Jason Beaubien

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Coronavirus Mystery: Are Kids Less Likely To Catch It Than Adults Are?

Saturday, June 20, 2020

A new study found kids and teens appear far less likely than adults to actually get infected with the virus. But it is still unknown what role children play in transmission.

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U.S. Mulls Controversial Foreign Aid Shake-up

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

The administration wants to channel more funds through the State Department in an effort to target emerging diseases. Critics say that could have dire impacts on the children of the world.

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Symptomatic, Asymptomatic, Presymptomatic: Who Can Spread The Coronavirus?

Tuesday, June 09, 2020

The scientists are still studying the ways the coronavirus spreads, months into the pandemic. And one of the biggest questions is who can spread the virus.

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Modelers Suggest Pandemic Lockdowns Saved Millions From Dying Of COVID-19

Tuesday, June 09, 2020

Researchers cast a backward look to see what might have happened during the first months of the coronavirus crisis without any preventive measures.

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Coronavirus Lockdowns Saved Millions Of Lives, Journal 'Nature' Reports

Tuesday, June 09, 2020

When it comes to controlling the spread of the coronavirus, stay-at-home orders work. Two new studies published in the journal Nature say millions of lives have been saved worldwide.

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President Trump Announces That U.S. Will Leave WHO

Friday, May 29, 2020

President Trump announced Friday that the U.S. would terminate its relationship with the World Health Organization.

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Some Countries Have Brought New Cases Down To Nearly Zero. How Did They Do It?

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

It's a diverse mix of places — New Zealand, Vietnam, Germany, Costa Rica. We look at the keys to their success in controlling the coronavirus.

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WHO Halts Hydroxychloroquine Trial Over Safety Concerns

Monday, May 25, 2020

The WHO cited a scientific study published last week suggesting that proposed COVID-19 drug hydroxychloroquine may do more harm than good in halting its study to review data.

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Examining Coronavirus Hot Spots: U.S. And Brazil

Monday, May 25, 2020

The U.S. is approaching a grim milestone: 100,000 coronavirus deaths. Brazil's COVID-19 cases have surged, and the White House is clamping down on Brazil with a new travel ban.

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Members Of WHO Vote On The Need To Investigate Global Coronavirus Response

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

The World Health Organization's annual meeting has ended in Geneva on Tuesday. Member states have voted on the need for an independent investigation into the global response to the pandemic.

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Feud Over WHO Funding Continues As Group Holds Annual Meeting

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

The World Health Organization's governing body meets virtually for a second day. The first day was marked by technical glitches, calls for cooperation and raised tensions between the U.S and China.

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World Health Assembly Convenes Online During COVID-19 Pandemic

Monday, May 18, 2020

The governing body of the World Health Organization holds its 73rd annual meeting virtually as the organization faces the worst pandemic in its history. The meeting will focus on the global response.

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Unprecedented World Health Assembly Convenes Online As Pandemic Rages

Sunday, May 17, 2020

The 73rd annual World Health Assembly, which begins Monday, will be held virtually for the first-time ever. It will also be focused on the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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VIDEO: What Is Contact Tracing And How Can It Stop The Pandemic?

Sunday, May 10, 2020

Watch this video to learn more about contact tracing, which public health figures say is critical to halting the coronavirus pandemic.

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Haitian Doctor Says This Is The Worst Epidemic He's Faced

Friday, May 08, 2020

A major health agency fears a humanitarian crisis. Migrant workers are returning home from the hard-hit Dominican Republic. Medical equipment is in short supply. And social distancing is improbable.

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Singapore Was A Shining Star In COVID-19 Control — Until It Wasn't

Sunday, May 03, 2020

The Southeast Asian city-state was lauded as a success story when it came to controlling the coronavirus. Now, it's facing an enormous outbreak in the cramped quarters where migrant laborers live.

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Will Heat And Humidity Kill The Coronavirus?

Friday, April 24, 2020

An adviser to the Department of Homeland Security gave a presentation during the White House COVID-19 briefing about "emerging" results that coronavirus could slow with direct sunlight and humidity.

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How Do You Do Contact Tracing? Poor Countries Have Plenty Of Advice

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

As parts of the U.S. aim to move out of lockdown, a key tool to contain coronavirus cases will be contact tracing. It's something health workers in low-income countries have lots of experience with.

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What Happened Today: Relief for Farmers, Contact Tracing Questions

Friday, April 17, 2020

NPR's global health and development correspondent answers listener questions about contact tracing, the World Health Organization and flattening the curve.

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WHO In Shock, Reviewing Finances After Trump Announces Suspension Of U.S. Funding

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

The World Health Organization says it's reviewing its funding after President Trump declared that the United States is halting payments to the global body over its handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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