Which Businesses Can Reopen And The Guidelines They Should Follow, Continued – North Country Public Radio

On this broadcast of The National Conversation, a doctor answers your questions about pre-existing conditions. We’ll also answer your questions about masks, pets and businesses reopening.

Another 3.8 million people filed claims for unemployment last week, as the coronavirus pandemic continues to weigh on the U.S. job market. That brought the total for the past 6 weeks to 30.3 million.

Noting that trials are still in the early phase, Dr. Anthony Fauci says the plan is to develop a vaccine that is safe and effective — and can be quickly scaled up for distribution.

American, Delta and United Airlines are joining JetBlue and Frontier in requiring face coverings amid growing pressure from Congress and their own employees.

Global energy demand, particularly for coal, is falling sharply this year, the International Energy Agency says. The drop is caused by weather patterns and COVID-19 shutdowns.

The World Health Organization declared the virus a global health emergency at the end of January. Since then, millions across the world have taken sick — but glimmers of hope have emerged, too.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo called the plan to shut down the subway system each night “a massive undertaking.” Essential workers will be able to take alternative transportation at no cost.

Dayton, Ohio, is one of many U.S. cities facing financial struggles amid the pandemic. The city has already laid off 25% of its workforce, says Mayor Nan Whaley.

The order is much more targeted than had been announced in a California Police Chiefs Association memo that said Newsom would require all California beaches and state parks to close.

Most U.S Christians say their faith has been unaffected by the coronavirus. Those who attend historically black churches are the exception.

An antigen test could be quick, and much simpler and cheaper than the PCR tests now used to spot people infected with the novel coronavirus. But some scientists worry about an antigen test’s accuracy.

The Navy has imposed strict rules on a small branch of civilian mariners. They’re locked down on their ships and say it’s an overreaction — and they’re suing.

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