Updated Mar 31, 2020 - Health

CORRECTION: The FDA has not approved a two-minute coronavirus test

Axios incorrectly reported on Tuesday that the Food and Drug Administration had signed off on a new and faster type of coronavirus test. We have removed that inaccurate story from our website.

What happened: A medical distribution company called Bodysphere said in a press release that the FDA had granted an “emergency use authorization” that could allow patients to get a diagnosis in only about two minutes.

  • Axios reprinted that incorrect information, based on the press release.
  • But the FDA confirmed Wednesday that it has not issued such an authorization. No two-minute diagnosis is available.

Axios' policy is to correct our mistakes and not to delete them.

  • But because this story was premised entirely on the significance of an FDA action that didn't actually happen, and because diagnosing coronavirus is such an urgent and sensitive subject for so many people, we have removed this story in an effort to avoid causing any further confusion. We apologize for our mistake.

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The latest: Even with early curfews in New York City and Washington, D.C., protesters are still out en masse. Large crowds took a knee at Arizona's state capitol nearly an hour before the statewide 8 p.m. curfew, and a peaceful march dispersed in Chicago ahead of the city's 9 p.m. curfew.

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Why it matters: Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee, needs to win 425 of the 479 delegates up for grabs in order to officially clinch the nomination. There are a number of key down-ballot races throughout the country as well, including a primary in Iowa that could determine the fate of Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa).

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The big picture: The late-night tweet came after North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper (D) told convention organizers earlier Tuesday that Republicans should plan for a "scaled-down convention with fewer people, social distancing and face coverings" given the impact of the pandemic.