Voting in a Covid Pandemic: Wear a Mask and Bring Your Own Pens

A new C.D.C. report cites lessons learned from Delaware’s primary and suggests that voters could use some instruction in the right way to wear a mask.

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Why Can’t We See All of the Government’s Coronavirus Data?

Since March, federal agencies have been collecting a trove of information. But they refuse to release most of it.

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Schoolchildren Seem Unlikely to Fuel Coronavirus Surges, Scientists Say

Researchers once feared that school reopenings might spread the virus through communities. But so far there is little evidence that it’s happening.

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South Korea Tries to Quell Anxiety Over Flu Shots After 13 Unexplained Deaths

Health officials say there is no link between the deaths and the flu vaccines. But the deaths, after two recent vaccine recalls, have raised safety fears among the public at a critical time.

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The Pandemic’s Real Toll? 300,000 Deaths, and It’s Not Just From the Coronavirus

A C.D.C. analysis finds that overall death rates have risen, particularly among young adults and people of color.

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Herd Immunity? Or ‘Mass Murder’?

A proposal to let people with low risk of infection live without constraint could lead to a million or more preventable deaths.

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White House Opposes Expanded Coronavirus Testing, Complicating Stimulus Talks

Some administration officials say testing Americans with no symptoms of the coronavirus would hurt the economy and restrict civil liberties. Democrats and some prominent experts say it would slow the virus and bolster economic growth.

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Covid-19 and Beyond: How Trump Has Hurt America’s Health

Downplaying the dangers of the pandemic and politicizing public health measures was grossly negligent and cost untold lives.

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Heidi Larson Knows How to Build Trust in Vaccines

For the founder of the Vaccine Confidence Project, squashing viral rumors means building trust — and avoiding the term “anti-vaxxer.”

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Extra Pounds May Raise Risk of Severe Covid-19

Even people who aren’t obese may be more likely to become seriously ill when infected with the coronavirus, the C.D.C. said.

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Battered by Trump, Robert Redfield of the C.D.C. Faces Pressure to Speak Out

The agency prides itself on avoiding Washington partisanship. But the White House has successfully pushed the agency to revise guidelines on matters like school reopenings and church gatherings.

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White House Blocked C.D.C. From Requiring Masks on Public Transportation

The order would have mandated that both passengers and employees wear face coverings on planes, trains, buses and subways and in airports, stations and depots.

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Trump Could Be Back in Public by Saturday. Experts Worry It’s Too Soon.

The White House physician, Dr. Sean P. Conley, predicted that the president could safely return to “public engagements.” Experts questioned the doctor’s rationale.

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Under Pence, Politics Regularly Seeped Into the Coronavirus Task Force

In taking a leading role in managing the White House’s response to the pandemic, the vice president and his team had an agenda that extended beyond public health.

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She’s 13, and the Source of a Family’s Covid-19 Outbreak

The C.D.C. and four state health departments described how one girl spread the coronavirus to 11 relatives during a gathering.

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‘Maybe I’m Immune, I Don’t Know’

The president makes a show of his White House return: This is your morning tip sheet.

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White House Is Not Contact Tracing ‘Super-Spreader’ Trump Rose Garden Event

Since President Trump’s Covid diagnosis, numerous associates have tested positive, but the White House has not aggressively investigated the outbreak.

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The Coronavirus May Be Adrift in Indoor Air, CDC Acknowledges

After removing guidance from its website acknowledging “airborne” transmission, the agency cited evidence that indoor air can carry virus-laden particles.

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Far Right Sees ‘Miracle’ in Trump’s Outing. Medical Experts See Recklessness.

Some of President Trump’s supporters viewed his appearance in an S.U.V. to greet supporters as a sign that he was overcoming his illness.

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How to Identify the Different Symptoms of the Flu and Covid-19

With fears of a “twindemic” in the United States this fall, here’s a guide to understanding what’s making you feel terrible.

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Pence Tests Negative for Virus and Will Debate With Harris Next Week

With President Trump’s positive coronavirus test, Vice President Mike Pence will take on a more prominent campaign role and represent him at events.

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Trump and First Lady Melania Trump Test Positive for Covid-19

The president’s result came after he spent months playing down the severity of the outbreak that has killed more than 207,000 in the United States and hours after insisting that “the end of the pandemic is in sight.”

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How a Voter-Fraud Disinformation Campaign Became an Election Threat

A New York Times Magazine investigation finds that misleading and false claims about widespread voter fraud are part of a long disinformation effort that the president has taken to new extremes.

