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What we now know about COVID-19

Old Navy, a subsidiary of Gap, began selling nonmedical face masks in early May.
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Face masks work in preventing COVID-19 transmission, Dr. Kurra said.

On today's In the Moment...

One factor had a big impact on how well high school students performed during the pandemic. Sarah Sliwa, Ph.D., discusses the importance of sleep on teens' grades and mental health.

SDPB's Lee Strubinger has an obituary for the Partridge Amendment. The unpopular measure has finally been put to rest.

Shankar Kurra, M.D., returns to the show with the latest COVID-19 news. He discusses whether the virus originated in a lab or in the fluffy, pug-sized body of the raccoon dog. Plus, did a recent study cast doubt on the effectiveness of masks?

He explains what the study actually said and the science behind why masks definitely work.

Kevin Woster brings a story of a man who saw a need. Steve Hildebrand is founder and CEO of the Promising Futures Fund.

Plus, you may hear Ari Shapiro's voice regularly on your radio. Now, you'll hear him on In the Moment. He joins Lori Walsh to preview his new memoir "The Best Strangers in the World."

Lori Walsh is the host and senior producer of In the Moment.
Ellen Koester is a producer of In the Moment, SDPB's daily news and culture broadcast.