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"I'm Scott Simon. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirm nearly 800 monkeypox cases in the U.S. as officials try to increase testing capacity in shipments of vaccines to help stop the spread of the virus. But those efforts are meeting demand, and bear health reporter ping Wong joins us to try and round up the latest news ping thanks so much for being with us. Good morning, Scott. And let's begin with testing. What are some of the hold ups there? Well, a new CDC paper that was published yesterday found that in the first 6 weeks of the monkeypox outbreak here, through the end of June, labs tested just 2000 samples. Now, the CDC has said that their laboratory response network has been capable of running around 60,000 tests in that time. So similar problems were on the lab and the process was slow at first. There were staffing limitations, but some that was also the fact that it was hard for providers to use this lab network. It took paperwork, permissions from public health authorities, and another challenge identified by the National Council of STD directors is that many clinics don't have the swabs or test tubes needed to collect the samples. So what are authorities doing? Well, just this week, the CDC announced that LabCorp, which is a huge commercial laboratory. There are now offering monkeypox tests. It's the first of 5 commercial labs that are expected to come online and by the end of the month, LabCorp says they'll be capable of running 10,000 tests a week, which would double the existing capacity. It's a lot of here for doctors to use. They won't need permission from the health department to order those tests. And now that this is an option, experts say that there might be a big jump in case numbers coming up, which will actually reflect a truer picture of what's going on. And how is the administration effort to send out vaccines to local health jurisdictions going? Well, there again, the demand is high, but the supplies are limited. So far, they've sent out around 40,000 doses to health departments and these are being mainly offered to the gay and bisexual male community where the virus appears to be spreading through intimate contact. It's also being offered to health workers and others who may have been exposed. I spoke with Patrick Ashley with the Washington D.C. health department. They've been offering vaccine appointments online. We've been able to offer almost a little over a thousand appointments so far. Each time that we're able to offer appointments, they sell out in a matter of minutes. I visited one of D.C.'s monkeypox vaccination sites this week and a man named Jeff was relieved to get the shot. Because I didn't

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01:53 min | Last month

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"Of the monkeypox outbreak in the U.S. may resemble the early phase of the COVID pandemic, testing is hard to come by and vaccines are in short supply. But in Pierre's ping Wong explains why monkeypox is different. More than 400 people in the U.S. have been afflicted with painful, itchy, epoxy and lesions that can last for up to a month. It's the 2022 monkeypox outbreak, and it's just getting started. And in the United States, I think we're certainly in a phase of increasing cases. That's doctor Jennifer mcquiston. She's incident commander for the monkeypox response at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The U.S. cases first appeared 7 weeks ago and people who would travel to Europe. There appears to be more sustained community transmission happening in some cities in the United States with people maybe not knowing who they got monkeypox from, but mcquiston says monkeypox is not spreading in the same ways as COVID. Monkeypox is very different. It's not spread easily. It requires direct close contact and most of the cases that we're aware of are associated with intimate contact and even sexual contacts. The current monkeypox outbreak is concentrated among men who have sex with men with multiple partners and have been somewhere monkeypox is known to be spreading. The question says this is actually dramatically different from the way monkeypox has historically spread. Outbreaks of the virus have been common in parts of central and West Africa, where it typically spreads from animals with limited human to human transmission. This week, the government rolled out its monkeypox vaccination campaign, making tens of thousands of doses available to people who might have been exposed. Through a combination of the tools we have in hand, and that would be adequate contact tracing, isolating cases, offering vaccine more widely. We'll be able to see cases start to be contained, but she warns that the U.S. will be at risk until the global outbreak is also under control. Ping Huang and

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01:51 min | 2 months ago

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"Exchanged between the suspect and the trooper both were injured and transported for medical treatment Police say the gunman used a semi-automatic handgun which was recovered after the shootout Asian markets lower by the close you're listening to NPR news The White House is sharing its plans for getting COVID vaccines to kids under 5 as impairs ping Wong reports The plans will start as soon as the FDA and the CDC authorize and recommend the vaccines The government has 10 million doses of COVID vaccines ready to go for kids under 5 The vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna are available for states to pre order and will get sent out when federal agencies sign off on their safety and efficacy Doctor Ashish jha White House COVID coordinator says parents should protect their kids with vaccines as soon as they're eligible Kids were vaccinated are far less likely to get seriously ill from COVID They're far less likely to end up in the hospital or in the ICU And they're far less likely to get complications of COVID Next week advisers to the FDA and CDC will hold public meetings to discuss the risks and benefits of the vaccines If the agency is okay the vaccines for babies they could be given in doctor's offices the week of June 20th Ping Huang and PR news Japan partially opened its borders to foreign tourists and has started to accept applications for guided packaged tours but only for those who are willing to follow mask wearing and other anti virus measures This is the country tries to balance business and infection worries The Japan tourism agency says tours are being accepted from 98 countries and regions where infection risks are deemed low and tree and arrivals though are not expected until late June at the earliest I'm Janine herbst.

