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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Why Coronavirus Superspreading Events Happen

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Dr. Deborah Birx speaks to reporters this week outside the Arkansas Governor's Mansion in Little Rock. Birx indicated that data on U.S. COVID-19 hospitalizations will move back to the CDC under a "revolutionary new data system" the agency is developing. Andrew DeMillo/AP hide caption

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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. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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COVID-19 Hospital Data System That Bypasses CDC Plagued By Delays, Inaccuracies

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A computer rendering of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Radoslav Zilinsky/Getty Images hide caption

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Why The Novel Coronavirus Has The Power To Launch A Pandemic

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New COVID-19 Data Reporting Rule Sparks Confusion At Hospitals

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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. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Trump Administration Orders Hospitals To Bypass CDC, Send COVID-19 Data To Washington

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The Trump administration is requiring hospitals to report COVID-19 data to a new system, sidestepping the CDC. David Degner/Getty Images hide caption

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White House Strips CDC Of Data Collection Role For COVID-19 Hospitalizations

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A letter from current CDC staff recently submitted to Director Robert Redfield demands that the agency address structural racism toward Black employees. Graeme Jennings/Getty Images hide caption

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CDC Employees Call Out Agency's 'Toxic Culture Of Racial Aggressions'

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The World Health Organization in Geneva has faced criticism from President Trump over its handling of the pandemic. Fabrice Coffrini/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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