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Which Masks Are Better; The Rich Aren't Spending (And That's Hurting The Economy)

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Which Masks Are Better; The Rich Aren't Spending (And That's Hurting The Economy)

Which Masks Are Better; The Rich Aren't Spending (And That's Hurting The Economy)

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A store displays a sign before closing down permanently as more businesses feel the effects of stay-at-home orders amid the coronavirus pandemic, on June 16, 2020 in Arlington, Virginia. OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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A store displays a sign before closing down permanently as more businesses feel the effects of stay-at-home orders amid the coronavirus pandemic, on June 16, 2020 in Arlington, Virginia.

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

While President Trump wants to celebrate an uptick in retail sales as states reopen, there's still a long way to go before the economy is back on track. Part of the problem is that the wealthiest Americans are saving their cash rather than spending it.

More and more people are leaving their home without a face covering, but experts tell NPR's Maria Godoy they really do help — some more than others.

There has been growing support of the Black Lives Matter movement among white Americans. But why now? Police brutality isn't new. Gene Demby of NPR's Code Switch podcast explains what the pandemic might have to do with it.

Listen to "Why Now, White People?" on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or NPR One.

Sign up for 'The New Normal' newsletter.


Find and support your local public radio station.

Email the show at coronavirusdaily@npr.org.

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