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Strength Does Not Beat Viruses

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American society has long portrayed strength “as the opposite of disability and feminization,” Wool says. “Those go together, and are seen to be incapacitating. This...

Trump Is Squandering the Best Hope for Coronavirus Testing

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The sun was beaming, the air was clear, and it seemed as if President Donald Trump was finally taking coronavirus testing seriously. Standing in the...

The President’s Doctor Is Doing Harm

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For the past several days, President Donald Trump has had COVID-19. It’s unclear for how many days, because the president’s physician, Sean Conley, refuses to...

Just How Safe Is Biden?

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The variability around both the tests and the disease itself makes it hard to reconstruct a firm timeline of what happened to Trump and those...

Now What?

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The president’s reported illness also raises a chain-reaction question: When, exactly, was the president infected? And how many other people in the White House—or across...

Listen: Is Faster Better?

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The federal government is telling states to prepare for a vaccine as early as November. But a major trial has been put on hold. On...