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.
The country faces the same problem today that it did two months ago: There are not enough tests to contain the virus.
Few figures tell you anything useful about how the coronavirus has spread through the U.S. Here’s one that does.
According to the administration’s own math, the pollution rules could eliminate jobs, discourage driving, and inflict billions in damage.
Backlogs at private laboratories have ballooned, making it difficult to treat suffering patients and contain the pandemic.
The extent of Oscar Health’s work on coronavirus testing hasn’t been previously reported.
The death and economic damage sweeping the United States could have been avoided—if only we had started testing for the virus sooner.
In many states, testing rules are so strict that doctors may not notice a community outbreak until it’s too late.
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.
For Democrats, climate change is now one of the two most important issues in politics, according to a new poll.
In the past few years, the American Petroleum Institute and its allies have fought against climate-friendly policies in at least 16 different states.
Jeff Bezos has pledged more money to battling climate change than anyone ever has before. But where will it go?
The Trump administration’s attempt to kill one of America’s strongest climate policies has been a complete debacle.
In Iowa and everywhere else
For the first time, scientists have a clear view of the line where the giant Thwaites Glacier is leaking water into the ocean.
Twenty-one children brought a lawsuit arguing that the government needs to act on climate change. A federal court dismissed it.
It’s a machine for misunderstanding other people’s ideas and identities. How do you even organize that?