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05:32 min | 2 years ago

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"NPR WBUR Boston I'm Tanya mostly I'm Jeremy Hobson coming up president trump's photo op at St John's Episcopal Church in Washington is being widely criticized as vice president Biden gives a major speech on racism and law enforcement also as protests continue throughout the country political commentator Marc Lamont hill explains the importance of understanding them as rebellion and not Ryan people are responding to structural injustice and there's something more coordinated interesting happening here that we lose sight of when we dismiss it as writers and as police clash with protesters in many cities the sheriff in flint Michigan turned and walked with them change American policing because we coming the news is first live from NPR news I'm Laxmi saying Catholic and episcopal church leaders in the nation's capital or calling out president Donald Trump for acts that they say are antithetical to what the Christian faith stands for this morning the president and First Lady visited a shrine to Saint John Paul the second former pope of the Roman Catholic Church the White House says it was a moment of remembrance archbishop Wilton Gregory criticized the president's action in a statement he said he found it reprehensible that any Catholic facility would allow itself to be so egregiously misuse in a fashion that violates principles to defend the rights of all people that in the statement will trump evokes similar outrage from Reverend Marion buddy the bishop of the episcopal diocese of Washington who today was still expressing disbelief at the president yesterday ordered security forces to clear out civil rights protesters outside the White House before he walked to St John's Episcopal Church and held up a Bible in front of the cameras just moments earlier at the White House trump said he supported peaceful protests well he also warned he was ready to use the military to crack down on violent dissent and peers moralizing has this assessment I think what he was trying to achieve was sent a message to his base that he is the president of law and order he also said that he was dispatching thousands and thousands of heavily armed soldiers in DC so the message was about cracking down not calming down NPR's Mara allies and critics say trump missed opportunities to listen closely to activists angry about systematic use of excessive police force that have ended in the deaths of many black individuals like Mr George Floyd in Minneapolis last week will six Atlanta police officers are now charged with aggravated assault and property damage Emily green of member station W. A. B. E. reports the officers are implicated in an assault on to college students during civil unrest Saturday night tonight a program in our boyfriend messiah young say they were driving to pick up food when the police stopped them footage from the officers body cameras for them using stun guns on the couple smashing the driver's side window and dragging them from the car foreign county district attorney Paul Howard says the students were brutalized we are prayerful hopeful that this will go to a school conclusion and these offices will not only be arrested indicted and convicted because what they did to our children they have to be held accountable for he says the officers have until Friday to turn themselves in and that they will be released on bond for NPR news I'm Emily green in Atlanta at last check on Wall Street the Dow Jones industrial average was up one hundred thirty five points or more than half a percent since the open the twenty five thousand six hundred eight the S. and P. nasdaq also up slightly you're listening to NPR news live from KQED news I'm Paul Lang court officials with the Oakland community police review agency say they've received four complaints against law enforcement officers so fart stemming from the protests over police brutality civil rights attorney Jim Channon says he's monitoring the police response to the protest he wants to ensure that it abides by conditions that were part of the city settlements in previous misconduct cases chance says those conditions govern how officers deal with black citizens use force and handle crowds for instance unless you can isolate someone who's actually done something you're not allowed to shoot impact weapons into a crowd PD has yet to respond to a request for comment Alameda county is now the bay area's hot spot for covert nineteen cases in hospitalizations KQED's Lesley McClurg reports for the first half of may the number of positive Kevin nineteen cases stayed relatively flat but around mid month the numbers started rising in Alameda county the hardest hit areas are densely populated Latino neighborhoods in east Oakland for many people can't work from home health officials say the uptick could also be driven by restlessness and sunny weather inspiring residents to ignore restrictions around socializing or it could be driven by increased testing that's why officials say hospitalizations or a more accurate reflection of how much viruses on the ground unfortunately that number is also up about a hundred people are currently hospitalized in Alameda county for cove in nineteen that's about a twenty five percent rise over the last month doctors say the search is.

