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FEMA Rejected 95% Of Aid Applicants During California's Last Wildfire Disaster. Why?

Friday, July 02, 2021

California's 2020 wildfires set a record: the most acres burned in a year. But another record was set: The second half of the wildfire season had the lowest FEMA wildfire-aid approval rate.


As Western Wildfires Worsen, FEMA Is Denying Most People Who Ask For Help

Thursday, July 01, 2021

An investigation into FEMA claims after 2020's historic wildfires in Oregon and California reveals wide fluctuations in approval rates and denials of people who met aid criteria.


Many Hospitals Are Still Overwhelmed By COVID-19 Patients. Is Yours?

Monday, March 15, 2021

COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to strain U.S. hospitals. NPR built a tool to explore trends around the country. Look up your local hospital to see how it's faring.


Across The South COVID-19 Vaccine Sites Missing From Black And Hispanic Neighborhoods

Friday, February 05, 2021

An NPR analysis of COVID-19 vaccination sites in major cities across the Southern U.S. reveals a racial disparity, with most sites located in whiter neighborhoods.


COVID-19 Data Release Shows Where Hospitals Around The Country Are Filling Up

Monday, December 07, 2020

The federal government has released detailed local data on where hospitals are starting to fill up with patients. Researchers and health leaders say this was urgently needed.


Money Tracker: How Much Trump And Biden Have Raised In The 2020 Election

Friday, December 04, 2020

See the latest campaign finance figures for President Trump and his challenger, former Vice President Joe Biden.


Near Crisis, Some Hospitals Face Tough Decisions In Caring For Floods Of Patients

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Hospitals are getting so crowded with COVID-19 patients that they're having to resort to workarounds to treat them all. Experts warn this may hamper doctors' ability to save lives.


1,000 U.S. Hospitals Are 'Critically' Short On Staff — And More Expect To Be Soon

Friday, November 20, 2020

As COVID-19 hospitalizations surge, new data released by the federal government show how many hospitals are struggling with staffing.


Many Places Hard Hit By COVID-19 Leaned More Toward Trump In 2020 Than 2016

Friday, November 06, 2020

An NPR analysis shows that the majority of counties with the highest COVID-19 death rates showed stronger support for Trump in 2020 than they did four years ago.


Even In COVID-19 Hot Spots, Many Colleges Aren't Aggressively Testing Students

Tuesday, October 06, 2020

Data from more than 1,400 colleges, obtained by NPR, show that most colleges with in-person classes have no clear testing plan or are testing only students who believe they have the coronavirus.


1 In 7 Americans Have Experienced Dangerous Air Quality Due To Wildfires This Year

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Parts of the West Coast experienced very unhealthy or hazardous air from wildfires for the first time ever recorded. Millions endured that smoke for twice as long as the recent average.


America's 200,000 COVID-19 Deaths: Small Cities And Towns Bear A Growing Share

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Early in the pandemic, most deaths occurred in large cities. But now, as COVID-19 spreads across the U.S., smaller communities are suffering many losses as well.


Biden Enters Campaign's Final Stretch With Cash Advantage Over Trump

Monday, September 21, 2020

According to the campaigns, Democrats entered September with about $140 million more cash on hand than Republicans.


Data Analysis: COVID-19 Is Filling Up Hospitals In Small Cities

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

An NPR data analysis finds that hospital systems in Louisiana, Idaho and Washington state have had to shuffle patients to try to get everyone the care they need.


As Coronavirus Cases Surge, NPR Examines Hospital Capacity

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

A new NPR News data analysis looks at what's been happening in Louisiana, Idaho and Washington and how institutions in those states are handling hospital and ICU bed capacity problems.


From Rent Freezes To Liquor Buybacks: How States Are Helping People Cope

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

With limited resources themselves, states are having to get creative helping residents deal with the COVID-19 economic slowdown. But how much help you can get depends on where you live.


In Large Texas Cities, Access To Coronavirus Testing May Depend On Where You Live

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

An NPR investigation shows that black and Latino neighborhoods in four large Texas cities have fewer coronavirus testing sites, leaving communities blind to potential COVID-19 outbreaks.


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.


From Puzzles To Plastic Straws: Merch Plays A Key Role In Trump's Fundraising

Sunday, May 03, 2020

With people spending much more time at home due to the coronavirus, a presidential puzzle is just the latest example of the campaign capitalizing on in-the-moment merchandise.


Mobile Phone Data Show More Americans Are Leaving Their Homes, Despite Orders

Friday, May 01, 2020

Emerging data suggest that though people altered their habits during the first month of America's response to the pandemic, that cooperation has since leveled off and — eventually — decreased.