Rob Stein

Rob Stein appears in the following:

Coronavirus Updates: WHO Funding Held, Trump To Work 'In Conjunction With Governors'

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

NPR national, science and White House correspondents cover the latest developments in the response of the United States to the coronavirus epidemic.

Comment

Coronavirus Updates: Governors Unite, Trump Not Firing Fauci

Monday, April 13, 2020

NPR national, health and politics correspondents recap the latest developments in the response to the coronavirus in the United States.

Comment

CDC Director: 'Very Aggressive' Contact Tracing Needed For U.S. To Return To Normal

Friday, April 10, 2020

We're in shutdown mode for now, but what comes next? Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is working on a plan to safely reopen the country.

Comment

A New CDC Tool Aims To Close The COVID-19 Knowledge Gap

Sunday, April 05, 2020

COVIDView, modeled on a tool used to track seasonal flu, pulls data from an array of sources to provide a better picture of the virus' spread. But some say it still falls far short of what's needed.

Comment

CDC Unveils 1st National Coronavirus Pandemic Tracking System

Saturday, April 04, 2020

The federal agency will start producing a weekly update based on testing and reports from doctors and hospitals around the country of people being getting pneumonia and diagnosed with COVID-19.

Comment

Coronavirus Testing Backlogs Continue As Laboratories Struggle To Keep Up With Demand

Friday, April 03, 2020

One big commercial testing lab revealed a backlog of at least 115,000 tests, illustrating the scope of the coronavirus testing problems.

Comment

Faster Coronavirus Testing May Help To Ease Results Backlog

Friday, April 03, 2020

One of the nation's biggest medical testing companies acknowledged a backlog of at least 115,000 coronavirus tests, illustrating how the nation is struggling to test effectively during the pandemic.

Comment

Listener Questions About COVID-19 Testing

Thursday, April 02, 2020

Emergency physician Dr. Tsion Firew and NPR science correspondent Rob Stein answer listener questions about getting tested for COVID-19, and how those tests are processed.

Comment

More Listener Questions About COVID-19 Testing

Thursday, April 02, 2020

Emergency physician Dr. Tsion Firew and NPR science correspondent Rob Stein answer more listener questions about getting tested for COVID-19, including false negative tests.

Comment

Trump Administration Plans To Offer New COVID-19 Guidelines

Friday, March 27, 2020

Large parts of the country are shut down because of the coronavirus pandemic. Could some regions open earlier than others? If so, which ones? The Trump administration considers options.

Comment

What Happened Today: Questions About The Relief Bill And If Measures Are Working

Thursday, March 26, 2020

NPR economics and science correspondents answer listener questions about a government relief package and if the latest measures to fight the coronavirus are working.

Comment

What Happened Today: Listener Questions About The Economic Relief Bill, More

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

NPR economics and science correspondents answer listener questions about what the federal government is doing. Are the latest measures working? What is happening with the economic relief bill?

Comment

Public Health Experts Decry Trump's Suggestion Shutdowns Could Soon Ease

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

President Trump says the restrictions may be worse than the coronavirus. Public health experts warn that cases of the disease and deaths would increase.

Comment

The Trump Administration Says Self Swabs Are Coming Soon. Is That A Good Idea?

Monday, March 23, 2020

A lack of testing has been a big problem when it comes to the novel coronavirus. Vice President Pence says people will soon be able to self swab. There are pros and cons to that.

Comment

High Blood Pressure Not Seen As Major Independent Risk For COVID-19

Friday, March 20, 2020

Despite reports hypertension may be risk factor for people who get infected with the coronavirus, experts says there's not enough evidence to support that fear.

Comment

U.S. Coronavirus Testing Starts To Ramp Up But Still Lags

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Thousands of tests are now being conducted weekly, but tests remain scarce in many places. And experts question recent steps aimed at boosting testing capacity in states.

Comment

Coronavirus Testing Begins To Ramp Up Across The Country

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Coronavirus testing is still woefully inadequate across the U.S. Some experts worry about some of the steps the Trump administration is taking in the rush to make up for the slow start in testing.

Comment

Coronavirus Update: Drive-Through Testing And Other Developments

Saturday, March 14, 2020

The U.S. government has ramped up its efforts to deal with coronavirus, including moves to help Americans know about their exposure to it.

Comment

To Slow The Spread Of Coronavirus, Experts Turn To Mitigation

Thursday, March 12, 2020

The nation's battle against the coronavirus has entered a new phase, with health officials increasingly abandoning efforts to track down every case and instead turning to more drastic measures.

Comment

As The World Struggles To Contain Coronavirus, Scientists Race To Develop Vaccine

Saturday, March 07, 2020

Scientists are racing to create a vaccine to protect people against the new strain of the coronavirus. But while researchers are making fast progress, a vaccine is probably more than a year away.

Comment