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FAQ For Parents Grappling With Kids Homebound By Coronavirus


The rapidly-moving coronavirus has closed schools across Oregon. Parents, what questions do you have?

What Do Coronavirus Racial Disparities Look Like State By State?


With race and ethnicity known for nearly half of cases and 90% of deaths, there's no ignoring the fact that the disease hits some groups harder. NPR analyzed these disparities around the country.

Supreme Court Rejects Church's Challenge To California's Coronavirus Rules


Chief Justice John Roberts sided with the court's liberal bloc in a 5-4 decision issued late Friday. The lawsuit had argued that the state's limits on attendance discriminated against religion.

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Todo Lo Que Necesita Saber Del Coronavirus (Y Otras Cosas, También)

Tenemos respuestas a sus preguntas sobre el coronavirus, incluyendo algunas que no sabías que tenías. Desde usar máscaras hasta los orígenes del virus, todo está aquí.

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Portland Service Industry Reeling And Uncertain With NBA, MLS On Hold

While many white collar workers are now telecommuting to their jobs, service industry workers often rely on the large gatherings now temporarily banned in Oregon to make a living.

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A Glossary Of Coronavirus Terms, From ARDS To Zoonotic

We've compiled a list of COVID-19 jargon. It covers most of the words you'll encounter in the news and more technical writing. Because honestly, what even is an enzyme and why should we care?

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Live Updates: COVID-19 Outbreaks Identified At Multiple Food Processors

Outbreaks have been confirmed at two Oregon food processors and a fruit company in Vancouver, Washington.


Opinion: Larry Kramer, A Remembrance Of A Fierce AIDS Activist

NPR's Scott Simon remembers AIDS activist Larry Kramer who died this week. He was 84.


Coronavirus FAQs: Is It Safer To Fly Or Drive? Is Air Conditioning A Threat?

They're not exactly easy questions to answer. In the first case, you must consider motel cleaning regimens and the hazards of driving vs. the risk of sitting next to a sneezy air traveler.


Among The 1st To Get A Polio Vaccine, Peter Salk Says Don't Rush A COVID-19 Shot

When he was 9 years old, Salk was inoculated by the polio vaccine developed by his father, Dr. Jonas Salk. Today, he is an optimistic about a COVID-19 vaccine but offers a warning.

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Trump Says U.S. Will Withdraw From WHO. Does He Have The Authority To Do It?

In a press conference on Friday, the president said he would immediately severe ties — and funding — to the World Health Organization because of its relationship with China.

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Bioethicist: 'Immunity Passports' Could Do More Harm Than Good

The so-called passports have been floated as a way to get people who've recovered from COVID-19 back to work safely. But a Harvard professor says creating an "immunodeprived" status is unethical.

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Oregon's Beleaguered Employment Department Seeks To Explain Payment Delays

The head of Oregon's Employment Department took media questions for the first time in weeks.

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Moscow Doubles Last Month's Coronavirus Death Toll Amid Suspicions Of Undercounting

Media reports and analysts have questioned the accuracy of Russia's mortality figures for the virus. The city's health department now says 1,561 people died in April due to coronavirus.

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Inslee Won't Extend Washington's Stay-Home Order, But Restrictions Remain

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Friday announced he would not extend the state’s COVID-19 stay-at-home order beyond Sunday.

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CDC Quickly Changed Its Guidance On Limiting Choirs At Religious Services

The White House had not approved the initial version, which included the warning, "The act of singing may contribute to transmission of COVID-19."

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