Allison Aubrey

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Pandemic Continues Its Toll: Nearly 200,000 COVID-19 Deaths

Monday, September 21, 2020

Six months ago, the coronavirus was spreading fast, and there was a lot we didn't know. Now almost 200,000 people have died of COVID-19 in the United States so far — ahead of cold and flu season.


A COVID-19 Vaccine May Be Only 50% Effective. Is That Good Enough?

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Scientists are racing to develop a vaccine that proves "safe and effective." It may not prevent infection in everyone who gets it, but it still could eventually stop the pandemic. Here's how.


Questions On Getting Flu Shot This Year Answered

Thursday, September 10, 2020

The flu season is around the corner, and doctors are encouraging people to get flu shots. A mix of COVID-19 and influenza could make for a tricky winter and burden the health care system.


COVID-19 Roundup: Case Tally, School Outbreaks, Flu Shot, Vaccine Wait

Monday, September 07, 2020

Coronavirus cases in the U.S. are on the decline, although almost 45,0000 new cases were reported this weekend. There are fears that weekend gatherings over Labor Day will lead to a surge in cases.


Coronavirus Remains Persistent And Somewhat Unpredictable

Monday, August 31, 2020

Nearly 6 million people in the U.S. have tested positive for the coronavirus. Public health experts warn that the reopening of schools and businesses could lead to a rise in cases.


Coronavirus News Roundup: A COVID-19 Therapy Makes Headlines

Monday, August 24, 2020

Cases are circulating widely in parts of the U.S. The FDA announced emergency use for convalescent plasma. And when will we have a spit-on-a-stick COVID-19 test?


Will Flu Be A Risk This Fall? Doctors Insist People Should Get The Flu Shot Anyway

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Vaccine manufacturers have increased the production of flu shots for this season. Experts say a combination of the coronavirus and seasonal flu could be a lethal mix.


U.S. Deaths Top 170,000 As Coronavirus Pandemic Continues To Take Its Toll

Monday, August 17, 2020

The CDC estimates there could be up to 200,000 deaths in the U.S. from COVID-19 by Labor Day. As schools begin to reopen, there are renewed calls for vigilance in social distancing and masking.


To Keep Campuses Safe, Some Colleges To Test Students For Coronavirus Twice A Week

Saturday, August 15, 2020

Some colleges are betting on new, proprietary tests they've developed to keep the college safe. The idea is, test everyone at least twice a week and you can catch most infections early.


Yale Researchers Seek FDA Approval For Coronavirus Saliva Test

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Researchers at Yale University are seeking emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration for a coronavirus saliva test. This streamlined test can offer results faster and easier.


U.S. Hits More Than 5 Million Confirmed Cases Of Coronavirus

Monday, August 10, 2020

One issue with controlling the spread of COVID-19 is the lack of fast testing. Some universities are using new, faster tests as students return. Experts say the country could benefit from such tests.


Listener Questions On School Reopenings Answered

Thursday, August 06, 2020

Some schools are choosing to be remote-only this fall, while others have already reopened. NPR looks at the science and education issues facing families, states and educators as classes resume.


How Safe Is Your School's Reopening Plan? Here's What To Look For

Thursday, August 06, 2020

As schools weigh the risks of reopening, many are making plans to lower the risks of coronavirus transmission. Here's how to vet your school's proposals.


Kids Get Coronavirus, But Do They Spread It? We'll Find Out When Schools Reopen

Monday, July 20, 2020

Studies show children have lower rates of COVID-19 and have milder symptoms than adults. But there's less information on how much kids spread the coronavirus, which is key to safely reopen schools.


Schools Contemplate Fall Semester As COVID-19 Cases Rise In Many States

Monday, July 20, 2020

As cases increase in 40 states and the debate over wearing masks continue, public health experts say the U.S. is losing the battle. And schools struggle with decisions over how to reopen.


Is School Safe? Will Districts Test For COVID-19? Answering Back-To-School Questions

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

NPR science and education reporters answer questions submitted by listeners about the coming school year.


Florida Leads U.S. COVID-19 Cases; Social Distancing, Mask Use Urged

Monday, July 13, 2020

As COVID-19 cases surge and deaths rise, experts say everyone must be compliant with guidelines to slow the spread. And as widespread testing increases, there's a longer wait to get results.


Tips For Staying Safe On July 4th This Year

Thursday, July 02, 2020

The Fourth of July is traditionally a time when Americans gather with family, friends and neighbors for celebration. NPR shares tips for staying safe during July Fourth festivities this year.


Green, Yellow, Orange Or Red? This New Tool Shows COVID-19 Risk In Your County

Wednesday, July 01, 2020

As coronavirus cases surge in many states, a new color-coding tool backed by a coalition of top scientists provides an apples-to-apples way of comparing outbreak severity, down to the county level.


How To Celebrate July 4th Safely During The Coronavirus Pandemic

Monday, June 29, 2020

COVID-19 can't stop the July Fourth holiday. But how can you have fun and stay safe at the same time? Also, as new hot spots emerge, how best to assess the risk in your community.