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01:49 min | 2 years ago

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"And I'm Dave Freeman on KQED San Francisco KQ we eyeing north highlands Sacramento funding for here and now comes from mathworks creators of matlab and Simulink software accelerating the pace of engineering and science learn more mathworks dot com from NPR WBUR Boston I'm robin young and Jeremy Hobson coming up nearly three point two million more people file for unemployment last week but economist gene Sperling says the most important metric right now should be economic dignity when you see people being ordered back to re open the economy without regard for their P. P. whether they're safe they're being denied that sense of dignity also the CEO of the vice Strauss looks into the future of retail protection for workers and customers we will have specific procedures for product that's tried on the consumer doesn't buy that product we will quarantine it for twenty four hours and evidence of a swimming dinosaur that was bigger than a T. rex coming up the news is first live from NPR news I'm Lakshmi saying house Democrats are releasing details of what they want to see in the next corona virus relief package NPR's Windsor Johnston reports Congress has so far passed more than three trillion dollars in federal assistance to address the economic ravages of the U. S. outbreak that's put more than thirty million Americans out of work house Democrats are calling for the next aid package to include additional money for state and local governments workplace protections for essential employees and funding to increase the capacity for corona virus testing house speaker Nancy Pelosi says she's waiting for Republicans to get on board in the negotiations we have to start.

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08:44 min | 2 years ago

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"This is All Things Considered from NPR news I'm Elsa Chang and I'm Mary Louise Kelly from Berlin to Paris to Rome and beyond most of Europe's big cities are under lock down the streets were nearly empty go to Stockholm the capital of Sweden though and you will find cafes and restaurants open kids sports practices mostly going ahead parks are full despite the corona virus pandemic Sweden seems open for business the government there has chosen a very different approach to the virus than most of the rest of Europe why then how's it working out questions we're going to put now to sign up your linkedin a reporter at the Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter and at sign is on the line now from starcom either welcome thank you hi so did I just describe that accurately it's it's hard even to imagine a city now we're we're cafes are open and bustling and kids at least younger kids are going to school but that's all true yeah that's all true most places are open some places have reduced hours few places have closed there's no bars serving its old served at the table high schools and universities are are are closed or working hard on the mostly but normally like elementary schools in those quotes are all open huh and what about things like concerts professional sporting events no almost hello games are closed or played without an audience and there are no gatherings without with a number of more than fifty people so concerts and all of my social activities are closed and of course there is a big mac there is social distancing practices here as well so people generally stay away from each other and are that the social distancing is that government guidelines government mandated or the people just deciding Hey we should keep a meter apart from each other it's basically recommendations from the Swedish CDC so the at the Swedish authorities recommendations outlined so some some measures in place to slow the spread but but again it dramatically different from what we're seeing and in much of the rest of Europe how is it working can you can you give us the current number of cases and and number of deaths from code nineteen yes so as of today Sweden has nine hundred and nineteen deaths and close to eleven thousand confirmed cases that number is of course in reality it much bigger and eight hundred and fifty nine in intensive care right now around five hundred and I see you with a population of about ten million and in the other insists Norway Finland Denmark with about half that population that come in that case as in all the the deaths in all those countries says about half of Sweden so but the the Swedish authorities claim that they are doing exactly the same thing as all that most of the countries are that it's all about flatten the curve it's all about getting M. what project they prescribe some wash your hands and stay home if you're sick and work at home if you can accept it it's just the matter the way they do it is a bit different and they also stress very often that