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VIDEO: What The U.S. Is Doing About Its Testing Swab Shortage

VIDEO: What The U.S. Is Doing About Its Testing Swab Shortage

Video: Why There's Still A Coronavirus Testing Swab Shortage : Shots - Health News To contain the coronavirus, the U.S. needs to be able to test a lot of people. But we're facing a shortage of a key ingredient: the swab. Here's why these swabs are so hard to source.NPRWidespread testing for the coronavirus is key to safely reopening the country, but the U.S. has struggled for months to get to the level of testing many experts say we need — even as states and cities begin to loosen restrictions. Part of the problem is that a test for the coronavirus is not a single device. Testing entails...

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VIDEO: Virus Hunters Seek To Solve The Mystery Of Coronavirus Origins

VIDEO: Virus Hunters Seek To Solve The Mystery Of Coronavirus Origins

VIDEO: Virus Hunters Investigate The Source Of The Novel Coronavirus : Goats and Soda Evidence points to wildlife as the starting point. But it could take years to pinpoint the source.Michael Zamora and Ben de la Cruz/NPRYouTubeScientists have learned a great deal about how the novel coronavirus spreads. But one of the mysteries they're still trying to untangle is where the virus, known as SARS-CoV-2, came from in the first place. Scientific evidence points to wildlife — and to bats as the most likely origin point. Bats are critically important for pollinating flowers and dispersing seeds....

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News Brief: Pandemic Death Toll, Hong Kong Protests, Florida Law

News Brief: Pandemic Death Toll, Hong Kong Protests, Florida Law

News Brief: Pandemic Death Toll, Hong Kong Protests, Florida Law U.S. approaches nearly 100,000 deaths from COVID-19. Thousands in Hong Kong protest planned security law. A federal judge rules Florida law restricting voting rights for felons is unconstitutional.Toggle more optionsHeard onToggle more optionsU.S. approaches nearly 100,000 deaths from COVID-19. Thousands in Hong Kong protest planned security law. A federal judge rules Florida law restricting voting rights for felons is unconstitutional.RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:We begin the week with the U.S. on the verge of a grim milestone -...

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Georgia Company Packs Up Homes Of Deceased COVID-19 Victims

Georgia Company Packs Up Homes Of Deceased COVID-19 Victims

Georgia Company Packs Up Homes Of Deceased COVID-19 Victims Cathy Cody owns a janitorial company in a Georgia community that's had a high rate of COVID-19. She offers a new service: Boxing up the belongings of residents who have died from the coronavirus.Toggle more optionsHeard onToggle more optionsCathy Cody owns a janitorial company in a Georgia community that's had a high rate of COVID-19. She offers a new service: Boxing up the belongings of residents who have died from the coronavirus.NPR thanks our sponsors

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Examining Coronavirus Hot Spots: U.S. And Brazil

Examining Coronavirus Hot Spots: U.S. And Brazil

Examining Coronavirus Hot Spots: U.S. And Brazil The U.S. is approaching a grim milestone: 100,000 coronavirus deaths. Brazil's COVID-19 cases have surged, and the White House is clamping down on Brazil with a new travel ban.Toggle more optionsHeard onToggle more optionsThe U.S. is approaching a grim milestone: 100,000 coronavirus deaths. Brazil's COVID-19 cases have surged, and the White House is clamping down on Brazil with a new travel ban.DAVID GREENE, HOST:A hundred thousand American lives lost to the coronavirus. That is the stunning death toll that the United States is approaching...

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Ala. Mayor Says COVID-19 Cases In Montgomery Are At Crisis Level

Ala. Mayor Says COVID-19 Cases In Montgomery Are At Crisis Level

Ala. Mayor Says COVID-19 Cases In Montgomery Are At Crisis Level NPR's David Greene talks to Steven Reed, mayor of Montgomery, Ala., about the dire need for more ICU beds because of a spike in COVID-19 cases — at the same time the state is easing restrictions.Toggle more optionsHeard onToggle more optionsNPR's David Greene talks to Steven Reed, mayor of Montgomery, Ala., about the dire need for more ICU beds because of a spike in COVID-19 cases — at the same time the state is easing restrictions.NPR thanks our sponsors

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Biden Commemorates Memorial Day In First Outing Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Biden Commemorates Memorial Day In First Outing Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Biden Commemorates Memorial Day In First Outing Amid Coronavirus Pandemic : Coronavirus Live Updates "Never forget the sacrifices that these men and women made. Never, ever, forget," Biden said before leaving the wall. He later told reporters,"It feels good to be out of my house."Former Vice President Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee for president, made an unannounced visit to the Veterans Memorial Park in New Castle, Del., on Monday. It's the first time Biden has left the area around his home in Wilmington, since mid-March when he began self-isolation amid the coronavirus...

