Mar 26, 2020

Those medical supplies hospitals need? They’re overseas.

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Plus: the new lifestyles of working parents and the non-traditional workers being hit especially hard by this crisis.

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Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson: "The impact to people's lives will be profound."

by Kai Ryssdal and Sean McHenry Mar 26, 2020
The hotel industry has been decimated by the COVID-19 outbreak.
Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson announced thousands of employees would be furloughed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Drew Angerer/Getty Images
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Tracking the pandemic? There's an app for that.

by Jack Stewart Mar 26, 2020
Tech companies and universities are trying to use mobile devices to get a handle on the spread of COVID-19.
The Weather Channel app has a new tool that lets users track reported cases of COVID-19 near them.
Johannes Eisele/AFP via Getty Images
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Struggles of working parents on full display amid pandemic

by Meghan McCarty Carino Mar 26, 2020
But the difficulty of balancing work and family predate this crisis.
About 75% of moms and more than 90% of dads work In the U.S., according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Now, those parents are also homeschool teachers.
Ezra Shaw/Getty Images
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For the gig economy, emergency aid will be crucial during the COVID-19 pandemic

by Kai Ryssdal and Krissy Clark Mar 26, 2020
In a historic move, gig and freelance workers will qualify for unemployment benefits.
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COVID-19 stirs questions about medical supply chains

by Sabri Ben-Achour Mar 26, 2020
Dependence on global supply chains can be useful in a crisis only if countries don't set up export barriers like some are now with medical supplies.
A doctor wearing personal protective gear checks a ventilator on March 16.
Jack Guez/AFP via Getty Images

Music from the episode

Old Graffiti Bibio
Colours Hot Chip
The Journey Tom Misch

The team

Nancy Farghalli Executive Producer
Bridget Bodnar Producer
Daisy Palacios Producer
Sean McHenry Associate Producer
Maria Hollenhorst Associate Producer

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