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Surfaces Mostly Safe, New Airline Safety Upgrades & Baby Bust (+ Explaining Covid-Tracing Tech)- Thursday, May 21st, 2020

• 19 min

The news to know for Thursday, May 21st, 2020! What to know today about a worldwide spike in COVID-19 cases, what the CDC now says about the virus living on surfaces, and a new battle over mail-in ballots. Plus, how airlines are stepping up safety protocols and what’s behind a “baby bust,” meaning fewer babies are being born. Those stories and more in less than 10 minutes! Then, hang out after the news for the Thing to Know Thursday bonus interview about new contact tracing technology that could end up on your smartphone.   Head to to read more about our guest or any of the stories mentioned. This episode is brought to you by Thanks to The NewsWorthy Insiders! Become one here:       Sources: WHO Global Rise in Cases: ABC News, NBC News, Reuters New U.S. Hotpots: WaPo, PolicyLab Case Count/Death Toll: Johns Hopkins CDC on spread of COVID-19: USA Today, FOX News, CDC Trump Mail Voting Attacks:  ABC News, Axios, Reuters, Michigan Tweet, Nevada Tweet Michigan Flooding Update: AP, Weather Channel, WSJ, CNN, Detroit Free Press, Midland Daily News India, Bangladesh Cyclone: Reuters, Al Jazeera Contact Tracing Software Released: TechCrunch, USA Today, WSJ U.S. Airlines Safety Upgrades: Reuters, FOX News, Delta, JetBlue, United Victoria Secret, Bath and Body Works Closing Stores: USA Today, Forbes, CNBC Ford Halts Production: CNN, WSJ Trump to Tour Ford Plant Today: ABC News, CBS News Baby Bust: AP, Bloomberg, The Hill, CDC Red Nose Day: AP, Deadline, Red Nose Day

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