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04:11 min | 1 year ago

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"6 was the opening battle in the war for the soul of the Republican Party. Plus, if you're trying to avoid the coronavirus are two masks better than one. Now the news Live from NPR News. I'm Jack Spear President Bind announced today his administration is working to purchase additional 200 million doses of two covert 19 vaccines have been authorized for emergency use. White House says the goals have enough supply for nearly the entire U. S population by the end of the summer 300 million doses. NPR's Ping Wong says they also have to give states better guides about what they can expect. Biden said that one of the things that states have told him is that it's been really hard to plan when they don't know how many vaccines to expect from week to week. So today, The administration has also pledging to give states a clear, reliable heads up on how many vaccines they can expect over the next three weeks. NPR's Ping Wong. Under the plan, health officials hope to launch more mass vaccination sites and get the vaccine to places that may not have a large hospital nearby. Senator Patrick Leahy, who was presiding over the Senate impeachment trial against former President Trump was taken to the hospital this afternoon, though he has since returned home. NPR's Claudio Gonzalez reports. A spokesman for the Vermont Democrat says he felt ill earlier in the day. Spokesman said Senator Leahy was not feeling well well in his office late in the day and was examined by the capital's attending physician, citing an abundance of caution. The physician recommended Lee he be taken to a local hospital for evaluation. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin told CNN that Lay his wife is with him and shared a positive update on her husband's condition. She says things are going well, so we all got our fingers crossed. We'll be back tomorrow as the longest serving Democrat in the chamber. Patrick Leahy is president pro TEM of the Senate. Earlier in the day late, he was sworn to preside over the trial and then swore in his fellow senators as jurors. The trial is slated to begin in February. Claude agrees. Ellis NPR NEWS Washington Is it in Bonds, Nominee for Commerce secretary appears to be on track for confirmation early next month. Appears 100 Lo Wang. Reports have confirmed by the Senate, where Island Governor Gina Rowe Mondo would oversee the Census Bureau. At the confirmation hearing, Republican Senator Roger Wicker Mississippi, said he does not believe Gina Raimondo will be Rhode Island's governor for very much longer. Armando said that as commerce secretary, she would listen to the Census Bureau statisticians. Actually that we need to take the politics out of the senses, and we need to rely on the experts. The bureau has been caught in a partisan firestorm since Trump officials tried to change the census in ways that would have almost certainly have benefited Republicans. Numbers determine representation in Congress and the Electoral College for the next 10 years. The first results are expected in early March. Logical Wang NPR NEWS New York Has New Year begins. There's no sign of hiring spree by giant package shipper. Amazon is slowing and was on announced dates looking to fill 3000 jobs in Boston, essentially doubling the company's workforce and a tuck up there. On Wall Street, the Dow was down 22 points. This is NPR. And this is KCRW with your state and local headlines at 604 and Larry Peral. Some restrictions may be lifting in the state, but the covert situation still remains dire. Last week, we reported that local air regulators were lifting limitations on how many cremations can be performed in a month in Los Angeles now The order has expanded to Orange County as well. The South Coast Air Quality Management District says the number of deaths in OC has substantially increased due to the pandemic. That's why they're now letting funeral homes cremate more bodies. The county's health care agency made the request to the agency to respond to the high level of fatalities. Well as you've been hearing, California is revamping its Corona virus vaccine delivery system. Part of that includes prioritizing people on the basis of age rather than occupation. That means where certain people fall in the vaccination line is changing, including some essential workers. Now, Several groups are desperately trying to maintain their priority status as KCRW's Gerald Saxman reports. For weeks, labor unions like the powerful Service Employees International Union have been pressing state and local officials.

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04:35 min | 1 year ago

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"Live from NPR news. I'm Jack's fear. The FBI continues to investigate last week's mob right at the U. S Capitol and make a wrasslin include current and former military service members. NPR's Tom Bowman reports the domestic extremism problem within the ranks may be more serious than officials realize. Senior defense official tells NPR. There are 143 notification of investigations by the FBI last year of former and current military service members of these about half or 68 pertain to domestic extremism. The vast majority of former military, the officials said, many with unfavorable discharge records, the officials said most of the cases involved anti government activity, including attacks on government facilities in those in authority positions. 1/4 or associated with white nationalism. Tom Bowman NPR news earlier this week, Health Secretary Alex Days are pledged to release all vaccine doses held in reserve, but it turns out that reserve supply is already depleted or from NPR's Ping Wong. Governors expected a huge infusion of vaccines following a czar's announcement. Now they're facing huge disappointments as states are learning that there is no reserve supply. At the start of vaccine distribution, the government held back millions of vaccines for second doses and safety stock as confidence in vaccine supply improved. They started quietly shipping out that reserve supply in late December Liquidating. That reserve has led to a modest increase in vaccine supply over the past weeks. So far, the Trump administration's vision for a vaccine supply that would increase rapidly from week to week It's not materialized. President elect Joe Biden has vowed to get 100 million vaccine doses out in his 1st 100 days. Ping Wang NPR NEWS as debate continues on how to as quickly as possible rollout. Mork Coronas VIRUS vaccines. The death toll from the current pandemic is setting near daily records in the U. S. Now risen to more than 200 million around the globe. Stocks ended the week on a down note. NPR's Scott Horsley is more All of the major stock indexes lost ground, The down fella about 6/10 of a percent. The S and P 500 index dropped about three quarters of a percent. Earlier, the Commerce Department reported that retail sales fell more sharply than expected. In December, Shoppers kept a tight grip on their wallets as new coronavirus cases sword. Sales at bars and restaurants fell 4.5% during the month. Even online purchases, which have generally surge during the pandemic were lower in December in the month before Many retailers were struggling factory production continues to rebound. Industrial production rose more than 1.5% last month, though it's still more than 3% short of pre pandemic levels. Scott Horsley. NPR NEWS Washington Take a look at the numbers. The Dow dropped 177 points today. The NASDAQ fell 114 points. The S and P 500 dropped 27 points. This is NPR. This is W. N. Y. C in New York. I'm Lance. Lucky. Hospitals are grappling with dwindling vaccine supplies, and people trying to get them are grappling with glitch Ng technology, But one hospital is dispensing with reservations and letting people line up and walk in. WN Y sees Fred mogul has the story line stretched for several blocks around Brookdale Hospital with people from Brownsville in East New York, mingling with those from Nassau and Westchester County's 68 year old Donna Brennan is from amity of the Long Island. I understand that they have plenty today, so I have no question that will get in which is wonderful. Rockdale officials say their top priorities to vaccinate as many vulnerable people of color as possible. They say they'll analyze the data and that if there are too many people from distance if codes they might go to a reservation system so they can focus on local residents. The NYPD has released its first ever guidelines for how to discipline officers found guilty of misconduct. W N Y C Z Azmin Khan reports. The disciplinary matrix, as it's called, is meant to set expectations for what the penalty should be for acts of misconduct. The punishment for an improper police stop training or possibly the loss of a few vacation days for using a chokehold resulting in death, requiring an officer to step down, which could mean keeping pensions and other benefits or termination. The City Council required the NYPD to develop this discipline Guide as part of a package of police reforms passed last summer. The mayor touted the document as Theano sir to holding police accountable yet it was released late on a Friday before a holiday. The Matrix is not binding, though the police commissioner still has final say over.

