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There has been a 2% increase in positive cases for COVID 19 in the state of Maryland. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with Eastern Shore emergency room physician Mike Murphy about the increase and a possible a rise in the fall.

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The Delaware Department of Education has entered a $15 million partnership with the Quidel Corporation to provide rapid testing for COVID 19 at schools around the state. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with Dr. Rick Prescatore, the Division of Public Health Physician, about the state's efforts to fight the pandemic.

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Independence Day is not just a time for grilling in the backyard. But it is also a time for reflection upon the nation itself after the long coronavirus pandemic and the aftermath of last year's presidential election. Salisbury University Professor Emeritus Michael O'Loughlin ponders the success of the vaccine rollout and the battle over the very nature of American politics.

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July 4th was not simply a moment to celebrate the nation's birth, but also a time for many to finally emerge from the isolation that has been the coronavirus pandemic. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with many who arrived at Ocean City to enjoy the sun.

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As the nation makes progress in vaccinating Americans against the coronavirus there is still a good deal of hesitancy. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with Amy Gutierrez, Vice President and Chief Pharmacy Officer for UC Health and a member of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, about the challenges ahead.

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The state of Delaware is pushing to dispel some of the myths about the COVID 19 vaccince, especially within immigrant communities. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush takes a look at what is being done in Delaware to dispel vaccination hesitancy in the Hispanic population. (Part 2)

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As the nation pushes to get more people vaccinated against the coronavirus, there are communities that have lagged behind -- especially those with significant numbers of undocumented immigrants. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush takes a look at the Haitian and Hispanic communities in Delaware beginning with the hurdles many of them face. (Part 1)

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With the end of the coronavirus pandemic in sight, many are beginning to search for work again as businesses open up. But, in a survey by Strayer University over 50 percent of working women are spending up to five hours a day on line searching for a new job. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with university president Andrea Backman about the results and the impact of the pandemic on women in the workforce.

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The Biden administration hopes to vaccinate at least 70 percent of the nation's population against the coronavirus. However, there has been some hesitancy toward the vaccine that could put that number in doubt. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with Dr. Janis Orlowski, Chief Health Care Officer at the Association of American Medical Colleges, about some of the concerns that many have expressed about the vaccine.

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India is now struggling with the second wave of COVID 19 with hospitals and cemeteries overwhelmed by the virus. The events have seen the Indian community in Delaware organizing relief efforts and keeping track of their loved ones and friends. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with Muqtedar Khan, a professor of Political Science and International Relations at the University of Delaware about the impact of the virus in his home country.

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Mother's Day is coming after a year of the coronavirus pandemic. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with Beth Battaglino, an RN and Covid 19 Vaccine Education and Equity Project convener and CEO of Health Women, about precautions to take during this weekend's celebrations.

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While the nation has been picking up speed with the vaccination effort against COVID 19, there are some hurdles ahead. Host Don Rush talks with Dr. Mike Murphy, emergency room physician at TidalHealth Peninsula Regional, about reports of blood clots, vaccine hesitancy and other issues facing the rollout.

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With the nation rapidly putting shots into arms in the vaccination effort against COVID 19, there is a growing number of appointments going unfilled. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talks with emergency room physician Mike Murphy about the hesitancy by many not to get the vaccine. (Part 2)

Full interview can be heard on Delmarva Today 4/23/21.

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Around 25 percent of the nation's population has been vaccinated against the coronavirus. But, issues have arisen with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with emergency room physician Mike Murphy about this latest development. (Part 1)

Full interview will be aired on Delmarva Today on Friday at 9 a.m. on WSDL 90.7 FM.

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This month will be the second time Muslims observe Ramadan during the coronavirus pandemic. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with Muqtedar Khan, professor and founder of the Islamic Studies Program at the Unversity of Delaware, about this time of spiritual reflection as the nation moves ahead with its vaccination program.

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The coronavirus pandemic has forced many people to limit their normal routines keeping many inside their homes. That is especially true for the elderly who often depend on others. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talks with Sarita Mohanty, president and CEO of the SCAN Foundation, about how people have coped with the isolation and the kind of public policies that are emerging from the  pandemic.

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March is National Nutrition Month. This year it arrives on the heels of a year inwhich many have had to cope with the isolation of the coronvirus pandemic. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with John Troup, Dietary Supplement and Nutrition expert at the Consumer Healthcare Products Association, about the impact of the past year.

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The Wicomico Youth and Civic Center opened yesterday providing COVID 19 vaccinations as part of the distribution centers recently set up around the state of Maryland. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with some of those who finally received their first shot.

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The Maryland General Assembly is moving to reform the oversight of police misconduct. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with Delegate Sheree Sample-Hughes (D) about those efforts as well as the state's vaccination efforts and reopening.

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Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has announced the reopening of restaurants, bars and other businesses as the vaccine rollout begins to take hold against the coronavirus. TidalHealth Peninsula Regional this week is easing its restrictions on visitors, allowing one designated visitor per patient. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with Sarah Arnett, Chief Nursing Officer at the hospital about the change. (Part 1)

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