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Live from NPR news. I'm Jack Speer President Donald Trump his first press conference focused on the coronavirus in Erie 3 months signs are my previous briefings. He was not accompanied by any scientists or health officials reading haltingly a x from notes six months into the pandemic. He's facing criticism as cases spike in the Sunbelt in the process of developing a strategy that's going to be very very powerful we've developed as we go along some areas of our country are doing very well others are doing less well.

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It will probably unfortunately get worse before it gets better something. I don't like saying about things but that's the way it is masked have an impact and can slow the spread of the disease Tamara Keith NPR news about the illness caused by the virus antibodies in the immune system may only provide some protection and only for a matter of months to report the New England Journal of Medicine should just hang around half. The antibodies are gone after roughly 10 weeks or scientists say this does not mean all protection is gone or that it will not be possible to develop an effective vaccine for our does raise some doubts about the herd immunity concept for those who have had covid-19 and recovered the mayor of Jacksonville, Florida soon as the city may not be able to host the upcoming Republican National Convention unless local law enforcement gets additional resources.

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NPR's Greg Allen explains the event is scheduled to take place at the end of next month. Jacksonville. Sheriff says he's not been able to line up the thousands of officers from other cities and states will be needed to provide security at the August convention. Mayor Lenny Curry Lobby to bring the convention to Jacksonville after President Trump decided to pull much of it out of the initial host City Charlotte, but Curry says he has to have the Jacksonville Sheriff's assurance that the event can be home safely. Yes, I agree with him. He's had no discussions. Possibly bring in homeland security officers help quell protest at the convention Greg Island NPR news, Miami University of Chicago is showing the ongoing coronavirus pandemic is increasingly Wang on Americans finances for some people. It's been lost in, to struggle to pay bills while many older college educated workers are more likely to transition to working from home or all the

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Survey finds about a quarter of those questioned said they bought a lost savings or income as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. 86 points the S&P 500 close down five points today. You're listening to NPR.

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The superintendent of schools in Fairfax County, Virginia is recommending a fully virtual beginning of the school year ever station WAMU is Danielle LaChance low reports that comes after us education. Secretary Betsy. DeVos called the County's remote learning a disaster school superintendent Scott for a band says Rising coronavirus cases mean he can no longer support an earlier plan to partially reopen schools for Limited in person learning. We are experiencing a new surgical covid-19 across the country and it will impact us here in Fairfax County the numbers do not lie. Secretary DeVos singled out Fairfax County earlier this month and said the district must fully reopen it schools nearly 200,000 students are enrolled in the County's Public Schools, one of the largest school districts in the nation most superintendents in Northern Virginia have recommended all virtual learning for the beginning of this.

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