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These numbers show just how impactful the latest COVID-19 surge is

Monday, December 27, 2021

Most states are at the highest level of COVID risk and hot spots are emerging across the country as the omicron variant takes hold. Here are the latest numbers by state.

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Omicron may be less severe in South Africa. That may not be the case for the U.S.

Friday, December 17, 2021

Researchers in South Africa have found that people infected with omicron, on average, are less likely to end up in the hospital. But the variant may act differently here in the U.S.

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Pro-Trump counties now have far higher COVID death rates. Misinformation is to blame

Sunday, December 05, 2021

An analysis by NPR shows that since the vaccine rollout, counties that voted heavily for Donald Trump have had more than twice the COVID mortality rates of those that voted for Joe Biden.

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What Colin Powell's death can and can't tell us about COVID breakthrough cases

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

With high-profile stories of vaccinated people dying from COVID, how worried should you be about getting a serious breakthrough case? Here's how the data shake out.

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Wildfire Risk Is Growing Everywhere, Even As More Americans Move Into Harm's Way

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

There's a history of wildfire across America, a threat made worse by the warming climate. And more people are moving to fire-prone areas without realizing the danger.

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Who Will Pay To Protect Tech Giants From Rising Seas?

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Coastal cities need billions of dollars to build defenses against sea level rise. Tensions are rising over where that funding will come from: taxpayers or private companies with waterfront property?

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Coronavirus World Map: We've Now Passed The 100 Million Mark For Infections

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

A map of confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths around the world. The respiratory disease has spread rapidly across six continents and has killed at least 2 million globally.

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How Severe Is Your State's Coronavirus Outbreak?

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

View NPR's maps and graphics to see where COVID-19 is hitting hardest in the U.S., which state outbreaks are growing and which are leveling off.

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Photos: Historic Inauguration Will Not Look Like The Past

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Large crowds and parades have become hallmarks of presidential inaugurations but will be absent this year because of the pandemic and security concerns. Here's a look back at earlier events.

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Philadelphia's Suburbs Helped Deliver Crucial Pennsylvania For Biden

Friday, November 13, 2020

In the four suburban counties that ring Philadelphia, Joe Biden topped President Trump by more than 280,000 votes.

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Where Presidential Election Votes Are Still Being Counted

Thursday, November 05, 2020

After notching narrow victories in Michigan and Wisconsin on Wednesday, Joe Biden holds a lead in the march to 270. All eyes are on four key states: Georgia, Pennsylvania, Nevada and North Carolina.

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How Many Votes Have Been Counted In Undecided States

Wednesday, November 04, 2020

Millions of outstanding votes have yet to be tallied, including in the key states of Georgia, North Carolina and Pennsylvania.

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As Pandemic Deaths Add Up, Racial Disparities Persist — And In Some Cases Worsen

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

With more complete racial data for COVID-19 available, the trends are impossible to ignore: Minorities are getting sick and dying at disproportionate rates. Here's a state-by-state analysis.

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New Dashboard Tracks Coronavirus Cases In Schools Across 47 States

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

The effort, still in its early stages, hopes to track infections and determine the effectiveness of safety measures.

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What Do Coronavirus Racial Disparities Look Like State By State?

Saturday, May 30, 2020

NPR's analysis shows just how stark the impact has been on African-Americans and Latinos. Experts say the pandemic will go on — for everyone — unless we direct resources where they're most needed.

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MAP: Which Countries Have CDC Travel Advisories Because Of Coronavirus

Saturday, February 29, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued warnings for several countries because of the outbreak. Our map highlights the areas of concern.

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China Used Twitter To Disrupt Hong Kong Protests, But Efforts Began Years Earlier

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Social media networks banned hundreds of thousands of accounts last month. In NPR's assessment of the data, telling details begin to depict large disinformation campaigns.

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