Selena Simmons-Duffin

Selena Simmons-Duffin appears in the following:

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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Can Tracing Trump's Contacts Prevent Spread Of Virus?

Friday, October 02, 2020

At political events held by the Trump campaign this week, people may have come into contact with the coronavirus. NPR discusses whether contact tracing could possibly be done.

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Trust In CDC And FDA Is At A Low

Friday, September 25, 2020

Trust in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration is at a nadir at a moment when the agencies are working to fight the spread of the coronavirus.

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Trump Administration Plans Crackdown On Hospitals Failing To Report COVID-19 Data

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Draft documents obtained by NPR show that the federal government is preparing to enforce new data reporting requirements, threatening to withhold vital Medicare funding from noncompliant hospitals.

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HHS Official Under Fire For Comments About Scientists And Conspiracies

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Michael Caputo, one of the top officials at the Department of Health and Human Services, has come under fire for controversial remarks he made during a Facebook Live appearance on Sunday.

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States Prepare For Potential Fall Vaccine Distribution Under Pressure From CDC

Friday, September 04, 2020

"We've got to take a deep breath," says one health official about the rapid timeline pushed by the CDC. "It is very clear that we need to lean forward to prepare to deliver the vaccine."

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CDC Wants States To Plan For COVID-19 Distribution By October

Friday, September 04, 2020

The CDC wants states to come up with plans to distribute a COVID-19 vaccine by October. It's a tight deadline, especially as plans for testing and contact tracing have been slow to come to fruition.

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Legal Challenges Are Likely After CDC Bans Some Evictions Amid Pandmic

Thursday, September 03, 2020

The Trump administration is trying to halt residential evictions through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, but legal scholars are unsure it will stand up in court.

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14 States Make Contact Tracing Data Public. Here's What They're Learning

Friday, August 14, 2020

The information includes details on where transmission is happening most. If more states shared this widely, it could shape policy and save lives, health researchers say.

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Coronavirus Cases Are Surging. The Contact Tracing Workforce Is Not

Friday, August 07, 2020

NPR surveyed all 50 states about their contact tracing work. The workforce has barely grown since mid-June, while cases have skyrocketed.

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Health Officials Testify Before Congress On Pandemic Response

Friday, July 31, 2020

Leaders of the White House Coronavirus Task Force testified Friday on Capitol Hill. They faced questions on their response to the pandemic and on a switch between COVID-19 patients databases.

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COVID-19 Hospital Data System That Bypasses CDC Plagued By Delays, Inaccuracies

Friday, July 31, 2020

The Trump administration had promised complete, transparent information on the coronavirus and hospital capacity. Instead, the new system has produced erratic updates and confusing numbers.

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Olivia De Havilland, One Of Hollywood's Longest Living Legends, Dies At 104

Sunday, July 26, 2020

The actress is best remembered for her role in Gone With the Wind, but the two-time Oscar winner also won a landmark decision that gave artists creative independence from studios.

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Coronavirus Updates: President Trump Resumes Coronavirus Task Force Briefings

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

NPR's White House and health correspondents discuss the reappearance of daily coronavirus task force briefings after a long hiatus.

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