NPR – Dr. Scott Atlas, special coronavirus adviser to Trump resigns

A controversial coronavirus adviser to the president, Dr. Scott Atlas, resigned Monday, a White House official told NPR.


Associated Press – Americans face new COVID-19 restrictions after Thanksgiving

Americans returning from Thanksgiving break faced strict new coronavirus measures around the country Monday as health officials brace for a disastrous worsening of the nationwide surge because of holiday gatherings over the long weekend.


NPR – New report offers clearest picture yet of pandemic impact on student learning

A sweeping new review of national test data suggests the pandemic-driven jump to online learning has had little impact on children's reading growth and has only somewhat slowed gains in math. That positive news comes from the testing nonprofit NWEA and covers nearly 4.4 million U.S. students in grades three through eight. But the report also includes a worrying caveat: Many of the nation's most vulnerable students are missing from the data.


POLITICO – AstraZeneca to seek FDA authorization for vaccine based on foreign trial data

AstraZeneca said Monday that it will submit preliminary data from large clinical trials in the U.K. and Brazil to the FDA as part of an application for emergency authorization.


Kaiser Health News – Amid COVID and racial unrest, Black churches put faith in mental health care

Wilma Mayfield used to visit a senior center in Durham, North Carolina, four days a week and attend Lincoln Memorial Baptist Church on Sundays, a ritual she’s maintained for nearly half a century. But over the past 10 months, she’s seen only the inside of her home, the grocery store and the pharmacy. Most of her days are spent worrying about COVID-19 and watching TV.