WBEZ brings you fact-based news and information. Sign up for our newsletters to stay up to date on the stories that matter.Florida passed a grim milestone: 100,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases. The latest numbers include a lot of people in their 20s and 30s. Some officials are putting a pause on reopening.
The Trump administration has started shipping out supplies needed to ensure sufficient testing. But those supplies haven’t always been very helpful and in some cases they’ve been hazardous. NPR’s Rob Stein has the details.
Iowa is home to some 10,000 refugees from Myanmar. The coronavirus has been especially hard on them, with estimates saying as many as 70% have contracted the virus. As Iowa Public Radio’s Kate Payne reports, many in the Burmese community work at local meatpacking plants, where social distancing is a constant challenge.
Preparing to visit family in long-term care facilities? NPR’s Allison Aubrey has some tips to keep everyone safe.
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This episode was recorded and published as part of this podcast’s former ‘Coronavirus Daily’ format.