Eleanor Beardsley

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Germany, France Propose $543 Billion EU Coronavirus Recovery Fund

Monday, May 18, 2020

The plan is to raise the money through EU-backed bonds and help the hardest-hit industries and regions. The issue of burden sharing remains controversial among several of the bloc's member states.


French Drug Giant Sanofi Takes Heat After Suggesting U.S. May Get 1st Vaccine Access

Friday, May 15, 2020

An uproar followed comments by Sanofi's CEO that if the company develops a vaccine, doses would likely go to Americans first. The board president later insisted, "Any vaccine will be a public good."


Confusion Over Who Would Get 1st Access To Coronavirus Vaccine Exposes Problems

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Confusion over who would get first access to a multi-national company's coronavirus vaccine has laid bare the sensitivities over nationalism and medicine during the pandemic.


European Countries Are Bracing Themselves For The Next Wave Of The Pandemic

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Europe starts to loosen up the quarantine restrictions and reopen economies. But some countries are expecting — even planning for — the next wave of the coronavirus outbreaks.


Paris Suburbs Are Facing Social Disparities Under The Coronavirus Lockdown

Friday, May 08, 2020

The French are facing social disparities in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. With long bread lines and tensions with police, the Paris suburbs are faring poorly under the lockdown.


In 'Dirt,' Bill Buford Is Able To Offer An Authentic Adventure In French Cooking

Friday, May 08, 2020

As a longtime Paris resident, at first I feared Dirt might be yet another expat tale of moving to France en famille, with all its tedious clichés. I should have known better.


In France, A New App Is Helping Doctors Monitor COVID-19 Patients Remotely

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

The Covidom app allows thousands of patients with non-critical cases of COVID-19 to ride the virus out at home. They answer questions on a range of health indicators and doctors follow up by phone.


Health vs. Privacy: How Other Countries Use Surveillance To Fight The Pandemic

Thursday, April 23, 2020

The U.S. is calling for more tracking and surveillance to stem the spread of the coronavirus. Such technology is already heavily used in other countries, fueling debates over health versus privacy.


Several European Leaders See A Popularity Boost During Coronavirus Pandemic

Friday, April 17, 2020

Even after Europe became an epicenter in the global spread of COVID-19, a number of leaders have had growing approval from their citizens.


On Fire Anniversary, Notre Dame Bell Rings But Pandemic Has Stopped Restoration Work

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Before France's lockdown began on March 17, around 100 workers were present at the site. Now only a security team guards the entrance. Work to clear debris was to have begun last month.


Roundup: What The Coronavirus Response Looks Like In France, Kenya And Brazil

Monday, April 13, 2020

NPR correspondents in Paris, Nairobi and Rio de Janeiro relay how the countries they cover have adapted to life in the age of the coronavirus.


Nearing Anniversary Of Devastating Fire, Notre Dame To Host A Good Friday Service

Thursday, April 09, 2020

April 15 will mark the first anniversary of the fire that ripped through the cathedral. The Paris archbishop says he wants to send a "message of hope" through a small Good Friday service.


'Boulangeries Are Helping Us Make It Through': In France, Bakeries Remain Essential

Thursday, April 09, 2020

In a country that consumes 10 billion baguettes every year, "If the bakeries started closing, people would be unnerved," says Paris baker Tony Doré. His boulangerie now stays open seven days a week.


Give Us This Day Our Daily Baguette: Bakeries Remain Open In France

Tuesday, April 07, 2020

French bakeries are staying open during the crisis because freshly baked bread — including, of course, the baguette — is essential to life in France.


France Transfers Coronavirus Patients On High-Speed Train With Mobile Emergency Room

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Twenty patients were transported from the hard-hit eastern region of France, where hospitals are operating at overcapacity, to the western Loire Valley, where facilities still have plenty of beds.


Waiting Out Coronavirus In The French Alps, 'Cooped Up In The Great Outdoors'

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

A 73-year-old French woman in confinement in Chamonix recalls her Jewish father, who survived World War II hiding out in a nearby village. Others sent him smoke signals to warn when Nazis were near.


Coronavirus In Europe: Several Countries, Now Including France, Order Shutdown

Monday, March 16, 2020

Europe is seeing rapid increases in the number of patients infected with coronavirus, with Spain particularly badly hit. French President Emmanuel Macron has ordered a complete shutdown.


Europe, And Americans Abroad There, Respond To Coronavirus Travel Restrictions

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Americans on vacation or studying in Europe are rushing to get back to the U.S. before transatlantic flights are cut back because of President Trump's new travel restrictions.


French Social Safety Net Defrays Fears Of Coronavirus Testing Costs

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

People in France share everyone's concerns about dealing with coronavirus — but thanks to the country's universal health care, the French don't have to worry about paying for tests or treatment.


Over Fears Of 'Lynching,' Polanski Pulls Out Of French Oscars

Friday, February 28, 2020

Film director Roman Polanski says he won't attend the French equivalent of the Academy Awards after outrage over his history of sexual abuse. He said the ceremony was turning into a "public lynching."