Weekly line: Is America's cleaning frenzy just 'sanitization theater'?

Many businesses and households are taking extreme measures to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus. But as Daily Briefing's Ashley Fuoco Antonelli writes, experts warn that many common sanitation measures don't do much to prevent the virus's spread—and could even backfire.

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The odds a coronavirus vaccine works? 'Not as high as some might think.'

While we are all "rooting for the success" of coronavirus vaccine candidates in Phase 3 trials, the odds of success are "not as high as some might think"—and Americans need to reset their expectations accordingly, Peter Lurie, former associate commissioner for public health strategy and analysis at FDA, writes for the Washington Post.

Covid-19 roundup: Eli Lilly reports its antibody drug lowers Covid-19 hospitalization rates

Pfizer's CEO says there's a "good chance" the company will know whether its coronavirus vaccine is effective by the end of the year, NIH launches an investigation into the patient who became ill during AstraZeneca's vaccine trial, and more on the industry's response to Covid-19.

Around the nation: Navicent Health boosts its minimum wage to $10 an hour

The health system increased its minimum wage from $7.25 per hour to $10, a boost that will first show up on employees' paychecks in late September, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from California, Georgia, and Ohio.

Controversial coronavirus testing guidelines bypassed CDC scientific review, reports say

HHS officials skirted CDC's scientific review process when they wrote and published CDC guidelines that do not recommend testing asymptomatic people who have been exposed to the novel coronavirus, according to reporting in the New York Times.

Weekend reads: Scientists say new evidence suggests there may be life on Venus

The best mask for your running habit, scientists find a new way to regenerate cardiac cells in pigs, and more.