The U.S. Is Not In A Second Wave. It's Stuck In The First : Consider This from NPR Nationwide, numbers were never trending downward in any big way. Now in some states that are reopening, they are going up. Oregon and Arizona are two of those places. Each state is taking a different approach.

Testing is more available than ever before. Some cities are urging people who don't feel sick to get a test, just as a precaution. But WPLN's Blake Farmer reports some insurance companies won't pay for the cost of a test unless it's "medically necessary."

Due to the pandemic, a lot of states are making it easier to vote by mail. NPR's Miles Parks says this new process could mean waiting a lot longer for elections results come November.

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There Is No 'Second Wave.' The U.S. Is Still Stuck In The First One

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There Is No 'Second Wave.' The U.S. Is Still Stuck In The First One

There Is No 'Second Wave.' The U.S. Is Still Stuck In The First One

There Is No 'Second Wave.' The U.S. Is Still Stuck In The First One

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Ross Valley Fitness owner Nick Pommier (L) checks the temperature of member Mark Machado before the start of an outdoor socially distanced workout class in San Anselmo, California. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Ross Valley Fitness owner Nick Pommier (L) checks the temperature of member Mark Machado before the start of an outdoor socially distanced workout class in San Anselmo, California.

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

Nationwide, numbers were never trending downward in any big way. Now in some states that are reopening, they are going up. Oregon and Arizona are two of those places. Each state is taking a different approach.

Testing is more available than ever before. Some cities are urging people who don't feel sick to get a test, just as a precaution. But WPLN's Blake Farmer reports some insurance companies won't pay for the cost of a test unless it's "medically necessary."

Due to the pandemic, a lot of states are making it easier to vote by mail. NPR's Miles Parks says this new process could mean waiting a lot longer for elections results come November.

Sign up for 'The New Normal' newsletter.

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Email the show at coronavirusdaily@npr.org.

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