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The Weekly Gist: The Unearned Pastimes Edition

As key deadlines for negotiating a new COVID bailout package pass, Congress leaves town without reaching a deal. Meanwhile, the epicenter of the pandemic appears to be shifting from the Sun Belt to the Midwest.
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The Weekly Gist: The Fauci Footwear Edition

A change in how hospitals report COVID data sparks controversy and backlash, among concerns that the CDC is being sidelined. Meanwhile, an innovative primary care practice makes plans to go public.
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The Weekly Gist: The Forlorn French Fathers Edition

Several states are experiencing worrisome spikes in coronavirus cases and related hospitalizations. Meanwhile, mask-wearing mandates go into effect across the country, and a promising drug therapy is identified.
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The Weekly Gist: The White Shoes Edition

Several states and the CDC have inflated coronavirus testing numbers by mixing statistics on different types of tests. Meanwhile, health insurers are returning money to their customers, even as hospitals and doctors struggle financially.
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The Weekly Gist: The Serenity Now Edition

A new coronavirus test relied upon by the White House to produce rapid results may be reporting high numbers of false negatives. Meanwhile, Medicare released its proposed payment updates for inpatient hospitals.
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