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Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Public Health Experts Question Trump’s Ban On Most Travelers From Europe

Public Health Experts Question Trump’s Ban On Most Travelers From Europe

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A passenger checks flight information at Fiumicino airport in Rome, Italy. President Trump imposed a 30-day ban on most travelers coming from from European countries, beginning late Friday E.T. Marco Di Lauro/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Marco Di Lauro/Getty Images A passenger checks flight information at Fiumicino airport in Rome, Italy. President Trump imposed…
Public Health Expert Shares Suggestions On How To Manage A Pandemic

Public Health Expert Shares Suggestions On How To Manage A Pandemic

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NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Michael Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota, about how to plan for a coronavirus pandemic.
Public Health Efforts Step Up Around The World As Coronavirus Cases Rise

Public Health Efforts Step Up Around The World As Coronavirus Cases...

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As the death toll from the new coronavirus tops 100, hospitals in Wuhan are attending to many patients with confirmed or suspected cases of the illness. Public health officials are working to prevent further spread of the outbreak in China and globally. Xiong Qi/AP hide caption toggle caption Xiong Qi/AP As the death toll from…
How Public Health Officials Use ‘Contact Tracing’ To Track An Epidemic’s Spread

How Public Health Officials Use ‘Contact Tracing’ To Track An Epidemic’s...

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NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Ranu Dhillon, a doctor and former Ebola adviser to Guinea, on the practice of "contact tracing" to contain epidemics like the new coronavirus.
How Much Should The Public Be Told About Research Into Risky Viruses?

How Much Should The Public Be Told About Research Into Risky...

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H5N1 bird flu virus is the sort of virus under discussion this week in Bethesda, Md. How animal viruses can acquire the ability to jump into humans and quickly move from person to person is exactly the question that some researchers are trying to answer by manipulating pathogens in the lab. SPL/Dr. Klaus Boller/Science Source…
How Much Should The Public Be Told About Risky Virus Research?

How Much Should The Public Be Told About Risky Virus Research?

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H5N1 bird flu virus is the sort of virus under discussion this week in Bethesda, Md. How animal viruses can acquire the ability to jump into humans and quickly move from person to person is exactly the question that some researchers are trying to answer by manipulating pathogens in the lab. SPL/Dr. Klaus Boller/Science Source…
Medicare for All? A Public Option? Health Care Terms, Explained

Medicare for All? A Public Option? Health Care Terms, Explained

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As Democratic presidential candidates prepare to debate again on Tuesday night, health care proposals are likely to come up, as they did during the November 20 debate. Presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., (left) Former vice president Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., (right) will be among the candidates debating. The Washington Post/Getty Images…
A Public Radio Listener Strolls Into A Bar: Your Stories About Drinking Alcohol (Rebroadcast)

A Public Radio Listener Strolls Into A Bar: Your Stories About...

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More than 70 percent of American adults drink alcohol. It’s a rite of passage that can become a life-long habit. And even for those who choose not to imbibe, drinking can feel like a quintessential part of adulthood. But for some Americans, those habits can slip from occasional and innocuous to frequent and potentially fatal.…
Uber Copter goes public in New York — this is what it is like

Uber Copter goes public in New York — this is what...

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A lovely day... for a commute to the airport?  Tim Stevens/Roadshow New York City is served by not one, but three major airports. You'd think that kind of choice would make it blissfully easy to fly into or out of Manhattan. In reality, trying to get to any of those airports results in a painful…
SmileDirectClub is set to go public at a $7.9 billion evaluation. That might make the start-up’s leading financiers into billionaires.

SmileDirectClub is set to go public at a $7.9 billion evaluation....

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When SmileDirectClub goes public, it could give a number of investors a reason to grin. The company recently filed paperwork with the US Securities and Exchange Commission for its initial public offering. According to the most recent filing, the company is seeking to raise up to $1.48 billion at a proposed price of between $19…

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