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Daily updates on the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Oscar Ramirez from the Daily Dive Podcast provides stories on what to know about the spread of the virus and how health and government officials are acting to mitigate the spread of the virus.

Latest Episodes

Hard Weeks Ahead as Multiple States May Hit Peak of Coronavirus Cases

U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams says that this week will be one of the hardest and saddest for Americans as we continue to fight our way through the coronavirus pandemic.The next two weeks are critical as experts think multiple states will hit their peak of cases of COVID-19.Several governors are also in a tight situation trying to acquire the proper supplies for their states as the national stockpile of equipment is almost depleted and they are pleading with the federal government to take a bigger lead in helping.Stef Kight, reporter for Axios, joins us for this and also how Joe Biden continues to campaign during this crisis.

7 MIN12 h ago
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Hard Weeks Ahead as Multiple States May Hit Peak of Coronavirus Cases

Inside the Race to Develop a Coronavirus Vaccine

While we brace ourselves to make it through this right now, the scientific community around the world is in a race to develop a vaccine for COVID-19.There are currently at least 43 different vaccines in development around the world.But the process remains slow.While many things have changed about how to develop vaccines, such as being able to target the DNA and RNA of the viruses in quick fashion, the rest of the process- tasing in humans and also the manufacturing for wide use remains very slow.That is why we might still be a year away from an effective vaccine.Samanth Subramanian, contributor to The Guardian Long Reads, joins us for the work behind the race to develop a coronavirus vaccine.

12 MIN12 h ago
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Inside the Race to Develop a Coronavirus Vaccine

Economic Shutdown and Social Distancing Measures Have Cut Back on Global Air Pollution

With the global economy coming to a halt, airline flights cancelled, and people staying at home, the unintended consequence has been that air pollution is down.In a somewhat unwanted atmospheric experiment we are seeing levels of carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide go down, but these small gains may not last once things get back to normal.Ula Chrobak, contributor to Popular Science, joins us for how coronavirus has cut down air pollution.

6 MIN3 d ago
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Economic Shutdown and Social Distancing Measures Have Cut Back on Global Air Pollution

CDC Data Shows Dangers of COVID-19 for Those With Underlying Health Conditions

We’ve known for some time that those with underlying health conditions are more at risk of getting more severe symptoms from COVID-19, but new data from the CDC shows that those with diabetes, lung disease and heart disease face an increased chance of being hospitalized.The CDC found that of those people requiring admission to an ICU, 78% had at least one underlying health condition.Joel Achenbach, reporter at the Washington Post, joins us for more.

6 MIN3 d ago
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CDC Data Shows Dangers of COVID-19 for Those With Underlying Health Conditions

A Cruise Ship Comes to Florida

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has officially declared a 30-day stay-at-home order for the state after facing criticism for not doing so earlier.The other issue facing Florida is what to do with sick people on the Zaandam cruise ship that wants to dock in Port Everglades.DeSantis only wants to take state residents that are on the ship and the Coast Guard has said that the ships must stay out at sea with the sick on board.A plan is still being worked on for what to do even as another sick cruise ship also plans to make its way there.Samantha Gross, reporter at the Miami Herald, joins us for more.

7 MIN4 d ago
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A Cruise Ship Comes to Florida

Why We Should All Be Wearing Face Masks

The CDC is considering recommendations for people to wear face masks while out in public.Previously, the recommendation was not to buy any masks, as medical workers needed them and they were in short supply.But we have gotten to the point where we need to step up efforts to stop the spread of coronavirus.Masks reduce the spread of infectious disease by catching microbes expelled by the wearer and also protecting them from outside microbes, and while they might not catch everything, there’s a strong case we should all be wearing masks during a pandemic. Ferris Jabr, writer for Wired, joins us for how wearing face masks could help.

11 MIN4 d ago
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Why We Should All Be Wearing Face Masks

Pregnant Women Need to Make Tough Choices Amid Pandemic

Coronavirus is forcing pregnant women to make tough choices.There are many hospitals with such tight restrictions that in some cases a woman’s partner might not even be allowed into the delivery room.Women are having to resort to FaceTime to have their partners present, and it could be falling to nurses to provide supportive care and camerawork.Laura Kusisto, reporter at the WSJ, joins us for more.

6 MIN5 d ago
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Pregnant Women Need to Make Tough Choices Amid Pandemic

Number of Confirmed Cases Doesn't Mean Much

We hear a lot about confirmed cases of coronavirus.The U.S. has the most confirmed cases in the world right now, but unfortunately, that metric does little for us in the way of tracking how fast it is spreading due to uneven testing.Instead, some suggest we track the rate of hospitalizations and other factors.Faye Flam, columnist at Bloomberg News, joins us for why we still need a lot more data to find out true rates of infection and spread.

6 MIN5 d ago
Comments
Number of Confirmed Cases Doesn't Mean Much

Why It Takes so Long to Get Coronavirus Testing Results

As COVID-19 testing capabilities ramp up and companies are coming up with new tests, why does it still take so long to get results?First, it is a multi-step process… once a sample is taken, it needs to travel to a lab, then it needs to be processed.And different circumstances in processing will lead to different turnaround times.Julie Appleby, senior correspondent at Kaiser Health News, joins us for the steps involved in testing and new ones on the way.

6 MIN5 d ago
Comments
Why It Takes so Long to Get Coronavirus Testing Results

Social Distancing Guidelines Extended Until April 30

President Trump has extended the social distancing guidelines until at least April 30.Previously Trump wanted to open the economy back up by Easter, instead we are now learning that the peak of the outbreak in America could come about that time.Gabby Orr, White House reporter at Politico, joins us for how Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. Deborah Birx, convinced the president to extend the guidelines.

