Whistleblower: U.S. Lost Valuable Time, Warns Of ‘Darkest Winter In Modern History’

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Whistleblower: U.S. Lost Valuable Time, Warns Of ‘Darkest Winter In Modern History’

Career government scientist-turned-whistleblower Rick Bright testified before Congress Thursday that without a stronger federal response to the coronavirus, 2020 could be the “darkest winter in modern history.”

Schools might not open everywhere in the fall, but some experts say keeping kids home is a health risk, too.

Apple and Google want to develop technology to track the spread of COVID-19 while protecting individuals’ privacy, while some states like North Dakota are developing their own apps.

Plus, tips on social distancing from someone who’s been doing it for 50 years: Billy Barr’s movie recommendations spreadsheet.

Listen to the NPR Politics Podcast’s recap of today’s hearing on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and NPR One.

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This episode was recorded and published as part of this podcast’s former ‘Coronavirus Daily’ format.