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Monday, November 16, 2020

As the pandemic worsens, health-care workers are burning out

Health-care workers are an essential force in fighting COVID-19. But as cases and hospitalizations continue to spike around the country, doctors and nurses are overwhelmed, stretched thin, and burning out.

Also on today’s show: College students enforce coronavirus rules on campus, Kim Ng becomes the first female general manager in men’s professional sports, and turkey farmers brace for an underwhelming Thanksgiving season.

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