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03:46 min | 1 year ago

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"You coming up on morning edition from NPR news. Way we've been reporting on many parts of the country that are experiencing shortages of hospital beds. I'm David Greene and I'm no well king are people with disabilities being denied spots in hospitals in contravention of the law. A mutation of the Corona virus was found in the UK health experts say it is more contagious, but they warn against panicking viruses often mutate. Still, some countries are banning travelers from the UK for the time being. It's Monday, December 21st, the actor Stephen Young is 37 today. And the news is next. Live from NPR News Mattingly and Advisory Committee to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recommending which groups of Americans should be next in line to receive covert 19 vaccines. NPR's Ping Wong says Finster's vaccine was rolled out in the U. S. Last week. Last week, health care workers and nursing home residents got some of the first covert 19 vaccines. As vaccine roll, it continues. A CDC advisory committee voted to put two more groups next in line those 75 years and older and essential workers who interface with the public, such as teachers, police officers, grocery store workers and prison guards. Committee members said. It's been really hard to choose who gets vaccines when so many people can benefit. The group's recommendations are for the next few months when government officials expect vaccine availability to be limited. There could be enough vaccines to cover about a third of the U. S population through February. As supplies increase covert vaccines could become widely available to the public by next spring or summer. Ping Hong NPR News. Madonna's Covert 19 vaccine is being rolled out today in the US This follows the Food and Drug Administration's decision last week to authorize its emergency use. Nearly a dozen countries or temporarily halting travel ties with the U. K. His British Prime minister, Boris Johnson, warns that a new strain of the virus is threatening his country. The BBC's Gavin Lee says those countries include France, Germany and Switzerland. The speed at which European governments have announced their plans to stop travelers from the UK, entering their country's shows the scale of the alarm at the news that the Corona virus variant could be 70% more transmissible than other strains. Nine cases of the same strain of already being detected in Denmark, along with one case in Italy on another in the Netherlands In the past three weeks, the government has scientists will use the time to better understand the new threat. Official from EU member states are juicing meet to try to coordinate the imposition of Europe wide travel restrictions on the UK That's the BBC's Gavin Lee. Those restrictions went into effect today. Mexico's president is pledging Tau work with President elect Joe Biden's administration on issues important to both countries, including immigration. Here's NPR's Carrie Kahn. Mexico's president and dress Mina Lopez Obrador tweeted over the weekend that he had spoken by phone with President elect Biden and quote affirmed our commitment to work together for the good of our peoples and our countries. In the summer of the phone conversation, the Biden campaign said the two leaders discussed a new approach to regional migration. One that will offer alternatives to undertaking the dangerous journey to the U. S. And address the root causes of migration. In a brief letter, Lopez Obrador also warn the incoming president against interference in Mexico's national affairs. Carrie Kahn. NPR NEWS Mexico CITY.

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08:09 min | 1 year ago

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"Things considered from NPR News. I'm Mary Louise Kelly and I'm Ari Shapiro. There was more promising news on a covert 19 vaccine today. The vaccine made by Madonna is 94% effective in preventing the disease. And as the good news about vaccines accumulates. A CBC committee is holding an emergency meeting tomorrow to lay down guidelines on who should get the first shots. NPR's Ping Wong is here with a preview hyping Hey, Ari. What exactly is the committee expected to vote on it? Tomorrow's meeting. Well, this is a group that's been holding monthly public meetings to talk about covert vaccine progress. Things like which ones like the most promising and who needs it the most. And tomorrow for the first time he's scheduled a vote on covert vaccines specifically on who should get the vaccine first. We've been considering for months now and tomorrow, they'll make a decision. It seems like an enormous responsibility. Who is this committee made of who's on it? Yeah, So this is a federal advisory group to the CDC. And it's made up of 15 voting members, mostly medical and public health experts outside of CDC, So it's independent thedc. Um, it e had previously said that they would wait for a vaccine to be authorized before making recommendations. But Recently they've been feeling pressure from the government to move faster. By voting tomorrow, states will have a chance to use their guidance as they placed vaccine orders, which are due to the federal government by Friday. No, there's been a lot of public conversation about who should be first in line any sense of what the committee is likely to recommend. Yeah, well, we've long heard that health care workers are expected to be the very first in line and that's doctors, Nurses, hospital workers nursing home staff to get exposed to co vid. But last week, the group proposed also including nursing home residents and other adults in long term care facilities, and this very first group It's because 40% of covert deaths have been linked to a long term care facilities. So the hope is that vaccinating residents could save a lot of lives. But the vaccine has mostly been tested and healthy people, so it's not completely clear that it's 100% safe and effective and frail, older people and will there be enough in the early days to cover all of these priority groups? Mean vaccine doses are supposed to be very limited. In the beginning. The government has told states to expect the first batch of around 6.4 million vaccines and more coming every week after that. The CDC estimates that there are 21 million health care workers and around two million people in long term care facilities. So even within that health care worker group decisions are gonna have to be made about which ones get vaccinated. First, you know is that acute care staff is that health workers who don't have enough protective gear. These are things that group will consider. And don't forget. Everyone that gets one will need two doses. And once those people have been vaccinated, there is an entire population of the U. S. Where many millions of people are gonna be waiting in line any sense. How long it might be until a vaccine is widely available to the general public. I think that's a question that a lot of people have right now and operational warp speed. The government's project to fast track to cope vaccine says they could be available to most Americans as early as April. Other estimates suggest that the general public would not get it until summer or maybe later next year. That's NPR's Ping Guang. Thanks a lot. Thanks so much for having me. At the U. S. Supreme Court today. Justices seemed doubtful about President Trump's claim that he can exclude all undocumented immigrants from the census count. The Constitution mandates that the Census Bureau count the quote whole number of persons living in each state to figure out how many congressional seats and electoral college votes are allocated to each state. NPR legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg reports. Never in U. S history has the census excluded unauthorized immigrants from its count. But in July, President Trump issued a memorandum instructing the Census Bureau to give him two sets of numbers one delineating the whole number of persons living in each state. And a second number for apportioning congressional district, which subtracts all undocumented immigrants. From the count. Three federal courts block Trump's order declaring that it violated the Constitution or federal statutes, or both. In the Supreme Court today, Acting Solicitor General Jeffrey Wall was in the unenviable position of telling the justices that he didn't know how many illegal aliens trump plans to exclude. As of this very morning career, experts of the Census Bureau confirmed with me. But they still don't know even roughly how many illegal aliens will be able to identify. Let alone how their number in geographic concentration might affect apportionment. Chief Justice. Roberts noted that the court had expedited this case because Trump had asserted he needed the numbers by December. 31st in order to allocate congressional seats is that date still operative You. He'll need a decision by that date. The situation is fairly fluid. Mr Chief Justice Well, isn't that going to be like having to unscramble the eggs? Any change in any one state, of course, is gonna have ripple effects all across the country. While replied that the administration still doesn't know what is quote feasible. It may be able to at least identify some small subset of illegal aliens, For instance, those in ice detention and perhaps a mother's justice Alito find the posture of this case. Quite frustrating. It could be that this is Much ado about very little. There are only 31 days left in the year to exclude the 10.5 million. Thanks to me and monumental task with walls uncertainty, the justices started looking for exit ramps in this case. After all, Census Bureau officials have indicated that because of the pandemic, they may not be able to complete the census until after Trump leaves office. Still, wall pressed on the administration is on an extremely compressed schedule, he said, and should not be barred from this opportunity. But if Trump was looking for help from his appointees he didn't get much here, for instance, is his most recent appointee, Justice Amy Cockney, Barrett. A lot of the historical evidence and a long standing practice really cuts against your position. You can see that illegal aliens have never been excluded as a category from the census anyway, Barrett went on to say, given the uncertainty about the Census Bureau's ability to come up with any firm numbers. Perhaps the court should wait and see what develops. Representing New York State Solicitor General Barbara Underwood argued that there's nothing to wait for the framers wanted a system that could not easily be manipulated. So they decided to count just the persons living in each state. Policy here would for the first time reject that choice. The A CL UES. Dale Ho, representing immigrant rights groups, added that waiting until after a trump reapportionment would be very disruptive for states that will quickly be in a crunch to redraw district lines. Even something that sounds easy, he said. Like counting people in ice detention as illegal is, in fact not so easy because some people in ice detention are legal permanent residents. Chief Justice Roberts still looking for an exit ramp, Why not wait until the A portion and numbers are set for each state and then deal with the challenge? If there is one right now, we don't know what the secretary is going to do. We don't know what the president's going to do. We don't know how many aliens would be excluded. We don't know what the effect of that will be on apportionment. Um All these questions would be resolved. If we wait until the apportionment takes place. So why aren't we better advised to do that unspoken was what was on everyone's mind. Census Bureau officials have indicated they likely won't finish until the end of January at the earliest. And Trump would be president, then. Nina Totenberg. NPR NEWS Washington It's all things considered on W N.

