Pien Huang Pien Huang is a global health and development reporter on the Science desk. She was NPR's first Reflect America Fellow, working with shows, desks and podcasts to bring more diverse voices to air and online.
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While coronavirus vaccine trials are ongoing and a U.S. vaccine has yet to be approved, state health officials are planning ahead for how to eventually immunize a large swath of the population. Chandan Khanna/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Facing Many Unknowns, States Rush To Plan Distribution Of COVID-19 Vaccines

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The federal government is starting to enforce new COVID-19 data reporting requirements for hospitals. Studio 642/Getty Images/Tetra images RF hide caption

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Despite public health recommendations that people infected with the coronavirus isolate themselves to prevent further transmission, President Trump rode with Secret Service agents past his supporters outside Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Sunday. Alex Edelman/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin departs from the office of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on September 30. Mnuchin is one of the people who had contact with President Trump in the past week and was subsequently tested for coronavirus and reported a negative result. Caroline Brehman/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Imag hide caption

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U.S. Government Prepares To Crack Down On Hospitals For Not Reporting COVID-19 Data

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Hospitals may soon be at risk of losing a critical funding stream — Medicare funding — if they don't comply with new COVID-19 data reporting requirements. John Lamparski/NurPhoto via Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Administration Plans Crackdown On Hospitals Failing To Report COVID-19 Data

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CDC Discusses Plan For Distribution Of A Future Coronavirus Vaccine

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Nurse Kathe Olmstead (right) gives volunteer Melissa Harting an injection in a study of a possible COVID-19 vaccine developed by the National Institutes of Health and Moderna Inc. Hans Pennink/AP hide caption

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With Limited COVID-19 Vaccine Doses, Who Would Get Them First?

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Examining The Ethics Involved When Distributing A COVID-19 Vaccine

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CDC Takes Down Its Guidance On Aerosol Transmission On The Coronavirus

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It's Been A Tense Week For Politics And Pandemic Science

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President Trump Contradicts Head Of CDC Regarding Vaccine, Masks

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Michael Caputo, pictured at a White House event, is taking a 60-day leave of absence from his job as lead spokesperson for the Department of Health and Human Services after alleging President Trump's opponents have interfered in the coronavirus response. Kevin Lamarque/Reuters hide caption

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