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Free N95 masks are arriving at pharmacies and grocery stores. Here's how to get yours

Corrected on January 26, 2022

A section about the timing for community health centers to distribute the masks has also been removed. It was based on outdated information from February 2021. A link to a list of participating retailers has been deleted. That link was actually to a list of participants in the federal retail pharmacy program for COVID-19 vaccinations. While most of those pharmacies are also participating in the free N95 mask distribution, a full list of participants is not yet available.

All Things Considered

Finally, scientists have found a true millipede

Corrected on January 24, 2022

In this story, one of the study authors mistakenly says that the length of the millipede is "a little less than 1 centimeter." In fact, the specimen the researchers describe in the study is a little less than 10 centimeters in length.

Want to get omicron and just get it over with? Here's why that's a bad idea

Corrected on January 17, 2022

An earlier version of this story said that there was no risk of shingles in people who've gotten the chickenpox vaccine. There is a risk, but the CDC says shingles is "much less common" in people who are vaccinated versus people who are not vaccinated, or who have had chickenpox in the past.

Weekend Edition Saturday

Opinion: Remembering a friendship with Terry Teachout

Corrected on January 16, 2022

A previous online version and the broadcast version of this essay incorrectly stated that Hilary Teachout died at the age of 49. She was 64 when she died.

Morning Edition

Texas schools ask parents to fill in as substitute teachers

Corrected on January 12, 2022

This story incorrectly states that a school superintendent in Austin, Texas, taught a math class because of a substitute teacher shortage. While she had planned to, she did not end up teaching the class.

There's chaos in Kazakhstan. Here's what you need to know

Corrected on January 8, 2022

In a previous version of this story, it was said the CSTO was founded in 1999. The organization has its roots in a 1992 treaty, which was extended in 1999 by the members of the current organization. In 2002, those nations turned what had been a regional agreement into a multinational military alliance.


A caption on a previous version of this story incorrectly called Almaty the capital of Kazakhstan. The capital was moved out of Almaty in 1997.

The Postal Service is seeking a temporary delay from the vaccine mandate

Corrected on January 7, 2022

A previous version of this story said that the Postal Service was seeking an exemption from the vaccine mandate. The Postal Service says it wants a temporary delay in having to comply with the rule and that if the mandate is upheld by the courts, it will anticipates it will be able to fully comply at the end of the requested 120-day period.

Morning Edition

Sir, we loved you: Sidney Poitier dies at 94

Corrected on January 7, 2022

A previous version of this story referred to Sidney Poitier as African American. Poitier's parents were from the Caribbean nation of the Bahamas.

The Post-Brexit New Wave

Corrected on January 6, 2022

This story has been updated to include Kae Tempest's correct name.

Morning Edition

In Memoriam 2021: The Musicians We Lost

Corrected on January 2, 2022

A previous version of this story included an incorrect image for Don Everly. It has since been updated.