New States Where Conronavirus Is Spreading Rapidly : Consider This from NPR First New York, then the Sun Belt. Now, new states like Illinois and Mississippi are urging residents to wear masks and take the virus more seriously.

Bars remain one of the most dangerous places to be during the pandemic. Reporter Will Stone explains why, from Seattle.

While Michigan and New York saw similar spikes in cases near the beginning of the pandemic, New York has flattened the curve. Michigan hasn't. Reporters Kate Wells and Fred Mogul discuss what lessons can be learned from the disparity.

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The Patchwork Pandemic Continues As New States Approach A 'Danger Point'

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The Patchwork Pandemic Continues As New States Approach A 'Danger Point'

The Patchwork Pandemic Continues As New States Approach A 'Danger Point'

The Patchwork Pandemic Continues As New States Approach A 'Danger Point'

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A masked patron's reflection is seen in a plexiglass partition, as other patrons chat inside Bar Tonique in New Orleans, Thursday, July 9, 2020. Gerald Herbert/AP hide caption

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A masked patron's reflection is seen in a plexiglass partition, as other patrons chat inside Bar Tonique in New Orleans, Thursday, July 9, 2020.

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First New York, then the Sun Belt. Now, new states like Illinois and Mississippi are urging residents to wear masks and take the virus more seriously.

Bars remain one of the most dangerous places to be during the pandemic. Reporter Will Stone explains why, from Seattle.

While Michigan and New York saw similar spikes in cases near the beginning of the pandemic, New York has flattened the curve. Michigan hasn't. Reporters Kate Wells and Fred Mogul discuss what lessons can be learned from the disparity.

Find and support your local public radio station.

Email us at considerthis@npr.org.

This episode was produced by Lee Hale and Brent Baughman. It was edited by Sami Yenigun and Beth Donovan with fact-checking from Anne Li. Our executive producer is Cara Tallo.