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Trump’s Stalinist Approach to Science

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Lately I’ve found myself thinking about Trofim Lysenko. Who? Lysenko was a Soviet agronomist who decided that modern genetics was all wrong, indeed contrary to...
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Google Maps adds an overlay of virus case trends

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Google Maps will soon include information on COVID-19 spread in states, counties, and some cities. Toggling on the “COVID” layer in the app will show...
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Advice on Virus Transmission Vanishes From C.D.C. Website

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Just days after publishing significant new guidance on airborne transmission of the coronavirus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday withdrew the advice,...
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C.D.C. Reverses Testing Guidelines for People Without Covid-19 Symptoms

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday reversed a controversial recommendation suggesting people who have had close contact with a person infected with...
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In ‘Power Grab,’ Health Secretary Azar Asserts Authority Over F.D.A.

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In a stunning declaration of authority, Alex M. Azar II, the secretary of health and human services, this week barred the nation’s health agencies, including...
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How to Ship a Vaccine at –80°C, and Other Obstacles in the Covid Fight

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Many things will have to work out to end the coronavirus pandemic. Drug companies will have to develop a safe and effective vaccine. Billions of...
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Emails Detail Effort to Silence C.D.C. and Question Its Science

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WASHINGTON — On June 30, as the coronavirus was cresting toward its summer peak, Dr. Paul Alexander, a new science adviser at the Department of...
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C.D.C. Didn’t Write Testing Guidance Published on Its Website, Officials Say

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A heavily criticized recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last month about who should be tested for the coronavirus was not written...
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When Will You Be Able to Get a Coronavirus Vaccine?

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Americans are desperate to know when a coronavirus vaccine will be available to finally curb the pandemic that has already taken nearly 200,000 lives in...