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Despite the pandemic, culinary union workers, who are predominantly Latino, are hitting the streets to campaign for Democrat Joe Biden in Nevada.

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Kaiser Health News chief Washington correspondent Julie Rovner about where health care policy stands today.

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Women from the Latinx community are being hurt more by the coronavirus pandemic than any other group. Not only are they facing higher infection rates but many are also losing their jobs or getting their work hours reduced.

Updated at 5:45 p.m. ET

A few dozen cars at a drive-in rally in suburban Pennsylvania honked in unison as Democratic nominee Joe Biden blasted President Trump's handling of the coronavirus. In North Carolina, Trump told a packed crowd: "COVID, COVID, COVID. By the way, on Nov. 4, you won't hear about it anymore."

Universal mask wearing in public could greatly reduce the number of Americans who die by COVID-19 by February, a study published Friday in the journal Nature Medicine projects.

Researchers at the University of Washington's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation made estimates based on some assumptions under different scenarios.

Updated at 2:21 p.m. ET

With nine days until Election Day, the White House again faces the coronavirus in its ranks.

Two top advisers to Vice President Pence have tested positive for the virus in recent days, as Pence — who tested negative on Saturday and Sunday — crisscrosses the country for rallies in swing states as he and President Trump fight to win reelection.

Marc Short, Pence's chief of staff, tested positive for the coronavirus on Saturday.