. Lisa Murkowski Reiterates Opposition To Confirmation Vote Before The Election

Sen. Lisa Murkowski Reiterates Opposition To Confirmation Vote Before The Election : Death Of Ruth Bader Ginsburg Murkowski is the second Senate Republican to announce that she will not support a vote on a nominee to fill the Supreme Court seat left empty by the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska said on Sunday that she will not support nominating a successor to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court before the 2020 presidential election. The announcement makes her the second Senate Republican to publicly take that position. "For weeks, I have...

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Fascism Scholar Says U.S. Is 'Losing Its Democratic Status'

Fascism Scholar Says U.S. Is 'Losing Its Democratic Status'

Fascism Scholar Says U.S. Is 'Losing Its Democratic Status' Yale professor Jason Stanley wrote the book How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them. He talked with NPR about defining fascism and how conspiracy theories play a part.Toggle more optionsHeard onToggle more optionsSince it was first popularized by Italian dictator Benito Mussolini in the 1920s, fascism, and accusations of it, have been a common theme in American political discourse. Voices on the left warned of fascism in the form of and ; have of actually being the ones to embrace the far-right ideology. Historians have...

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'The Devastation Is Widespread.' Iowans Continue To Struggle Following Deadly Derecho

'The Devastation Is Widespread.' Iowans Continue To Struggle Following Deadly Derecho

'The Devastation Is Widespread.' Iowans Continue To Struggle Following Deadly Derecho Tens of thousands are still without power in the aftermath of the storm system that slammed the state last week, flattening homes, buildings and countless acres of farmland.Toggle more optionsThousands of Iowans are still coping with the aftermath of a storm that pummeled the state last Monday with 100-mile-per-hour winds — a storm that flattened corn and soybean crops, damaged grain elevators and leveled banks, churches and homes. More than 158,000 Iowans were still without power as of Friday evening, ....

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Arizona Congressman Raúl Grijalva Tests Positive For COVID-19

Arizona Congressman Raúl Grijalva Tests Positive For COVID-19

Arizona Rep. Raúl Grijalva Tests Positive For The Coronavirus : Coronavirus Live Updates It's unclear how the Democrat, who says he is asymptomatic, contracted the virus, but earlier this week, he presided over a hearing that included another member who has since tested positive.Rep. Raúl Grijalva tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday, becoming at least the 12th member of Congress to contract the virus. The Arizona Democrat chairs the House Natural Resources Committee, which held a hearing on Tuesday that was attended by Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, who has repeatedly refused to wear a...

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COVID-19 Cases Continue To Surge In States Across The U.S.

COVID-19 Cases Continue To Surge In States Across The U.S.

COVID-19 Cases Continue To Surge In States Across The U.S. : Coronavirus Live Updates There were more than 1,000 deaths in the U.S. for the fifth consecutive day Saturday.For the fifth consecutive day, there were more than 1,000 deaths from the coronavirus in the United States and infections haven't shown signs of significantly slowing, . More than 145,000 people in the country have died from the virus and more than 4,000,000 people have been infected, . New daily cases are increasing . Among them are California, which reported its highest number of single-day deaths . In there were 934 new...

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Larry Hogan On The Parallels Of Fighting Cancer And Maryland's Coronavirus Outbreak

Larry Hogan On The Parallels Of Fighting Cancer And Maryland's Coronavirus Outbreak

Larry Hogan On The Parallels Of Fighting Cancer And Maryland's Coronavirus Outbreak NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan about his new book Still Standing: Surviving Cancer, Riots, a Global Pandemic, and the Toxic Politics That Divide America.Toggle more optionsHeard onToggle more optionsLarry Hogan non-Hodgkin's lymphoma five years ago, a fight that he says has colored many of his decisions as the Republican governor of Maryland, from to navigating the coronavirus pandemic. "It changed me as a person and the way I look at life and what's important. And maybe that's one...

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A Look Into The Wild Economy Of Tabletop Board Game Funding

A Look Into The Wild Economy Of Tabletop Board Game Funding

A Look Into The Wild Economy Of Tabletop Board Game Funding The tabletop gaming community has quietly been shifting toward a new type of funding model where fans have increasing say over which games make it to their living rooms.Long before the coronavirus pandemic, tabletop board games were having , with popular games like The Settlers of Catan and Ticket to Ride becoming mainstream additions to family game nights. Then, COVID-19 hit and, , it changed how many hobbyist board game creators approached the industry. But for many people who suddenly found themselves stuck at home under...

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U.S. COVID-19 Deaths Near 130,000; Florida And Texas Report Record Case Numbers

U.S. COVID-19 Deaths Near 130,000; Florida And Texas Report Record Case Numbers

U.S. COVID-19 Deaths Near 130,000; Florida And Texas Report Record Case Numbers : Coronavirus Live Updates Florida and Texas reported their biggest daily rise in new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the past few days as deaths in the U.S. continue to rise.Nearly 130,000 people in the United States have died from the coronavirus and more than 2,800,000 people have been infected, . Both Florida and Texas reported their biggest daily rise in new confirmed cases over the past few days, with Florida reporting and another 9,999 on Sunday. Texas reported a record followed by 3,449 on Sunday....

