Archive for October 24th, 2020

Universal Mask Wearing Could Save Some 130,000 Lives In The U.S., Study Suggests

Health | | October 24 2020, 7:00 PM

The study is based on some assumptions under different scenarios. It suggests that if 95% of Americans wore masks in public it could drastically reduce the amount of COVID-19 deaths by February.

A Federal Coronavirus Vaccine Contract Released At Last, But Redactions Obscure Terms

Health | | October 24 2020, 5:20 PM

Most of the federal contracts with companies involved in the crash program to make COVID-19 vaccines haven't been made public. The lack of disclosure raises questions about accountability.

Jerry Jeff Walker, Who Wrote 'Mr. Bojangles,' Dies At 78

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | October 24 2020, 4:20 PM

Walker was a pioneer in Austin's country music scene in the 1970s. His most famous song, "Mr. Bojangles," went on to inspire countless covers.

At Least 18 Dead, Including Children, In Suicide Attack In Afghan Capital

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | October 24 2020, 12:40 PM

Afghanistan's interior ministry said at least 57 others were wounded in the bombing outside of an education center in a heavily Shiite neighborhood in Kabul.

Polish President Tests Positive For The Coronavirus

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | October 24 2020, 12:00 PM

President Andrzej Duda, who says he's experiencing no symptoms, will self-isolate. Duda has apologized to those he came into contact with, who will need to go into quarantine.

100 Million Ballots, But Experts Say 'Heaven And Earth' Being Moved For Election Mail

Politics | | October 24 2020, 6:20 AM

A record volume of election mail has moved through the U.S. Postal Service ahead of Election Day. And while there have been some delays, experts say voting by mail has gone relatively smoothly so far.

Thanksgiving In The Time Of COVID-19: To Grandmother's House Or No?

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | October 24 2020, 6:00 AM

COVID-19 cases are surging across the country and with thanksgiving right around the corner, is it safe to travel to spend the holiday with friends and family. We have tips from the experts

U.S. Records Highest Number Of Coronavirus Cases In 1 Day Since Pandemic Began

US & World | | October 24 2020, 3:20 AM

Cases of the virus have been rising in the U.S. since mid-September.

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