Archive for March 28th, 2020

Census Field Operations Further Delayed Until April 15 By COVID-19 Pandemic

US & World | | March 28 2020, 7:40 PM

The Census Bureau says it's suspending for two more weeks the hiring of temporary workers and in-person visits in remote communities and areas recovering from natural disasters for the 2020 count.

HHS Warns States Not To Put People With Disabilities At The Back Of The Line For Care

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | March 28 2020, 6:40 PM

States are preparing guidelines for when there's not enough care to go around. Disability groups are worried that those standards will allow rationing that excludes people with disabilities.

WHO Reviews "Available" Evidence On Coronavirus Transmission Through Air

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | March 28 2020, 4:20 PM

A scientific brief from the World Health Organization says "current evidence" points to infectious respiratory droplets passed in "close contact" situations, but some say it's too soon to be sure

Trump, Esper Wish Bon Voyage To Hospital Ship Bound For New York City

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | March 28 2020, 1:40 PM

The president and defense secretary said the USNS Comfort would offer its roughly 1,000 hospital beds as surge capacity for non-coronavirus sufferers in the New York region, freeing up space on land.

Confirmed Cases Of Coronavirus Crest 600,000 Worldwide

Health | | March 28 2020, 10:00 AM

The global pandemic hit the milestone overnight, taking a particularly heavy toll on Italy, Spain and the U.S. Its real extent is likely larger — yet still unknown as countries catch up with testing.

Opinion: Remembering Some Of Those We've Already Lost To The Pandemic

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | March 28 2020, 7:20 AM

We often think of fatality rates as statistics — numbers on a chart. But each one represents a real person. NPR's Scott Simon reflects on some of those who have been lost so far in the pandemic.

A Reward Of Liquor For Coronavirus Heroes In China Does Not Bring Cheers

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | March 28 2020, 6:20 AM

A token of appreciation for medical staff who worked in Wuhan when coronavirus was at its peak is getting an icy reception on social media.

Tim Gunn And Heidi Klum Are Together Again In 'Making The Cut'

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | March 28 2020, 6:00 AM

Tim Gunn and Heidi Klum's new Amazon show has a very different vibe from Project Runway, but you'll see a lot of fashion and a lot of pretty sights.

Life On The U.S.-Mexico Frontier Dramatically Altered By Partial Border Shutdown

US & World | | March 28 2020, 6:00 AM

The coronavirus outbreak led President Trump to close U.S. borders with Canada and Mexico last week. At the southern border, the closure is affecting life on both the U.S. and Mexico sides.

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