Experts were already divided on the right way to deploy new coronavirus tests. Then the White House barged ahead.
The president’s COVID-19 diagnosis raises a number of questions about when the president was infected and how many other people in the White House might be sick.
The nation’s top public-health expert addresses political interference in the COVID-19 response, but urges Americans to focus on the winter ahead.
Millions of coronavirus tests may be happening without their results being made public.
A newly authorized test promises to double America’s monthly testing capacity, thanks in part to a huge purchase by the Trump administration. Can the test deliver?
The U.S. has never had enough coronavirus tests. Now a group of epidemiologists, economists, and dreamers is plotting a new strategy to defeat the virus, even before a vaccine is found.
There was always a logical explanation for why cases rose through the end of June while deaths did not.
U.S. coronavirus testing could fail again, as surging demand creates new backlogs and delays.
The U.S. has seen more cases in the past week than in any week since the pandemic began.
Businesses are reopening. Protests are erupting nationwide. But the virus isn’t done with us.
The government’s disease-fighting agency is conflating viral and antibody tests, compromising a few crucial metrics that governors depend on to reopen their economies. Pennsylvania, Georgia, Texas, and other states are doing the same.
The CDC has quietly started releasing nationwide numbers. But they contradict what states themselves are reporting.
The state is combining results from viral and antibody tests in the same statistic. This threatens to confound America’s understanding of the pandemic.
Donald Trump won the presidency by using the social network’s advertising machinery in exactly the way the company wanted. He’s poised to do it again.
Few figures tell you anything useful about how the coronavirus has spread through the U.S. Here’s one that does.
Backlogs at private laboratories have ballooned, making it difficult to treat suffering patients and contain the pandemic.
The death and economic damage sweeping the United States could have been avoided—if only we had started testing for the virus sooner.
As the outbreak spreads, state websites are still some of the best sources of information on how many people have been tested.
Without adequate testing, people with coronavirus symptoms are left to agonize over the right course of action on their own.
“I don’t know what went wrong,” a former CDC chief told The Atlantic.