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Feds Warns Merchants Not Make Coronavirus Treatment Claims

NPR Headline News - Tue, 03/31/2020 - 22:10

The FDA has sent warning letters to seven marketers of products including essential oils, nasal sprays and herbal concoctions. No treatments or vaccines for COVID-19 have been approved.

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Cruise Ship Struggling With COVID-19 Headed to Florida

NPR Headline News - Tue, 03/31/2020 - 21:47

A cruise ship with four dead and nearly 200 people who have been sick with suspected COVID-19 may dock in Fort Lauderdale if cruise company executives and public officials can agree on a plan.

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Justice Department Looking Into Senator's Stock Sell-Off

NPR Headline News - Tue, 03/31/2020 - 21:31

Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr sold off a large amount of stocks before the coronavirus market crash. The FBI will assess whether he was motivated by nonpublic information.

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FACT CHECK: Trump Praises Florida Governor Despite Criticism Of Coronavirus Response

NPR Headline News - Tue, 03/31/2020 - 21:00

President Trump claimed ally and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has taken "decisive steps" against the virus, but public health experts and a pending lawsuit say his leadership has been inadequate.

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Answering Your Coronavirus Questions: Death Toll, Treating COVID-19 And Testing Scams

NPR Headline News - Tue, 03/31/2020 - 20:50

On this broadcast of The National Conversation, we answer your questions about the government's response to the pandemic, the death toll in the U.S. and potential testing scams.

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Models Of Epidemic Predict Huge U.S. Death Toll; Scientists Hope For Better Outcome

NPR Headline News - Tue, 03/31/2020 - 20:31

Computer models predict that between 100,000 and 200,000 Americans will die from COVID-19 in the months ahead. Administration officials said public health interventions could still lower the toll.

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FACT CHECK: Should People Cover Their Faces With Scarves Like Trump Said?

NPR Headline News - Tue, 03/31/2020 - 20:18

In a briefing with the coronavirus task force, President Trump answered a question about a supply shortage of masks by suggesting that the public wear scarves instead.

Chicago Public Health Commissioner: 'We Want To Be Ahead Of This'

NPR Headline News - Tue, 03/31/2020 - 19:52

Experts worry about new hotspots in cities including Chicago. Dr. Allison Arwady says the city is relatively well prepared but would still not be able to handle the predicted wave of hospitalizations.

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Who's Sickest From COVID-19? These Conditions Tied To Increased Risk

NPR Headline News - Tue, 03/31/2020 - 19:48

A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report finds 78% of COVID-19 patients in the U.S. requiring admission to the intensive care unit had at least one underlying condition.

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Coronavirus Lockdown Sends Migrant Workers On A Long And Risky Trip Home

NPR Headline News - Tue, 03/31/2020 - 19:02

In the aftermath of a 21-day lockdown to help control the spread of coronavirus, millions of workers in India's cities have no income, no food — and so are heading back to their villages.

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Turkmenistan Has Banned Use Of The Word 'Coronavirus'

NPR Headline News - Tue, 03/31/2020 - 18:22

Reporters Without Borders says the government has forbidden state-controlled media from using the word and ordered its removal from health brochures distributed at hospitals, schools and workplaces.

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Report Of Drop In Hospitalizations Sounds Like Good News, But There's A Catch

NPR Headline News - Tue, 03/31/2020 - 18:07

Washington State reports dropping hospitalizations, and hospitals in San Francisco seeing less patient load than feared. But those facts require context.

Are Hospitals Seeing A Surge Of Coronavirus Patients? Some Officials Aren't Saying

NPR Headline News - Tue, 03/31/2020 - 17:58

With a lack of tests, epidemiologists say the next best way to monitor the pandemic is by tracking hospitalizations. But hotspots like California and Washington are releasing little information.

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To Stop The Pandemic, Seema Verma Is 'Getting Rid Of A Lot Of Regulations'

NPR Headline News - Tue, 03/31/2020 - 17:21

As head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Verma says she's working to ease safety rules and lighten licensing requirements, to expand the number of hospital beds and health workers.

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After Surge In Cases, Michigan Now 3rd In Country For Coronavirus Deaths

NPR Headline News - Tue, 03/31/2020 - 17:00

More than 80% of total cases are in the three populous Detroit metro-area counties of Oakland, Macomb and Wayne, according to state officials.

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Should We All Be Wearing Masks In Public? Health Experts Revisit The Question

NPR Headline News - Tue, 03/31/2020 - 17:00

There are rumblings that U.S. health officials may start encouraging Americans to wear face masks to cut down on asymptomatic spread. But with continued shortages, it's not clear how we'd do that.

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A Baaaad Crew Takes Over A Welsh Town: A Herd Of Goats

NPR Headline News - Tue, 03/31/2020 - 16:34

The town of Llandudno, Wales, has gone quiet, like so many other communities around the globe observing anti-coronavirus measures. Going into the breach: a herd of curious Kashmiri goats.

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At Least 5 Rabbis From Ultra-Orthodox N.J. Community Have Died From Coronavirus

NPR Headline News - Tue, 03/31/2020 - 16:26

The community of Lakewood is experiencing a very high rate of infections as well. Police have broken up numerous gatherings recently, despite a stay-at-home order from the governor.

Spain's Health Staff Are Catching The Coronavirus As Protective Gear Runs Short

NPR Headline News - Tue, 03/31/2020 - 16:15

Thousands of medical workers now have COVID-19 in Spain, one of the countries hardest-hit by the disease.

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Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan Is 'Still Not Satisfied' With Trump Administration Response

NPR Headline News - Tue, 03/31/2020 - 16:08

Hogan speaks to NPR's Rachel Martin about President Trump's claim that there's no longer a lack of coronavirus testing kits.

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