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A Year In, Here’s What We Know About Vitamin D For Preventing COVID

April 14, 2021, 3:17 PM ET, Will Stone

Some researchers are optimistic that vitamin D supplements may prove helpful in preventing COVID-19. Others are skeptical.
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When the pandemic hit, many Americans turned to vitamins and supplements in hopes of boosting their immune systems.

Scientists also raced to study them. Vitamin D, perhaps more than any other, captured the attention of researchers.

Even the nation’s top infectious disease doctor, Anthony Fauci, embraced the idea of using the vitamin to help keep COVID-19 at bay, saying in September that he takes a supplement to avoid being deficient and “would not mind recommending” it to others.

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‘Hemingway’ Review: Ken Burns’ Series Dives Into The Writer’s Complicated Life : NPR

Ken Burns’ three-part documentary about American writer Ernest Hemingway (shown above) premieres on PBS April 5. Bettmann Archive/Getty Images


March 30, 20212:22 PM ET, Heard on Fresh Air

A three-part PBS documentary probes deeply into Ernest Hemingway’s life and his writings. Among those featured are each of his four wives, who shed light on the author’s troubled personal life.

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Could Trump Be Convicted Of Criminal Charges? : Fresh Air : NPR

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‘New Yorker’ writer Jane Mayer talks about the criminal investigation into whether Donald Trump engaged in tax, banking and/or insurance fraud. If convicted, he could be sentenced to prison.

“The thing that’s most complicated about this case and makes it really hard is that in order for this to be a criminal act, they have to prove that there was criminal intent — that Trump intended to break the law and knew what the law was,” Mayer says.

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How Do I Get A COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment? : Shots – Health News : NPR

  How do you get a COVID-19 vaccine appointment? The answer varies by state. Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images
How do you get a COVID-19 vaccine appointment? The answer varies by state. Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images
  Some states, like California, are hosting mass vaccination sites. In addition, state and local health departments, as well as select medical centers and pharmacies, are giving out shots in many places. Patrick T. Fallon/AFP via Getty Images
Some states, like California, are hosting mass vaccination sites. In addition, state and local health departments, as well as select medical centers and pharmacies, are giving out shots in many places. Patrick T. Fallon/AFP via Getty Images

Updated on Feb 25 at 12:40 p.m.

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The COVID-19 vaccines are here, but if it’s your turn to get vaccinated, how are you supposed to sign up?

The answers vary by place, so NPR created a tool to help you understand how things work in your state and connect you with local resources. And we’re sharing guiding principles and advice for navigating the process below.

Search for your state below. (There are a few large cities with their own immunization plans that you’ll find on our list as well.)

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Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Beat Poet And Small-Press Publisher, Dies At 101 : NPR

  Poet and author Lawrence Ferlinghetti, pictured above in 1960, was born on March 24, 1919. AP
Poet and author Lawrence Ferlinghetti, pictured above in 1960, was born on March 24, 1919. AP


Lawrence Ferlinghetti has died in San Francisco. He was 101. Ferlinghetti is probably best known for three things: his Beat poetry, his San Francisco bookstore and small press, and his defense of the First Amendment in a famous court case.

His most famous work is a 1958 collection of poetry called A Coney Island of the Mind. In it, he compares the horrors depicted in Francisco Goya’s paintings of the Napoleonic wars to scenes of post-World War II America.

A Coney Island of the Mind
Poems
by Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Paperback, 93 pages
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