Record Unemployment As House Signals Vote On Rescue Package Weekly unemployment claims soared last week to nearly 3.3 million and Congress works to finalize a coronavirus relief package. Plus Anthony Fauci talks about the state of testing for Covid-19 in the US, and NPR's Geoff Brumfiel reports on why more testing is critical. Also, a grocer in Maine reflects on the boredom and anxiety of working through the pandemic.

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Unemployment Claims Hit Record as Testing Grows — But Is It Fast Enough?

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Unemployment Claims Hit Record as Testing Grows — But Is It Fast Enough?

Unemployment Claims Hit Record as Testing Grows — But Is It Fast Enough?

Unemployment Claims Hit Record as Testing Grows — But Is It Fast Enough?

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A shopping center with closed retail stores due to the COVID-19 outbreak in Farmington Hills, Michigan, on March 26, 2020. Jeff Kowalsky/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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A shopping center with closed retail stores due to the COVID-19 outbreak in Farmington Hills, Michigan, on March 26, 2020.

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Weekly unemployment claims soared last week to nearly 3.3 million and Congress works to finalize a coronavirus relief package. Plus Anthony Fauci talks about the state of testing for Covid-19 in the US, and NPR's Geoff Brumfiel reports on why more testing is critical. Also, a grocer in Maine reflects on the boredom and anxiety of working through the pandemic.

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