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"We'll states face a big deadline Today Cove in 19 vaccine distribution plans or due to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Here's NPR's Ping Wong. The cove in vaccine distribution plans for assigns just 30 days ago from coast to coast states have been working hard to pull their plans together to submit to CDC today. Chris Ares Hman, director of infectious disease of the Minnesota Department of Health, says it's been hard to need concrete pans with so much uncertainty. So it's just the framework initially and will have multiple it orations. So we're going to keep adding to it, obviously, as we get more and more information, but right now we've kind of just built a frame. Health departments are waiting on key information such as which vaccines will be OK by the FDA and how many doses there will be.

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"States face a big deadline today. Their covert 19 vaccine distribution plans are due to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention As NPR's paying long reports. It's been a sprint to put these together. The coded vaccine distribution plans for assigns just 30 days ago from coast to coast states have been working hard to pull their plans together to submit to CDC today. Ares Hman, director of infectious disease of the Minnesota Department of Health, says it's been hard to make concrete plans with so much uncertainty. So it's just the framework initially and will have multiple it orations. So we're going to keep adding to it, obviously, as we get more and more information, but right now we've kind of just built a frame. Health departments are waiting on key information such as which vaccines will be okayed by the FDA and how many doses there will be. In the meantime, they're laying groundwork to make it possible for people to start getting shots as soon as the vaccine is authorized. Ping Wong NPR

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"How long ago did early humans start using fire to make tools? We were able to actually see behaviors that when they wanted to produce one type of cool they would use one type of approach clues from a cave in Israel. First news Bye from NPR News. I'm Jack Spear. The stage is set in Salt Lake City, Utah, for what will be the one and on Lee face off between Vice President Mike Pence and Democratic vice presidential hopeful Kamala Harris. With a Corona virus pandemic surging its way through the White House. Tonight, Plexiglass Shields and 12 Ft of distance will separate the candidates. NPR's Scott Dentro says. Look for covert 19 to be a major topic. The Trump Administration is on its heels after a Siri's of positive cases in and around the White House and of course, the administration had already gotten unfavorable views from a lot of voters for its handling of the pandemic. Now it's engulfing the White House and the Oh Trump was hospitalized President Trump his message since being released is that the virus isn't so bad. So I think that in the way the president has acted the last couple of days really do open the door for Senator Harris to be more critical. Then she might have been if he was still hospitalized, And I think that's especially the case, given the fact that his argument is that this is really treatable, and it's coming when he's had world class medical teams working on him. NPR's Scott Detroit, the debate gets underway at 9 P.m. Eastern time. The federal government is alerting hospitals across the country. They will lose their Medicare funding if they do not report their covert 19 data. Completion every day. NPR's Ping Wong reports the funding loss could happen by mid January..

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"Says he will announce his nominee for the Supreme Court this Saturday at the White House. He had said previously he wanted to wait until services were over for late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg starting tomorrow. She will lie in repose at the Supreme Court for two days. On Friday, she will lie in state in the U. S. Capitol. Because of the Jewish high holy days, she won't be buried until next week. A vaccine advisory group to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is meeting today to consider covert 19 vaccine priority groups, but it is delaying a vote on who will get the vaccine. First, NPR's paying long reports Since June Aqui group that advises CDC on vaccines has been meeting monthly to consider how a future covert 19 vaccine should be used. The advisory Committee on immunization Practices or Is meeting today to discuss who the first vaccine should go to, But a vote on the matter originally planned for today is not on the agenda. The has 15 voting members that comprise doctors, nurses and public health officers. The review scientific evidence and inform CDC guidance on how to use all vaccines approved by the FDA. When does vote. Their advice will provide critical information that state and local health agencies will use to figure out who to give the first vaccines to and how to reach them. Ping Wong NPR News Stocks open mics today on Wall Street following sharp declines on Monday, NPR's Windsor Johnston reports. The Dow Jones industrials are down by about 27 points. The recent losses on Wall Street come amid the economic downturn by the Corona virus pandemic. And reports of suspected money laundering involving the world's largest banks. Investors are also concerned about the diminishing prospects of a deal for a fresh Corona virus relief package as lawmakers remain in a stalemate mainly over the cost of the measure. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell will testify today before a House panel on the government's response to the pandemic. In prepared testimony, PAL says the economy is showing marked improvement but remains highly uncertain. Windsor Johnston..

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02:20 min | 2 years ago

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"Line from NPR News on Corfu Coleman. Democrats are fuming over Republican efforts to quickly confirm a new justice to the Supreme Court. Following the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says there is plenty of time to vet and vote on a nominee. Justice Sandra Day O'Connor. Was confirmed. 33 days after her nomination. Of the late Justice Ginsburg herself. It was just 42 days. But Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer says it's too close to the election, and Republicans should hold off on a confirmation. There's only one way for us to have some hope of coming together again. Trusting each other again, lowing, lowering the temperature moving forward. And that is for four brave Senate Republicans. To commit to rejecting any nominee. Until the next president. Install, but only two GOP senators say they object to a new Supreme Court confirmation process. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has abruptly removed from its website information about the airborne spread of the Corona virus. The information was first posted last Friday. NPR's Ping Wong reports, the guidance said the virus may spread commonly through the air. And guidance posted on their Web site Friday, CDC said the virus might be frequently spreading through the air. Lindsay Mar at Virginia Tech is part of a group of researchers pushing health agencies to acknowledge that airborne Corona virus might be an important source of spread. It seems like a victory until CDC took the guidance down Monday. There's a little box at the top of the page that says a draft version of proposed changes was posted in error. CDC has been advising people not to hang out in big groups indoors, especially without masks on because clouds of Corona virus could accumulate and watch the room infecting people. But they stopped short of saying the Corona virus spends commonly this way. Qinglong. NPR NEWS. US Energy Secretary Dan Brew yet is questioning the consensus of mainstream scientists that humans cause climate change. Reed Fraser reports on brunettes remarks while he toured a chemical plant under construction near Pittsburgh. When asked how the Trump administration would fight climate change through yet question the scientific consensus that human caused.

