Weekly Pulse: Pandemic Updates and the Potential for Positivity

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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: Pandemic updates as Trump’s unseemly politicking continues; what you should know about wildfires and the air; the repro rundown; and is that hope? Some much-needed pandemic positivity.

Pandemic Updates: Trump’s Unseemly Politicking Continues

+ A few weeks ago, the CDC’s website was updated to say those exposed to COVID-19 don’t necessarily need to be tested. The administration’s coronavirus testing czar, Adm. Brett P. Giroir, claimed the new guidance was a “CDC action” created with input from Dr. Robert R. Redfield, director of the CDC.

New testing guidelines published by the CDC were actually written…

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