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Coronavirus Testing Has Gotten Better, But The U.S. Still Does Not Have Enough Tests

Coronavirus Testing Has Gotten Better, But The U.S. Still Does Not Have Enough Tests

Coronavirus Testing Has Gotten Better, But The U.S. Still Does Not Have Enough Tests Demand for COVID-19 testing has gone up as the virus surges across the nation. Luckily, testing has gotten better and people who want tests now have several options.Toggle more optionsHeard onToggle more optionsDemand for COVID-19 testing has gone up as the virus surges across the nation. Luckily, testing has gotten better and people who want tests now have several options.NOEL KING, HOST:The CDC's advice to Americans right now is incredibly simple. The agency says, quote, "the safest way to celebrate...

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COVID-19 Cases In U.S. Reach Record Highs Again

COVID-19 Cases In U.S. Reach Record Highs Again

COVID-19 Cases In U.S. Reach Record Highs Again The U.S. has reached a new, worrisome high: it's surpassed a daily count of nearly 120 thousand new confirmed coronavirus cases, a 20 percent jump in just one week.Toggle more optionsHeard onToggle more optionsThe U.S. has reached a new, worrisome high: it's surpassed a daily count of nearly 120 thousand new confirmed coronavirus cases, a 20 percent jump in just one week.SCOTT SIMON, HOST:There are numbers other than vote tallies this week. The pandemic continues to ravage America coast to coast. More and more lives are being devastated every...

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More Than 120,000 In A Day: U.S. Faces Record-Breaking Number Of Coronavirus Cases

More Than 120,000 In A Day: U.S. Faces Record-Breaking Number Of Coronavirus Cases

More Than 120,000 In A Day: U.S. Faces Record-Breaking Number Of Coronavirus Cases As the U.S. awaits election results, the pandemic continues to ravage the country. More than 120,000 new cases were reported in a single day for the first time this week. NPR discusses the latest.Toggle more optionsHeard onToggle more optionsAs the U.S. awaits election results, the pandemic continues to ravage the country. More than 120,000 new cases were reported in a single day for the first time this week. NPR discusses the latest.AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:Even as we wait for election results, the pandemic is...

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A Look At The State Of The Pandemic

A Look At The State Of The Pandemic

A Look At The State Of The Pandemic Coronavirus cases are surging in many countries, including the United States and in Europe, and governments are imposing new lockdowns. NPR takes a look at the state of the pandemic around the world.Toggle more optionsHeard onToggle more optionsCoronavirus cases are surging in many countries, including the United States and in Europe, and governments are imposing new lockdowns. NPR takes a look at the state of the pandemic around the world.MARY LOUISE KELLY, HOST:It is Monday of a week bound for the history books. Basically, we are tracking two huge and...

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Mask-Wearing Is Up In The U.S., But Young People Are Still Too Lax, CDC Survey Finds

Mask-Wearing Is Up In The U.S., But Young People Are Still Too Lax, CDC Survey Finds

Mask-Wearing On The Rise In U.S., But Not Social-Distancing, Federal Survey Finds : Shots - Health News A general increase in mask-wearing has been encouraging, U.S. public health experts say. But too few young people, especially, are social distancing and taking other steps to slow coronavirus' spread.More Americans may be wearing masks than early last spring, but other recommended behaviors to stop the pandemic's spread haven't kept pace, according to a new federal survey. And young people are the least likely to take needed steps to stop the virus, the data suggest. The proportion of...

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Coronavirus Test Results Get Faster, But Still Too Slow To Help Slow Disease Spread

Coronavirus Test Results Get Faster, But Still Too Slow To Help Slow Disease Spread

Coronavirus Testing Delays Still Prevent Effective Disease Control, Survey Finds : Shots - Health News The average wait time for results has dropped to about three days, but that is still too slow to keep infected people from unknowingly spreading the virus, researchers report.People are getting the results of coronavirus tests in the U.S. faster than they were in the spring, but testing still takes far too long to help with effective disease control measures such as contact tracing and quarantining, according to the results of a large national survey. The which is conducted monthly by a...

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Can The U.S. Use Its Growing Supply Of Rapid Tests To Stop The Virus?

Can The U.S. Use Its Growing Supply Of Rapid Tests To Stop The Virus?

How The New Rapid Tests Could Drive A Coronavirus Testing Paradigm Shift : Shots - Health News Some public health experts hope the growing availability of faster, cheaper tests could lead to a new strategy of widespread testing — one that could finally get the pandemic under control.Toggle more optionsHeard onToggle more optionsA new generation of faster, cheaper coronavirus tests is starting to hit the market. And some experts say these technologies could finally give the U.S. the ability to adopt a new, more effective testing strategy. "On the horizon — the not too distant horizon — there...

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