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"Line from NPR News on Corfu Coleman. Democrats are fuming over Republican efforts to quickly confirm a new justice to the Supreme Court. Following the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says there is plenty of time to vet and vote on a nominee. Justice Sandra Day O'Connor. Was confirmed. 33 days after her nomination. Of the late Justice Ginsburg herself. It was just 42 days. But Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer says it's too close to the election, and Republicans should hold off on a confirmation. There's only one way for us to have some hope of coming together again. Trusting each other again, lowing, lowering the temperature moving forward. And that is for four brave Senate Republicans. To commit to rejecting any nominee. Until the next president. Is install that only two GOP senators say they object to a new Supreme Court confirmation process. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has abruptly removed from its website information about the airborne spread of the Corona virus. The information was first posted last Friday. NPR's Ping Wong reports, the guidance said the virus may spread commonly through the air. And guidance posted on their Web site Friday, CDC said the virus might be frequently spreading through the air. Lindsay Mar at Virginia Tech is part of a group of researchers pushing health agencies to acknowledge that airborne Corona virus might be an important source of sped. It seems like a victory until CDC took the guidance down Monday. There's a little box at the top of the page that says a draft version of proposed changes was posted in error. CDC has been advising people not to hang out in big groups indoors, especially without masks on Because clouds of Corona virus could accumulate and watch through a room infecting people, But they stopped short of saying the Corona virus spends commonly this way. Qinglong. NPR NEWS. US Energy Secretary Dan Brew yet is questioning the consensus of mainstream scientists that humans cause climate change. Reed Fraser reports on brunettes remarks while he toured a chemical plant under construction near Pittsburgh. When asked how the Trump Administration would fight climate change through yet questioned the scientific consensus that human caused.

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"You might remember Last month, the CDC posted controversial testing guidelines, saying that people who came in close contact with someone who had the virus didn't necessarily need to get tested, and that contradicted the known scientific fact that people were that symptoms can spread the virus now. The CDC has reversed the testing guidance. They posted a clarification document on Friday, saying that actually, anyone who's come in contact with the covert case should get tested, which now lines with what public health experts have been saying for months now, But Back and forth is giving the public whiplash. Here's Tom Ingles B. He's to serve as an advisor to CDC, and he now attracts the center for Health security at Johns Hopkins. It is creating confusion in terms of public messaging, and it is really a risk for eroding confidence in CDC and being there more examples of this Yeah. We also learned from some emails that were leaked to politico and later confirmed by NPR that HHS officials were actively trying, tow, edit and delay weekly science reports from CDC. In one email. They complain that CD sees reports on the risks of Corona virus and kids were quote hit pieces on the administration that could botch plans for school re openings, and you have reported that these revelations actually led to some changes in the administration this week. Yes. So Michael Caputo, who has been the top spokesperson today, Jess for five months, is taking a leave of absence. He's a trump loyalist who's worked on the president's 2016 election campaign. And this time on the job, he's clamped down on press access to government scientists. He's tried to reshape science messages to be more flattering to the president. And last Sunday on Facebook live, he streamed video where he falsely accused government scientists of sedition. And of engaging in a deep state conspiracy to keep the pandemic going to hurt the president's chances of re election. There is no evidence for this conspiracy theory and computer took a two month medical leave of absence this week. And then we saw the CDs. He take this action on Friday. Public health experts we talked to on Friday said that they were definitely glad to see the testing guidance reversed, and they hope that it's a signal that at least some of the political pressure has been lifted from CDC. Here's Tom Ingles be from Johns Hopkins again. People need Tio have confidence restored in the scientific process and our federal agencies. It could be that these changes will help restore credibility in the agency and in public health as a whole. NPR's Ping Wong. Thanks very much. Thanks for having me. An update now on the man whose heroism inspired the film Hotel Rwanda. Paul Rusesabagina protected Tutsis during the 1994 Rwandan genocide. Rwandan authorities arrested him this month and charged him with 13 offenses, including murder and terrorism. Journalist on Johnson. Dharam is following the case and joined just now, Mr Sundaram. Thanks so much for being with us. Thank you for having me. What is Mr Assessor begin to being charged with by Rwandan officials. So there's a slew of charges, But most significant is the one government's assertion that he is trying to topple President Kagami. And in general, any opposition to president gum is almost been like a death sentence. For most politicians, opposition candidates, many of them have ended up dead in prison, sometimes beheaded. Mr Assessor begin to told The New York Times that he was essentially learned to Rwanda out of exile and arrested. He thought he was on his way to Burundi. At the invitation of a pastor. What do you know about that? Yeah, it's conflicting reports. But the human rights organizations that I follow seemed to indicate that Resistor beginner was essentially kidnapped. It was an enforced disappearance that he did not intend to go to wonder. I've met Mr Medina and I know he was well aware of the threat that they're one government opposed to him. And it's hard for me to imagine that he would fly to wonder voluntarily knowing that it would be a dangerous journey he's been accused of forming the National Liberation Front, which I gather from reporting has, in fact carried out armed attacks. And it is classified as a terrorist organization by the Rwandan government. Does poor assessor begin a have any relationship with the National Liberation Front. He's spoken positively about them in the past, and I think it's unfortunate that when the National Liberation Front conducted some violent attacks in the wonder That Mr Ross is a beginner did not more vocally condemned that loss of civilian life. But I think in general, what he's looking for is to ask Kagami into essentially He's calling for restoration of Democratic rule in Rwanda. You were a book, Bad news Last journalists in a dictatorship about President Kagame has cracked down on reporters in Rwanda. How has that affected what people and we want to know about what's going on how they receive this news? How is it affected democracy President Gum is basically destroyed the free press his destroyed old democratic institutions in Rwanda. And so it's very difficult for the ordinary wantedto access, credible, independent information. What they hear is what the government Tells him is the official line, Mr. Send armed. You expect a real trial? No, of course not. Mr was his beginner is not the first Opposition activists to the company to be Arrested and brought to trial in Rwanda. You had Victoire in computer in 2010, and even before her trial began the local press near her all sorts of misogynistic accusations She was described as an enemy of the state much Mr Rusesabagina is facing now. Protests begin. It is a figure large figure in the rest of the world. Does that help him in any way now? It both helps and hurts him. The fact that Mr Ross is a beginner is an ethnic Hutu means that he's very likely politically popular in Rwanda. The fact that he saved many Tootie lives during the genocide means that he is also favored by many duties on the fact that he has international support as the heroic figure in the in the movie Hotel Rwanda. Means that he is a credible threat to Mr Yagami. So that's portrait wide. Sakagami sees it is so important to arrest him and to eliminate to neutralize the political threat, So it it might rally submit her national support for him, but also makes him a target. That's exactly right. If one goes by recent history when the single key Zeke Amigo was recently found dead in police custody in Rwanda, many opposition activists have been found dead in Rwanda. The international community has done very little. To counter that order to stem that flow. If anything, the repression is increased over the last 10 years and are still many foreign governments, including the United States. Continue to send foreign aid to Mr Gammons government directly and there's very little sign that the international community will do much. Journalist on John Sidearm. Thanks so much for being with us. Thank you so much. Weekend edition.

