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COVID-19: The latest from The World

Racing to develop a drug to fight COVID-19

Doctors in China and the US have transfused antibodies from recovered patients directly into the blood of people with severe cases of COVID-19. Dr. Mario Ostrowski and his collaborators want to identify the genes that encode these antibodies and use them to mass produce lab-grown versions — to turn into a drug to treat the infection.

COVID-19: The latest from The World

Mourning in the midst of a pandemic

The coronavirus has fundamentally changed how we live our lives, but perhaps most heartbreakingly, how we deal with death. Around the world, centuries-old burial rituals are being stopped. Gatherings to mourn someone’s death are limited. Even something as simple as a hug for a grieving friend is now essentially out of bounds.

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Global Politics

Lead in water underreported

A Congressional investigation found twice as many Washington D.C. children had high blood lead levels during the city's water crises than the Centers for Disease Control previously reported. Living on Earth reports.

Environment

Big money to green low income housing

The private, nonprofit development group Enterprise pledged four billion dollars to make low-income housing more energy efficient and healthy. We talk about how those at the lower end of the economic spectrum are hit hardest by home energy prices.

Lifestyle & Belief

Vietnam's Tet memories

Right now, people around Asia are celebrating the Lunar New Year, the holiday is called "Tet" in Vietnam, and for some in that country, Tet brings memories of war; it was during Tet

Earthquake witness

Anne Zuckerman is a teacher at Sichuan University in Chengdu, China, and she was on campus when the powerful earthquake hit; Host Lisa Mullins speaks to Zuckerman about the earthquake -- and about having to evacuate her apartment.