Congress Considers Stimulus Package; CDC Director Criticized

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Congress is considering a $1 trillion rescue package designed to provide some relief for Americans grappling with the deepening coronavirus crisis. NPR's Susan Davis joins us to discuss what would be the third major bill passed to deal with the pandemic. And, CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield is facing criticism for the slow pace of testing for the coronavirus in the U.S., a charge that echoes controversy Redfield faced as an infectious disease specialist for the military during the AIDS epidemic of the 1980s. That and more, in hour one of Here & Now's March 19, 2020, full broadcast. You can find more at — and follow us on TwitterInstagram or join the conversation on Facebook.

This program aired on March 19, 2020.


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