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COVID Takes Challenge of Tracking Infectious College Students to New Level

As the return of college students to campuses has fueled as many as 3,000 COVID-19 cases a day, keeping track of them is a logistical nightmare for local health departments and colleges. Some students are putting down their home addresses instead of their college ones on their COVID testing forms — slowing the transfer of […]

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Lack of Antigen Test Reporting Leaves Country ‘Blind to the Pandemic’

This story also ran on USA Today. This story can be republished for free (details). More than 20 states either don’t release or have incomplete data on the rapid antigen tests now considered key to containing the coronavirus, which has sickened more than 6 million Americans. The lapses leave officials and the public in the […]

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Missouri Voters Approve Medicaid Expansion Despite GOP Resistance

This story is part of a partnership that includes KCUR, NPR and Kaiser Health News. This story can be republished for free (details). Despite strong opposition from Republicans and rural voters, Missouri on Tuesday joined 37 states and the District of Columbia in expanding its Medicaid program. Voters in Missouri approved creating a state constitutional […]