Health Officials Worry Of Coronavirus Surge Due To Protests : Consider This from NPR The coronavirus pandemic has collided with protests all over the country over police brutality and the deaths of George Floyd in Minneapolis and many other black Americans.

Now public health officials are concerned for the health of protesters. Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms even encouraged protesters in her city to get tested.

NPR's Pam Fessler reports the legal fight between Democrats and Republicans over mail-in voting has intensified ever since the pandemic hit.

Listen to Short Wave's episode about what we will ⁠— and won't ⁠— remember about the pandemic on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and NPR One.

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This episode was recorded and published as part of this podcast's former 'Coronavirus Daily' format.

Protesting In A Pandemic; The Fight Over Mail-In Voting

Protesting In A Pandemic; The Fight Over Mail-In Voting

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Demonstrators face off with the police in front of the White House as they protest against the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis Police. Samuel Corum/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Demonstrators face off with the police in front of the White House as they protest against the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis Police.

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This episode was recorded and published as part of this podcast's former 'Coronavirus Daily' format.

The coronavirus pandemic has collided with protests all over the country over police brutality and the deaths of George Floyd in Minneapolis and many other black Americans.

Now public health officials are concerned for the health of protesters. Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms even encouraged protesters in her city to get tested.

NPR's Pam Fessler reports the legal fight between Democrats and Republicans over mail-in voting has intensified ever since the pandemic hit.

Listen to Short Wave's episode about what we will ⁠— and won't ⁠— remember about the pandemic on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and NPR One.

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