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The latest updates about the new coronavirus, the people affected by it -- and the people fighting it. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

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The latest updates about the new coronavirus, the people affected by it -- and the people fighting it. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

    Why the U.S. is lagging behind in rapid COVID-19 testing

    Why the U.S. is lagging behind in rapid COVID-19 testing

    With the holidays approaching and the omicron variant surging in some parts of the U.S., demand for rapid and at-home COVID-19 tests is higher than ever, and the wait at large PCR test sites can be several hours in some places. ProPublica reporter Lydia Depillis joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss why the tests are so hard to find in the U.S., and the Biden administration's plans for ramping up supply. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

    • 5 min
    Alarm grows after emergence of new omicron COVID-19 variant. Here's what you need to know

    Alarm grows after emergence of new omicron COVID-19 variant. Here's what you need to know

    A newly emerged variant of the coronavirus known as "omicron" is causing widespread concern. First discovered in South Africa, it's now been detected in multiple nations, including Europe and Israel. Many nations including the U.S. are considering travel bans to try and contain the variant. Dr. Ashish Jha, dean of Brown University's School of Public Health, joins William Brangham to discuss. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

    • 9 min
    Brooks and Capehart on new COVID-19 variant, inflation, Ahmaud Arbery verdict

    Brooks and Capehart on new COVID-19 variant, inflation, Ahmaud Arbery verdict

    New York Times columnist David Brooks and Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart join William Brangham to discuss the week in politics, including the new COVID- 19 variant, inflation, President Biden's leadership decisions at the Federal Reserve and the verdict in the death of Ahmaud Arbery. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

    • 12 min
    Booster shots challenge governments during global vaccine inequality

    Booster shots challenge governments during global vaccine inequality

    COVID-19 was the number one cause of death for people between the ages of 35 to 54 during some months since the pandemic began last year, according to recent data. Meanwhile, as the Delta variant continues to drive infections around the world, the push for booster shots in the U.S. has raised concerns since many are still awaiting their first dose. ProPublica's Caroline Chen joins. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

    • 4 min
    How community colleges are retooling to bring students back post-pandemic

    How community colleges are retooling to bring students back post-pandemic

    Community colleges have long been seen as an opportunity for students of all backgrounds to earn a degree. But those same students, especially the students of color, have been some of the hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. And many have had to drop out. But schools are hoping to bring students back with new initiatives. Hari Sreenivasan reports for our new series, Rethinking College. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

    • 7 min
    India struggles to cope with record-breaking COVID-19 wave

    India struggles to cope with record-breaking COVID-19 wave

    India is battling a devastating COVID-19 wave as the case count continues to break records, overwhelming resources including medical supplies. As foreign aid pours in from around the world, the nation has opened up vaccinations for all adults. NewsHour Weekend Digital Producer Pavni Mittal joins Hari Sreenivasan from New Delhi to discuss the mass cremations, scramble for vaccines and the possible political fallout. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

    • 5 min

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