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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 Lightning Bugs Edition

With a record number of daily new cases and rising COVID death totals, a debate emerges over safely reopening schools. Meanwhile, Democrats agree on a health policy platform for the Biden campaign.
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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 Cruelest Month Edition

In the deadliest week for the coronavirus so far, the US approached the peak of its national epidemic curve, launching a debate about "reopening". Meanwhile, Sen. Bernie Sanders dropped out of the Presidential race, and former VP Biden broadened his healthcare proposals.
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The Weekly Gist: The J.Lo for President Edition

Humana doubles down on primary care delivery, along with a private equity investor. Meanwhile, CVS pushes the former Aetna CEO off its board, signaling that all may not be well with post-merger integration.
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