Is The Pandemic Causing A Surge In Female Genital Mutilation?

Students rehearse a poem that they will recite at an event advocating against female genital mutilation at the Imbirikani Girls High School in Imbirikani, Kenya. Siegfried Modola/Reuters hide caption toggle caption Siegfried Modola/Reuters Students rehearse a poem that they will recite at an event advocating …

‘Could You Help Santa?’ In Christmas Wishlists, Children Write Of Pandemic Hardships

Jonah doesn’t want anything for himself this Christmas. Instead, he asked Santa “to find a cure for Covid-19 and give it to us to save the world.” Other children hope Santa and his elves are staying healthy. Yadhira wants help with her family’s bills. Every …

‘Extraordinary Acceleration’: Takeaways From The Pandemic This Week

Health care workers in Houston, Texas, perform a procedure on a patient in the COVID-19 intensive care unit on Thanksgiving. This past week has seen continued steep growth in cases, hospitalizations and deaths from COVID-19. Go Nakamura/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Go Nakamura/Getty Images …

U.S. Surgeon General Blames ‘Pandemic Fatigue’ For Recent COVID-19 Surge

Surgeon General Jerome Adams, pictured on Capitol Hill on Sept. 9, says the Trump administration coronavirus task force is sharing information with “everyone,” despite claims that they are not sharing information with the Biden transition team. Michael Reynolds/AP hide caption toggle caption Michael Reynolds/AP Surgeon …

Americans Are Dying In The Pandemic At Rates Far Higher Than In Other Countries

The number of people dying from COVID-19 since May 10th, is on average 50% higher than every other country in the study, adjusting for population size. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Spencer Platt/Getty Images The number of people dying from COVID-19 since May …

Data Begins To Provide Some Answers On Pregnancy And The Pandemic

A pregnant woman waits in line for groceries at a food pantry in Waltham, Mass., during the coronavirus pandemic. Charles Krupa/AP hide caption toggle caption Charles Krupa/AP A pregnant woman waits in line for groceries at a food pantry in Waltham, Mass., during the coronavirus …

About 20% Of Americans Couldn’t Get Needed Medical Care Due To Pandemic, Poll Shows

In major cities, at least 1 in 5 Americans reported being unable to get medical care or delaying medical care for serious problems due to the pandemic, according to a new poll by NPR and two others. AILSA CHANG, HOST: When the coronavirus surged in …

Introverts Versus Extroverts: How Different Personalities Have Handled The Pandemic

Nearly six months into the pandemic lockdown, introverts and extroverts share what they’ve learned about themselves and their socializing habits. LULU GARCIA-NAVARRO, HOST: It’s hard to believe, but we’ve been in a lockdown for half a year now. People have had to adjust the way …