INTRODUCING APPLE NEWS TODAY: Every weekday morning, hosts Shumita Basu and Duarte Geraldino bring you up to speed on the biggest stories of the day — and how the world’s top journalists are covering them.

Friday, October 16, 2020

Why the CDC failed to stop the spread of COVID-19

The CDC was once the gold standard of public health. But now, with more than 216,000 Americans dead from COVID-19, the agency has lost its footing and much of the public’s confidence in the process. A recent investigation reveals what went wrong.

Also on today’s show: A look at the unprecedented number of early voters, the rise of New Zealand’s youngest female prime minister, and the chances our world is a simulation.

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About Our Hosts

Shumita Basu is a broadcast journalist with public-radio roots. She’s drawn to vivid narratives and accountability journalism and especially admires local reporters who own their beats.

Duarte Geraldino is a longtime broadcast journalist, editor, and TED speaker. He’s passionate about journalism that focuses on economic justice and migration, and that amplifies voices that are too often silenced.