Antibody Drugs For COVID-19 Are A Cumbersome Tool Against Surges

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2021/04/16/987751235/antibody-drugs-for-covid-19-are-a-cumbersome-tool-against-surges

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<p class="ljsyndicationlink"><a href="https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2021/04/16/987751235/antibody-drugs-for-covid-19-are-a-cumbersome-tool-against-surges">https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2021/04/16/987751235/antibody-drugs-for-covid-19-are-a-cumbersome-tool-against-surges</a></p><img src='https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2021/04/15/ap_whitmer_21104843699420_wide-18b4792c3af602786e5da5c5a00dbd3303ac951c.jpg?s=600' alt='In an update on COVID-19 Wednesday, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer discussed the state's efforts to expand the use of monoclonal antibody therapy to help those diagnosed with COVID-19 avoid hospitalization.'/><p>Drugs that can help keep COVID-19 patients out of the hospital are playing only a small role in Michigan, where the pandemic is accelerating. Logistical challenges are to blame.</p><p>(Image credit: Michigan Office of the Governor/AP)</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=987751235' />

Simon & Schuster Reverses, Won't Distribute Book By Officer In Breonna Taylor Raid

https://www.npr.org/2021/04/16/988024774/simon-schuster-reverses-wont-distribute-book-by-officer-in-breonna-taylor-raid

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<p class="ljsyndicationlink"><a href="https://www.npr.org/2021/04/16/988024774/simon-schuster-reverses-wont-distribute-book-by-officer-in-breonna-taylor-raid">https://www.npr.org/2021/04/16/988024774/simon-schuster-reverses-wont-distribute-book-by-officer-in-breonna-taylor-raid</a></p><img src='https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2021/04/16/ap_21072818254326_wide-d336e706cd495a3a5515460096b16111251291f1.jpg?s=600' alt='Protesters gathered at a memorial a Louisville, Ky. park on March 13, 2021, the anniversary of Breonna Taylor's killing. Jonathan Mattingly, one of the officers involved in the fatal raid, is facing widespread criticism for planning to publish a book about it.'/><p>Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly is writing a book about the botched raid, during which he shot into Taylor's apartment after being wounded. Post Hill Press says it will move forward with its plans to publish.</p><p>(Image credit: Timothy D. Easley/AP)</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=988024774' />

Why South Africa Banned Booze — And What Happened Next

https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2021/04/16/987399442/south-africa-banned-booze-to-stop-covid-a-harsh-truth-was-revealed

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<p class="ljsyndicationlink"><a href="https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2021/04/16/987399442/south-africa-banned-booze-to-stop-covid-a-harsh-truth-was-revealed">https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2021/04/16/987399442/south-africa-banned-booze-to-stop-covid-a-harsh-truth-was-revealed</a></p><img src='https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2021/04/14/alcohol-ban_wide-6f63cef400c45c89fd806464f102db91c5d6151c.jpg?s=600' alt='In July, workers in the restaurant, food and alcohol industry took part in a nationwide protest against South Africa's liquor ban and other lockdown measures.'/><p>The hope was that if people weren't out drinking, they wouldn't be spreading COVID-19. There were unforeseen benefits to the ban, which ended last month — and negative impacts as well.</p><p>(Image credit: Rodger Bosch/AFP via Getty Images)</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=987399442' />

9 Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Activists Sentenced For 2019 Protests

https://www.npr.org/2021/04/16/987959427/9-hong-kong-pro-democracy-activists-sentenced-for-2019-protests

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<p class="ljsyndicationlink"><a href="https://www.npr.org/2021/04/16/987959427/9-hong-kong-pro-democracy-activists-sentenced-for-2019-protests">https://www.npr.org/2021/04/16/987959427/9-hong-kong-pro-democracy-activists-sentenced-for-2019-protests</a></p><img src='https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2021/04/16/ap21106115366250_wide-8e98dcccd9288b41fbcc982c2551b41892f3ae81.jpg?s=600' alt='Pro-democracy activist Lee Cheuk-yan, center, arrives at a court in Hong Kong Friday. Seven of Hong Kong's leading pro-democracy advocates, including Lee, and pro-democracy media tycoon Jimmy Lai, were sentenced Friday for organizing a march during the 2019 anti-government protests.'/><p>Nine activists and lawmakers were sentenced to prison terms Friday for their participation in the 2019 anti-government protests.</p><p>(Image credit: Kin Cheung/AP)</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=987959427' />

In Talks With Japanese Prime Minister, Biden To Focus On Countering China

https://www.npr.org/2021/04/16/987836914/in-talks-with-japanese-prime-minister-biden-to-focus-on-countering-china

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<p class="ljsyndicationlink"><a href="https://www.npr.org/2021/04/16/987836914/in-talks-with-japanese-prime-minister-biden-to-focus-on-countering-china">https://www.npr.org/2021/04/16/987836914/in-talks-with-japanese-prime-minister-biden-to-focus-on-countering-china</a></p><img src='https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2021/04/15/gettyimages-1232311404_wide-de8923690ed1538e94a74761dbdf37d8888e2311.jpg?s=600' alt='President Biden has sought to focus his administration's foreign policy on the challenges posed by China — a topic he is set to discuss with Japan's prime minister on Friday.'/><p>President Biden meets with Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Friday, his first in-person summit since taking office. Talks are expected to focus on shared concerns about China.</p><p>(Image credit: Andrew Harnik/Pool/Getty Images)</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=987836914' />

Why Local Election Officials In Georgia Take Issue With Many Parts Of New Law

https://www.npr.org/2021/04/16/987825440/why-local-election-officials-in-georgia-take-issue-with-many-parts-of-new-law

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<p class="ljsyndicationlink"><a href="https://www.npr.org/2021/04/16/987825440/why-local-election-officials-in-georgia-take-issue-with-many-parts-of-new-law">https://www.npr.org/2021/04/16/987825440/why-local-election-officials-in-georgia-take-issue-with-many-parts-of-new-law</a></p><img src='https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2021/04/15/gettyimages-1230441553_wide-8aa7fb24d962bfd5816ad46c227d1477eadb3375.jpg?s=600' alt='Atlanta election workers scan ballots and check for discrepancies earlier this year for Georgia U.S. Senate races. The state's controversial new voting law contains many changes for election officials.'/><p>One provision in Georgia's controversial law that particularly worries many officials is a new ability for the State Election Board to take over a county's election management.</p><p>(Image credit: Sandy Huffaker/AFP via Getty Images)</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=987825440' />

Dispatches From Quarantine: How Young People Are Documenting History

https://www.npr.org/2021/04/16/986927761/dispatches-from-quarantine-how-young-people-are-documenting-history

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<p class="ljsyndicationlink"><a href="https://www.npr.org/2021/04/16/986927761/dispatches-from-quarantine-how-young-people-are-documenting-history">https://www.npr.org/2021/04/16/986927761/dispatches-from-quarantine-how-young-people-are-documenting-history</a></p><img src='https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2021/04/13/ciera-amaro_wide-882b7c752f6b122cdc9e2d1c78a7c176dfb54347.jpg?s=600' alt='Ciera Amaro's art is one of the submissions to a project called Dispatches from Quarantine.'/><p>Enticed by what young adults had to share about the pandemic, historian Alexandra Zapruder set out to document history through an online gallery called Dispatches from Quarantine.</p><p>(Image credit: Ciera Amaro via Alexandra Zapruder)</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=986927761' />