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The New York Times reports that a series of emails show how Department of Health and Human Services officials sought to silence the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

CNBC reports that the CDC Director says a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine isn't likely to be generally available until the third quarter of 2021, timing President Donald Trump disputes.

Caputo on Leave

Michael Caputo, the top Department of Health and Human Service spokesperson, is taking a leave of absence, CNN says.

Review Sought

Politico reports that political appointees are interfering with what appears in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports.

The agency is providing the material freely and asking for feedback, so it can fix possible problems before more widely disseminating it to labs and companies.

Healthcare providers need multiplexed tests that can differentiate the flu from the coronavirus so they can treat patients quickly and appropriately.

Memo to Get Ready

CNBC reports the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has told states to prepare to distribute a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine by November, though it's unclear if one will be ready then.

CNN reports the change in the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's coronavirus testing guidelines was in response to administration pressure.

Flush the System

According to CNN, Legionella was discovered in buildings leased by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as they reopened following coronavirus pandemic-related closures.

Into People's Arms

The Washington Post writes there are questions as to how a COVID-19 vaccine would be distributed in the US.


Novavax has begun a phase III trial of its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, according to the New York Times.

Vox reports that the Trump Administration may limit student visas for individuals from some countries to two years.

The governor of New York says the state will conduct its own review of any SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, NPR reports.

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