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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.
How To Keep People Safe As Quarantine Fatigue Sets In

How To Keep People Safe As Quarantine Fatigue Sets In

Social distancing has slowed COVID-19 — but quarantine fatigue is taking a toll, and loneliness bring its own health problems. Researchers have put forth a set of evidence-based pick-me-ups.
People With Disabilities Fear Discrimination In Coronavirus Response

People With Disabilities Fear Discrimination In Coronavirus Response

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with attorney and disability rights advocate Haben Girma about the fears disabled people have of being last in line for life-saving care during the coronavirus pandemic.
Why People Cherry-Pick Science Data – It’s Happening With Coronavirus

Why People Cherry-Pick Science Data – It’s Happening With Coronavirus

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We are halfway through April, and the coronavirus pandemic is still crippling the world. Even as signs of curve flattening emerge, the number of death rates continue to rise. According to CNN, the death toll just surpassed 150,000 people worldwide. At the same time, people (including me) are getting tired of sheltering in place, and…
Why Are People With COVID-19 Coronavirus Often Put On Their Fronts In Intensive Care?

Why Are People With COVID-19 Coronavirus Often Put On Their Fronts...

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Medical workers of the ICU ,intensive care unit, ventilate a COVID-19 patient in severe condition by ... [+] turning the patient into prone position. (Photo by Wang Yuguo/Xinhua via Getty) Xinhua News Agency/Getty Images As COVID-19 case numbers continue to increase in most countries, regrettably more people are needing care at their local intensive care…
50 Million People May Gather For The ‘Greater American Eclipse,’ The Most Watched In History

50 Million People May Gather For The ‘Greater American Eclipse,’ The...

People watch the solar eclipse at Saluki Stadium on the campus of Southern Illinois University on ... [+] August 21, 2017 in Carbondale, Illinois. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images) Getty Images Exactly four years today millions of people in North America will experience the longest totality of their entire lives. Now that’s something to look…
More Than 10,000 People Have Now Died From COVID-19 In The U.S.

More Than 10,000 People Have Now Died From COVID-19 In The...

A health care worker staffs a drive-thru coronavirus testing site in Jericho, N.Y., a state that remains the hardest-hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. The disease has killed more than 10,000 people in the U.S., and 4,758 in New York. Al Bello/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Al Bello/Getty Images A health care worker staffs a…
Over 12,000 people applied to fly to the moon as NASA Artemis astronauts

Over 12,000 people applied to fly to the moon as NASA...

NASA astronaut Scott Tingle sets a good example for the next generation. NASA As it turns out, a whole lot of people would like to visit the moon (and Mars). NASA has received over 12,000 applications for its next class of astronauts, it announced this week. The space agency is calling them the "Artemis generation" since…
Two people who went to RSA security conference test positive for COVID-19

Two people who went to RSA security conference test positive for...

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Getty Images Two people who attended the RSA cybersecurity conference in San Francisco last month have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by the novel coronavirus, the event's organizers said Tuesday."We learned that two individuals who attended RSA Conference 2020 have recently tested positive for COVID-19," reads a statement on the RSA Conference…
‘Please Help Me.’ What People In China Are Saying About The Outbreak On Social Media

‘Please Help Me.’ What People In China Are Saying About The...

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A man in Wuhan, China, the epicenter of the current coronavirus outbreak, walks by a local mural. Stringer/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Stringer/Getty Images "I don't feel in the Chinese New Year mood at all this year," a netizen with username 朱一龙qwertyuiop416 posted this week on Weibo, China's equivalent to Twitter. "I'm panicking. I'm…

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