Federal Scientists Plead for Pandemic Controls as Infection Declines Stall

“Now is not the time to relax restrictions,” the C.D.C. director, Rochelle Walensky, said, pointing to a leveling of coronavirus infections as governors move to lift pandemic restrictions.

Trump Claims Credit for Vaccines. Some of His Backers Don’t Want to Take Them.

A deep distrust of the government is fueling vaccine hesitancy among Republicans, who are more likely than Democrats to resist being inoculated against Covid-19.

Biden’s Call for ‘National Mask Mandate’ Gains Traction in Public Health Circles

A presidential order would almost certainly face a legal challenge. But if elected, Joseph R. Biden Jr. would have other levers at his disposal to make mask wearing a cultural norm.

Instead of Reassurance, Trump’s Doctor Delivers Confusion, Experts Say

Dr. Sean P. Conley, who admitted that he had misled the public about the president’s treatment, has lost credibility with some colleagues.

74 and Overweight, Trump Faces Extra Risks From ‘a Very Sneaky Virus’

The president has boasted of his health and is sure to receive the best possible care, but he carries a number of risk factors as he begins his battle with Covid-19.

Trump Issues Expansive Order Aimed at Lowering Drug Prices

The order expands on a presidential promise by trying to reduce the prices Medicare pays for prescription drugs, but experts said it was unclear whether the White House could carry out the directive.

CDC ‘clarification’ on coronavirus testing offers more confusion

WASHINGTON — The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, seeking to clarify recommendations on coronavirus testing that incited an uproar, said that “testing may be considered for all close contacts of confirmed or probable COVID-19...

Top U.S. Officials Told C.D.C. to Soften Coronavirus Testing Guidelines

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention abruptly changed its recommendations, saying people without Covid-19 symptoms should not get tested.

Trump Administration Orders Hospitals to Report Data or Risk Losing Funding

The administration now says failure to report Covid-19 data to the Department of Health and Human Services could cost hospitals Medicare and Medicaid funding.

“You deserve to know that they want a complete government takeover of our health care system, so moms like me won’t be able to take our kids to the same pediatrician they’ve been seeing for years.”