NPR – 'Enormous and tragic': U.S. has lost more than 200,000 people to COVID-19
The U.S. death toll from COVID-19 surpassed 200,000 on Tuesday — reaching what was once the upper limit of some estimates for the pandemic's impact on Americans. Some experts now warn that the toll could nearly double again by the end of 2020.

The Washington Post – A single-shot coronavirus vaccine from Johnson & Johnson will be tested in 60,000 people
The first coronavirus vaccine that aims to protect people with a single shot has entered the final stages of testing in the United States in an international trial that will recruit up to 60,000 participants.

Reuters – CDC takes down coronavirus airborne transmission guidance
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday took down its guidance warning on possible airborne transmission of the novel coronavirus, saying that the draft recommendation was posted in error.

New York Times – Without Ginsburg, Supreme Court Could Rule Three Ways on Obamacare
The death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg means the Supreme Court will have a smaller liberal wing when it hears the latest Obamacare challenge in November.

Kaiser Health News – Battle rages inside hospitals over how COVID strikes and kills
Front-line health care workers are locked in a heated dispute with many infection control specialists and hospital administrators over how the novel coronavirus is spread ― and therefore, what level of protective gear is appropriate.