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

• 15 min

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 to read more about any of the stories mentioned in this episode or see the sources below. This episode is brought to you by Thanks to The NewsWorthy Insiders! Become one here:       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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