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Monday, November 30, 2020
Older People, Got A Pandemic Problem? A Club To Help You Figure It Out — Yourself

Older People, Got A Pandemic Problem? A Club To Help You...

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Dao Thi Hoa, right, chairwoman of the Intergenerational Self Help Club in the Khuong Din ward of Hanoi in Vietnam, checks the club's account book with other members. Nguyễn Văn Hốt hide caption toggle caption Nguyễn Văn Hốt Dao Thi Hoa, right, chairwoman of the Intergenerational Self Help Club in the Khuong Din ward of…
Coronavirus FAQ: I See People Wearing Disposable Coveralls On Planes. Good Idea?

Coronavirus FAQ: I See People Wearing Disposable Coveralls On Planes. Good...

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Air passengers wearing practically full-body coveralls at the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport in India. Dibyangshu Sarkar/AFP via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Dibyangshu Sarkar/AFP via Getty Images Air passengers wearing practically full-body coveralls at the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport in India. Dibyangshu Sarkar/AFP via Getty Images Each week, we answer…
Undocumented People With No Health Insurance Struggle Especially Hard From COVID-19

Undocumented People With No Health Insurance Struggle Especially Hard From COVID-19

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People who contract COVID-19 can spend months in recovery and end up with long-term disabilities. It's especially hard for undocumented immigrants who are at high risk an don't have health insurance.
More People Of Color Needed In COVID-19 Vaccine Trials

More People Of Color Needed In COVID-19 Vaccine Trials

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NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to Renee Mahaffey Harris, president of the Center for Closing the Health Gap, about why Blacks and Latinos are not well represented in clinical vaccine trials. LULU GARCIA-NAVARRO, HOST: Of the COVID cases reported in the United States, half are among Black and Latino people. And yet, in vaccine trials underway,…
Why Some Young People Fear Social Isolation More Than COVID-19

Why Some Young People Fear Social Isolation More Than COVID-19

Recent protests in Philadelphia and across the country have drawn young people. But for most of the pandemic, youth have been quarantined and away from their social circles, which could make depression and other mental illness worse. Cory Clark/NurPhoto via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Cory Clark/NurPhoto via Getty Images Recent protests in Philadelphia…
The search for life on Mars, and the people who say we’ve found it already

The search for life on Mars, and the people who say...

Jerry van Andel sat alone on the bow of the RV Lulu, a floating junkyard of a ship, as it bobbed against the waves of the Pacific Ocean. Across deck, a team of scientists bustled around a basket full of strange life forms, wrenched from a mighty crack in the Earth, 10,000 feet below the…
People With Disabilities Find The Coronavirus Has Cut Them Off From Their Caregivers

People With Disabilities Find The Coronavirus Has Cut Them Off From...

Matt Ford is seen in Verona, Wis., with one of his caregivers, Grace Brunette. An accident in 1987 left Ford paralyzed in all four limbs. He needs help getting in and out of bed, preparing meals, using the bathroom and driving. Brunette recently finished a physician assistant program at the UW-Madison School of Medicine and…
People Of Color In U.K. Disproportionately Affected By COVID-19

People Of Color In U.K. Disproportionately Affected By COVID-19

Official statistics in the United Kingdom show that people of color in there are much more likley to die from COVID-19 than the rest of the population. Health officials are trying to figure out why.
‘We All Feel At Risk’: 100,000 People Dead From COVID-19 In The U.S.

‘We All Feel At Risk’: 100,000 People Dead From COVID-19 In...

A volunteer artist sets up a memorial in Brooklyn on May 20. Artists and volunteer organizers across New York City put up physical memorials throughout the five boroughs in connection with Naming the Lost to honor the lives lost to COVID-19. Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images…
People With Disabilities Face Additional Challenges During The Pandemic

People With Disabilities Face Additional Challenges During The Pandemic

NPR's investigations correspondent and Jennifer Mizrahi, president of RespectAbility, answer listener questions about people with disabilities navigating the new reality during the pandemic.

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