5 Things You Need To Know About MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome)

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As the American public becomes more familiar with the dreaded Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Virus (MERS) — the death toll has now surpassed 1,000 worldwide and the largest number of cases in the U.S. — WNYC’s Mina Hussain has some insight into how the virus is harming neighborhoods in New York City. Listen to this week’s “Catch Up with Michelle” to hear how it’s driving up rental prices.

Do Americans know how much healthcare costs? While there is a plethora of information available, there is no single place where information about the cost of healthcare is collected.

Author Richard Kahlenberg joins Michelle to discuss how to better understand how our healthcare costs are being impacted by Obamacare, and where he believes the costs could go next.

And, Alan Couture is joined by Nicole Moretto on what to do to keep our environment safe and avoid harmful effects from climate change.

Check out his “The Frome Model” on this topic:

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