Harvest Prude

Harvest is a reporter for WORLD based in Washington, D.C.

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Antibody tests disappoint

by Harvest Prude
Posted 4/20/20, 12:25 pm

The United States recently gave 90 companies the go-ahead to roll out blood tests for antibodies to the new coronavirus. The tests could provide more data about how many people have contracted COVID-19, but health officials warn the results are unreliable. Some have flagged people as having antibodies when they do not, giving them a false sense of immunity.

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Additional aid in the works for small businesses

by Harvest Prude
Posted 4/20/20, 11:59 am

Congress hopes to send more cash soon to small businesses struggling because of shutdowns related to the coronavirus pandemic. Republicans and Democrats are closing in on a deal to replenish the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program. The loan provision in the $2 trillion economic rescue package ran out of money on Thursday, landing lawmakers in a standoff over add-ons.

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Trump releases guidelines on reopening economy

by Harvest Prude
Posted 4/17/20, 11:00 am

Some states likely will return to normalcy sooner than others as the country continues battling the COVID-19 pandemic. The White House on Thursday released a plan to get Americans back to work safely. President Donald Trump told governors in a conference call on Thursday that they retain the authority to assess the needs and risks in their states.

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