Arizona, North Carolina Cases Rise; Masks Make A Difference : Consider This from NPR Many states that reopened a few weeks ago are seeing spikes in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations. In Arizona, officials say if cases continue to rise, they may have to be more aggressive about enforcing reopening protocols for businesses.

In major cities across Texas there are disparities in access to COVID-19 testing, resulting in less testing in black neighborhoods than white neighborhoods.

Dr. Atul Gawande spoke with NPR's Mary Louise Kelly about why face masks remain essential in dealing with the coronavirus and the efficacy of different masks.

To help with shortages of PPE, one volunteer group has used 3D printers at home to make nearly 40,000 NIH-approved face shields for health care workers and first responders.

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Masks Are Even More Important Than We Thought

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Masks Are Even More Important Than We Thought

Masks Are Even More Important Than We Thought

Masks Are Even More Important Than We Thought

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"Social distancing ambassadors" (in pink) stand at the entrance to Miami Beach, Florida, on June 10. The beaches of Miami opened today for the first time after nearly three months of closure due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, with staff present to remind visitors of the rules of social distancing. Chandan Khanna/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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"Social distancing ambassadors" (in pink) stand at the entrance to Miami Beach, Florida, on June 10. The beaches of Miami opened today for the first time after nearly three months of closure due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, with staff present to remind visitors of the rules of social distancing.

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

Many states that reopened a few weeks ago are seeing spikes in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations. In Arizona, officials say if cases continue to rise, they may have to be more aggressive about enforcing reopening protocols for businesses.

In major cities across Texas there are disparities in access to COVID-19 testing, resulting in less testing in black neighborhoods than white neighborhoods.

Dr. Atul Gawande spoke with NPR's Mary Louise Kelly about why face masks remain essential in dealing with the coronavirus and the efficacy of different masks.

To help with shortages of PPE, one volunteer group has used 3D printers at home to make nearly 40,000 NIH-approved face shields for health care workers and first responders.

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