Harvest Prude

Harvest is a political reporter for WORLD's Washington Bureau. She is a World Journalism Institute and Patrick Henry College graduate. Harvest resides in Washington, D.C. Follow her on Twitter @HarvestPrude.

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COVID-19 drug debate continues

by Harvest Prude
Posted 4/07/20, 11:38 am

Trump administration officials are split over the use of anti-malarial drugs to treat COVID-19. President Donald Trump and his advisers have promoted anecdotal evidence showing some coronavirus patients improved after taking hydroxychloroquine. But Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top expert on infectious diseases, said the data is “at best suggestive.” He insisted more testing is needed before doctors widely prescribe it.

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Wisconsin plans to vote Tuesday

by Harvest Prude
Posted 4/06/20, 12:10 pm

So far, 15 states have rescheduled their presidential primaries because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but as of Monday morning, Wisconsin is forging ahead with its election on Tuesday. Nearly 60 percent of the state’s municipalities reported they did not have adequate staff, the Wisconsin Elections Commission said last week, so Gov. Tony Evers asked the Wisconsin Army National Guard to help in some precincts.

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Democrats postpone convention

by Harvest Prude
Posted 4/03/20, 11:41 am

So far, 15 states have delayed their primaries due to the COVID-19 pandemic. And now the Democratic National Committee is bumping its presidential convention from mid-July to the week of Aug. 17. Party rules penalize states that hold primaries after June 9 by halving their delegate count. But most states rescheduled their votes to just before the cutoff. New York, however, pushed its primary back until June 23.

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