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First Approved Treatment?, ‘Shark Tank’ for Testing & Virus-Sniffing Dogs (+ Virologist Q&A)- Thursday, April 30th, 2020

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The news to know for Thursday, April 30th, 2020! What to know today about the first drug that could get federal approval as a COVID-19 treatment, how the government is hoping to find solutions with a Shark Tank-like program, and the way dogs are working to sniff out the disease. Plus, whose salary will go from $40 million to zero, a new record for social media and when to catch a Parks and Rec comeback. Those stories and more in less than 10 minutes! Then, hang out after the news for the Thing to Know Thursday bonus interview, where a virologist answers unique questions about COVID-19. Head to www.theNewsWorthy.com/shownotes to read more about any of the stories mentioned in this episode or see the sources below. This episode is brought to you by www.FunctionofBeauty.com/newsworthy. Thanks to The NewsWorthy Insiders! Become one here: www.theNewsWorthy.com/insider       Sources: Death Toll, Case Count: Johns Hopkins Trump Not Extending Social Distancing Guidelines: AP, Politico Second Wave “Inevitable”: CNN, The Hill, LA Times Remdesivir Trial Positive Results: Stat, NIH, NBC News, NYT “Shark Tank” for Testing: Stat, Axios GDP First-Quarter Decline: WSJ, NPR Fed Holds Rate Near Zero: USA Today, AP Andrew Yang Sues New York: Politico, CBS News Training Dogs to Smell Coronavirus: WaPo, Philadelphia Inquirer TikTok Tops Two Billion Downloads: TechCrunch, The Verge Facebook Sees Surge in Usage: Engadget, Facebook Microsoft Teams Jumps 70 Percent: The Verge, VentureBeat Uber/Lyft Layoffs: Mashable, The Information, CNBC Aerospace Layoffs: WSJ, NY Times NFL Commissioner Taking $0 Salary: USA Today, AP Amazon to Stream TNF: TechCrunch, The Verge, ABC News Parks & Rec Charity Episode: CNN, Rolling Stone

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