The Latest: All the President’s infected men

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Here’s what’s new:

  • Case count: There are over 7.5 million confirmed cases in the U.S. and over 35.8 million confirmed cases worldwide. So far over 210,000 Americans have died from Covid-19.
  • The FDA releases stricter guidelines for vaccines: New, more stringent FDA guidelines require vaccine manufacturers to collect more data, which will make it harder for a vaccine to gain emergency use authorization. The White House had blocked these guidelines for two weeks. Read more.
  • President Trump says he has instructed aides to stop negotiating on a coronavirus aid plan until after the election: Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell just recently warned the recovery could falter without more stimulus. Read more.
  • Authorities struggle to contact trace the White House events: The administration has declined offers from the Centers for Disease Control to help investigate the outbreak surrounding President Trump’s Covid-19 diagnosis.
  • CDC says (finally) that tiny particles that linger in the air can spread Covid-19: This comes after weeks of back and forth from the agency on aerosol transmission.

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Alexandra Sifferlin

Health and science journalist. Former editor of Medium’s Covid-19 Blog and deputy editor at Elemental. TIME Magazine writer before that