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A National Lockdown Could Be The Economy’s Best Hope, Says Minneapolis Fed President : NPR

[ad_1] Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank President Neel Kashkari visits “Maria Bartiromo’s Wall Street” at Fox Business Network Studios on October 11, 2019. Kashkari is calling for a return to mandated lockdowns in every state for up to six weeks in an effort to save both lives and the economy in response to COVID-19. Roy Rochlin/Getty … Read more A National Lockdown Could Be The Economy’s Best Hope, Says Minneapolis Fed President : NPR

COVID-19 Pandemic Cancels County Fair Competitions : NPR

[ad_1] NPR’s Scott Simon speaks with Jordan Stivers, of Santa Clara, California whose last year to showcase and auction livestock at the county fair was disrupted by the pandemic. SCOTT SIMON, HOST: Pools are closed. Theme parks are shut. County and state fairs – canceled. Jordan Stivers, who’s 19, of the Santa Clara Valley Grange … Read more COVID-19 Pandemic Cancels County Fair Competitions : NPR

NHL Bubble Prepares To Start Playoffs : NPR

[ad_1] NPR’s Scott Simon talks to ESPN’s Howard Bryant about the NHL Playoffs and the new COVID-19 infections in the MLB. SCOTT SIMON, HOST: And now it’s time for sports. (SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED RECORDING) SIMON: Sports in the age of coronavirus, bubbles, testing, quarantines and just enough time for a little game now and then. … Read more NHL Bubble Prepares To Start Playoffs : NPR

Oldest Nurse In U.S. Barred From Working Because Of Pandemic : NPR

[ad_1] At 95, Florence Rigney is believed to be the oldest working nurse in the U.S. But she’s not allowed to work during the pandemic. NPR’s Scott Simon talks to her about her wish to go back to the job. SCOTT SIMON, HOST: Florence Rigney is a surgical nurse who’s eager to get back to … Read more Oldest Nurse In U.S. Barred From Working Because Of Pandemic : NPR

Congress Stalled In COVID-19 Relief Bill Discussions : NPR

[ad_1] Talks between top Congressional Democrats and White House officials have failed to reconcile the coronavirus relief bills of the House and the Senate. SCOTT SIMON, HOST: Democrats and Republicans have not been able to agree on the next round of coronavirus relief after two weeks of talks. In fact, the parties remain largely in … Read more Congress Stalled In COVID-19 Relief Bill Discussions : NPR

A Guide to Global Binge-Watching : Goats and Soda : NPR

[ad_1] Top to bottom: must-watch TV shows that people are binge-watching around the world: The Bad Kids in China, Pasión de Gavilanes in Colombia, and Tehran in Isreal. Youtube/ Screenshots by NPR hide caption toggle caption Youtube/ Screenshots by NPR What TV are you bingeing these days? It’s a question you’ve probably been asked a … Read more A Guide to Global Binge-Watching : Goats and Soda : NPR

COVID-19 May Never Go Away — With Or Without A Vaccine : NPR

[ad_1] A nurse shows a COVID-19 vaccine produced by Chinese company Sinovac Biotech at the Sao Lucas Hospital, in Porto Alegre, southern Brazil on August 08. Silvio Avila/AFP via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Silvio Avila/AFP via Getty Images A nurse shows a COVID-19 vaccine produced by Chinese company Sinovac Biotech at the Sao … Read more COVID-19 May Never Go Away — With Or Without A Vaccine : NPR

Black And Hispanic Children At Risk For ‘Severe’ COVID-19 Symptoms, CDC Finds : NPR

[ad_1] Children’s art dots the lawn outside the Capitol in an installation Wednesday. Kids can develop “severe” symptoms from the coronavirus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found in a report released Friday. Jemal Countess/Getty Images for ParentsTogether hide caption toggle caption Jemal Countess/Getty Images for ParentsTogether Children’s art dots the lawn outside the … Read more Black And Hispanic Children At Risk For ‘Severe’ COVID-19 Symptoms, CDC Finds : NPR