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The N.H. News Recap for Dec. 10, 2021: Record COVID levels, health care worker shortage

A photo of the statehouse dome in Concord flanked by a pink sky.
Dana Wormald
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New Hampshire Bulletin
The Prenda contract allows public school districts to set up “microschools.”

New Hampshire has the highest rate per capita of COVID-19 infections in the country. Gov. Chris Sununu announced the state is bringing in FEMA and the National Guard to help health care facilities, which are struggling with a labor shortage, while cases and hospitalizations are at an all-time high.

How are health officials fighting this wave?

And looking ahead to the new year, a law banning abortion after 24 weeks will take effect in January, just a few weeks away. How are reproductive health care providers preparing for the change?

Guests

  • Todd Bookman, NHPR
  • Annmarie Timmins, New Hampshire Bulletin
Corrected: December 10, 2021 at 12:52 PM EST
We corrected this article to reflect the accurate date. This segment did not air Dec. 12. It was Dec. 10.
Jackie Harris is the Morning Edition Producer at NHPR. She first joined NHPR in 2021 as the Morning Edition Fellow.

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