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Florida COVID ICU Nurse Remembered By His Father

Florida COVID ICU Nurse Remembered By His Father

Florida COVID ICU Nurse Remembered By His Father NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks with Ronald Coddington of Palm Beach, Fla., about the death of his son, William, who was a young nurse in a COVID intensive care unit.Toggle more optionsHeard onToggle more optionsNPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks with Ronald Coddington of Palm Beach, Fla., about the death of his son, William, who was a young nurse in a COVID intensive care unit.NPR thanks our sponsors

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Rental Car Giant Hertz Files For Bankruptcy Protection

Rental Car Giant Hertz Files For Bankruptcy Protection

Rental Car Giant Hertz Files For Bankruptcy Protection A decrease in travel amid the coronavirus pandemic has dealt a "sudden and dramatic" blow to the company's revenue.Car rental company Hertz Friday, citing an "abrupt decline in revenue" during the coronavirus pandemic. Hertz is just the latest high-profile company to feel the financial pain of the COVID-19 crisis: Retailers , , and all filed for bankruptcy protection this month. Home-decor chain announced it would be closing for good, with final closing sales beginning Memorial Day weekend. After many states began to declare stay at...

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Churches Defy State Bans And Gather With Congregations

Churches Defy State Bans And Gather With Congregations

Churches Defy State Bans And Gather With Congregations NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Rev. Kris Casey of Adams Square Baptist Church in Worcester, Mass., about why some churches are opening their doors despite state directives banning large gatherings.Toggle more optionsHeard onToggle more optionsNPR's Rachel Martin talks to Rev. Kris Casey of Adams Square Baptist Church in Worcester, Mass., about why some churches are opening their doors despite state directives banning large gatherings.NPR thanks our sponsors

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Mother And Daughter To Start Medical Residencies At LSU Health

Mother And Daughter To Start Medical Residencies At LSU Health

Mother And Daughter To Start Medical Residencies At LSU Health After graduating medical school, mother-daughter doctors Cynthia and Jasmine Kudji will start residencies at at the same hospital system, Louisiana State University School of Medicine.Toggle more optionsHeard onToggle more optionsAfter graduating medical school, mother-daughter doctors Cynthia and Jasmine Kudji will start residencies at at the same hospital system, Louisiana State University School of Medicine.NPR thanks our sponsors

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News Brief: China's Hong Kong Law, Coronavirus College Tests, Guantanamo Delays

News Brief: China's Hong Kong Law, Coronavirus College Tests, Guantanamo Delays

News Brief: China's Hong Kong Law, Coronavirus College Tests, Guantanamo Delays China considers controversial Hong Kong security laws. Colleges prepare to reopen in the fall. And, COVID-19 delays trials at Guantanamo Bay.Toggle more optionsHeard onToggle more optionsChina considers controversial Hong Kong security laws. Colleges prepare to reopen in the fall. And, COVID-19 delays trials at Guantanamo Bay.NOEL KING, HOST:How far will China go to keep its hold on Hong Kong?STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:The National People's Congress is meeting this week in Beijing. As always, in the one-party state,...

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Long-Term Symptoms Of COVID-19

Long-Term Symptoms Of COVID-19

Long-Term Symptoms Of COVID-19 NPR's Michel Martin speaks with he New York Times' Mara Gay about her recovery from COVID-19.Toggle more optionsHeard onToggle more optionsNPR's Michel Martin speaks with he New York Times' Mara Gay about her recovery from COVID-19.MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:When COVID-19 first began its march across the country, we heard that those most at risk were the elderly, particularly those in nursing homes, or people with underlying health conditions. And while that's true, now that we're several months into life with the disease, we're finding out that that isn't the whole...

