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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.
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
CDC director Dr. Robert Redfield says the agency will double the current number of positions to aid local health departments in quashing new outbreaks. They will focus on testing and contact tracing.
Saturday, April 11, 2020
The power of shared storytelling to soothe or spur us to action may be more crucial than ever, scientists say. Here's what happens in the brain when we feel swept away by a story, book or film.
Monday, April 06, 2020
Some animals live longer than they should for their size. Some have shorter lives. And others don't appear to age at all.
Wednesday, April 01, 2020
Some 7,000 volunteers were evacuated in an unprecedented callback. Back home and jobless, they're in limbo — but there's a proposal to enlist them in the fight against COVID-19.
Thursday, March 26, 2020
A key adviser to the president, Dr. Anthony Fauci doesn't think every state needs to be on lockdown just yet. But some places should be preparing for surges like New York's.
Monday, March 23, 2020
Years before he got diagnosed with Parkinson's, Joy Milne noticed her husband's characteristic scent had changed. The discovery that she could smell his illness has opened up a new field of research.
Saturday, March 07, 2020
Getting to the 20-second mark is as easy as singing your ABCs. But what you do during those 20 seconds of scrubbing up to reduce coronavirus risk does take some training.
Monday, March 02, 2020
Cases of the new coronavirus are appearing in many U.S. states, with about 100 confirmed to date. Here's where they are.
Sunday, March 01, 2020
The traditional propaganda tool is now addressing the outbreak. Like public health messages in many parts of the world, the banners can be straightforward, scary ... and quite creative.
Saturday, February 22, 2020
In her new book, Lydia Denworth makes the case for the vital necessity of friendship, tracing its effects on your genes, on your brain and even on animals like sheep and fish.
Thursday, February 20, 2020
Carl Goldman tested positive for the new coronavirus after leaving the ship and arriving in the U.S. He is recovering in an isolation unit of the University of Nebraska Medical Center.
Saturday, February 15, 2020
A photojournalist in Wuhan, China, portrays a city under quarantine in the midst of COVID-19.
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
With two bills up for debate in the House this week aiming to stop surprise billing, research finds the average surprise bill post-surgery exceeds $2,000.
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
The disease first identified in China in late 2019 was previously called "2019-nCoV."
Thursday, February 06, 2020
Hundreds of American travelers returned from Wuhan, China and are now under federal quarantine for two weeks. Some are happy to be back in the U.S., but wish they weren't confined in military bases.
Monday, February 03, 2020
When's the last time you checked in with your primary care provider? U.S. adults under age 65 made nearly 25% fewer visits to primary care providers in 2016 than in 2008, a big study finds.
Saturday, February 01, 2020
As the coronavirus outbreak continues, netizens are posting their thoughts on government information control — and showing how they manage to have fun in spite of it all.
Thursday, January 30, 2020
Does the virus have an official name yet? Can I get the disease from touching goods shipped from China? How worried should we be in the U.S.? We answer questions from our readers.
Saturday, January 25, 2020
We're answering a few questions that you may be asking about the new coronavirus outbreak. And we invite you to send us your questions.