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Reformed Neo-Nazi Discusses President Trump's Controversial Shared Tweet

Reformed Neo-Nazi Discusses President Trump's Controversial Shared Tweet

Reformed Neo-Nazi Discusses President Trump's Controversial Shared Tweet : Live Updates: Protests For Racial Justice NPR's Noel King speaks with Christian Picciolini, a reformed neo-Nazi skinhead, about what extremists may have heard when the president retweeted a video of a supporter yelling "white power."Toggle more optionsHeard onToggle more optionsWhen Christian Picciolini was a neo-Nazi, he heard the term "white power" all the time. It was the term they used as a greeting, as a pejorative, to instill fear, even to sign off letters in lieu of "sincerely." "It was also a proclamation...

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Houston Hospitals Seeing Surge In Coronavirus Admissions

Houston Hospitals Seeing Surge In Coronavirus Admissions

Houston Hospitals Seeing Surge In Coronavirus Admissions : Coronavirus Live Updates Dr. Marc Boom, the president and CEO of Houston Methodist Hospital, says "the time is now" for people to change their behavior to help reduce the spread of the coronavirus.Toggle more optionsHeard onToggle more optionsAs COVID-19 cases in Texas continue to surge, young people appear to be the driving force. Texas reported nearly of COVID-19 on Thursday, a single-day record for the state. The Texas Medical Center — a massive cluster of health care facilities based in Houston — warned that intensive care units...

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Parties — Not Protests — Are Causing Spikes In Coronavirus

Parties — Not Protests — Are Causing Spikes In Coronavirus

Parties — Not Protests — Are Causing Spikes In Coronavirus : Coronavirus Live Updates Erika Lautenbach, director of the Whatcom County Health Department in Washington state, says protests against police violence aren't among the catalysts for the spread of COVID-19.Toggle more optionsHeard onToggle more optionsAs the U.S. begins to open back up, coronavirus clusters — where multiple people contract COVID-19 at the same event or location — are popping up all over the country. And despite drawing massive crowds, protests against police violence and racial injustice in Washington state weren't...

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6 Trump Staffers Test Positive For COVID-19 Ahead Of Tulsa Rally

6 Trump Staffers Test Positive For COVID-19 Ahead Of Tulsa Rally

6 Trump Staffers Test Positive For COVID-19 Ahead Of Tulsa Rally : Coronavirus Live Updates The event is moving ahead as scheduled. None of the staffers who tested positive for the virus or anyone who was in immediate contact with them will attend.Six campaign staffers working on the advance team for President Trump's rally in Tulsa, Okla., have tested positive for COVID-19, the campaign said Saturday. Trump is still attending the rally. "Per safety protocols, campaign staff are tested for COVID-19 before events. Six members of the advance team tested positive out of hundreds of tests...

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Tom Petty's Family Doesn't Want Trump Using His Music For A 'Campaign Of Hate'

Tom Petty's Family Doesn't Want Trump Using His Music For A 'Campaign Of Hate'

Tom Petty's Family Doesn't Want Trump Using His Music For A 'Campaign Of Hate' Tom Petty's family issued a cease-and-desist notice to the Trump campaign after the president played "I Won't Back Down" at his rally in Tulsa, Okla.The family of the late American rock legend Tom Petty has sent a cease-and-desist letter to the Trump campaign after it blasted the song "I Won't Back Down" at the president's , Okla. In posted to Petty's Twitter account on Saturday, the family said the use of the song was "in no way authorized." "Both the late Tom Petty and his family firmly stand against racism and...

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NIH Halts Hydroxychloroquine Study; Says 'Unlikely' To Help COVID-19 Patients

NIH Halts Hydroxychloroquine Study; Says 'Unlikely' To Help COVID-19 Patients

Hydroxychloroquine Study Stopped After NIH Says 'Unlikely' To Help COVID-19 : Coronavirus Live Updates The NIH said that while the anti-malarial drug did not cause harm to patients in the study, testing showed little evidence that it would benefit patients hospitalized with COVID-19.The National Institutes of Health has halted its study of hydroxychloroquine, a drug President Donald Trump has promoted as a possible treatment for COVID-19 and once claimed to be taking himself. In issued on Saturday, the agency said that although it did not appear hydroxychloroquine caused harm to patients in...

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NIH Halts Hydroxychloroquine Study; Says 'Unlikely' To Help COVID-19 Patients

NIH Halts Hydroxychloroquine Study; Says 'Unlikely' To Help COVID-19 Patients

WUOMFMThe National Institutes of Health has halted its study of hydroxychloroquine, a drug President Donald Trump has promoted as a possible treatment for COVID-19 and once claimed to be taking himself. In issued on Saturday, the agency said that although it did not appear hydroxychloroquine caused harm to patients in the study, it was also "very unlikely to be beneficial." "The data from this study indicate that this drug provided no additional benefit compared to placebo control for the treatment of COVID-19 in hospitalized patients," according to the NIH. The announcement could represent...

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N.C. Health Secretary Warns Of Surge In Cases, Possible Return Of Stay-At-Home Orders

N.C. Health Secretary Warns Of Surge In Cases, Possible Return Of Stay-At-Home Orders

N.C. Health Secretary Warns Of Surge In Cases, Possible Return Of Stay-At-Home Orders : Coronavirus Live Updates North Carolina recently saw its highest number of new daily coronavirus infections. "If we need to go back to stay-at-home, we will," says Health and Human Services Secretary Mandy Cohen.Toggle more optionsHeard onToggle more optionsNorth Carolina is experiencing a surge of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations during its second phase of reopening, forcing the state's health director to contend with the idea of a second shutdown. "If we need to go back to stay-at-home [orders], we...

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