The Weekly Pulse, June 28-July 3: Health News You Should Know

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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 discuss the risks of reopening, update you on the coronavirus pandemic, breakdown recent reproductive wins and attacks, while tracking the ever-changing guidance on wearing face masks.

Coronavirus Pandemic Updates

+ Cases of coronavirus are surging across the country, leading to strains on the testing system such as long lines for testing. Some hospitals in the most affected areas are approaching maximum capacity. 

On July 1, the number of new daily reported cases surpassed 50,000 in the U.S. for the first time, according to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center. Dr. Anthony Fauci,…

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