6 MIN6 d ago
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Social Distancing Guidelines Extended Until April 30

Latest Episodes

Hard Weeks Ahead as Multiple States May Hit Peak of Coronavirus Cases

U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams says that this week will be one of the hardest and saddest for Americans as we continue to fight our way through the coronavirus pandemic.The next two weeks are critical as experts think multiple states will hit their peak of cases of COVID-19.Several governors are also in a tight situation trying to acquire the proper supplies for their states as the national stockpile of equipment is almost depleted and they are pleading with the federal government to take a bigger lead in helping.Stef Kight, reporter for Axios, joins us for this and also how Joe Biden continues to campaign during this crisis.

7 MIN12 h ago
Comments
Hard Weeks Ahead as Multiple States May Hit Peak of Coronavirus Cases

Inside the Race to Develop a Coronavirus Vaccine

While we brace ourselves to make it through this right now, the scientific community around the world is in a race to develop a vaccine for COVID-19.There are currently at least 43 different vaccines in development around the world.But the process remains slow.While many things have changed about how to develop vaccines, such as being able to target the DNA and RNA of the viruses in quick fashion, the rest of the process- tasing in humans and also the manufacturing for wide use remains very slow.That is why we might still be a year away from an effective vaccine.Samanth Subramanian, contributor to The Guardian Long Reads, joins us for the work behind the race to develop a coronavirus vaccine.

12 MIN12 h ago
Comments
Inside the Race to Develop a Coronavirus Vaccine

Economic Shutdown and Social Distancing Measures Have Cut Back on Global Air Pollution

With the global economy coming to a halt, airline flights cancelled, and people staying at home, the unintended consequence has been that air pollution is down.In a somewhat unwanted atmospheric experiment we are seeing levels of carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide go down, but these small gains may not last once things get back to normal.Ula Chrobak, contributor to Popular Science, joins us for how coronavirus has cut down air pollution.

6 MIN3 d ago
Comments
Economic Shutdown and Social Distancing Measures Have Cut Back on Global Air Pollution

CDC Data Shows Dangers of COVID-19 for Those With Underlying Health Conditions

We’ve known for some time that those with underlying health conditions are more at risk of getting more severe symptoms from COVID-19, but new data from the CDC shows that those with diabetes, lung disease and heart disease face an increased chance of being hospitalized.The CDC found that of those people requiring admission to an ICU, 78% had at least one underlying health condition.Joel Achenbach, reporter at the Washington Post, joins us for more.

6 MIN3 d ago
Comments
CDC Data Shows Dangers of COVID-19 for Those With Underlying Health Conditions

A Cruise Ship Comes to Florida

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has officially declared a 30-day stay-at-home order for the state after facing criticism for not doing so earlier.The other issue facing Florida is what to do with sick people on the Zaandam cruise ship that wants to dock in Port Everglades.DeSantis only wants to take state residents that are on the ship and the Coast Guard has said that the ships must stay out at sea with the sick on board.A plan is still being worked on for what to do even as another sick cruise ship also plans to make its way there.Samantha Gross, reporter at the Miami Herald, joins us for more.

7 MIN4 d ago
Comments
A Cruise Ship Comes to Florida

Why We Should All Be Wearing Face Masks

The CDC is considering recommendations for people to wear face masks while out in public.Previously, the recommendation was not to buy any masks, as medical workers needed them and they were in short supply.But we have gotten to the point where we need to step up efforts to stop the spread of coronavirus.Masks reduce the spread of infectious disease by catching microbes expelled by the wearer and also protecting them from outside microbes, and while they might not catch everything, there’s a strong case we should all be wearing masks during a pandemic. Ferris Jabr, writer for Wired, joins us for how wearing face masks could help.

11 MIN4 d ago
Comments
Why We Should All Be Wearing Face Masks

Pregnant Women Need to Make Tough Choices Amid Pandemic

Coronavirus is forcing pregnant women to make tough choices.There are many hospitals with such tight restrictions that in some cases a woman’s partner might not even be allowed into the delivery room.Women are having to resort to FaceTime to have their partners present, and it could be falling to nurses to provide supportive care and camerawork.Laura Kusisto, reporter at the WSJ, joins us for more.

6 MIN5 d ago
Comments
Pregnant Women Need to Make Tough Choices Amid Pandemic

Number of Confirmed Cases Doesn't Mean Much

We hear a lot about confirmed cases of coronavirus.The U.S. has the most confirmed cases in the world right now, but unfortunately, that metric does little for us in the way of tracking how fast it is spreading due to uneven testing.Instead, some suggest we track the rate of hospitalizations and other factors.Faye Flam, columnist at Bloomberg News, joins us for why we still need a lot more data to find out true rates of infection and spread.

6 MIN5 d ago
Comments
Number of Confirmed Cases Doesn't Mean Much

Why It Takes so Long to Get Coronavirus Testing Results

As COVID-19 testing capabilities ramp up and companies are coming up with new tests, why does it still take so long to get results?First, it is a multi-step process… once a sample is taken, it needs to travel to a lab, then it needs to be processed.And different circumstances in processing will lead to different turnaround times.Julie Appleby, senior correspondent at Kaiser Health News, joins us for the steps involved in testing and new ones on the way.

6 MIN5 d ago
Comments
Why It Takes so Long to Get Coronavirus Testing Results

Social Distancing Guidelines Extended Until April 30

President Trump has extended the social distancing guidelines until at least April 30.Previously Trump wanted to open the economy back up by Easter, instead we are now learning that the peak of the outbreak in America could come about that time.Gabby Orr, White House reporter at Politico, joins us for how Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. Deborah Birx, convinced the president to extend the guidelines.

6 MIN6 d ago
Comments
Social Distancing Guidelines Extended Until April 30
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