Why Some COVID-19 Tests Are Failing, Looking Ahead At Abortion Under Biden

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Wisconsin National Guard members administer COVID-19 tests.
In this May 11, 2020, file photo, Wisconsin National Guard members administer COVID-19 tests in a parking lot in Milwaukee. Morry Gash/AP Photo

First, we learn why some of the rapid COVID-19 tests used at UW campuses are failing to detect the virus. Then, we check in with law professor about how women’s access to abortion and birth control may change under the new Biden Administration.

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Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Courtney Everett Producer
  • L. Malik Anderson Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • David O'Connor Guest
  • Mary Ziegler Guest

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