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A Federal Coronavirus Vaccine Contract Released At Last, But Redactions Obscure Terms

A Federal Coronavirus Vaccine Contract Released At Last, But Redactions Obscure Terms

HHS Releases Redacted Moderna Coronavirus Vaccine Contract : Shots - Health News Most of the federal contracts with companies involved in the crash program to make COVID-19 vaccines haven't been made public. The lack of disclosure raises questions about accountability.Even as the companies enlisted by the government's Operation Warp Speed project to develop COVID-19 vaccines say they're making quick progress, details of their lucrative federal contracts have been slow to emerge. But late Friday, the Department of Health and Human Services released its . When announcing the deal, HHS said it...

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Election 2020: Latinx Women's Vote Could Affect The Outcome

Election 2020: Latinx Women's Vote Could Affect The Outcome

Election 2020 And The Latinx Women Vote "It's the dehumanizing rhetoric President Trump uses when referring to immigrants" that drove Lourdes Vázquez to become a U.S. citizen and to vote in this election for the first time, she says.Women from the Latinx community are being hurt more by the coronavirus pandemic than any other group. Not only are they facing higher infection rates but many are also losing their jobs or getting their work hours reduced. As a result of these hardships, a growing number of women say they are now motivated to vote for Democrat Joe Biden in the upcoming election,...

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Pence's Chief Of Staff Has The Coronavirus. Pence Will Continue To Campaign

Pence's Chief Of Staff Has The Coronavirus. Pence Will Continue To Campaign

Marc Short, Pence Chief Of Staff, Tests Positive For The Coronavirus Marc Short, the top aide to Vice President Pence, is the latest White House official to get the coronavirus. Pence, who tested negative, plans to continue his breakneck campaign travel schedule.Updated at 2:45 a.m. ET Marc Short, the chief of staff to Vice President Mike Pence, tested positive for the coronavirus on Saturday, making him the closest aide to Pence and the latest senior White House official to contract the virus. The confirmation comes as Pence — who tested negative on Saturday — criss-crosses the country for...

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Foiled Again: Murder Hornet Eludes Washington State Scientists

Foiled Again: Murder Hornet Eludes Washington State Scientists

Foiled Again: Murder Hornet Eludes Washington State Scientists An Asian giant hornet fell off researchers' radar during their latest attempt to find its nest. The team is racing to exterminate the invasive species before it devastates U.S. bee populations.Toggle more optionsHeard onToggle more optionsResearchers have lost track of an Asian giant hornet they were following — a stinging setback in the pursuit to eradicate an invasive species that threatens to decimate North American bee populations. Washington state officials said this week that they had successfully trapped a live giant...

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Here's Where The Threat Of Militia Activity Around The Elections Is The Highest

Here's Where The Threat Of Militia Activity Around The Elections Is The Highest

Will Militia Groups Disrupt The Elections? 5 States Face The Biggest Threat Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Oregon have the highest risk of seeing increased militia activity around the elections, according to a new report obtained exclusively by NPR.Toggle more optionsHeard onToggle more optionsFive states — Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Oregon — have the highest risk of seeing increased militia activity around the elections: everything from demonstrations to violence. That's the conclusion of , a crisis-mapping project, and the research group MilitiaWatch....

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A Chile Referendum To Reform Pinochet-Era Constitution

A Chile Referendum To Reform Pinochet-Era Constitution

A Chile Referendum To Reform Pinochet-Era Constitution NPR's Tonya Mosely talks with Amaya Alvez Marin, associate professor of law and political science at the University of Concepción, about Chile's possible constitutional reform.Toggle more optionsHeard onToggle more optionsNPR's Tonya Mosely talks with Amaya Alvez Marin, associate professor of law and political science at the University of Concepción, about Chile's possible constitutional reform.TONYA MOSLEY, HOST:The Constitution of Chile was put in place 40 years ago under the brutal dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet. On Sunday,...

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Will FDA Heed Its Outside Experts' Advice On COVID-19 Vaccines?

Will FDA Heed Its Outside Experts' Advice On COVID-19 Vaccines?