you have to make put restrictions in place that can keep for verifying extended period of time in the in the minute or so we have left I wonder where'd you ordinary Swedes fall on this do they support the government approach sure they worried that this could lead to catastrophe I think most people that I know and talk to they they they support the Denver communications that we have and they support the guidelines but they all that they we don't really know yet what the outcome will be it's really too early to say but so far it seems to be working all right a portrait of how one country is handling it very differently from from some of the rest of us said sana B. your ling of reporter at the Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter speaking to us from Stockholm thanks so much thanks for having me Massachusetts is launching an effort to reach everyone who may have the corona virus to get them tested and into isolation or treatment if needed the best the ambitious goal is to not to slow down but to stop the deadly spread of covert nineteen but there are significant obstacles from member station WBUR in Boston market beating her reports it's called contact tracing and it starts with a call to someone who's tested positive for the coronavirus local public health workers across the country are doing it a few cases at a time Massachusetts plans to call everyone who's tested positive and then everyone that person was in close contact with and so on a lot of people yes thousands thousands of them Dr joy Mukherjee is the chief medical officer at partners in health it's a Boston based nonprofit that in the past as one contact tracing projects like for a bowl in West Africa Mukherjee sees it as going on the offensive because she says the current defensive strategy is not enough the defensive as we're getting get creamed right and let's just make sure our possibles are staffed what we're saying is let's use tools that can reach into that silent epidemic and start to cut that off here's how it will work partners in health is hiring a thousand contact tracers who will call people who have tested positive the tracers will ask them for names of everyone they had close contact with close here means being within six feet of someone for more than a brief interaction then the tracers will call those people and send them for testing the next step is isolation for everyone who test positive that means staying at home for at least two weeks if you don't have an extra room to isolate or do not have a home Massachusetts plans to offer to put you up somewhere maybe a hotel or dorm it's going to be a huge job I know the that we will succeed somewhat and we will fail somewhat we won't be able to find every single person but we will hopefully prevent a lot of deaths and the effort if it works might allow Massachusetts to lift a social distancing requirements sooner than other states but there are lots of hurdles a big one still not enough rapid tests Dr Sandra Galatia dean at the Boston University School of public health says well more testing and quicker lab work as promised it's not clear when that's coming I suppose the answer is is unfolding in real time weather will have the tools tomorrow remains to be seen Gallego also wishes this could have been done earlier he says contact tracing is most effective in an emerging epidemic before something like the corona virus has spread it is certainly late had we had the tests and we're we organized enough to do contact tracing right up front it would have potentially taken the US down a very different path in this epidemic but delay S. as contact tracing might help avoid a second wave of infections Massachusetts may be rolling out the most robust expansion of contact tracing but Utah North Dakota and other states are also launching projects the price tag in Massachusetts forty four million dollars may be daunting but governor Charlie Baker told reporters that contact tracing is a quote powerful tool the state must try to prevent more infections we need to get out ahead of this and do everything we possibly can here in Massachusetts through and in the aftermath of the search partners in health is collaborating with community health centers in Massachusetts to do the tracing that means the centers can bring back employees they had to furlough recently when elective medical care stopped and it connects people to clinics where they could be tested and speak to a nurse or doctor for NPR news I'm Martha beeping in Boston and the story comes from a reporting partnership between NPR WBUR and Kaiser health news this is NPR news Amanda Hackett got a call in the middle of the night her mother who lives far away with dementia had just had a stroke I jumped in the car and made the two day drive from Florida to Texas she made that drive during a time of increasing concern about covert nineteen I was pretty terrified yeah I cried on an honest caring for loved ones.

