No, the CDC Has Not “Quietly Updated” COVID-19 Death Estimates
No, the CDC Has Not “Quietly Updated” COVID-19 Death Estimates
An online conspiracy theory retweeted by President Donald Trump misconstrued data regarding the number of people who have died from the coronavirus.
No, the CDC Has Not “Quietly Updated” COVID-19 Death Estimates
No, the CDC Has Not “Quietly Updated” COVID-19 Death Estimates

An online conspiracy theory retweeted by President Donald Trump misconstrued data regarding the number of people who have died from the coronavirus.

An online conspiracy theory retweeted by President Donald Trump misconstrued data regarding the number of people who have died from the coronavirus.

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Largest Seroprevalence Study in US Shows Vast COVID-19 Undercount
Largest Seroprevalence Study in US Shows Vast COVID-19 Undercount
Amanda Heidt | Jul 22, 2020
Actual cases may be as much as 6 to 24 times higher than reported, but we’re still a long way off from herd immunity.
CDC Bypassed Under New COVID-19 Reporting Guidelines
CDC Bypassed Under New COVID-19 Reporting Guidelines
Amanda Heidt | Jul 15, 2020
The Trump administration suggests deploying the National Guard to ensure timely data sharing into a new, centralized database.
Scientists Urge Consideration of Airborne SARS-CoV-2 Transmission
Scientists Urge Consideration of Airborne SARS-CoV-2 Transmission
Amanda Heidt | Jul 6, 2020
An open letter points to outbreaks that cannot be explained by large droplets and contact with surfaces alone.
First US COVID-19 Deaths Happened Weeks Earlier than Thought
First US COVID-19 Deaths Happened Weeks Earlier than Thought
Catherine Offord | Apr 22, 2020
Autopsies recently carried out in California show that one person died of the disease on February 6—three weeks before the nation recorded its first fatality.
CDC Lab Contamination Delayed Coronavirus Testing
CDC Lab Contamination Delayed Coronavirus Testing
Ashley Yeager | Apr 20, 2020
Assembling the first COVID-19 test kits in the same room as coronavirus material, along with other practices that didn’t follow protocol, made the tests unusable, officials say.
Logistical Hurdles Leave COVID-19 Test Kits Unused
Logistical Hurdles Leave COVID-19 Test Kits Unused
Amy Schleunes | Apr 10, 2020
Scientists at academic labs equipped to test for SARS-CoV-2 report that multiple barriers are preventing from them from operating at full capacity.
How SARS-CoV-2 Tests Work and What’s Next in COVID-19 Diagnostics
How SARS-CoV-2 Tests Work and What’s Next in COVID-19 Diagnostics
Bianca Nogrady | Mar 3, 2020
Current methods to detect infections of the novel coronavirus rely on identifying particular genetic sequences, but new assays are being developed to meet the growing demand for rapid answers.
Government’s Mixed Messages on Coronavirus Are Dangerous: Experts
Government’s Mixed Messages on Coronavirus Are Dangerous: Experts
Ashley Yeager | Feb 28, 2020
Administration officials have given contradictory statements about how COVID-19 will affect the US, and it is not clear who is leading the infectious disease response effort, critics say.
Coronavirus Test Kits May Yield Inconclusive Results
Coronavirus Test Kits May Yield Inconclusive Results
Amy Schleunes | Feb 13, 2020
Some US states are waiting for the CDC to send replacement enzymes necessary for carrying out SARS-CoV-2 assays.