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'COVID Tracking Project' Co-Founder On Misleading Virus Statistics

'COVID Tracking Project' Co-Founder On Misleading Virus Statistics

'COVID Tracking Project' Co-Founder On Misleading Virus Statistics NPR's Scott Simon talks with The Atlantic's Robinson Meyer, co-founder of the COVID Tracking Project, about inconsistent state reporting of data.Toggle more optionsHeard onToggle more optionsNPR's Scott Simon talks with The Atlantic's Robinson Meyer, co-founder of the COVID Tracking Project, about inconsistent state reporting of data.SCOTT SIMON, HOST:The number of deaths from coronavirus in the United States is about to reach 100,000. Those are lives, not just statistics. But statistics, including the number of tests, new...

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Cities Must Rethink Public Transportation As States Reopen Amid Pandemic

Cities Must Rethink Public Transportation As States Reopen Amid Pandemic

Cities Must Rethink Public Transportation As States Reopen Amid Pandemic As businesses reopen, many city dwellers worry about the risks of public transit. Cities are trying to figure out how to safeguard public health, keep people moving, and avoid a gridlock nightmare.Toggle more optionsHeard onToggle more optionsAs businesses reopen, many city dwellers worry about the risks of public transit. Cities are trying to figure out how to safeguard public health, keep people moving, and avoid a gridlock nightmare.SCOTT SIMON, HOST:Some city streets have undergone a remarkable transformation...

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Illinois Hospital Fighting To Serve COVID-19 Patients Amid Financial Struggles

Illinois Hospital Fighting To Serve COVID-19 Patients Amid Financial Struggles

Illinois Hospital Fighting To Serve COVID-19 Patients Amid Financial Struggles NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Dr. Alfredo Mena Lora of Chicago's St. Anthony Hospital about how his institution is faring with COVID-19 amid a budget shortfall.Toggle more optionsHeard onToggle more optionsNPR's Scott Simon speaks with Dr. Alfredo Mena Lora of Chicago's St. Anthony Hospital about how his institution is faring with COVID-19 amid a budget shortfall.SCOTT SIMON, HOST:Hospitals are struggling to keep up with the fight against COVID-19. Saint Anthony Hospital in Chicago's South Lawndale neighborhood...

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Messaging From Leaders Who Have Tamed Their Country's Coronavirus Outbreaks

Messaging From Leaders Who Have Tamed Their Country's Coronavirus Outbreaks

Messaging From Leaders Who Have Tamed Their Country's Coronavirus Outbreaks Though a vaccine seems like the best way to control the spread of the coronavirus, some countries have already managed to bring their new cases down to nearly zero.Toggle more optionsHeard onToggle more optionsThough a vaccine seems like the best way to control the spread of the coronavirus, some countries have already managed to bring their new cases down to nearly zero.MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:As the number of coronavirus cases continues to rise, a vaccine may appear to be the only solution to the pandemic. But even...

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Food Banks Get The Love, But SNAP Does More To Fight Hunger

Food Banks Get The Love, But SNAP Does More To Fight Hunger

Food Banks Get The Love, But SNAP Does More To Fight Hunger : The Salt The charitable organizations called food banks are getting a lot of attention and donations right now. But they aren't nearly as important or effective as SNAP, formerly known as food stamps.Toggle more optionsToggle more optionsMillions of newly impoverished people are turning to the charitable organizations known as food banks. Mile-long lines of cars, waiting for bags of free food, have become one of the most striking images of the current economic crisis. Donations are up, too, including from a new billion-dollar...

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With Moratorium Lifted, Houston Becomes Largest U.S. City Where Evictions Can Resume

With Moratorium Lifted, Houston Becomes Largest U.S. City Where Evictions Can Resume

With Moratorium Lifted, Houston Becomes Largest U.S. City Where Evictions Can Resume : Coronavirus Live Updates Some Texas cities are taking additional steps to protect renters and delay evictions, but many Texans remain vulnerable. A Houston rental assistance program ran out of funding in just 90 minutes.Toggle more optionsHeard onElizabeth TrovallFromToggle more optionsEvictions are expected to skyrocket in Texas where the state Supreme Court has lifted a moratorium on evictions and unemployment has risen to historic levels amid the coronavirus pandemic. Some cities are taking additional...

