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“Are schools safe?” is the wrong question to be asking

“Are schools safe?” is the wrong question to be asking

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Covid-19 Coverage View more stories Is it safe to open schools? From the moment it became clear that the COVID-19 pandemic had set up shop in the US, answers to that question have been scrutinized, analyzed, and even politicized. Lost in all of this is the realization that it's a terrible question—because there's no single…
Authorities raise red flags about AstraZeneca’s vaccine press release [Updated]

Authorities raise red flags about AstraZeneca’s vaccine press release [Updated]

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Update 4 pm EDT: The board of experts monitoring the clinical trial of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine determined that the vaccine is actually between 69 percent and 74 percent effective at preventing symptomatic disease—not 79 percent effective, as AstraZeneca announced Monday. According to a report by The Washington Post, the trial’s Data and Safety Monitoring Board…
Mask up! How to choose and maintain the best masks for use against COVID-19 [Updated]

Mask up! How to choose and maintain the best masks for...

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Covid-19 Coverage View more stories It's now been a full year since many Americans first entered lockdown for the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Since then, we've hit milestones both grave and hopeful. Still, masking is as important as ever: the CDC recently released new studies to support guidance on double-masking and further pleas to continue to wear…
Next Pandemic: Scientists Fear Another Coronavirus Could Jump From Animals To Humans

Next Pandemic: Scientists Fear Another Coronavirus Could Jump From Animals To...

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A researcher with Franceville International Medical Research Centre collects bats in a net on November 25, 2020 inside a cave in Gabon. Scientists are looking for potential sources for a possible next coronavirus pandemic. Steeve Jordan/AFP via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Steeve Jordan/AFP via Getty Images A researcher with Franceville International Medical Research…
The moments we realized the pandemic would change everything

The moments we realized the pandemic would change everything

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Aurich Lawson / Getty Images Covid-19 Coverage View more stories We're roughly at the one-year point of the global COVID-2 pandemic—Ars' initial explainer on the virus first published on March 8, the World Health Organization declared a pandemic on March 11, and the US declared a national emergency on March 13. As we all grapple…
How The Pandemic Has Altered The Way We Get Around

How The Pandemic Has Altered The Way We Get Around

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The pandemic has altered many aspects of our lives. This week, we take a look at transportation. NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks with transportation expert Gabe Klein about the ways we get around.
How This Last Year Can Help In Preparing For The Next Pandemic

How This Last Year Can Help In Preparing For The Next...

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NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Dante Disparte, founder and chairman of Risk Cooperative and member of FEMA's National Advisory Council, on how lessons from last year can help us in the next pandemic. AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: Although it may seem like the coronavirus came out of nowhere, we'd been warned. (SOUNDBITE OF MONTAGE) PRESIDENT GEORGE…
One Year Into The Pandemic, Here’s What We Can Learn From The Stock Market

One Year Into The Pandemic, Here’s What We Can Learn From...

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NPR's Scott Detrow talks with Megan Greene, a senior fellow at Harvard Kennedy School of Government, about the stock market ups and downs in the year since the coronavirus was declared a pandemic.
News Brief: Pandemic Anniversary, Border Crossings, Cuomo Allegations

News Brief: Pandemic Anniversary, Border Crossings, Cuomo Allegations

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It's been a year since COVID-19 was declared a pandemic. The number of unaccompanied minors arriving at the U.S. border rises. Another woman accuses N.Y. Gov. Cuomo of inappropriate sexual conduct.
Under intense pressure, WHO skips summary report on coronavirus origin

Under intense pressure, WHO skips summary report on coronavirus origin

Enlarge / Liang Wannian (2nd L) and Peter Ben Embarek (3rd R) both members of the WHO-China joint study team, shake hands after the WHO-China joint study press conference in Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province, on Feb. 9, 2021. Covid-19 Coverage View more stories Facing intense international pressure and criticism, the World Health Organization has…

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