Pien HuangPien 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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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.