The Weekly Pulse, August 2-7: In the Fight Against COVID, Trump is Failing Us

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For The Weekly Pulse (a revisit of an old Ms. column!), we’ve scoured the most trusted journalistic sources—and, of course, our Twitter feeds—to bring you this week’s most important news stories related to health and wellness.


In this edition of The Weekly Pulse, we:

  • run down recent updates on reproductive health care and policy;
  • address the presence of coronavirus risks in reopened-schools and prisons; and
  • provide updates on the coronavirus with a closer look at how exactly leadership is failing us in the global fight against COVID.

Repro Rundown

+ Today, California’s Assembly of Business and Professions Committee will discuss a bill allowing certified nurse-midwifes to perform abortions on their own, without doctor supervision. 

Authored by Senator Bill Dodd (D-Napa), Senate Bill 1237 “would also require written permission of a patient before such a…

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