FDA Panel On COVID-19 Vaccines Raises Questions : Shots - Health News A panel of doctor and scientists raised questions about the expedited regulatory path the Food and Drug Administration is considering for COVID-19 vaccines.A committee of advisers to the Food and Drug Administration generally supported the agency's approach to reviewing COVID-19 vaccines for emergency use during a public meeting Thursday. But the raised concerns about the expedited regulatory path, including details of the clinical studies the agency will rely on to determine if the potential benefits of the vaccines...

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Are Lockdowns At Colleges Working?

Are Lockdowns At Colleges Working?

Are Lockdowns At Colleges Working? As colleges across the country see rising coronavirus rates, many campuses have gone into lockdown. Are these lockdowns effective at stopping the spread of the virus?Toggle more optionsHeard onToggle more optionsAs colleges across the country see rising coronavirus rates, many campuses have gone into lockdown. Are these lockdowns effective at stopping the spread of the virus?TONYA MOSLEY, HOST:This week, University of Michigan students were put on lockdown after a surge of coronavirus cases on campus. It's a reminder of the challenges colleges have faced...

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Veggie Burgers Can Be Called Burgers, European Parliament Says

Veggie Burgers Can Be Called Burgers, European Parliament Says

Veggie Burgers Can Be Called Burgers, European Parliament Says Despite pushback from Europe's largest farmer's association, the Parliament will allow vegetarian meat alternatives to use meat-like terms, including burger and steak.Reese OxnerThe European Parliament came together Friday to vote on a variety of issues, including whether a veggie burger is a burger. Farmer lobbyists argued no. Environmentalists said yes. The Parliament said yes, too, in a decisive vote against a that would ban plant-based meat alternatives from being referred to by the names of their meat counterparts. This...

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Housing Boom: Sales of Million-Dollar Homes Double

Housing Boom: Sales of Million-Dollar Homes Double

Housing Boom: Sales of $1 Million Homes Double : Coronavirus Updates The housing market is on a tear, setting all kinds of records, including prices. But it's also a reflection of the uneven economic recovery and more first-time homebuyers are getting priced out.Toggle more optionsHeard onToggle more optionsThe pandemic is driving a major boom in the housing market that's breaking all kinds of records and exposing a very uneven economic recovery between the haves and the have-nots. The most dramatic increases are happening at the top end of the market — sales of homes costing $1 million and...

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1st 'Murder Hornet' Nest In U.S. Is Found In Washington State

1st 'Murder Hornet' Nest In U.S. Is Found In Washington State

1st 'Murder Hornet' Nest In U.S. Is Found In Washington State State entomologists found the nest in a tree near the Canadian border. They were led there by an Asian giant hornet to which they had attached a radio tracker. The state plans to eradicate the nest.Remember the ""? You know, the terrifyingly large Asian giant hornets that are threatening to wipe out the North American bee population? Entomologists with the Washington State Department of Agriculture have now located a nest of them – the first to be found in the U.S., the agency .The nest was discovered in the cavity of a tree on a...

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Researchers Find Doubts About COVID-19 Vaccine Among People Of Color

Researchers Find Doubts About COVID-19 Vaccine Among People Of Color

Doubts About COVID-19 Vaccine Among People Of Color : Coronavirus Updates At a series of listening sessions, participants voiced worries that the development of a COVID-19 vaccine is being politicized and rushed. Public health experts are taking vaccine hesitancy seriously.The Food and Drug Administration is preparing for the eventual rollout of one or more COVID-19 vaccines — by identifying the concerns that some people have about taking such a vaccine. At a meeting Thursday of experts advising the FDA on COVID-19 vaccines, the concerns of front-line workers and people of color were read...

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Group Of Independent Experts To Advise FDA On Coronavirus Vaccine Approval

Group Of Independent Experts To Advise FDA On Coronavirus Vaccine Approval

Group Of Independent Experts To Advise FDA On Coronavirus Vaccine Approval An advisory committee to the Food and Drug Administration will hear the agency's plans for approving a coronavirus vaccine and provide advice for modifying them if necessary.Toggle more optionsHeard onToggle more optionsAn advisory committee to the Food and Drug Administration will hear the agency's plans for approving a coronavirus vaccine and provide advice for modifying them if necessary.ARI SHAPIRO, HOST:It's up to the Food and Drug Administration to decide whether a COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective enough...

