Fauci Testifies Before The House; Permanent Work-From-Home : Consider This from NPR Wearing a face mask, with hand sanitizer and Lysol wipes close at hand, Dr. Anthony Fauci testified before the House Tuesday, to explain why the U.S. still struggles to get a handle on the coronavirus.

On Saturday, the U.S. reported 32,411 new cases in just that one day.

Fauci also countered President Trump's claim that more testing is "a double-edged sword" to blame for the rise in coronavirus cases across the country. Instead, Fauci says testing is essential if we want to get control of the virus.

And NPR's Lauren Frayer takes us to India, where the health care system is collapsing under the heavy demand caused by COVID-19.

Plus — for the past three months, just about everyone who can work from home has. And for the most part, things seem to be working. So, as NPR's Uri Berliner reports, more and more employers are looking to make the move permanent.

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'Next Couple Weeks Are Going To Be Critical', Fauci Warns As New Cases Rise

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'Next Couple Weeks Are Going To Be Critical', Fauci Warns As New Cases Rise

'Next Couple Weeks Are Going To Be Critical', Fauci Warns As New Cases Rise

'Next Couple Weeks Are Going To Be Critical', Fauci Warns As New Cases Rise

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Director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases Dr. Anthony Fauci testifies during a House Committee on Energy and Commerce hearing on the Trump Administration's Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on Tuesday, June 23, 2020. KEVIN DIETSCH/POOL/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases Dr. Anthony Fauci testifies during a House Committee on Energy and Commerce hearing on the Trump Administration's Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on Tuesday, June 23, 2020.

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

Wearing a face mask, with hand sanitizer and Lysol wipes close at hand, Dr. Anthony Fauci testified before the House Tuesday, to explain why the U.S. still struggles to get a handle on the coronavirus.

On Saturday, the U.S. reported 32,411 new cases in just that one day.

Fauci also countered President Trump's claim that more testing is "a double-edged sword" to blame for the rise in coronavirus cases across the country. Instead, Fauci says testing is essential if we want to get control of the virus.

And NPR's Lauren Frayer takes us to India, where the health care system is collapsing under the heavy demand caused by COVID-19.

Plus — for the past three months, just about everyone who can work from home has. And for the most part, things seem to be working. So, as NPR's Uri Berliner reports, more and more employers are looking to make the move permanent.

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This episode was produced by Gabriela Saldivia, Annie Li, Emily Alfin Johnson and Lee Hale, and edited by Beth Donovan.