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08:39 min | 2 years ago

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"To Paris to Rome and beyond most of Europe's big cities are under lock down the streets were nearly empty go to Stockholm the capital of Sweden though and you will find cafes and restaurants open kids sports practices mostly going ahead parks are full despite the corona virus pandemic Sweden seems open for business the government there has chosen a very different approach to the virus than most of the rest of Europe why then how's it working out questions we're going to put now to sign up your link reporter at the Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter and at sign is on the line now from Stockholm either welcome thank you hi so did I just describe that accurately it's it's hard even to imagine a city now we're we're cafes are open and bustling and kids at least younger kids are going to school but that's all true yeah that's all true mostly syrup in some places have reduced hours few places have closed there's no bars serving its old served at the table high schools and universities are are are closed or working hard on the mostly but normally like elementary schools in those spots are all open huh and what about things like concerts professional sporting events no almost hello games are closed or played without an audience and there are no gatherings without with a number of more than fifty people so concerts and all of my social activities are closed and of course there's a big mac there is social distancing practices here as well so people generally stay away from each other I know that the social distancing is that government guidelines government mandated or the people just deciding Hey we should keep a meter apart from each other it's basically recommendations from the Swedish CDC so the the Swedish a party's recommendations outlined so some some measures in place to slow the spread but but again a dramatically different from what we're seeing and in much of the rest of Europe how is it working can you can you give us the current number of cases and and number of deaths from code nineteen yes so as of today Sweden has nine hundred and nineteen deaths and close to eleven thousand confirmed cases that number is of course in reality it's much bigger and eight hundred and fifty nine in intensive care right now around five hundred and I see you with a population of about ten million and in the other ins Norway Finland Denmark with about half that population that the cases and all the the deaths in all those countries says about half of Sweden's so but the the Swedish authorities claim that they are doing exactly the same thing as all that most of the countries are that it's all about flatten the curve is all about getting what protect diverse groups and wash your hands and stay home if you're sick and work at home if you can accept it it's just the matter the way they do it is a bit different and they also stress very Austin that you have to make put restrictions in place that can keep for verifying extended period of time in the in the minute or so we have left I wonder where'd you ordinary Swedes fall on this do they support the government approach sure they worry that this could lead to catastrophe I think most people that I know and talk to they they they support the they recommendations that we have and they support the guidelines but they all that they we don't really know yet what the outcome will be it's really too early to say but so far it seems to be working all right a portrait of how one country is handling it very differently from from some of the rest of us said sana B. your ling reporter at the Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter speaking to us from Stockholm thanks so much thanks for having me Massachusetts is launching an effort to reach everyone who may have the corona virus to get them tested and into isolation or treatment if needed the investor the ambitious goal is to not to slow down but to stop the deadly spread of covert nineteen but there are significant obstacles from member station WBUR in Boston market beating her reports it's called contact tracing and it starts with a call to someone who's tested positive for the coronavirus local public health workers across the country are doing it a few cases at a time Massachusetts plans to call everyone who's tested positive and then everyone that person was in close contact with and so on a lot of people yes thousands thousands of them Dr joy Mukherjee is the chief medical officer at partners in health it's a Boston based nonprofit that in the past as one contact tracing projects like for a bowl in West Africa Mukherjee sees it as going on the offensive because she says the current defensive strategy is not enough the defensive as we're getting get creamed right and let's just make sure our possibles are staffed what we're saying is let's use tools that can reach into that silent epidemic and start to cut that off here's how it will work partners in health is hiring a thousand contact tracers who will call people who have tested positive the tracers will ask them for names of everyone they had close contact with close here means being within six feet of someone for more than a brief interaction then the tracers will call those people and send them for testing the next step is isolation for everyone who test positive that means staying at home for at least two weeks if you don't have an extra room to isolate or do not have a home Massachusetts plans to offer to put you up somewhere maybe a hotel or dorm it's going to be a huge job I know the that we will succeed somewhat and we will fail somewhat we won't be able to find every single person but we will hopefully prevent a lot of ducks and the effort if it works might allow Massachusetts to lift a social distancing requirements sooner than other states but there are lots of hurdles a big one still not enough rapid tests Dr central delay a dean at the Boston University School of public health says well more testing and quicker lab work as promised it's not clear when that's coming I suppose the answer is is unfolding in real time weather will have the tools tomorrow remains to be seen Gallego also wishes this could have been done earlier he says contact racing is most effective in an emerging epidemic before something like the corona virus has spread it is certainly late had we had the tests and we're we organized enough to do contact tracing right up front it would have potentially taken the US down a very different path in this epidemic but glasses contact tracing might help avoid a second wave of infections Massachusetts may be rolling out the most robust expansion of contact tracing but Utah North Dakota and other states are also launching projects the price tag in Massachusetts forty four million dollars may be daunting but governor Charlie Baker told reporters that contact tracing is a quote powerful tool the state must try to prevent more infections we need to get out ahead of this and do everything we possibly can here in Massachusetts through and in the aftermath of the search partners in health is collaborating with community health centers in Massachusetts to do the tracing that means the centers can bring back employees they had to furlough recently when elective medical care stopped and it connects people to clinics where they could be tested and speak to a nurse or doctor for NPR news I'm Martha beeping in Boston and the story comes from a reporting partnership between NPR WBUR and Kaiser health news you're listening to All Things Considered on W. NYC democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is welcoming the endorsement of former candidate Bernie Sanders I think people are gonna be surprised that we are apart on some issues but we're awfully close on a whole bunch of others more on what's next as Biden and Sanders to work together to unify their.

