The Weekly Pulse, July 26-31: Coronavirus—The Good, The Bad and the Misleading

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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 week’s health related news, we break down the good, the bad and the misleading when it comes to COVID-19, and run down some recent updates on the reproductive health beat.

Coronavirus: The Good

+ Senator Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.) introduced the Masks for All Act this week. If passed, the legislation would ensure each person in the country receives three free, reusable face masks. It would also provide N-95 and surgical-grade masks to health care workers. 

+ Our ability to detect the virus is becoming better as scientists develop more types of coronavirus tests. With different types of testing available, governments will be…

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