Making Covid-19 Testing More Equitable

Spurred by disproportionately high rates of Covid-19 in Black communities and inequities in health care, a surgeon in Philadelphia began offering free tests out of a minivan. Now, more than 10,000 people have been tested by the volunteer doctors and nurses of the Black Doctors Covid-19 Consortium.

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Book Review: The Brain’s Remarkable Adaptability

In “Livewired,” neuroscientist David Eagleman examines the brain’s ability to adapt and shape itself by interacting with the world — a constant “neural remodeling.” While we are still far from harnessing the brain’s chameleon-like properties, Eagleman offers an optimistic look at its potential, and limits.

Abstracts: The White House Covid-19 Cluster

A Covid-19 outbreak at the White House continued to spread through U.S. senior leadership this week, amid uncertainty about President Donald J. Trump’s own battle with the illness. At least 34 people connected to the White House have now tested positive, with one security official reported to be severely ill.