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08:25 min | 2 years ago

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"This is All Things Considered from NPR news I'm Elsa Chang and I'm Mary Louise Kelly from Berlin to Paris to Rome and beyond most of Europe's big cities are under lock down the streets were nearly empty go to Stockholm the capital of Sweden though and you will find cafes and restaurants open kids sports practices mostly going ahead parks are full despite the corona virus pandemic Sweden seems open for business the government there has chosen a very different approach to the virus than most of the rest of Europe why then how's it working out questions we're going to put now to sign up your link reporter at the Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter and at sign is on the line now from starcom either welcome thank you hi so did I just describe that accurately it's it's hard even to imagine a city now we're we're cafes are open and bustling and kids at least younger kids are going to school but that's all true yeah that's all true mostly served in some places have reduced hours few places have closed there's no bars serving its old served at the table high schools and universities are are are closed or working hard on the mostly but normally like elementary schools in those quotes are all open huh and what about things like concerts professional sporting events no almost hello games are closed or played without an audience and there are no gatherings without with a number of more than fifty people so concerts and all of my social activities are closed and of course there is a big mac there is social distancing practices here as well so people generally stay away from each other I know that the social distancing is that government guidelines government mandated or the people just deciding Hey we should keep the meat apart from each other it's basically recommendations from the Swedish CDC so be it the Swedish authorities recommendations outlined so some some measures in place to slow the spread but but again it dramatically different from what we're seeing and in much of the rest of Europe how is it working can you can you give us the current number of cases and and number of deaths from code nineteen yes so as of today Sweden has nine hundred and nineteen deaths and close to eleven thousand confirmed cases that number is of course in reality it much bigger and eight hundred and fifty nine in intensive care right now around five hundred and I see you with a population of about ten million and in the other ins Norway Finland Denmark with about half that population that come the cases and all of the deaths in all those countries says about half of Sweden's so but the the Swedish authorities claim that they are doing exactly the same thing as all that most of the countries are that it's all about flatten the curve it's all about getting at what protect diverse groups and wash your hands and stay home if you're sick and work at home if you can accept that it's just the matter the way they do it is a bit different and they also stress very often that you have to make put restrictions in place that can keep for verifying extended period of time in the in the minute or so we have left I wonder where'd you ordinary Swedes fall on this do they support the government approach sure they worry that this could lead to catastrophe I think most people that I know and talk to they they they support the Denver connections that we have and they support the guidelines but they all that they we don't really know yet what the outcome will be it's really too early to say but so far it seems to be working all right a portrait of how one country is handling it very differently from from some of the rest of us at sign up your linkedin reporter at the Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter speaking to us from starcom thanks so much thanks for having me Massachusetts is launching an effort to reach everyone who may have the corona virus to get them tested and into isolation or treatment if needed the best the ambitious goal is to not to slow down but to stop the deadly spread of covert nineteen but there are significant obstacles from member station WBUR in Boston market beating her reports it's called contact tracing and it starts with a call to someone who's tested positive for the coronavirus local public health workers across the country are doing it a few cases at a time Massachusetts plans to call everyone who's tested positive and then everyone that person was in close contact with and so on a lot of people yes thousands thousands of them Dr joy Mukherjee is the chief medical officer at partners in health it's a Boston based nonprofit that in the past as one contact tracing projects like for a bowl in West Africa Mukherjee sees it as going on the offensive because she says the current defensive strategy is not enough the defensive as we're getting get creamed right and let's just make sure our possibles are staffed what we're saying is let's use tools that can reach into that silent epidemic and start to cut that off here's how it will work partners in health is hiring a thousand contact tracers who will call people who have tested positive the tracers will ask them for names of everyone they had close contact with close here means being within six feet of someone for more than a brief interaction then the tracers will call those people and send them for testing the next step is isolation for everyone who test positive that means staying at home for at least two weeks if you don't have an extra room to isolate or do not have a home Massachusetts plans to offer to put you up somewhere maybe a hotel or dorm it's going to be a huge job I know the we will succeed somewhat and we will fail somewhat we won't be able to find every single person but we will hopefully prevent a lot of ducks and the effort if it works might allow Massachusetts to lift a social distancing requirements sooner than other states but there are lots of hurdles a big one still not enough rapid tests Dr Sandra Galatia dean at the Boston University School of public health says well more testing and quicker lab work as promised it's not clear when that's coming I suppose the answer is is unfolding in real time weather will have the tools tomorrow remains to be seen Gallego also wishes this could have been done earlier he says contact tracing is most effective in an emerging epidemic before something like the corona virus has spread to certainly late had we had the tests and we're we organized enough to do contact tracing right up front it would have potentially taken the US down a very different path in this epidemic but the latest as contact tracing might help avoid a second wave of infections Massachusetts may be rolling out the most robust expansion of contact tracing but Utah North Dakota and other states are also launching projects the price tag in Massachusetts forty four million dollars may be daunting but governor Charlie Baker told reporters that contact tracing is a quote powerful tool the state must try to prevent more infections we need to get out ahead of this and do everything we possibly can here in Massachusetts through and in the aftermath of the search partners in health is collaborating with community health centers in Massachusetts to do the tracing that means the centers can bring back employees they had to furlough recently when elective medical care stopped and it connects people to clinics where they could be tested and speak to a nurse or doctor for NPR news I'm Martha beeping in Boston and the story comes from a reporting partnership between NPR WBUR and Kaiser health news this is NPR news stay.

