Selena Simmons-Duffin

Selena Simmons-Duffin appears in the following:

Who Is Rochelle Walensky, Biden's Pick For CDC Director?

Wednesday, December 09, 2020

President-elect Joe Biden has nominated Dr. Rochelle Walensky to be the next director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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CDC Panel To Vote On Who's 1st In Line For COVID-19 Vaccine

Tuesday, December 01, 2020

Advisers to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention meet on Tuesday to vote on who will get the first doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. We explore the issues involved.

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How Thanksgiving Travel Will Impact Coronavirus Numbers

Saturday, November 28, 2020

We look at the possible pandemic fallout resulting from holiday travel in the U.S., how communities are responding to the latest round of restrictions, as well as the latest vaccine news.

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Trump Pushes Through Policy Changes And Staffing Appointments In Last Days In Office

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

In the final weeks of his administration, President Trump is pushing through policies and making appointments that his successor will have to contend with.

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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.

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Federal Data Show Growing Hospital Staff Shortages Across The U.S.

Friday, November 20, 2020

The federal government released data showing that the number of hospitals with staffing shortages is rapidly increasing. NPR digs into what these data illuminate and what data might be kept hidden.

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Why Does Pfizer's COVID-19 Vaccine Need To Be Kept Colder Than Antarctica?

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

One of the two leading vaccine candidates requires deep, deep freezing. Here's how communities are working to solve for this and how the new Moderna vaccine could help.

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Despite Encouraging Pfizer News, Widespread Vaccination Is Months Away

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Even with encouraging early results from a Pfizer coronavirus vaccine candidate, it will be many months before a vaccine is widely available. Here's why.

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What Health Care Might Look Like Under A President Biden

Monday, November 09, 2020

NPR discusses how the Biden administration's approach to health care would be different from President Trump's.

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What Biden's Election Means For U.S. Health Care And Public Health

Monday, November 09, 2020

The Trump administration has been marked by a scaled-back federal investment and involvement in U.S. health care. Biden's team has plans to change that — even if Republicans retain Senate control.

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Internal Documents Reveal COVID-19 Hospitalization Data The Government Keeps Hidden

Friday, October 30, 2020

Where are hospitals reaching capacity? Which metro areas are running out of beds? NPR has learned federal agencies collect and analyze this information in detail but don't share it with the public.

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If The ACA Falls, Protecting Preexisting Conditions Could Be Harder Than It Sounds

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Though the Trump administration is trying to dismantle the Affordable Care Act in court, it's vowed that people with health problems will still be able to get insured. Here's why that could be tricky.

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Comparing Biden's And Trump's Different Visions For Health Care

Thursday, October 22, 2020

From Medicare to Obamacare to controlling drug costs, the candidates mostly differ in their approach to health care. Here's a quick guide to their views and proposals.

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Trump Announces Partnership With CVS, Walgreens For Nursing Home COVID Vaccination

Friday, October 16, 2020

The federal government is offering nursing homes the chance to opt in to the new program, in which pharmacy staff would deliver and administer a future vaccine on site.

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Facing Many Unknowns, States Rush To Plan Distribution Of COVID-19 Vaccines

Friday, October 16, 2020

A vaccine will only work if a lot of people can get immunized. State health officials are working furiously to design outreach and distribution plans, with little clarity from the federal government.

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COVID-19 Contact Tracing Workforce Barely 'Inching Up' As Cases Surge

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

The number of people working to stop COVID-19 outbreaks from spreading is far from the level needed in most states, according to a new NPR survey and analysis. Find out how your state is doing.

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The Many, Maddening Hurdles To Contact Tracing The White House Outbreak

Friday, October 09, 2020

The coronavirus outbreak originating at the White House may have spread cases to dozens of other communities. But tracing related cases and stopping further spread is extremely challenging.

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Contact Tracing For The White House Coronavirus Cluster Presents Challenges

Friday, October 09, 2020

Health departments urged those who attended a Rose Garden event seemingly responsible for a coronavirus outbreak to get tested. Contact tracing for the event has been a challenge.

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There Is An Outbreak At The White House. Could It Have Been Prevented?

Monday, October 05, 2020

White House officials have in some instances violated public health guidelines for the coronavirus. NPR discusses what would have happened if guidelines were followed.

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How Do You Contact Trace The President Of The United States?

Saturday, October 03, 2020

The President's diagnosis calls for contact tracing on a massive scale. Luckily, not everyone President Trump saw this week with is a high risk exposure. Here's who is.

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