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"The new Corona various aid package. NPR's Tamara Keith reports, Trump signed a memorandum to extend enhanced unemployment benefits through the end of the year. Though it was previously a $600 weekly benefit. Trump is cutting it down to 400. He's also directing the Treasury secretary to defer some payroll tax collection through the end of the year. And Trump suggested the deferred taxes may never have to be paid if he wins reelection. If I'm victorious in November 3rd, I plan to forgive these taxes and make permanent cuts. To the payroll tax. I'm going to make them all permanent. When term previously floated this idea, Democrats and Republicans in Congress rejected it because these taxes fund Medicare and Social Security and there are already concerns about their long term solvency. Tamara Keith NPR news. Most Children who get Cove in 19 develop a mild form and recover, But the few that go on to develop severe disease and require hospitalization are disproportionately black and Latino. NPR's Ping Wong reports. Black and Latino kids are 5 to 8 times more likely to land in the hospital with covert 19 than their white counterparts. That's the finding in a new paper published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which looks that data collected on kids hospitalized with Corona virus over the past five months. Black and Latino Children are also far more likely to develop multi system inflammatory syndrome, a complication related to covert 19. Secondly, toe organ failure, The study authors say the increased risks maybe because black and Latino Children have higher rates of underlying conditions like obesity, lung disease and premature birth. Their parents may also be more likely to work an essential or service industries that exposed them to the virus. Ping Wong NPR news, according to Johns Hopkins University of the U. S, is nearing five million cases of covert 19. Or than 726,000 people have died. Stock prices finished slightly higher this week. But NPR's Jim's really reports signs of a slowdown are still rattling investors. Stock prices have been rising for weeks, but the games have slowed considerably and that was true this week. Investors are said to be worried about the ongoing deterioration in relations between the U. S and China. President Trump threatened to ban the popular Chinese app tic tac, claiming it's a security threat. Meanwhile, there's Mohr evidence that the economic rebound in the U. S may be slowing. The Labor Department says 1.8 million jobs were created in July, but the unemployment rate remains over 10% and more than a 1,000,000 people filed for unemployment insurance during the week ending August 1st. Jims AA Roly NPR NEWS. This is NPR news. A strike at the bath ironworks in Bath. Maine, is over 4300 workers walked off the job June 22nd after overwhelmingly rejecting the shipbuilders last offer. Federal mediators got involved. The tentative agreement provides annual pay raises of 3% over three years and some improvements in health care coverage. The general manager of the flagship NPR news member station in Washington, has resigned. As NPR's David Folkenflik reports. Staffers allege that general manager J. J. Your had not acted to protect women and staffers of color from inappropriate workplace behavior. Much of the tumult took place behind the scenes Whisper network about a veteran reporter concerns about the departures of black female colleagues. It flared into the open on the station's own platforms while speaking on one, a black trans producer accused your of trying to force him out. One day is the nationally syndicated NPR show produced by WM. You Then d c'est, a new site owned by WM. You published an in depth investigation of the behavior of a former transportation reporter for the station. Younger female colleagues and local transportation staffers say the reporters subjected them to highly inappropriate attention. WFMU staffers say your failed to deal with it. In a statement, he acknowledged losing their trust owned by American University, which announced measures to strengthen HR policies. David Folkenflik NPR NEWS The Mid Atlantic Conference canceled its fall sports season Saturday. The First League College football's highest level to do so. In response to the pandemic, Officials say the decision affects only fall.

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"Of people trying to drive through water officials also are contending with the threat of the Corona virus while trying to keep people safe from the storm. Residents of the region have been asked to observe social distancing even if they're forced to flee their homes. Sarah McCammon NPR NEWS Virginia Beach congressional leaders and White House officials met for 1/6 day yesterday. Trying to agree on a pandemic relief package. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer says he's hopeful they could be successful. Let's keep moving forward. Was a real crisis here. The people who are unemployed. They don't deserve a pay cut. In there as they go forward. They're small businesses who need help. Desperately, their schools that have to open a major issue is how to resume additional federal unemployment benefits. The extra $600 per week expired last week. The World Health Organization is telling Americans not to despair amid rising Corona virus infections. U. S officials have confirmed more than 4.7 million cases of the disease. With more than 155,000 deaths as NPR's Ping Wong reports, officials say the U. S situation is not hopeless. The U. S is in a new phase of the pandemic, where the virus is extraordinarily widespread, according to the White House Corona Virus Task force. W. H O is director of health emergencies Michael Ryan says the situation is getting worse. But he also says all states have access to tried and true methods for stemming the virus is spread the difficulty for us all. Sometimes we know the right path. The difficulty is choosing to walk. Countries in Europe and Asia have successfully contained outbreaks by quarantining people who are possibly infectious and educating the public on how not to get it. That raises questions about why the U. S. Has not been applying these lessons successfully in all cases. Ping Wong. NPR NEWS Thousands of people are still out of their homes in Southern California because of a major wildfire in mountains east of Los Angeles. Investigators say they believe the blaze was started by a malfunctioning diesel vehicle. They're asking anyone who may have seen the vehicle to contact them. You're listening to NPR news. And this is WNBC in New York. Good morning up Sean Carls and Tropical Storm DCs has been hitting our area and with and are surrounding areas with rain and high winds. A storm is expected to peak between this afternoon and early evening. Bill Goodman is a meteorologist at the National Weather Service. He says Northwestern parts of New Jersey will get the most rain between three and five inches, while New York City and Western Long Island will see strong winds of up to 50 miles an hour. It's not gonna be like Hurricane Sandy, but it is going to make its present self He says no to storms are alike. Tropical Storm E. C S is expected to leave the area by tonight. Meanwhile, the empty A says it's ready for the storm. Mike Mario Peloquin is the empty as chief operating officer. The important thing I think to your point is, too for all the commuters to keep an eye on the website thie up in the social media so that if we make last minute adjustments, which can happen But they're aware empty. Officials say crews are out inspecting equipment in low lying areas, and that the agency is prepared to cover street gates and subway entrances to mitigate flooding. New Jersey governor Phil Murphy is tightening restrictions on indoor gatherings as the state's covert 19 transmission rate continues to climb. Indoor gatherings in New Jersey remain capped at 25% but can no longer exceed more than 25 people. That's down from the previous limit of 100 Our rate of transmission is now more than double where it was a few weeks ago. Everyone needs to get it together, folks and fast. This is not yet passed us. New restrictions don't apply the weddings, funerals or religious and political gatherings. Those air still captain, 25% capacity or 100 people, whichever's less. Murphy has blamed a large indoor house parties for contributing to the recent spike in cases. He's urging residents to gather outdoors and where face coverings. New York City. Families who want to resume in person learning this fall also have to figure out how to get there. Mayor de Blasio told New York one school buses will be operating but with fewer seats available under social distancing requirements. One of most important precautions is not overcrowd the school bus. That means there won't be as much room there won't be a CZ made kids who can take the school bus as a challenge. Officials say priority for buses will be given the students with disabilities who require busing as part of their individual learning plans. And they're working on more options with taxis and the empty a governor. Cuomo says he'll decide later this week if the health indicators suggest schools in New York state can reopen. Again a stormy day in our area. It'll intensify through the day probably peaking in the early evening. We will have more throughout the day on W and my C. Stay with us 76 cloudy right now at 606 Support for NPR comes from the Joyce Foundation committed to advancing racial equity and economic mobility for the next generation in the Great Lakes.