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09:03 min | 2 years ago

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"This is All Things Considered from NPR news I'm Elsa Chang and I'm Mary Louise Kelly from Berlin to Paris to Rome and beyond most of Europe's big cities are under lock down the streets were nearly empty go to Stockholm the capital of Sweden though and you will find cafes and restaurants open kids sports practices mostly going ahead parks are full despite the corona virus pandemic Sweden seems open for business the government there has chosen a very different approach to the virus than most of the rest of Europe why then how's it working out questions we're going to put now to sign up your link reporter at the Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter and at sign is on the line now from Stockholm hi there welcome thank you hi so did I just describe that accurately it's it's hard even to imagine a city now we're we're cafes are open and bustling and kids at least younger kids are going to school but that's all true yeah that's what you mostly syrup in some places have reduced hours few places have closed there's no bars serving its old served at the table high schools and universities are are are closed or working hard on the mostly but normally like elementary schools and those folks are all open and what about things like concerts professional sporting events up no almost hello games are closed played without an audience and there are no gatherings without with a number of more than fifty people so concerts and all of my social activities are closed and of course there's a big mac there is social distancing practices here as well so people generally stay away from each other I know that the social distancing is that government guidelines government mandated or the people just deciding Hey we should keep a meter apart from each other it's basically recommendations from the Swedish CDC so the Swedish a party's recommendations outlined so some some measures in place to slow the spread but but again a dramatically different from what we're seeing and in much of the rest of Europe how is it working can you can you give us the current number of cases and a number of deaths from code nineteen yes so as of today Sweden has nine hundred and nineteen deaths and close to eleven thousand confirmed cases that number is of course in reality it much bigger and eight hundred and fifty nine in intensive care right now around five hundred and I see you with a population of about ten million and in the other ins Norway Finland Denmark with about half that population that the cases and all the deaths in all those countries says about half of Sweden's so but the the Swedish authorities claim that they are doing exactly the same thing as all that most of the countries are that it's all about flatten the curve it's all about getting what protect diverse groups and wash your hands and stay home if you're sick and work at home if you can accept it it's just the matter the way they do it it's a bit different and they also stress very often that you have to make put restrictions in place that can keep for verifying extended period of time in the in the minute or so we have left I wonder where to ordinary Swedes fall on this do they support the government approach sure they worry that this could lead to catastrophe I think most people that I know and talk to they they they support the they've accommodations that we have and they support the guidelines but they all that they we don't really know yet what the outcome will be it's really too early to say but so far it seems to be working Hareta portrait of how one country is handling it very differently from from some of the rest of us said sana B. your ling reporter at the Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter speaking to us from Stockholm thanks so much thanks for having me Massachusetts is launching an effort to reach everyone who may have the corona virus to get them tested and into isolation or treatment if needed the best the ambitious goal is to not to slow down but to stop the deadly spread of covert nineteen but there are significant obstacles from member station WBUR and Boston market beating her reports it's called contact tracing and it starts with a call to someone who's tested positive for the coronavirus local public health workers across the country are doing it a few cases at a time Massachusetts plans to call everyone who's tested positive and then everyone that person was in close contact with and so on a lot of people yes thousands thousands of them Dr joy Mukherjee is the chief medical officer at partners in health it's a Boston based nonprofit that in the past as one contact tracing projects like for a bowl in West Africa Mukherjee sees it as going on the offensive because she says the current defensive strategy is not enough the defensive as we're getting get creeped right and let's just make sure our possibles are staffed what we're saying is let's use tools that can reach into that silent epidemic and start to cut that off here's how it will work partisan health is hiring a thousand contact tracers who will call people who have tested positive the tracers will ask them for names of everyone they had close contact with close here means being within six feet of someone for more than a brief interaction then the tracers will call those people and send them for testing the next step is isolation for everyone who test positive that means staying at home for at least two weeks if you don't have an extra room to isolate or do not have a home Massachusetts plans to offer to put you up somewhere maybe a hotel or dorm it's going to be a huge job I know the that we will succeed somewhat and we will fail somewhat we won't be able to find every single person but we will hopefully prevent a lot of time and the effort if it works might allow Massachusetts to lift a social distancing requirements sooner than other states but there are lots of hurdles a big one still not enough rapid tests Dr Sandra Galatia dean at the Boston University School of public health says well more testing and quicker lab work as promised it's not clear when that's coming I suppose the answer is is unfolding in real time weather will have the tools tomorrow remains to be seen Gallego also wishes this could have been done earlier he says contact tracing is most effective in an emerging epidemic before something like the corona virus has spread to certainly late had we had the tests and we're we organized enough to do contact tracing right up front it would have potentially taken the US down a very different path in this epidemic but glasses contact tracing might help avoid a second wave of infections Massachusetts may be rolling out the most robust expansion of contact tracing but Utah North Dakota and other states are also launching projects the price tag in Massachusetts forty four million dollars may be daunting but governor Charlie Baker told reporters that contact tracing is a quote powerful tool the state must try to prevent more infections we need to get out ahead of this and do everything we possibly can here in Massachusetts through and in the aftermath of the search partners in health is collaborating with community health centers in Massachusetts to do the tracing that means the centers can bring back employees they had to furlough recently when elective medical care stopped and it connects people to clinics where they could be tested and speak to a nurse or doctor for NPR news I'm Martha beeping in Boston and the story comes from a reporting partnership between NPR WBUR and Kaiser health news you're listening to All Things Considered on W. NYC democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden welcomes the endorsement of former candidate Bernie Sanders I think people are gonna be surprised that we are apart on some issues but we're awfully close on a whole bunch of others more what's next as Biden and Sanders trying to unify their supporters that's coming up after news headlines we have a high wind warning in effect for our region currently fifty five degrees and a light rain is falling in Central Park at five thirty our city seems to be on pause but it hasn't stopped a lot of people are keeping us going from healthcare workers to.

