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Today โ€” April 7th 2020NPR Science

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

By Laurel Wamsley
Nadia, a Malayan tiger at the Bronx Zoo in New York, has tested positive for the new coronavirus. It

Four tigers and three lions at the Bronx Zoo all had one of the symptoms of a respiratory infection: a dry cough. What does this finding mean for cats and dogs?

(Image credit: Julie Larsen Maher/Wildlife Conservation Society/AP)

  • April 7th 2020 at 04:27

More Questions About COVID-19 And The Lungs

By Jon Hamilton

Dr. Meilan Han, a pulmonologist at the University of Michigan hospital, and NPR science correspondent Jon Hamilton answer more questions about how the coronavirus affects the respiratory system.

  • April 7th 2020 at 02:33

Listener Questions About Ventilators And How The Coronavirus Attacks Lungs

By Jon Hamilton

Dr. Meilan Han, a pulmonologist at the University of Michigan hospital, and NPR science correspondent Jon Hamilton answer questions about ventilators and the way COVID-19 affects lungs.

  • April 7th 2020 at 02:33

What Happened Today: White House Updates, The Science Of Spreading

By Ayesha Rascoe

NPR White House and science correspondents answer listener questions about the latest with federal and state governments' efforts to stop the coronavirus.

  • April 7th 2020 at 02:33

Coronavirus Updates: Projecting The Curve, Government Responses

By Ayesha Rascoe

NPR science and politics correspondents relay the latest updates in the United States response to the coronavirus epidemic.

  • April 6th 2020 at 22:56
Yesterday โ€” April 6th 2020NPR Science

Promising Drug On The Horizon For COVID-19

By Joe Palca

A drug that's been tested against the coronaviruses that cause MERS and SARS and shown to have valuable antiviral properties appears to be potent against the COVID-19 virus as well.

  • April 6th 2020 at 22:50
Before yesterdayNPR Science

Confirmed Cases In The U.S. Top 300,000 As New Hot Spots Emerge

By Kat Lonsdorf
Ambulances line the street outside Elmhurst Hospital Center on Saturday in the Queens borough of New York.

White House coronavirus response coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx said Saturday that New York, Louisiana and Detroit remain the main hot spots but emerging are Colorado, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C.

(Image credit: Mary Altaffer/AP)

  • April 5th 2020 at 17:10

A New CDC Tool Aims To Close The COVID-19 Knowledge Gap

By Rob Stein

COVIDView, modeled on a tool used to track seasonal flu, pulls data from an array of sources to provide a better picture of the virus' spread. But some say it still falls far short of what's needed.

  • April 5th 2020 at 14:00

U.K. Cellphone Towers Ablaze As Conspiracy Theories Link 5G Networks To COVID-19

By Jason Slotkin
In the U.K., fires at multiple cellphone towers are raising concerns about the spread of conspiracy theories linking 5G networks to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Unsubstantiated claims drawing links between the pandemic and the communications technology are troubling British telecom authorities. At least three fires have been reported amid these rumors.

(Image credit: Tim Graham/Getty Images)

  • April 4th 2020 at 21:10

CDC Changes Course, Says Everyone Should Cover Their Face In Public

By Allison Aubrey

U.S. officials say high-quality masks should still be saved for health care workers, but are encouraging people to use something to cover their mouth and nose when they're out in public.

  • April 4th 2020 at 14:00

One More Coronavirus Problem: Accurate Weather Forecasts

By Lauren Sommer
Commercial planes provide weather forecasters with vital data, so widespread flight cancellations could hurt local weather reports.

Weather forecast models rely on commercial airplanes for massive amounts of real-time data. With widespread flight cancellations, meteorologists are concerned.

(Image credit: Silas Stein/DPA/AFP via Getty Images)

  • April 3rd 2020 at 23:23

Coronavirus Updates: Jobs Report, Mask Science

By Scott Horsley

A dismal jobs report, on top of millions of unemployment claims, paints a dire picture of the economic carnage of the coronavirus. NPR correspondents examine that — and take a look at mask science.

  • April 3rd 2020 at 22:28

Scientists Probe How Coronavirus Might Travel Through The Air

By Nell Greenfieldboyce
Image for story on coronavirus transmission.

Simply talking could produce tiny particles of mucus and saliva that might carry the coronavirus, experts say. How much these airborne particles matter for the spread of this disease is controversial.

(Image credit: filo/Getty Images)

  • April 3rd 2020 at 21:03

Food Shortages? Nope, Too Much Food In The Wrong Places

By Dan Charles
Together Inc. food bank workers distribute food at a drive-through location in Omaha, Neb., last week. Disruptions in the agricultural supply chain caused by the coronavirus pandemic are making it difficult for food banks.

Some Americans, fearing food shortages from COVID-19, have cleaned out supermarket shelves. Yet there's too much food in some places. Farmers are dumping milk and vegetables that they can't sell.

(Image credit: Nati Harnik/AP)

  • April 3rd 2020 at 19:16

Ventilator Shortages Loom As States Ponder Rules For Rationing

By Martin Kaste
A ventilator and other hospital equipment is seen in an emergency field hospital to aid in the coronavirus pandemic in Central Park in New York City on Tuesday.

Many states are projected to have excessive demand for ventilator machines in the coming weeks, but no state government has formally asked hospitals to prepare for difficult and complex crisis triage.

(Image credit: Misha Friedman/Getty Images)

  • April 3rd 2020 at 11:00

Coronavirus Updates: Unemployment Numbers, Democratic National Convention Pushed Back

By Scott Horsley

Last week, more than 6 million jobless Americans sought unemployment benefits. NPR correspondents look at the rising economic fallout from COVID-19 — and the latest science and political news.

  • April 2nd 2020 at 22:12

College Labs Become Coronavirus Testing Facilities, Courtesy Of Student Volunteers

By Lauren Sommer

With the present need for coronavirus tests, university research labs are rapidly switching to patient testing. Many are calling on graduate student volunteers to make it happen.

  • April 2nd 2020 at 22:12

Where Vaccines To Prevent COVID-19 Stand

By Joe Palca

More than two dozen vaccines for COVID-19 are underdevelopment, and at least three have begun human tests. Here's what's being tried, and why it's now possible to develop candidates in record time.

  • April 2nd 2020 at 22:12

Pandemic Delays International Climate Change Negotiations

By Lauren Sommer
United Nations officials are delaying a climate conference this fall, which many climate activists hoped would the biggest step forward since negotiations in Paris in 2015. Here, activists rally on Dec. 12, 2015.

Many countries were expected to release ambitious new climate plans at a conference this fall, but United Nations officials say governments are focusing on the coronavirus crisis.

(Image credit: Francois Guillot/AFP via Getty Images)

  • April 2nd 2020 at 12:45

Coronavirus Updates: Congress Considers More Action, Scientists React

By Richard Harris

NPR science and White House correspondents relay the latest in the United States response to the coronavirus epidemic.

  • April 1st 2020 at 23:17
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