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N.I.H. Official Departs After Anonymous Posts Attacking Public Health Leaders

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WASHINGTON — The National Institutes of Health said on Monday that one of its public affairs officers would retire after he was revealed to be...
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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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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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Trump Scorns His Own Scientists Over Virus Data

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WASHINGTON — President Trump on Wednesday rejected the professional scientific conclusions of his own government about the prospects for a widely available coronavirus vaccine and...
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Trump Health Official Apologizes for Facebook Outburst

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WASHINGTON — Michael R. Caputo, the assistant secretary of health for public affairs, apologized Tuesday morning to the health secretary, Alex M. Azar II, and...
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Trump’s Perverse Campaign Strategy

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On Sunday, Michael Caputo, the assistant secretary for public affairs at the Department of Health and Human Services, warned of left-wing insurrectionists and “sedition” within...
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Trump Health Aide Falsely Alleges Conspiracies and Warns of Armed Revolt

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WASHINGTON — The top communications official at the powerful cabinet department in charge of combating the coronavirus made outlandish and false accusations on Sunday that...
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Top Trump Health Aide Attacks Scientists and Warns of Armed Revolt

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WASHINGTON — The top communications official at the powerful cabinet department in charge of combating the coronavirus accused career government scientists on Sunday of “sedition”...
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Trump Issues Expansive Order Aimed at Lowering Drug Prices

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WASHINGTON — President Trump on Sunday issued a far-reaching executive order aimed at lowering the cost of prescription drugs, but the pharmaceutical industry immediately denounced...