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The Weekly Gist: The Renegade Civics Lesson Edition

Concerns about political interference at the CDC mount, forcing officials to reverse controversial guidance on COVID testing. Meanwhile, HHS withdraws an unpopular change to Medicaid payment policies.
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The Weekly Gist: The Christmas in Manila Edition

With US virus deaths now predicted to more than double by year's end, clinical trials of a leading vaccine candidate are put on hold, and leading drug developers pledge to prioritize safety and efficacy.
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The Weekly Gist: The Great Worm Escape Edition

Testing and therapeutics controversies flared up at the CDC and FDA, as Republicans gathered for their convention. Meanwhile, a new rapid COVID test promised to provide a solution to the nation's testing woes.
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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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