Who has COVID-19? This White House case tracker and live dashboard will tell you

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Data experts are using a crowdsourced database to track who in President Trump’s orbit has tested for the coronavirus. Several people in President Trump’s orbit have reportedly tested positive for COVID-19 over the last week, including RNC chair Ronna McDaniel, at least three Republican senators, the first lady, and President Trump himself. Read Full Story

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Is Trump likely to get severe COVID-19? This company thinks genes could reveal clues

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A new study could help illuminate “who gets the sniffles and who ends up in the ICU,” says genetic testing company GoodCell’s chief medical officer. There has been ample speculation about the nature of President Donald Trump’s COVID-19 diagnosis, with conflicting reports creating confusion around the severity of his illness. Is the president on the mend, or is his case of COVID-19 about to get a lot worse? GoodCell, a company that offers genetic testing and biobanking, is launching a study to better understand whether genes can tell us something about who is likely to have a bad reaction to COVID-19. Read Full Story

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The president of Harvard University has tested positive for COVID-19

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It’s the latest high-profile case in the ongoing coronavirus crisis. In an email to the Harvard community, Larry Bacow, Harvard’s president, says he and his wife, Adele, have both tested positive for COVID-19. On Sunday, they experienced their first symptoms, which included fevers, chills, and muscle aches. On Monday they were tested, and on Tuesday they received the results of the test. They’re among a growing number of high-profile people who have tested positive for the illness in recent days, including Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky and actor Idris Elba. Read Full Story

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How an onslaught of lies about COVID-19 overwhelmed our sense of what’s true

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President Trump has become our country’s most dangerous purveyor of misinformation, making a national crisis even worse. On the evening of March 25, President Trump tiredly ambled through his now nightly address, grabbing both sides of the podium authoritatively. “We’re also doing some very large testings throughout the country,” he said. “I told you yesterday that, in South Korea—and this is not a knock in any way because I just spoke with President Moon; we had a very good conversation about numerous other things—but they’ve done a very good job on testing, but we now are doing more testing that anybody, by far.” Read Full Story

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The Trumps’ separate bedrooms could increase White House COVID-19 risk

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The Trumps are quarantining at the White House. It may be only a matter of time before the infection spreads to those working in the Trumps’ home on their behalf. In President Donald Trump’s early morning Twitter post on Friday announcing that he and First Lady Melania Trump had tested positive for COVID-19, he said that their quarantine and recovery process would begin immediately. “We will get through this TOGETHER!” he wrote . Read Full Story

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Trump announces ‘Operation Warp Speed,’ not to be confused with the new ‘Star Trek’ show from CBS

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President Trump indicated a vaccine for COVID-19 could be available by the end of the year, but health experts generally say it will take longer. President Trump, who had paused his daily coronavirus briefings lately, took a break from his break this afternoon to announce “ Operation Warp Speed ,” an effort to fast-track the development of an effective vaccine for COVID-19. Read Full Story

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