Trump Begins Quarantine After White House Adviser Hope Hicks Tests Positive

Hope Hicks, who has traveled with President Trump at least three times in the past week alone, has tested positive for the coronavirus. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Drew Angerer/Getty Images Hope Hicks, who has traveled with President Trump at least three times …

Missouri Governor And Wife To Host Fall Festival Days After COVID Diagnosis

Gov. Mike Parson and his wife, Teresa, share a kiss after he was sworn in as Missouri’s 57th governor in 2018. Jeff Roberson/AP hide caption toggle caption Jeff Roberson/AP Gov. Mike Parson and his wife, Teresa, share a kiss after he was sworn in as …

After Aerosols Misstep, Former CDC Official Criticizes Agency Over Unclear Messaging

A former CDC official criticizes the agency over its latest reversal, this time in guidance on how the coronavirus is transmitted. Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images A former CDC official criticizes the agency over its latest reversal, this …

FDA Removes Top Spokesperson After Blood Plasma Blunder

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration headquarters in White Oak, Md. The agency this week has removed a top communications official in the wake of misleading claims it made about a treatment for COVID-19. Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg …

After ‘Severe’ Delays, 6 States Band Together To Buy Coronavirus Tests

Six states have an agreement to acquire fast-result antigen tests for the coronavirus. Here, a medical worker collects a sample after a patient self-administers a nasal swab test. John Minchillo/AP hide caption toggle caption John Minchillo/AP Six states have an agreement to acquire fast-result antigen …

HBCU President: ‘I Slept Better’ After Deciding On All Online Classes In The Fall

Colette Pierce Burnette is the president of Huston-Tillotson University in Austin, Texas. The HBCU is the oldest institution of higher learning in the state. Hadewumi hide caption toggle caption Hadewumi Colette Pierce Burnette is the president of Huston-Tillotson University in Austin, Texas. The HBCU is …

Millions Face Housing Crisis After Federal Moratorium On Evictions Expires

NPR’s Sarah McCammon speaks with lawyer Mark Melton, who is one of 100 attorneys in Dallas, doing pro bono work to help people threatened with evictions during the pandemic. SARAH MCCAMMON, HOST: Millions of Americans are worried about having a place to live now that …

Houston’s COVID-19 Cases Level Off After Sudden Surge In Late June

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner speaks at free COVID-19 testing provided by United Memorial Medical Center at the Mexican Consulate Sunday, June 28 in Houston. David J. Phillip/AP hide caption toggle caption David J. Phillip/AP Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner speaks at free COVID-19 testing provided by …

Texas Doctor Tells Story Depicting A Future After COVID-19

Dr. Sayed Tabatabai narrates his speculative fiction Twitter thread on what the world will look like post-pandemic. LULU GARCIA-NAVARRO, HOST: The scale of this pandemic can be overwhelming. SAYED TABATABAI: It’s been like nothing I’ve ever experienced. GARCIA-NAVARRO: Here’s how Dr. Sayed Tabatabai describes it. …