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"Of people trying to drive through water officials also are contending with the threat of the Corona virus while trying to keep people safe from the storm. Residents of the region have been asked to observe social distancing even if they're forced to flee their homes. Sarah McCammon NPR NEWS Virginia Beach congressional leaders and White House officials met for 1/6 day yesterday. Trying to agree on a pandemic relief package. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer says he's hopeful they could be successful. Let's keep moving forward. There's a real crisis here. Of people who are unemployed. They don't deserve the pay cut. In there as they go forward. For small businesses who need help. Desperately, their schools that have to open a major issue is how to resume additional federal unemployment benefits. The extra $600 per week expired last week. The World Health Organization is telling Americans not to despair amid rising Corona virus infections. U. S officials have confirmed more than 4.7 million cases of the disease, with more than 155,000 deaths. As NPR's Ping Wong reports, officials say the U. S situation is not hopeless. The U. S is in a new phase of the pandemic, where the virus is extraordinarily widespread, according to the White House Corona Virus Task force. W. Ho's director of health emergencies, Michael Ryan says the situation is getting worse. But he also says all states have access to tried and true methods for sending the virus is spread the difficulty for his own. Sometimes we know the right path. The difficulty is choosing to walk. Countries in Europe and Asia have successfully contained outbreaks by quarantining people who are possibly infectious and educating the public on how not to get it. That raises questions about why the U. S. Has not been applying these lessons successfully in all cases. Ping Wong NPR NEWS. Thousands of people are still out of their homes in Southern California. Because of a major wildfire in mountains east of Los Angeles. Investigators say they believe the blaze was started by a malfunctioning diesel vehicle. They're asking anyone who may have seen the vehicle to contact them. You're listening to NPR news. A New York prosecutor told a judge yesterday that he's justified in seeking eight years of President Trump's personal and corporate tax returns that your attorney Cyrus Vance, says he's investigating public reports. Of extensive and protracted criminal conduct at the Trump Organization. In a court filing yesterday, he cited several newspaper reports that Trump had a practice of inflating the value is properties to potential business partners. President Trump's lawyers argue advances subpoena for his tax records amounts to harassment. The Federal Trade Commission is investigating Twitter for possible privacy violations. NPR's Shannon Bond reports. The FTC is looking into Twitter's privacy practices. The probe is related to what the Social network did with the phone numbers and email addresses that users provided for account security. Last fall, Twitter admitted it had been using that data to target people with ads for years. It's said that was an error and it would stop the practice. Now. The FTC is investigating whether Twitter violated a 2011 agreement made with the agency not to mislead consumers about how it uses their information. In a securities filing. Twitter says the setting aside $150 million for a potential fine but could end up paying up to $250 million. Shannon Bond, NPR NEWS San Francisco Indian authorities have imposed a curfew in many parts of Indian controlled Kashmir in anticipation of protests planned for tomorrow. August 5th marks one year since India revoked the disputed regions semi autonomy. I'm Nora Rahm NPR news. Support for NPR comes from NPR stations..

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"The World Health Organization is is telling telling Americans Americans not not to to despair despair amid amid rising rising Corona Corona virus virus infections. infections. US US health health officials officials have have confirmed confirmed more more than than 4.7 4.7 million million cases cases of of the the disease. disease. With over 155,000 deaths as NPR's Ping Wong reports W. H O officials say the U. S situation is not homeless. Hopeless.

