News: Health

Coronavirus Is Surging: How Severe Is Your State’s Outbreak?
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Stephanie Adeline, Connie Hanzhang Jin, Alyson Hurt, Thomas Wilburn, Daniel Wood, Ruth Talbot | December 1, 2020
View NPR's maps and graphics to see where COVID-19 is hitting hardest in the U.S., which state outbreaks are growing and which are leveling off.
What Joe Biden’s Election Means For Abortion Rights
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Sarah McCammon | December 1, 2020
Groups opposed to abortion rights have celebrated many policy wins during the Trump administration. Now, reproductive rights advocates want the president-elect to reverse those actions.
How The Coronavirus Has Affected Individual Members Of Congress
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Claudia Grisales, Audrey Carlsen | November 30, 2020
Congress saw its first two members enter self-quarantine on March 8. Later that month, seven members tested positive or were presumed so and dozens more were quarantined. The ranks have since grown.
Pandemic Takes Toll On Children’s Mental Health
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Lesley McClurg | November 28, 2020
Youth depression, anxiety and suicide attempts have been on the rise during the pandemic. School shutdowns keep kids from friends and therapists, leaving social growth up to parents in many cases.