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.
The Trump administration abruptly required hospitals to stop reporting COVID-19 data to the CDC and to use a new reporting system set up by a contractor. Two weeks in, the promised improvements in the data have yet to materialize.
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Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., organized a letter signed by 44 Senate Democrats and the chamber's two independents on Friday, urging the White House to withdraw changes to hospital reporting requirements.
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A CT scan of the chest of a 66-year-old male reveals patchy rounded hazy spots throughout the lungs. He had tested positive for the coronavirus and experienced shortness of breath.
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From left: Colorized transmission electron micrograph of herpes simplex virus, Ebola virus and SARS-CoV-2 virus particles. Researchers now believe the coronavirus is likely to be a continuing threat until a vaccine is developed.
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