NPR reached out to the public health departments serving some of the largest cities in the U.S. Most did not have their most current pandemic response plan posted publicly and many were out of date.
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Tennessee has followed neighboring states in ordering residents to remain at home. Tennessee had looser coronavirus restrictions but new data show residents have not adhered to those warnings.
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Henry Paulson, who served during the 2008 financial crisis, says sending money rapidly to people and businesses will be the key to limiting damage to the economy.
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Roughly 10 million people have filed for unemployment in the last two weeks, the Labor Department reported on Thursday. Watch the briefing live.
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The British government is under fire for only testing a tiny percentage of National Health Service staff as deaths from COVID-19 in the United Kingdom quickly rise to nearly 3,000.
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Federal rules had made such donors wait 12 months before donating. That wait is now three months. The coronavirus outbreak has caused donor centers to be closed and blood drives canceled.
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At least 20 refugees in a camp outside Athens have tested positive for COVID-19. Some 60,000 refugees live in camps in Greece, some crammed into tight quarters with little access to water or soap.
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"This virus, which was unknown to us three months ago, has exposed the weaknesses and inequities in our health systems and societies," World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says.
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Ventilators can be lifesaving for some critically ill patients, but they're no panacea. The experience so far with COVID-19 is that the majority of patients put on ventilators don't survive.
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A program in the Democratic Republic of Congo has helped survivors mourn the loss of a loved one to Ebola — and may be relevant for families coping with death in the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Florida relents and will allow a Carnival cruise ship with sick passengers and crew to dock in Fort Lauderdale. The Zaandam has been at sea for weeks after leaving Argentina.
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Usually quiet Israeli government agencies and contractors are going public with their battle against COVID-19.
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The coronavirus has hit restaurants hard, but President Trump's proposal to let businesses write off meals is not the answer, critics say. Plus, Trump's own tax law eliminated the tax break.
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To get a share of $50 billion in aid, airlines must maintain minimal service to where they fly now, and no consolidating flights between carriers.
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The 83-year-old, weightlifting pulmonologist is widely seen as a source of reliable information — although one recent comment seems to have been politicized by the government..
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Trauma surgeon David Nott has volunteered in war zones and disaster areas around the world. Now he's treating COVID-19 patients in London. He calls the pandemic a "disaster zone for the whole world."
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Originally set for July, the convention has been rescheduled for mid-August in Milwaukee because of the coronavirus.
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