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Masks Remain Extremely Effective Indoors, But Are They Necessary Outside?

Masks Remain Extremely Effective Indoors, But Are They Necessary Outside?

Masks Remain Extremely Effective Indoors, But Are They Necessary Outside? : Coronavirus Updates Unless people are packed together, "there really just is not much spread happening outdoors," Dr. Ashish Jha of Brown University's School of Public Health says.Toggle more optionsHeard onToggle more optionsScientists and public health experts agree that masks are effective at lowering the spread of the coronavirus indoors, where the vast majority of transmission is likely to occur. But what about outside? About have statewide mask mandates that generally require people to wear masks outside when...

Apr 21
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Minneapolis Mayor Says He Welcomes Justice Department Policing Investigation

Minneapolis Mayor Says He Welcomes Justice Department Policing Investigation

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey On The Future of The City's Policing : Live Updates: Trial Over George Floyd's Killing Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey says his city is taking more steps to change policing following the murder conviction of Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd.Toggle more optionsHeard onToggle more optionsAs former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin awaits sentencing after his conviction on three counts of murder in the death of George Floyd, policymakers in Minneapolis are trying to figure out how to improve policing. Concurrently, the Justice Department has launched...

Apr 21
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What Can Wealthy Nations Do To Address Global Vaccine Inequity?

What Can Wealthy Nations Do To Address Global Vaccine Inequity?

What Can Wealthy Nations Do To Address Global Vaccine Inequity? In the U.S., more than 1 out of 5 residents is fully vaccinated against COVID-19. But elsewhere in the world, vaccination rates are much lower. Some poor nations have yet to receive a single dose.Toggle more optionsToggle more optionsIt's no secret why poor countries don't have as many vaccines as rich countries. "There's really just a scarcity of doses," says Kate Elder, senior vaccine policy adviser at Doctors Without Borders' Access Campaign. The question is, how do you fix it? In the U.S., more than residents is fully...

Apr 17
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As Michigan Virus Cases Surge, State Would Rather Add Vaccinations Than Restrictions

As Michigan Virus Cases Surge, State Would Rather Add Vaccinations Than Restrictions

As Michigan Virus Cases Surge, State Would Rather Add Vaccinations Than Restrictions Coronavirus cases are surging in Michigan. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, Michigan's chief medical executive, about the state's decision not to implement new restrictions.Toggle more optionsHeard onKaren ZamoraToggle more optionsCoronavirus cases are surging in Michigan. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, Michigan's chief medical executive, about the state's decision not to implement new restrictions.MARY LOUISE KELLY, HOST:Look across the country at the places...

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Apr 16
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Behind The Relatively Slow Vaccine Rollout In Canada

Behind The Relatively Slow Vaccine Rollout In Canada

Behind The Relatively Slow Vaccine Rollout In Canada NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with André Picard, health columnist with The Globe And Mail, about the reasons behind the relative slowness of COVID-19 vaccine rollouts in Canada.Toggle more optionsHeard onAyen BiorToggle more optionsNPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with André Picard, health columnist with The Globe And Mail, about the reasons behind the relative slowness of COVID-19 vaccine rollouts in Canada.MARY LOUISE KELLY, HOST:Canada is a rich country. It has a universal health care system. It has long had a COVID-19 vaccination plan,...

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Apr 15
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Behind The COVID-19 Surge In Papua New Guinea

Behind The COVID-19 Surge In Papua New Guinea

Behind The COVID-19 Surge In Papua New Guinea COVID-19 cases in Papua New Guinea have been surging. As hundreds become sick each day, the healthcare system is struggling to keep up. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with journalist Rebecca Kuku.Toggle more optionsHeard onToggle more optionsCOVID-19 cases in Papua New Guinea have been surging. As hundreds become sick each day, the healthcare system is struggling to keep up. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with journalist Rebecca Kuku.MARY LOUISE KELLY, HOST:The Pacific island nation of Papua New Guinea has seen a surge of COVID-19 cases for...

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Apr 14
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Sen. Raphael Warnock On Ending The Filibuster: 'All Options Must Be On The Table'

Sen. Raphael Warnock On Ending The Filibuster: 'All Options Must Be On The Table'

Raphael Warnock On Ending The Filibuster: 'All Options Must Be On The Table' As Democrats in Congress set their sights on expanding voting rights, the Georgia Democrat says now may be the time to scrap the the Senate rule requiring a 60-vote supermajority to pass legislation.With the signing on Thursday of President Biden's $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package, Democrats in Washington have now secured their first major achievement since winning control of the White House and both chambers of Congress. It's that Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer credited this week to the voters who...

Mar 11
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As Yemenis Starve To Death, Humanitarian Relief Group Pleas For International Help

As Yemenis Starve To Death, Humanitarian Relief Group Pleas For International Help

As Yemenis Starve To Death, Humanitarian Relief Group Pleas For International Help Jan Egeland of the Norwegian Refugee Council is on the ground in Yemen. The United Nations is asking for funding as tens of thousands are already starving to death and millions more go hungry.Toggle more optionsHeard onToggle more optionsHunger has been weaponized in the war in Yemen, says a former U.N. official who is currently in the country. "We are seeing a relentless countdown to a possible famine that the world hasn't seen since Ethiopia in the 1980s," says Jan Egeland, who is now secretary-general of...

Mar 1
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White House COVID-19 Adviser Andy Slavitt Says There Are No Vaccine 'Silver Bullets'

White House COVID-19 Adviser Andy Slavitt Says There Are No Vaccine 'Silver Bullets'

White House COVID-19 Adviser Andy Slavitt Says There Are No Vaccine 'Silver Bullets' : Coronavirus Updates Slavitt tells NPR that getting more vaccines out quicker will involve lots of "small steps." He says people will have to be "more patient than they want to be," but supplies are increasing.Toggle more optionsToggle more optionsThe U.S. is currently administering about 1.4 million vaccination shots a day. About in the U.S. have already gotten one dose. But demand still outstrips supply in cities across the country, while anecdotes abound about difficulties of trying to get appointments....

Feb 9
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Critic Of U.S. Role In Yemen Responds To Biden's Plans To Pull Back

Critic Of U.S. Role In Yemen Responds To Biden's Plans To Pull Back

Critic Of U.S. Role In Yemen Responds To Biden's Plans To Pull Back Shireen Al-Adeimi of Michigan State University argues the U.S. has done "everything except for pulling the trigger" in the war in Yemen. She tells NPR she's skeptical of a U.S. role in creating peace.Toggle more optionsHeard onToggle more optionsPresident Biden said last week that the Saudi-led war in Yemen "has to end," as he pledged to end "all American support for offensive operations." The complex war started in 2014, when Houthi militants supported by Iran overthrew the unpopular Saudi-backed government in Sanaa,...

Feb 8
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