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The Guardian

  • Fresh criticism over testing plan as Matt Hancock says early antibody results ‘poor’ Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageNo 10 is facing fresh questions over its coronavirus testing plan, as it emerged that the government is hoping to exit the lockdown through controversial “immunity passports” and antibody tests that are still not proven […]
  • The health secretary’s ambition is welcomed but scientists reiterate the crisis has underlined the UK’s dependence on a globalised diagnostic networkOn virus testing, it is good that they are solving the swabs and reagents issues. It’s good that they are galvanising the scientific community to help and it’s good that they are setting a target […]
  • Concern that centres were too far from both work or home for those working in LondonCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageNHS staff have called on Boris Johnson to ensure that new coronavirus testing centres are located conveniently for health workers and not in out-of-town sites like Ikea car parks.Drive-in test centres for nurses […]
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  • Parents wanted high court ruling in favour of Tower Hamlets council overturnedA couple who tried to prevent the local authority from vaccinating their child, who is in care, have failed to overturn the decision by requiring courts to become routinely involved in such disputes.The court of appeal has rejected the parents’ request to intervene in […]

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Five Thirty Eight

  • At FiveThirtyEight, we spend a lot of time modeling outcomes of elections and sporting events. But, as you might have guessed, modeling the course of a novel pandemic is very different. There are so many variables and such little historical data to work with. In this installment of the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, senior science writer […]
  • While leadership in both houses of Congress remain largely opposed to voting remotely in the wake of the coronavirus crisis, some state legislatures have already moved to adopt a remote setup to avoid the dangers of possibly spreading the virus by meeting in person. One of the first states to do this was Pennsylvania, where […]
  • Graphics by Ryan Best With dozens of candidates trading endless jabs over policies like Medicare for All and systems like capitalism and socialism, this primary season has highlighted a growing divide within the Democratic Party about where it’s headed, both in this election and future ones. But now that former Vice President Joe Biden seemingly […]
  • Galen Druke speaks to elections analyst, Geoffrey Skelley, about how the United States has handled elections in times of crisis in the past, from wars to weather disasters.
  • Welcome to FiveThirtyEight’s weekly politics chat. The transcript below has been lightly edited. sarahf (Sarah Frostenson, politics editor): Over the weekend, an ABC/Washington Post poll found that most Democrats now back former Vice President Joe Biden, but enthusiasm for his candidacy was, on the other hand, pretty lackluster. Just 24 percent of his supporters said […]

Political Wire

  • “Leading disease forecasters, whose research the White House used to conclude 100,000 to 240,000 people will die nationwide from the coronavirus, were mystified when they saw the administration’s projection this […]
  • New York Times: “Because of his unique status, he has made himself the point of contact for many agency officials who know that he can force action and issue decisions […]
  • “Mortgage lenders are preparing for the biggest wave of delinquencies in history. If the plan to buy time works, they may avert an even worse crisis: Mass foreclosures and mortgage […]
  • “A federal judge Thursday kept next week’s presidential primary on track but allowed more time to count absentee ballots after excoriating Wisconsin officials for not doing more to protect voters […]
  • “The White House is expected to announce a new policy, based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, that would urge Americans to wear cloth masks in […]