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Voting Twice? Trump Creates a New Headache for Election Officials – The New York Times

By encouraging North Carolina voters to test the integrity of the elections system by casting both mail and in-person ballots, and repeating some of the same claims in a series of tweets on Thursday, President Trump seemed to mimic a cynical slogan originating in 20th Century machine politics: Vote early and often. Indeed, Mr. Trump’s… Read More »

Federal Officials Turn to a New Testing Strategy as Infections Surge

The Trump administration plans to adopt a decades-old testing strategy that will vastly increase the number of coronavirus tests performed in the United States and permit widespread tracking of the virus as it surges across the country. The method, called pooled testing, signals a paradigm shift. Instead of carefully rationing tests to only those with… Read More »

Florida health officials walk back report that more than 260 Orlando airport workers tested positive for COVID-19

A nurse administers a coronavirus test. (Photo by Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images) Even though it’s been reported that a whopping 260 workers at the Orlando International Airport have tested positive for the coronavirus, airport officials are pushing back to say that’s necessarily the case. READ MORE:  Scams on the rise during coronavirus pandemic Tuesday, Florida Gov.… Read More »

Are old malaria drugs really the COVID-19 ‘game changer’ some people believe? Not so fast, warn health officials

U.S. president Donald Trump considers them a COVID-19 “game changer,” his top infectious diseases advisor says the evidence is flimsy, while ethicists worry pouring millions of the tablets into hospitals is a long shot that could make people sicker. Two old anti-malaria medications are being pushed as potential treatments in the scramble to find something,… Read More »