Selena Simmons-Duffin

Selena Simmons-Duffin appears in the following:

White House Strips CDC Of Data Collection Role For COVID-19 Hospitalizations

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

The Trump administration is directing hospitals to use a new platform to report COVID-19 data instead of an existing system at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Employees Send A Letter To CDC Director About Racism At The Workplace

Monday, July 13, 2020

More than 1,000 employees at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have signed a letter to CDC Director Robert Redfield about a culture of racism at the agency.

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CDC Employees Call Out Agency's 'Toxic Culture Of Racial Aggressions'

Monday, July 13, 2020

Pointing to the coronavirus's disproportionate impact on people of color, 1,007 workers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention call on the agency to declare racism a public health crisis.

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LGBTQ Clinics Sue Trump Administration Over Discrimination In Trans Health Care

Monday, June 22, 2020

A lawsuit challenging the Trump administration's rule affecting LGBTQ discrimination in health care is filed Monday. Plaintiffs say last week's Supreme Court decision has put "wind in our sails."

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Public Health Experts Warn The U.S. Lacks Resources To Contain The Coronavirus

Thursday, June 18, 2020

New coronavirus hot spots are emerging around the country, and many public health experts say the U.S, is still falling short on having enough testing and contract tracing to contain the virus.

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As States Reopen, Do They Have The Workforce They Need To Stop Coronavirus Outbreaks?

Thursday, June 18, 2020

NPR surveyed all 50 states to find out how many people they have doing contact tracing — one of the essential tools for keeping outbreaks from flaring up. Look up your state to see how it's doing.

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How The Supreme Court's Ruling May Affect The Trump Administration's Actions

Monday, June 15, 2020

The Supreme Court's Monday ruling may have an immediate effect on actions taken by the Trump administration, including a rule change that removed discrimination protections for LGBTQ in health care.

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New Government Rule Removes Non-Discrimination Protections For LGBTQ In Health Care

Friday, June 12, 2020

The Trump administration has finalized a rule on Friday that would remove non-discrimination protections for LGBTQ people when it comes to health care and health insurance.

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Transgender Health Protections Reversed By Trump Administration

Friday, June 12, 2020

Trump has reversed Obama-era protections that prohibit discrimination in health care based on gender identity. Critics warn the rule could harm a vulnerable group — LGBTQ people — during a pandemic.

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She Lost Her Job And Health Insurance And Had To Fight To Get A New Plan

Tuesday, June 09, 2020

Like millions of others, Liz McLemore always got her health insurance coverage through her job. In April, she suddenly had to figure out how to find coverage in the middle of a pandemic.

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White House Coronavirus Testing Czar To Stand Down

Monday, June 01, 2020

Adm. Brett Giroir says he will be "demobilized" from his role overseeing coronavirus testing at FEMA in mid-June and going back to his regular job at the Department of Health and Human Services.

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What Happens To Health Coverage After The Job Loss

Thursday, May 28, 2020

The end of May marks a deadline for the millions of people who have lost job-based health insurance in March to enroll in a new plan.

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What Happened Today: Coronavirus Death Toll Crosses 100,000, Insurance Questions

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

NPR's health policy reporter answers listener questions about what to do and how to get health care after losing health insurance.

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CDC's Approach To Collecting Testing Data May Muddy The Picture Of Current Infections

Friday, May 22, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has come out with a dashboard to collect testing data across the U.S. But this dashboard is mixing different data types, which may distort the results.

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What Happened Today: American Cities Struggle As Tax Revenues Bottom Out

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Many people have lost their health insurance along with their jobs during the pandemic. NPR's health policy correspondent answers listener questions on how to navigate the health care system now.

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Coronavirus Update: President Trump Announces 'Operation Warp Speed'

Friday, May 15, 2020

President Trump spoke Friday about a new initiative to fast-track a coronavirus vaccine: Operation Warp Speed. NPR's correspondents update on the latest coronavirus news.

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Ousted Scientist Says COVID-19 Pandemic Could Be Worse Than 1918 Spanish Flu

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Richard Bright, the high-ranking federal scientist turned whistleblower, will testify before a House subcommittee Thursday. He says the "window of opportunity" to fight COVID-19 is closing.

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Coronavirus Reset: How To Get Health Insurance Now

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

At least 27 million Americans who lost their jobs in recent weeks also lost their health insurance, a new report finds. Others lacked a health plan even before COVID-19 hit. Here's how to find help.

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Millions Of Americans Have Lost Health Insurance As Unemployment Soars

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

A report from the Kaiser Family Foundation estimates that 27 million people have recently lost health insurance, which most people get through their jobs. Getting new coverage can be complicated.

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States Nearly Doubled Plans For Contact Tracers Since NPR Surveyed Them 10 Days Ago

Thursday, May 07, 2020

To safely reopen without risking new COVID-19 outbreaks, states need staff to do the crucial work of contact tracing. Public health agencies report they have aggressive plans to grow their workforce.

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