Rob Stein

Rob Stein appears in the following:

How Biden's Administration Is Prioritizing The COVID-19 Pandemic

Saturday, January 23, 2021

The Biden Administration is taking a far more aggressive, nationally coordinated approach to the pandemic. We hear more about how it plans to support vaccination efforts.

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Current, Deadly U.S. Coronavirus Surge Has Peaked, Researchers Say

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Daily numbers of new cases are finally starting to wane, and hospitalizations are down slightly. But health care systems are still overburdened and another resurgence remains a threat.

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Pandemic Shortens U.S. Life Expectancy, Study Concludes

Friday, January 15, 2021

The deaths caused by the pandemic appear to be shortening overall life expectancy in the U.S. by 1.13 years, which would be the largest single decline in at least 40 years.

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Mask-Wearing, Social Distancing Improve, But Too Slowly, Survey Shows

Friday, January 15, 2021

Mask-wearing hit an all-time high, but other COVID-19 precautions are less common now than last spring, a survey finds. Experts worry we're ill-prepared for the spread of more infectious new variants.

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Experts Believe Holidays Accelerated Pandemic In The U.S.

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

The pandemic has never been this bad in the U.S. There is not enough data yet to say whether the holidays accelerated the coronavirus surge, but many experts believe that the case.

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Biden's Plan To Release More Vaccine Is A Gamble. Is It Worth The Risk?

Friday, January 08, 2021

Experts argue that pushing out more COVID-19 vaccine doses to states sooner may be a good idea, even if it means there's a chance some people's second dose gets delayed.

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Biden Plans To Stop Holding Back COVID-19 Vaccines

Friday, January 08, 2021

President-elect Biden plans to release almost all available doses of COVID-19 vaccines, stepping away from the Trump administration policy to hold back about half of the supplies for booster shots.

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As COVID-19 Cases Surge, Critics Say Vaccinations Must Speed Up

Wednesday, January 06, 2021

Critics say the vaccine rollout suffers from the same problems that have plagued the response to the pandemic for testing and other responses: lack of aggressive and coordinated federal leadership.

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Is Your State Doing Enough Coronavirus Testing? Use Our Tool To Find Out

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

The U.S. conducts nearly 2 million coronavirus tests daily. A new analysis shows millions more are needed to protect the most vulnerable. Use our tool to see how your state is doing.

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CDC Says Front-Line Essential Workers, Elderly Should Be Next For Vaccine

Sunday, December 20, 2020

A CDC panel recommends that people over 75 and front-line essential workers should be prioritized as the next group to be vaccinated against the coronavirus.

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Thanksgiving's Impact On Pandemic Unclear

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Epidemiologists are still puzzling over how much of an impact Thanksgiving had on the pandemic in the U.S. Meanwhile, infections, hospitalizations and deaths are still surging as Christmas approaches.

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FDA OKs 1st Home COVID-19 Test That Doesn't Require A Prescription

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday authorized the test. It will cost about $30 and be available by January, according the Australian company that makes it, Ellume.

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FDA Authorizes 1st Home Coronavirus Test That Doesn't Require A Prescription

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

The new tests produce results completely at home within 15 minutes. Experts say they could be a 'game-changer' in helping people find out quickly if they need to isolate.

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1st Patients To Get CRISPR Gene-Editing Treatment Continue To Thrive

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

As the first patient to receive an experimental treatment that relied on the gene-editing technique CRISPR continues to do well 17 months later, more patients seem to be benefiting, too.

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U.S. Has Begun COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout

Monday, December 14, 2020

On Monday, health care workers began administering the first shots of a COVID-19 vaccine. NPR discusses the latest news and explores the challenges the U.S. could face in vaccinating people.

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CDC Shortens Length Of Quarantine Aimed At Preventing Spread Of The Coronavirus

Wednesday, December 02, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention changed its recommendations. Now it says people without coronavirus symptoms need to quarantine for 10 days, or seven — if they then test negative.

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Social Distancing Plummeted In Lead-Up To Fall Surge, Survey Finds

Wednesday, December 02, 2020

Social distancing fell dramatically between spring and fall and the gap between Democrats and Republicans widened. But both ends of the political spectrum agree on some measures to fight COVID-19.

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New Survey Shows How Effects Of COVID-19 Got So Bad In The U.S.

Tuesday, December 01, 2020

A survey shows social distancing dropped between April and late fall, especially in states currently hit hardest by COVID-19. The partisan chasm in support of measures to stop the virus widened.

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CDC Likely To Recommend Shortening Coronavirus Quarantine Period

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Federal health officials could reduce the quarantine from the currently recommended 14 days to as few as seven for people who test negative for the virus.

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Coronavirus Testing Has Gotten Better, But The U.S. Still Does Not Have Enough Tests

Friday, November 20, 2020

Demand for COVID-19 testing has gone up as the virus surges across the nation. Luckily, testing has gotten better and people who want tests now have several options.

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