Musk to Attend Twitter All-Hands Meeting

Musk will attend a virtual all-hands meeting as his $44 billion acquisition of the company moves ahead, despite his hand-wringing about bots.

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U.S. Will Airlift Baby Formula From Abroad as Shortages Grow Worse

The White House is facing new questions about whether it acted quickly enough after the leading baby formula plant shut down in February.

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What Really Caused the Baby Formula Shortage

The recent shutdown of one of the largest production plants in the United States has sent families scrambling to find essential food for their children.

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F.D.A. Chief Details ‘Shocking’ Conditions at Baby Formula Plant

Agency inspectors found a leaking roof, standing water and cracked production equipment before a facility shutdown that led to major shortages.

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Baby Formula Shortage Reveals Gaps in Regulation and Reporting

The government has ordered more safeguards at an Abbott Nutrition plant. But the lack of reporting requirements and limited testing make it hard to monitor the deadly bacterium that led to a recall.

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Baby Formula Shortage Has an Aggravating Factor: Few Producers

With just a handful of companies making U.S. infant formula, a shutdown of Abbott’s plant had outsized impact on the supply.

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White House Struggles to Explain Baby Formula Production Plan

A day after invoking the Defense Production Act to help alleviate a nationwide shortage, administration officials had few answers for how the law would lead to more supply.

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Biden Invokes Defense Powers in a Bid to Ease Formula Shortage

The president invoked the Defense Production Act to boost supply and directed federal agencies to use Defense Department planes to speed shipments of formula from overseas.

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You Shouldn’t Need a Doctor’s Note to Switch Formula Brands

The formula shortage is temporary. Changes to WIC should be permanent.

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How Biden Could Alleviate the Baby Formula Shortage

Why is the wealthiest country in the world struggling to provide basic nutrition to so many children?

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F.D.A. and Abbott Reach Agreement on Baby Formula to Try to Ease Shortage

The company said if the agency approved reopening the plant, production could resume and store shelves would be restocked within several weeks.

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The Baby Formula Crisis

The shortage highlights four larger problems with the U.S. economy.

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A Baby Formula Shortage Leaves Desperate Parents Searching for Food

Some parents are driving hours at a time in search of supplies. Others are watering down formula or rationing it, hoping for an end to the shortage.

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A Nationwide Baby Formula Shortage Is Getting Worse

After Abbott Nutrition issued voluntary recalls of its popular baby formulas, retailers have limited purchases, leaving desperate parents searching for solutions.

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Several common rapid antigen tests work well for Omicron, according to a new study.

The new findings are from an ongoing U.S. study that began in October and was designed to assess the performance of rapid antigen tests in asymptomatic people.

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Biden Promised 500 Million Free Covid Tests. Then He Had to Find Them.

Millions of Americans are now receiving tests through the new mail program, which health experts said came too late to meet demand during the brunt of Omicron wave.

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Emerging Data Raise Questions About Antigen Tests and Nasal Swabs

A new study adds to evidence that common rapid tests may fail to detect some Omicron cases in the first days of infection.

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Maker of Popular Covid Test Told Factory to Destroy Inventory

One of the leading producers of rapid tests purged supplies and laid off workers as sales dwindled. Weeks later, the U.S. is facing a surge in infections with diminished capacity.

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At-Home Covid Testing Is Here

But does it work?

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Rapid Testing for Children Barrels Ahead, Despite a Lack of Data

Testing companies have revealed little about how their products perform in minors. That could be a problem.

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A Rapid Test Offers Hope for Community Screening

In a small study in San Francisco, Abbott’s BinaxNOW identified infectious people nearly as accurately as a P.C.R. test.

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Nevada Halts Use of Rapid Coronavirus Tests in Nursing Homes

Two tests made by Quidel and BD repeatedly delivered false-positive results, prompting the state to stop using them.

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The White House Bet on Abbott’s Rapid Tests. It Didn’t Work Out.

Federal officials relied too heavily on the tests, then took the results for granted, experts say.

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Backed by Federal Funds, New Virus Tests Are Hitting the Market

Six months into the pandemic and with no coherent national testing strategy, the Trump administration is encouraging private development of an array of faster and cheaper techniques.

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Your Coronavirus Test Is Positive. Maybe It Shouldn’t Be.

The usual diagnostic tests may simply be too sensitive and too slow to contain the spread of the virus.

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Your Coronavirus Antibodies Are Disappearing. Should You Care?

Declining antibody levels do not mean less immunity, experts say. Besides, two widely used tests may detect the wrong antibodies.

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Coronavirus Testing Used by the White House Could Miss Infections

A study found that the Abbott ID Now machine was less accurate when it processed short, dry swabs.

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Trump Praises Barr for Dropping Charges Against Flynn

In a Fox News Channel interview, Mr. Trump also angrily revived grievances about special counsel Robert S. Mueller III and promised a swift economic rebound.

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White House Rattled by a Military Aide’s Positive Coronavirus Test

President Trump said he and Vice President Mike Pence, as well as the White House staff, would now be tested on a daily basis.

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On the Front Lines, Testing Shortages Cloud Decisions on the Economy

In both red and blue states, governors, health departments and hospitals are finding innovative ways to cope, but still lack what experts say they need to track and contain outbreaks.

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