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Episodes

  • BONUS: 1918 Flu

    Mar 29 2020

    In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic it's tempting to draw comparisons to the most severe pandemic in recent history - the 1918 flu. But as much as we can learn from the comparison, it's important to also understand just how much these two pandemics differ. In this bonus episode of Throughline, what we can learn from what happened then and, just as importantly, where the comparison should end.

  • Saturday, March 28th, 2020

    Mar 28 2020

    In New York, hospitals are inundated with COVID-19 patients. More data from testing is giving researchers a better picture of the disease's mortality rate. And more Americans currently approve of Donald Trump's handling of the coronavirus crisis than don't.

  • Friday, March 27th, 2020

    Mar 27 2020

    President Trump says new guidelines will determine which regions are low-risk for the coronavirus. Do we have enough data to determine that accurately? And as the House is set to pass the largest relief package in U.S. history, who's overseeing how that money is spent?

  • Breaking News Update: 3.3 Million File Unemployment Claims Due To Coronavirus

    Mar 26 2020

    A record 3.3 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, as restaurants, hotels and other businesses across the country shut down in a nationwide effort to slow the spread of the deadly coronavirus.

  • Thursday, March 26th, 2020

    Mar 26 2020

    A $2 trillion emergency relief package passes in the Senate and heads to the House. New unemployment claims are expected to shatter records. And, the mixed message about testing for the coronavirus.

  • Wednesday, March 25th. 2020

    Mar 25 2020

    The White House and Senate reach a deal on economic stimulus. The president was criticized for aiming to re-open the U.S. next month. And, Senator Burr sued for improperly profiting from insider knowledge.