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Glimpse into the White House Cluster

The New York Times had geneticists sequence SARS-CoV-2 samples from two journalists who contracted the virus while covering the White House.

Survey of Scientists Finds Biden Support

A Nature survey finds a high level of support among scientists for former Vice President Joe Biden in the upcoming US election.

Spinning an FDA “Cocoon”

The New York Times reports on how the US Food and Drug Administration has attempted to gird against pressure from the White House.

“Dangerous” Proposal

The Washington Post reports that a herd immunity proposal has found a receptive audience at the White House to the dismay of most scientists.

“Colossal Failure”

A former Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director calls on the current director, Robert Redfield, to address the agency’s pandemic response shortcomings, USA Today reports.

Stricter Criteria Adopted

The Washington Post reports that the White House has approved new, stricter guidelines for seeking emergency authorization for a coronavirus vaccine.

Bright Leaves NIH Post

Rick Bright, the former BARDA head, has left his new post at NIH, saying he’s been “sidelined” there, NPR reports.

And Guidelines Blocked

According to the New York Times, the White House is preventing the release of stricter guidelines for the emergency authorization of a coronavirus vaccine.

Urged to Release Criteria

BIO has asked the Department of Health and Human Services to publish the criteria it developed for the emergency authorization of a coronavirus vaccine, the New York Times reports.

Quick Tests to Be Given Out

About 150 million rapid coronavirus tests purchased by the US federal government are to be distributed to nursing homes, colleges, and the states, according to the New York Times.

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New federal-wide portals for STEM undergrad and grad students

The White House National Science and Technology Council’s Committee on STEM Education (CoSTEM) has developed a pair of portals to connect undergraduates and graduate students.

White House memo on S&T priorities highlights basic research

The directors of the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) have distributed their annual memorandum.

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