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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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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In interviews with Bob Woodward in February and March, President Trump said he recognized the severity of the coronavirus — even though he publicly criticized the World Health Organization for not alerting him to the degree of threat. Fabrice Coffrini/AFP via Getty Images; Doug Mills/The New York Times via Getty Images hide caption

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Woodward Book Casts New Light On Trump's Fight With WHO

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Researchers Say Fresh Air Can Prevent Aerosol Transmission Of The Coronavirus

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Left: Xi Lu traveled to Wuhan from London in January to spend Lunar New Year with his parents, having not shared the holiday with them in over 7 years. Lin Yang, an epidemiologist at Hong Kong Polytechnic University, traveled to Wuhan to visit her parents for the Lunar New Year. And then ... they couldn't get back home because of the quarantine. Xi Lu/ Lin Yang hide caption

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Xi Lu/ Lin Yang