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Pandemic Is Far From Over, Experts Say, Despite Trump Allies’ Claims

The C.D.C. and leading experts have concluded, using different scientific methods, that as many as 90 percent of Americans are still vulnerable to infection.

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Pandemic Highlights Deep-Rooted Problems in Indian Health Service

Few hospital beds, lack of equipment, a shipment of body bags in response to a request for coronavirus tests: The agency providing health care to tribal communities struggled to meet the challenge.

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Why America Ignored Its Coronavirus Response Plan

The U.S. spent 15 years preparing for the coronavirus. Why did we handle it so badly?

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Behind the White House Effort to Pressure the C.D.C. on School Openings

Documents and interviews show how senior officials sought to play down the risks of sending children back to the classroom, alarming public health experts.

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The Coronavirus Mostly Spares Younger Children. Teens Aren’t So Lucky.

Younger children are about half as likely as older teenagers and adults to become infected, new studies suggest.

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Brain-Eating Amoeba Found in a Texas City’s Water Supply

A 6-year-old boy died in Lake Jackson, Texas, after being infected by an organism that enters the nose and travels to the brain.

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Virus Cases Surged in Young Adults. The Elderly Were Hit Next.

Infections among young adults eventually may have spread to older, more vulnerable people, the C.D.C. reported.

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Trump’s Stalinist Approach to Science

Bully and ignore the experts, and send in the quacks.

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Experts Warn a Rare Pediatric Condition May Re-emerge This Fall

There’s no cure for acute flaccid myelitis, or A.F.M., but early detection is key for better outcomes.

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Advice on Virus Transmission Vanishes From C.D.C. Website

The new guidance, published only on Friday, had acknowledged that fine particles floating in air may spread the virus.

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In ‘Power Grab,’ Health Secretary Azar Asserts Authority Over F.D.A.

Experts said the memo would make it more difficult for the F.D.A. to issue new rules, but it’s unclear how it would affect the vetting of coronavirus vaccines.

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C.D.C. Reverses Testing Guidelines for People Without Covid-19 Symptoms

The agency now says anyone exposed to an infected person for more than 15 minutes needs a test. An earlier guideline saying it might not be necessary had shocked public health experts.

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How to Ship a Vaccine at –80°C, and Other Obstacles in the Covid Fight

Developing an effective vaccine is the first step. Then comes the question of how to deliver hundreds of millions of doses that may need to be kept at arctic temperatures.

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Emails Detail Effort to Silence C.D.C. and Question Its Science

Emails from a former top Trump health official and his science adviser show how the two refused to accept Centers for Disease Control and Prevention science and sought to silence the agency.

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Coronavirus May Increase Premature Births, Studies Suggest

New studies provide more evidence that pregnant women may get severe Covid-19 symptoms and have an increased risk of pregnancy loss.

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CDC Virus Testing Guidance Was Posted Against Scientists’ Objections

A controversial guideline saying people without Covid-19 symptoms didn’t need to get tested for the virus came from H.H.S. officials and skipped the C.D.C.’s scientific review process.

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When Will You Be Able to Get a Coronavirus Vaccine?

Despite the president’s repeated claims that a vaccine will be available in October, scientists, companies and federal officials all say that most people won’t get one until well into next year.

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Trump Scorns His Own Scientists Over Virus Data

A public scolding of the C.D.C. chief was only the latest but perhaps the starkest instance when the president has rejected not just the policy advice of his public health officials but the facts and information that they provided.

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Health Official to Take Leave of Absence After He Attacked Federal Scientists

Michael R. Caputo, the assistant secretary of health for public affairs, and his science adviser will be leaving the Department of Health and Human Services after both criticized the C.D.C.

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How Does the Federal Eviction Moratorium Work? It Depends Where You Live

From state to state, and even judge to judge, a simple-sounding order by the C.D.C. on eviction cases is open to interpretation.

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Trump Health Official Apologizes for Facebook Outburst

Michael R. Caputo, the head of communications at the Department of Health and Human Services, apologized to the health secretary and his staff and is considering a medical leave.

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Trump Health Aide Pushes Bizarre Conspiracies and Warns of Armed Revolt

Michael R. Caputo told a Facebook audience without evidence that left-wing hit squads were being trained for insurrection and accused C.D.C. scientists of “sedition.”

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Top Trump Health Aide Attacks Scientists and Warns of Armed Revolt

Michael Caputo, the assistant secretary of health for public affairs, told a Facebook audience without evidence that left-wing hit squads were being trained for insurrection, and he accused C.D.C. scientists of “sedition.”

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