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Washington State Seeing A 4th Wave Of COVID-19 Hospitalizations

Washington State Seeing A 4th Wave Of COVID-19 Hospitalizations

While much of the U.S. celebrates declining COVID-19 case numbers and hospitalizations, the opposite is true in Washington state, where the governor is extending mandates and restrictions.
UC And Cal State Systems To Require COVID-19 Vaccinations For In-Person Fall Classes

UC And Cal State Systems To Require COVID-19 Vaccinations For In-Person...

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"Receiving a vaccine for the virus that causes COVID-19 is a key step people can take to protect themselves, their friends and family, and our campus communities while helping bring the pandemic to an end," said Dr. Michael Drake, president of the University of California. Damian Dovarganes/AP hide caption toggle caption Damian Dovarganes/AP "Receiving a…
Virginia 16th State To Legalize Recreational Pot, Latest To Emphasize ‘Social Equity’

Virginia 16th State To Legalize Recreational Pot, Latest To Emphasize ‘Social...

Cannabis plants grow inside a medical marijuana dispensary in Richmond, Va., known as gLeaf. The Virginia Legislature voted to pass a bill legalizing recreational marijuana in the state. Alex Scribner/VPM hide caption toggle caption Alex Scribner/VPM Cannabis plants grow inside a medical marijuana dispensary in Richmond, Va., known as gLeaf. The Virginia Legislature voted to…
As State Mandates Lift, How San Antonio Mayor Will Keep City Safe Amid COVID-19

As State Mandates Lift, How San Antonio Mayor Will Keep City...

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg about the governor's announcement to lift coronavirus restrictions and his options while the virus is still widespread in his city.
Washington State Partners With Starbucks, Microsoft, Costco On Vaccine Efforts

Washington State Partners With Starbucks, Microsoft, Costco On Vaccine Efforts

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Washington state is partnering with Starbucks, Microsoft and Costco to get people COVID-19 vaccine shots faster. These companies know logistics, but it's unclear if there are enough vaccine doses. MARY LOUISE KELLY, HOST: As the federal government institutes new plans to expand vaccination efforts, states are ramping up delivery of the shots by partnering with…
NIH Director On The State Of The Pandemic In The U.S.

NIH Director On The State Of The Pandemic In The U.S.

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NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins about the ongoing pandemic, delays in the mass vaccination campaign and the impending political transition.
What’s The State Of COVID-19 Vaccination In The U.S.?

What’s The State Of COVID-19 Vaccination In The U.S.?

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The United States is now a few weeks into a massive COVID-19 vaccination campaign. And it has been going slower than health officials had hoped. NPR looks at solutions for speeding it up. AILSA CHANG, HOST: The U.S. is now a few weeks into its massive COVID-19 vaccination campaign, and it's been going a little…
How Is Each State Responding To COVID-19?

How Is Each State Responding To COVID-19?

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A member of the National Guard assisting at a COVID-19 mobile testing location looks out of a tent used for drive-thru tests earlier this month in Auburn, Maine. Robert F. Bukaty/AP hide caption toggle caption Robert F. Bukaty/AP A member of the National Guard assisting at a COVID-19 mobile testing location looks out of a…
A Look At The State Of The Pandemic

A Look At The State Of The Pandemic

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Coronavirus cases are surging in many countries, including the United States and in Europe, and governments are imposing new lockdowns. NPR takes a look at the state of the pandemic around the world. MARY LOUISE KELLY, HOST: It is Monday of a week bound for the history books. Basically, we are tracking two huge and…
Are You Watching Your State Lawmaker Elections? Here’s Why You Should

Are You Watching Your State Lawmaker Elections? Here’s Why You Should

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State Representatives stand at their desks during the Pledge of Allegiance in the Iowa House chambers in Des Moines, Iowa, in June. Charlie Neibergall/AP hide caption toggle caption Charlie Neibergall/AP State Representatives stand at their desks during the Pledge of Allegiance in the Iowa House chambers in Des Moines, Iowa, in June. Charlie Neibergall/AP When…

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