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North Carolina Reports Highest One Day Spike Of COVID-19 Cases

North Carolina Reports Highest One Day Spike Of COVID-19 Cases

North Carolina Reports Highest One Day Spike Of COVID-19 Cases : Coronavirus Live Updates Health officials announced Saturday that they had recorded 1,107 new infections. The news comes as the state entered Phase 2 of its re-opening plan on Friday.Jason SlotkinNorth Carolina has reported its highest one-day spike in new COVID-19 cases, a development that comes a day after the state entered its second phase of re-opening. In a statement Saturday, the state's reported 1,107 infections – around cases than the state's last highest daily tally. "This is a notable and concerning increase," said...

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Antibody Testing Is Increasing, But A Positive Result Doesn't Prove Immunity

Antibody Testing Is Increasing, But A Positive Result Doesn't Prove Immunity

Antibody Testing Is Increasing, But A Positive Result Doesn't Prove Immunity As more people get tested for antibodies to the coronavirus, fears rise that they'll let down their guard mistakenly believing antibodies guarantee protection.Toggle more optionsHeard onToggle more optionsAs more people get tested for antibodies to the coronavirus, fears rise that they'll let down their guard mistakenly believing antibodies guarantee protection.NPR thanks our sponsors

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Kashmir Internet Restrictions Impede Fight Against Coronavirus

Kashmir Internet Restrictions Impede Fight Against Coronavirus

Kashmir Internet Restrictions Impede Fight Against Coronavirus NPR's Scott Simon talks to Kashmiri journalist Gowhar Geelani about how India's lockdown and internet restrictions are impacting efforts to control the coronavirus outbreak.Toggle more optionsHeard onToggle more optionsNPR's Scott Simon talks to Kashmiri journalist Gowhar Geelani about how India's lockdown and internet restrictions are impacting efforts to control the coronavirus outbreak.NPR thanks our sponsors

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Michigan AG Says She 'Will Not Remain Silent' As Trump Risks Public Health

Michigan AG Says She 'Will Not Remain Silent' As Trump Risks Public Health

Dana Nessel, Michigan AG, Won't Be 'Silent' About Trump, COVID-19 : Coronavirus Live Updates Dana Nessel, attorney general for the state of Michigan, on Friday said President Trump was gambling with public health through his ongoing response to the coronavirus pandemic.Toggle more optionsToggle more optionsMichigan Attorney General Dana Nessel on Friday said President Trump had directly threatened the health and safety of her state's residents through his coronavirus response, including his recent refusals wear a mask in public and defense of those protesting stay-at-home orders. "He has...

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Biden Pulls Back On 'Cavalier' Remarks About Black Voters

Biden Pulls Back On 'Cavalier' Remarks About Black Voters

Biden Backtracks 'You Ain't Black' Remarks About Trump Supporters In an at-times tense exchange on the radio show Breakfast Club, former Vice President Joe Biden said, "If you have a problem figuring out whether you're for me or Trump, then you ain't black."Former Vice President Joe Biden is backtracking remarks he made on a popular black radio program on Friday that were criticized as questioning the cultural authenticity of black supporters of President Trump. "If you have a problem figuring out whether you're for me or Trump, then you ain't black," the presumptive Democratic presidential...

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For In-Person College, Coronavirus Testing Will Be Key. But Is That Feasible?

For In-Person College, Coronavirus Testing Will Be Key. But Is That Feasible?

Colleges Stockpile Coronavirus Tests In Hopes Of Reopening Colleges might be able to reopen their campuses if they're able to frequently test their students. But can they get tests --- and with budgets already squeezed, will they be able to afford it?Toggle more optionsHeard onToggle more optionsThe coronavirus test wasn't as bad as Celeste Torres imagined. Standing outside a dorm at the University of California, San Diego, Torres stuck a swab up a nostril, scanned a QR code, and went on with the day. "The process itself was about five minutes," Torres says, "I did cry a little bit just...

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