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Trump And Biden On Global Issues: From Reproductive Rights To Refugees

Trump And Biden On Global Issues: From Reproductive Rights To Refugees

Trump And Biden On Global Issues: Reproductive Rights, Refugees, Pandemic AId : Goats and Soda Here are the positions of the two candidates on issues ranging from the Mexico City policy (involving abortion services) to refugees to membership in the World Health Organization.Joanne LuThis election season – like many before it – has been dominated by domestic issues. But whether Americans elect Donald Trump or Joe Biden president will also have significant consequences for the rest of the world, especially those countries that count on U.S. foreign aid. And when it comes to aid and other...

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Former FDA Commissioner Discusses Updates On COVID-19 Vaccine Research Efforts

Former FDA Commissioner Discusses Updates On COVID-19 Vaccine Research Efforts

Former FDA Commissioner Discusses Updates On COVID-19 Vaccine Research Efforts Rachel Martin speaks with former Food and Drug Administration commissioner Dr. Mark McClellan about this week's FDA advisory panel on COVID-19 vaccine research.Toggle more optionsHeard onToggle more optionsRachel Martin speaks with former Food and Drug Administration commissioner Dr. Mark McClellan about this week's FDA advisory panel on COVID-19 vaccine research.NPR thanks our sponsors

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FDA Panel To Lay Regulatory Groundwork For COVID-19 Vaccine

FDA Panel To Lay Regulatory Groundwork For COVID-19 Vaccine

FDA Panel To Lay Regulatory Groundwork For COVID-19 Vaccine A milestone in the development of COVID-19 vaccines will take place Thursday when the Food and Drug Administration will ask a panel of experts for advice on how to evaluate the vaccines.Toggle more optionsHeard onToggle more optionsA milestone in the development of COVID-19 vaccines will take place Thursday when the Food and Drug Administration will ask a panel of experts for advice on how to evaluate the vaccines.NOEL KING, HOST:There are several COVID-19 vaccines in development. But before they are approved, they have to be safe....

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Wisconsin Opens A Field Hospital At State Fair Grounds As Coronavirus Cases Spike

Wisconsin Opens A Field Hospital At State Fair Grounds As Coronavirus Cases Spike

Wisconsin Opens A Field Hospital At State Fair Grounds As Coronavirus Cases Spike In Wisconsin, rising coronavirus cases are putting pressure on hospitals. As a result, the state has opened a field hospital at the State Fair Grounds to help handle the overflow.Toggle more optionsHeard onFromToggle more optionsIn Wisconsin, rising coronavirus cases are putting pressure on hospitals. As a result, the state has opened a field hospital at the State Fair Grounds to help handle the overflow.TONYA MOSLEY, HOST:Wisconsin hospitals are under strain. In some parts of the state, they're at capacity....

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Andrew Weissmann, Ex-Mueller Deputy, On Pardons, Barr And Investigating Trump

Andrew Weissmann, Ex-Mueller Deputy, On Pardons, Barr And Investigating Trump

Andrew Weissmann, Ex-Mueller Deputy, On Pardons, Barr And Investigating Trump A former prosecutor says the current administration's approach is "soul crushing" as he proposes changes for how future presidents can be investigated while in office.In 1991, then-Attorney General William Barr signed the official commissioning papers of an eager young prosecutor preparing to launch his career in Brooklyn. That lawyer went on to take down mob kingpins and corrupt corporate executives before becoming perhaps the most widely known member of the special counsel team investigating Russia's attack on...

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Colorado Mayor Dealing With Rise In COVID-19: 'This Is Going To Be A Lost Year'

Colorado Mayor Dealing With Rise In COVID-19: 'This Is Going To Be A Lost Year'

Colorado Mayor Dealing With Rise In COVID-19: 'This Is Going To Be A Lost Year' : Coronavirus Updates Nick Gradisar, mayor of Pueblo, Colo., reflects on a spike in coronavirus cases in his town, contact tracing and how he's asking residents to prepare for the upcoming holidays.Toggle more optionsHeard onToggle more optionsIn the early stages of the coronavirus pandemic, the hardest hit areas were big cities, from Seattle to New York. But now, eight months after the crisis hit the U.S, new cases are surging in some small towns and rural areas around the country. Colorado is among that set a...

