‘You Do Not Need To Be Rich’ : NPR


Siblings Luz and Jorge Muñoz spoke about how their meal program began, in a recent StoryCorps interview from their home in Queens, N.Y.

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Siblings Luz and Jorge Muñoz spoke about how their meal program began, in a recent StoryCorps interview from their home in Queens, N.Y.

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With the help of his family, Jorge Muñoz has spent the last 16 years cooking hot meals for day laborers looking for work on the sidewalks of Queens, N.Y.

Since he was young, Jorge has looked for ways to put food in the hands of those who needed it, as his sister, Luz, recalled in an interview for StoryCorps last week.

“I remember one day we were having lunch, somebody knock on the door. Mommy get up and see who it was,” Luz told him. “She came back

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Canada Won’t Export Prescription Drugs That Face Shortages, Health Minister Says : NPR


Canadian Minister of Health Patty Hajdu, pictured in 2016, announced a new rule in response to a U.S. plan to import drugs from Canada.

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Canadian Minister of Health Patty Hajdu, pictured in 2016, announced a new rule in response to a U.S. plan to import drugs from Canada.

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Ahead of an expected surge in U.S. demand for prescription drugs, the Canadian government has blocked the distribution of certain medications outside Canada in order to avoid a shortage within the country.

The Canadian health minister signed an order Friday to limit bulk exports, saying it would help safeguard the country’s drug supply. The move comes in response to a new U.S. rule that would let pharmacists or wholesalers import certain prescription drugs in bulk.

The Trump administration announced the rule to much

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D.C.’s Daily Coronavirus Cases Surpass 200 For Two-Straight Days : NPR


D.C. reported 201 new cases on Friday, while daily death counts continue to spike in Maryland.

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D.C. reported 201 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, the fourth time in less than two weeks that the city has seen its daily case count tip past 200.

On Thanksgiving, the District saw 220 new coronavirus cases, one of the highest daily case counts ever recorded during the pandemic. This came a little over a week after the city reported 245 new cases, the second-highest total ever recorded in the District.

The consecutive 200-plus daily case counts follow a week of increased testing demand ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, newly announced restrictions on gyms and restaurants from D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, and pleas from local officials for residents to reduce travel over the holiday, in hopes of mitigating the effects of what could be the worst

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CDC Likely To Recommend Shortening Coronavirus Quarantine Period : Coronavirus Updates : NPR


The doorway to Jones Hall is shown at Utah State University in September, where about 300 students were being quarantined to their rooms as a precaution.

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The doorway to Jones Hall is shown at Utah State University in September, where about 300 students were being quarantined to their rooms as a precaution.

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Federal health officials are likely to shorten their recommendation for how long people should quarantine to reduce the risk of spreading the coronavirus from the current 14 days to as few as seven.

Current Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations call for two weeks of isolation from the last contact with a person known to have COVID-19. However, Adm. Brett Giroir, a member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, said Tuesday that health officials were rethinking that recommendation, citing “a preponderance of evidence that a shorter

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