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"Dot com from NPR WBUR I'm robin young it's here and now in this week's issue of the journal nature has a cover story report warning that tropical forests are losing their ability to absorb carbon dioxide scientists say that could speed up accumulation of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere Daniel Grossman with the Pulitzer center reports well did you go to the sixty two to three years ago I joined Belgian ecologist one is who filed in a rainforest parcel twice the size of a football field in the Democratic Republic of the Congo he and his crew recording the diameter and height every mature trees and who number eighty three with the ten th probable forests are providing a huge benefit to society professor Simon Lewis at the university of Leeds in England sent to about Africa to collect data on the jungle trees he says it's important to study the health of these trees because they slow down climate change they're absorbing carbon from the atmosphere Louis estimates that in the nineteen nineties tropical jungles around the world absorbed seventeen percent of the carbon dioxide that we pumped into the air by burning fossil fuels but the paper in this week's issue of nature says the amount of carbon absorbed by tropical forests the tropical carbon sink is dwindling scientists reported a decline in the Amazon the largest rainforest five years ago in this new study reveals the same effect in the world's second largest jungle in Africa ecologist to bow says the data was hard to collect his new research required multiple visits to two hundred and forty four plots in eleven countries scores of researchers contributed each time they measured every living tree and noted down which trees have died without data record calculated how much carbon they're taking from the atmosphere true Grote but then also how much they are releasing through their trees that are dying the paper discloses that carbon uptake in the most intensely monitored sites began declining in two thousand ten well Lewis and others combine data from their African plots with data from the Amazon sites to create a computer model of forest behavior that forecasts of future carbon uptake it predicts a rapid decline the M. as in will turn into a net cop and source in the mid twenty thirties in other words it won't capture carbon anymore and then in Africa the forest will decline by the twenty thirty by about fourteen percent I will continue to decline after that Lewis says the reason is obvious what's changed is the increasing impact all high temperatures and occasional severe droughts to put it simply climate change is undermining a key limit on the rate of climate change the kind of a positive feedback loop that scientists have feared this is a really important finding Richard Betts is a top government scientists in the UK he says this demise of the tropical carbon sink is serious that may accelerate the rights of buildup of CO two in the atmosphere and the folks on the right the right of climate change make you faster than we expected that says the need to reduce burning fossil fuel appears to be more urgent than previously thought for here and now this is Daniel Grossman it's here now.

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