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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

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 MIN1 d ago
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CDC Data Shows Dangers of COVID-19 for Those With Underlying Health Conditions

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 MIN1 d ago
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Economic Shutdown and Social Distancing Measures Have Cut Back on Global Air Pollution

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 MIN2 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 MIN2 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 MIN3 d ago
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Pregnant Women Need to Make Tough Choices Amid Pandemic

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 MIN3 d ago
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Why It Takes so Long to Get Coronavirus Testing Results

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 MIN3 d ago
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Number of Confirmed Cases Doesn't Mean Much

How Genetic Infections Made Coronavirus Infectious and Deadly

With coronavirus, it’s all about the genetic mutations.Two critical mutations occurred… the first altered the spikes in the virus to allow it to latch onto proteins that line the respiratory tract, the second mutation, allowed the virus to grow a protein dagger that lets it bind tightly to throat and lung cells making it infectious and deadly.Robert Bazell, professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology at Yale, joins us for coronavirus mutations.

7 MIN4 d ago
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How Genetic Infections Made Coronavirus Infectious and Deadly

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 MIN4 d ago
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Social Distancing Guidelines Extended Until April 30

This Is a Make-Or-Break Week for the Economy Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

This could be a make-or-break week for the American economy amid the coronavirus pandemic.Bills and rent are coming due for millions of laid off workers and businesses, big and small, alike.Tough decisions will have to be made on what to pay first and what to put off.The restaurant industry alone has lost $25 billion in sales since March 1, and many are feeling the pain.Ruth Simon, senior special writer at the WSJ, joins us for more.

7 MIN4 d ago
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This Is a Make-Or-Break Week for the Economy Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Latest Episodes

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 MIN1 d ago
Comments
CDC Data Shows Dangers of COVID-19 for Those With Underlying Health Conditions

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 MIN1 d ago
Comments
Economic Shutdown and Social Distancing Measures Have Cut Back on Global Air Pollution

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 MIN2 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 MIN2 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 MIN3 d ago
Comments
Pregnant Women Need to Make Tough Choices Amid Pandemic

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 MIN3 d ago
Comments
Why It Takes so Long to Get Coronavirus Testing Results

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 MIN3 d ago
Comments
Number of Confirmed Cases Doesn't Mean Much

How Genetic Infections Made Coronavirus Infectious and Deadly

With coronavirus, it’s all about the genetic mutations.Two critical mutations occurred… the first altered the spikes in the virus to allow it to latch onto proteins that line the respiratory tract, the second mutation, allowed the virus to grow a protein dagger that lets it bind tightly to throat and lung cells making it infectious and deadly.Robert Bazell, professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology at Yale, joins us for coronavirus mutations.

7 MIN4 d ago
Comments
How Genetic Infections Made Coronavirus Infectious and Deadly

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 MIN4 d ago
Comments
Social Distancing Guidelines Extended Until April 30

This Is a Make-Or-Break Week for the Economy Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

This could be a make-or-break week for the American economy amid the coronavirus pandemic.Bills and rent are coming due for millions of laid off workers and businesses, big and small, alike.Tough decisions will have to be made on what to pay first and what to put off.The restaurant industry alone has lost $25 billion in sales since March 1, and many are feeling the pain.Ruth Simon, senior special writer at the WSJ, joins us for more.

7 MIN4 d ago
Comments
This Is a Make-Or-Break Week for the Economy Amid Coronavirus Pandemic
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