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"Racial justice at church. Some pastors wonder Ken Diversifying congregations help break down racism. I think it's sometimes more difficult for whites to look at a black pastor and see him as their later Democrats are seeing some encouraging signs for their party. But some worry about getting too confident and we remember civil rights leader CT Vivian to find more human solutions means that we're humanizing people getting rid of the destructive forces that used us up. First the news. Live from NPR news. I'm Jack's fear. This week, the Trump Administration told hospitals to stop reporting covert 19 dated to the U. S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Senate and House Democrats both sent letters to the Trump administration objecting to that change more NPR's Ping Wong Democrats in Congress are asking the White House to reverse the decision that strips the CDC of its role in collecting critical Corona virus information from hospitals. Data on hospital capacity is now required to be reported directly to the Department of Health and Human Services, which oversees the CDC. In a letter addressed to the heads of the White House Corona Virus Taskforce 44 Senate Democrats urged the Trump administration to withdraw the new reporting guidance, calling it confusing and harmful and saying that it adds a burden to hospitals and compromises, transparency and states access to the data. A separate letter from House Democrats called really guidance to be rescinded immediately. Ping Wong NPR NEWS, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's says while it appears the city is on track to begin phase for reopening next week, former approval has not yet been given where the mayor did say limited version of the face for reopening process that has already occurred in some other parts of the state will start there Monday. City's version will allow some movies and TV crews to resume filming zoos to open to reduce crowds and pro sports teams to play. Two empty seats, malls, museums and indoor restaurant dining rooms would remain shuttered. In New York. Long time Congressman Eliot Engel has lost his bid to run for 1/17 term representing parts of the Bronx in Westchester County. NPR's Elena more reports he's been defeated in the Democratic primary by former school principal in progressive Jamal Bowman. Jamal Bowman received high profile endorsements from progressive leaders, including New York Congresswoman Alexandria, Ocasio Cortez. He declared victory shortly after New York's June 23rd primary. But the Associated Press didn't call the race until now due to continued counting of absentee ballots. Incumbent congressman. Engel held the seat for 31 years and currently serves as chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. After the race was called Bowman Tweeted. I'm a black man who was raised by a single mother in a housing project. That story doesn't usually end in Congress. But today that 11 year old boy who was beaten by police is about to be your next representative Elena MORE NPR news Federal Reserve announced a its opening one of its lending programs to nonprofit groups, including hospitals, educational institutions and social service organizations. The Fed today saying it's $600 billion Main Street lending program, which is targeted toward mid size businesses could soon be extended to non profits with the least 10 employees and endowments of less than $3 billion. Stocks bounced around before closing on a mix No. Today the Dow is down 62 points. The NASDAQ closed up 29 points. You're listening to NPR. The three white men accused of murdering a black jogger in Georgia have pleaded not guilty in the case. Lawyers for one of those defendants asking the judge to free his client on bond, even as the victim's mother in court said he should stay locked up on the door Berries killing outside the coastal city of Brunswick was documented on cell phone video, a former police officer, 64 year old Greg, Maybe we make Michael and his son Travis, and one other man. Are charged with killing the 25 year old man. It was jogging through their neighborhood. New Oxford University studies suggesting Britain they have reached a level of herd immunity. It could be sufficient to forestall the second wave of Corona virus infections this fall. NPR's Frank Langfitt has details from London. Oxford Scientists think many people here may already be immune to the disease without ever having caught it, which they say would lower the threshold for herd immunity to his little is 20% of the British population. Scientists think that could mean his few is 13 million Britons would need to be infected with fires to prevent another epidemic. Experts think a lot of people here may have already developed immunity after being exposed to similar virus is in the past, including the common cold. And then a second peak expected this fall might result in far fewer deaths. The Oxford model has not yet been pure reviewed. Frank Langfitt. NPR NEWS London Financially strapped saddle based cruise ship line. Holland America is selling four of its ships as the Corona virus pandemic has brought the industry to a halt. This week, the U. S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention moved to extend a ban on cruises and U S waters till the end of September Hold. America says All cruises have been booked on the four ships to be sold will be cancelled or changed. I'm Jack Spear. NPR news. Support for NPR comes from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American People and the CMC Foundation, Working to improve postsecondary educational outcomes for underserved students through evidence based innovation. Learn more at the CMC foundation dot org's Listening to all things considered on 19.3 k E c U and K Easy, You dog, the city of Monterey continues to hold their family and senior drive through produce distribution on Mondays. The next event is July 27th..

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"From NPR news in Washington. I'm Louise Schiavone. With covert 19 infections in Texas hitting new highs this week, Governor Greg Abbott has ordered all residents of his state to wear a face mask in public. Stella Chavez has details. The order applies to people in public spaces in Texas counties that have 20 or more positive Corona virus cases. Children under 10 in anyone with a medical condition that keeps them from wearing a mask are exempt. Abbot said. The rapid rise in hospitalizations in new infections show the virus isn't going away. These spikes are not limited to just The big cities. More than 91 counties have hit record high numbers. In just the past three days. Some Texas hospitals have reported their icy units are nearing capacity. In addition to the mass requirement, Abbott said, mayors and county judges can impose restrictions on gatherings of more than 10 people for NPR news. I'm Stella Chavez. A court in Turkey will try 20 suspects accused of killing journalists Jamal Koji at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in 2018 as jury boxcar in reports they will be tried in absentia. It's the first public trial Overcash judge's death. Investigators concluded that the Washington Post contributor and father of four was strangled in the Saudi consulate in his temple and his body dismembered by a team flown in from Saudi Arabia. The CIA and other intelligence agencies say the crime was likely ordered by Mohammed bin Salman, the de facto ruler of the kingdom. During the Scarran reporting from Istanbul flu season in the Southern Hemisphere typically starts in May and peeks in August so far this year, data from the World Health Organization showed that flew numbers are unusually low. NPR's Ping Wong explains flu cases for the Southern Hemisphere are low across the board. Some of this could be because Lou sampling isn't happening in places that are overwhelmed with Corona virus cases. But in Australia, thousands of people have been tested for flu and no cases have been found since May. Countess Ebba Row, is director of the W H O collaborating Center on Influenza in Melbourne. I think that probably the greatest contribution is from social distancing like the Corona virus, flu spreads through respiratory droplets, so people staying at home or at least away from each other has helped stop the sped Subaru also says a lot more people got the flu vaccine this year. Ping Wong NPR news More than 7000 tickets have been issued for the fireworks display today at Mount Rushmore in South Dakota. That's where President Trump will observe the federal holiday marking Independence Day. Their concerns about crowds and the Corona virus and the potential for fireworks to ignite wildfires. This's NPR news in Washington. French president Emmanuel Macron has appointed a new prime minister to replace Eduard Felipe, who's resigned amid an expected government reshuffle. Sean CASS Techs who coordinated Francis Virus re opening strategy will replace Felipe. FedEx is asking the NFL's Washington football team toe officially changed the name Washington Redskins, NPR's Tom Goldman reports in a statement, FedEx said we've communicated to the team in Washington are requests that they change the team name. It's a significant move by one of the team's biggest sponsors. FedEx paid $205 million for naming rights to the stadium, located in Landover, Maryland. Many have long believed the team's name. The Redskins is a racial slur, but team owner Daniel Snyder has said he'll never change it. Pressure has been building, however, after the police killing of George Floyd sparked nationwide protests against racial injustice and demands for the immediate removal of symbols of racial oppression. Snyder has wanted to move the team back to Washington, D. C. But some district officials say it won't happen unless the name changes. Tom Goldman, NPR news The deaths of close to 300 elephants in the southern African nation of that's Juana is being called one of the biggest disasters to impact elephants in this century, 275 elephant carcasses have been found in the popular Okavango Delta area in recent weeks. Department of Wildlife and National Parks there says it's mobilizing human personnel and aircraft to study what it is calling the mysterious deaths..

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WHO reports largest single-day increase in coronavirus cases

"Of the roughly nine million coronavirus cases reported around the world one million were reported in just the last week the World Health Organization says a recent rise in cases as the pandemic takes hold in some densely populated areas may be to blame NPR's ping Wong reports to address a number every asus WHO's director general says the corona virus just keep spreading it seems that almost every day we reach a new and dream record yesterday more than one hundred eighty three thousand new cases of coated with reported to W. too easily the most in a single day so far the W. H. O. attributes the recent sharp increase to the corona virus pandemics hitting highly populated countries in Latin America and South Asia the Middle East and Africa all at about the same

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