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Hospital Bills For Uninsured COVID-19 Patients Are Covered, But No One Tells Them

Hospital Bills For Uninsured COVID-19 Patients Are Covered, But No One Tells Them

Hospital Bills For Uninsured COVID-19 Patients Are Covered Under The CARES Act : Shots - Health News The CARES Act provides funds to pay medical bills for uninsured COVID-19 patients. But a young man's death in Nashville, Tenn., shows people often don't know about the program until it's too late.Blake FarmerFromWhen Darius Settles died from COVID-19 on the Fourth of July, his family and the city of Nashville, Tenn., were shocked. Even the mayor noted the passing of a 30-year-old without any underlying conditions — one of the city's youngest fatalities at that point. Settles was also...

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Ongoing Russian Cyberattacks Are Targeting U.S. Election Systems, Feds Say

Ongoing Russian Cyberattacks Are Targeting U.S. Election Systems, Feds Say

Ongoing Russian Cyberattacks Are Targeting U.S. Election Systems, Feds Say A bulletin from the FBI and Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency described a broad ongoing attempt to compromise American networks, including "some risk" to elections information.Updated at 8:14 p.m. ET Active Russian cyberattacks are targeting a wide swath of American government networks, including those involved with the ongoing election, federal authorities revealed Thursday. The focus of the effort include "U.S. state, local, territorial, and tribal government networks, as well as aviation networks,"...

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D.C. Council Approves Bill Requiring Scooters Be Locked To Racks, Capping E-Bike Speed

D.C. Council Approves Bill Requiring Scooters Be Locked To Racks, Capping E-Bike Speed

D.C. Council Approves Bill Requiring Scooters Be Locked To Racks, Capping E-Bike Speed Most of the rules go into effect right away, except for the rule to require scooters be locked to racks. That would go into effect in October 2021.FromThe D.C. Council gave final approval on Tuesday to a bill establishing new rules and restrictions on the companies that rent out scooters and other shared electric mobility devices. Among the notable provisions, the bill will:"Electric scooters and electric-powered bicycles have produced multiple benefits for the District, including reducing congestion,...

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For-Profit Nursing Homes' Pleas For Government Money Brings Scrutiny

For-Profit Nursing Homes' Pleas For Government Money Brings Scrutiny

For-Profit Nursing Homes' Pleas For Government Money Brings Scrutiny For-profit nursing homes say the coronavirus has left them almost broke and needing financial help from the government. But critics say their business model is the problem.Toggle more optionsHeard onToggle more optionsNursing homes have been overwhelmed by the coronavirus. Residents account for more than a quarter of all COVID-19 deaths nationwide. The industry says that facilities have also been overwhelmed by costs, and they're asking for billions in aid from the federal government. But recent studies suggest that...

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Security Gaps Persist, Report Warns, After U.S. Blames Iran In Election Scheme

Security Gaps Persist, Report Warns, After U.S. Blames Iran In Election Scheme

Email Security Gaps Persist, Report Warns, After U.S. Blames Iran In Election Sc A report published on Thursday described how many government and political domains don't observe a security practice that makes it more difficult for attackers to run spoof email scams.Updated at 11:43 a.m. ET Government agencies and political actors across the country remain vulnerable to a spoof email scam like , cyber-analysts said.Most state and political website domains don't use a security protocol that constrains the ability for an attacker to send emails that pretend to have originated from their...

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CDC Reduces Consecutive Minutes Of COVID-19 Exposure Needed To Be A 'Close Contact'

CDC Reduces Consecutive Minutes Of COVID-19 Exposure Needed To Be A 'Close Contact'

CDC Reduces Consecutive Minutes Of COVID-19 Exposure Needed To Be A 'Close Contact' : Coronavirus Live Updates Health officials once advised going into quarantine and being tested for the coronavirus if you were near an infected person for 15 minutes. Now the rule is a total of 15 minutes in a 24-hour period.Barbara CampbellUpdated Oct. 22 at 11 a.m. ET The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has broadened the definition of what it means to be a "close contact" of a person with COVID-19. Previous language defined a close contact as someone who spent at least 15 minutes within 6 feet...

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