Nurith Aizenman

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Coronavirus 2nd Wave? Nope, The U.S. Is Still Stuck In The 1st One

Friday, June 12, 2020

The nation still sees more than 20,000 new cases on average a day, a number that's barely budged for weeks. Forecasters say we're looking at tens of thousands more deaths this summer.


Will Nationwide Protests Drive Up The Coronavirus Cases?

Thursday, June 11, 2020

The nationwide demonstrations have caused concerns about a possible surge in the coronavirus cases. It would depend on how well everyone sticks to practices that keep the virus in check.


77 Nobel Laureates Denounce Trump Officials For Pulling Coronavirus Research Grant

Friday, May 22, 2020

In a letter sent to Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar, these U.S. scientists said they were "gravely concerned" about the abrupt termination of a federal grant to EcoHealth Alliance.


U.S. Could Have Saved Thousands Of Lives If Lockdown Started Earlier, Study Finds

Thursday, May 21, 2020

A new analysis from Columbia University finds nearly 36,000 fewer people would have died if social distancing measures had been put in place across the U.S. just one week earlier.


How To Make Sense of All The COVID-19 Projections? A New Model Combines Them

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Projections of deaths from COVID-19 vary wildly. How are we to make sense of the differences? One researcher has developed one model that compares and merges them all.


Fact Check: Trump Administration Document And Its 3,000 Deaths A Day Scenario

Tuesday, May 05, 2020

A forecast of 3,000 deaths a day appeared in an internal document first obtained by The New York Times. But the epidemiologist who authored the analysis tells NPR the work is incomplete.


Trump Administration Rejects Government Report On COVID-19 Death Toll

Tuesday, May 05, 2020

The administration pushed back against an internal government report, obtained by The New York Times, predicting the daily coronavirus death toll could nearly double in the U.S. by early June.


Why The U.S. Government Stopped Funding A Research Project On Bats And Coronaviruses

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

The project, run by the nonprofit EcoHealth Alliance, aimed to identify places to monitor, come up with strategies to prevent spillover of the virus and get a jump on creating vaccines and treatments.


When Is It Safe To Ease Social Distancing? Here's What One Model Says For Each State

Saturday, April 25, 2020

Some states are moving forward, but many would be wise to wait, according to experts at the University of Washington. Here's their estimate for each state's safe date to reopen.


White House Guidelines For States Reopening Seem Short On Specifics

Friday, April 17, 2020

President Trump unveiled guidelines for states to reopen in three stages, but public health officials say they fall short. States are going to have to figure out a lot of it for themselves.


How States May Decide To Lift Distancing Measures

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

One of the most prominent COVID-19 models has a feature in the works: For each state, it will predict the date by which social distancing will have suppressed infections enough to warrant easing up.


How Scientists Create Models For Disease, And What The Latest Ones Say

Wednesday, April 08, 2020

Here's the latest on what scientists know about the current shape of the coronavirus epidemic in the United States — and what their models are saying the future might hold.


5 Key Facts Not Explained In White House COVID-19 Projections

Wednesday, April 01, 2020

The Trump administration's strategy for ending the current wave of coronavirus infections relies on a model that appears to count on several important assumptions. We look at why that matters.


What Does COVID-19 Modeling Show, And How Can U.S. Lessen The Pain?

Wednesday, April 01, 2020

Federal officials are now predicting that the coronavirus could claim more than 200,000 American lives. The news brought a more somber tone to Tuesday's White House briefing on the issue.


With Strict Social Distancing, U.S. COVID-19 Deaths May Total 100,000

Monday, March 30, 2020

Which cities and states are days away from facing a spike in COVID-19 cases? Which others are simmering hotspots that will take 2 to 3 weeks to flare? We examine the U.S. map for red flags in data.


Experts Say The U.S. Needs A National Shutdown ASAP — But Differ On What Comes Next

Friday, March 27, 2020

Leading public health experts argue that all U.S. states should have residents stay at home for several weeks to slow the coronavirus. But what needs to happen after the lockdowns are lifted?


Coronavirus Updates: Economic Rescue Legislation, Unemployment Projections

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

NPR global health, economics and politics correspondents recount the latest developments in the federal response to the coronavirus pandemic and the ongoing economic crisis it has caused.


Coronavirus Updates: Trump Administration Evaluates Lifting Restrictions

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

NPR White House, economic and global health correspondents relay the latest developments and scientific findings in the United States response to the coronavirus pandemic.


Examining The Trade-Offs To Social Distancing

Friday, March 20, 2020

Countries are imposing unprecedented social distancing measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. But, is there a point when the cost to society outweighs the benefits?


Are U.S. Hospitals Ready?

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Here's what it will take for medical facilities across the nation to handle the coming surge of COVID-19 patients.