New York City, U.S. Epicenter, Braces For Peak Governor Andrew Cuomo said the pandemic could peak in New York in the next 14-21 days — around the same time President Trump said he'd love to "open" the economy. Plus why the aviation and other transportation industries are lining up for federal bailout money, and a theory about why the virus might be so good at spreading.

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New York City, U.S. Epicenter, Braces For Peak

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Governor Andrew Cuomo said the pandemic could peak in New York in the next 14-21 days — around the same time President Trump said he'd love to "open" the economy. Plus why the aviation and other transportation industries are lining up for federal bailout money, and a theory about why the virus might be so good at spreading.

More links:
Find and support your local public radio station here.
NPR's Allison Aubrey reports on how to clean surfaces inside your home.
Listen to Atlantic journalist Ed Yong on 'Short Wave' on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or at npr.org.
Listen to 'Wow In The World' on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or at npr.org.

This episode was produced by Anne Li, Gabriela Saldivia, and Brent Baughman, and edited by Beth Donovan.