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?
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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.
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.
NPR White House and science correspondents answer listener questions about the latest with federal and state governments' efforts to stop the coronavirus.
NPR science and politics correspondents relay the latest updates in the United States response to the coronavirus epidemic.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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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.
Weather forecast models rely on commercial airplanes for massive amounts of real-time data. With widespread flight cancellations, meteorologists are concerned.
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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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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NPR science and White House correspondents relay the latest in the United States response to the coronavirus epidemic.