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An evening roundup of WYPR's latest reporting on Maryland's COVID-19 response, a summary of essential state and local updates, and a forum for locals who want to share stories about everyday life in the era of Coronavirus.

The Daily Dose: Maryland Confronts COVID-19 WYPR Baltimore

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An evening roundup of WYPR's latest reporting on Maryland's COVID-19 response, a summary of essential state and local updates, and a forum for locals who want to share stories about everyday life in the era of Coronavirus.

    Daily new COVID-19 cases soar past 2,000

    Daily new COVID-19 cases soar past 2,000

    A proposed charter amendment would take elected officials out of the advisory board for the office of Baltimore’s Inspector General. Spring Grove Hospital now belongs to UMBC, but there are questions about the future of the facility, patients and staff.  Racial inequities in health care are far reaching and when it comes to the field of dermatology it can be dangerous. We’ll hear from a dermatologist and Howard professor who is advocating for more inclusion.

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    Make Mother’s Day a health day

    Make Mother’s Day a health day

    Maryland’s COVID-19 positivity rate surpasses six percent. The FDA further limits the use of the J&J vaccine. Gov. Hogan is withholding abortion training funds. What does this mean for the availability of abortion in Maryland? Baltimore’s police districts are set to be redrawn for the first time in decades. The president of the University of Maryland Baltimore County steps down. Plus some tips from a physician on what to do this Mother’s Day. 

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    • 16 min
    What would an overturn of Roe v. Wade mean for Maryland?

    What would an overturn of Roe v. Wade mean for Maryland?

    Abortion rights advocates rallied in Baltimore last night as fallout continues from the leaked Supreme Court draft opinion on Roe v. Wade. Some legal experts say Maryland could become a destination for abortion services. The state has surpassed the five percent positivity rate for COVID as daily cases continue to top 1,000. In Baltimore County, the council decided to hold off on establishing a police accountability board. And after nearly two years of remote education, Baltimore County schools are struggling to get a handle on in school violence and bullying.  

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    • 16 min
    Why vaccine approval for the youngest is so slow

    Why vaccine approval for the youngest is so slow

    The state’s COVID-19 positivity rate is once again approaching the five percent mark. Some young parents in Baltimore City will get $1000 a month under a Guaranteed Income Pilot program. Dr. Leana Wen talks more about the Moderna COVID vaccine for young children, where other pharmaceutical companies are in their efforts, and the rise in severe hepatitis cases among young children worldwide.

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    Finally, a COVID-19 vaccine for kids under 5?

    Finally, a COVID-19 vaccine for kids under 5?

    A long anticipated COVID-19 vaccine for infants and toddlers could be approved as early as June. Baltimore’s mayor and congressional leaders announced today a multi-million dollar investment in public safety.  The city’s downtown and Inner Harbor will get a $166 million facelift. And the superintendent of Baltimore County Schools says he wants to stay on after his term expires.

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    Economic inequality and affordable housing loom large this election

    Economic inequality and affordable housing loom large this election

    Mayor Scott grants a temporary reprieve for some homeowners on the city’s tax sale list. Baltimore will play host to the first Maryland Cycling Classic. Economic equity and the wealth gap were the main focus of a gubernatorial forum at Coppin State last night with several of the Democratic candidates trying to stand out from a crowded field. Baltimore County’s plan for a police accountability board was met with sharp rebuke at a hearing Tuesday night. And a City Council meeting to discuss reviving Baltimore’s Dollar House program devolved into a shouting match.

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