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A Tiger Has Coronavirus. Should You Worry About Your Pets?

Four tigers and three lions at the Bronx Zoo all had one of the symptoms of a respiratory infection: a ...
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Confirmed Cases In The U.S. Top 300,000 As New Hot Spots Emerge

In a sobering briefing on Saturday, President Trump warned that this coming week will be the toughest yet. “There’s going ...
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U.K. Cellphone Towers Ablaze As Conspiracy Theories Link 5G Networks To COVID-19

Unsubstantiated claims drawing links between the pandemic and the communications technology are troubling British telecom authorities. At least three fires ...
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One More Coronavirus Problem: Accurate Weather Forecasts

Enlarge this image Commercial planes provide weather forecasters with vital data, so widespread flight cancellations could hurt local weather reports ...
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Coronavirus Updates: Jobs Report, Mask Science

A dismal jobs report, on top of millions of unemployment claims, paints a dire picture of the economic carnage of ...
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Scientists Probe How Coronavirus Might Travel Through The Air

Enlarge this image filo/Getty Images When researcher Josh Santarpia stands at the foot of a bed, taking measurements with a ...
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Food Shortages? Nope, Too Much Food In The Wrong Places

Enlarge this image Together Inc. food bank workers distribute food at a drive-through location in Omaha, Neb., last week. Disruptions ...
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Ventilator Shortages Loom As States Ponder Rules For Rationing

Enlarge this image A ventilator and other hospital equipment is seen in an emergency field hospital to aid in the ...
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Where Vaccines To Prevent COVID-19 Stand

More than two dozen vaccines for COVID-19 are underdevelopment, and at least three have begun human tests. Here’s what’s being ...
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Coronavirus Updates: Unemployment Numbers, Democratic National Convention Pushed Back

Last week, more than 6 million jobless Americans sought unemployment benefits. NPR correspondents look at the rising economic fallout from ...
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College Labs Become Coronavirus Testing Facilities, Courtesy Of Student Volunteers

With the present need for coronavirus tests, university research labs are rapidly switching to patient testing. Many are calling on ...
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Pandemic Delays International Climate Change Negotiations

Enlarge this image United Nations officials are delaying a climate conference this fall, which many climate activists hoped would the ...
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Coronavirus Updates: Congress Considers More Action, Scientists React

NPR science and White House correspondents relay the latest in the United States response to the coronavirus epidemic. AILSA CHANG, ...
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Fighting COVID-19 Is Like 'Whack-A-Mole,' Says Writer Who Warned Of A Pandemic

Enlarge this image A worker cleans an area along the Las Vegas Strip that’s now devoid of the usual crowds, ...
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What Happened Today: New Model Projections, Coronavirus Task Force Speaks

NPR politics and science correspondents answer listener questions about the federal government response to the coronavirus and the possibility that ...
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Business

Livongo stock jumps over 10 percent on revised earnings guidance, pointing to digital health boom

Livongo Health’s stock jumped over ten percent on a day that saw most exchanges tumble after a day of crazy volatility. The digital diagnostics and ...
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Tyto Care raises $50 million as it looks to buy and build new services during COVID-19 demand surge

Tyto Care, the provider of a home health diagnostic device and telemedicine consultation app, said it has raised $50 million in a new round of ...
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Restaurant management platform Toast cuts 50% of staff

Last valued at $5 billion, restaurant management platform Toast has joined the sweep of startups laying off employees due to the economic impact of the ...
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