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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Updated 3 mins ago - Politics & Policy

Coronavirus dashboard

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 10 a.m. ET: 19,412,292 — Total deaths: 722,066 — Total recoveries — 11,773,112Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 10 a.m. ET: 4,945,795 — Total deaths: 161,456 — Total recoveries: 1,623,870 — Total tests: 60,415,558Map.
  3. Politics: Trump says he's prepared to sign executive orders on coronavirus aid.
  4. Public health: Fauci says chances are "not great" that COVID-19 vaccine will be 98% effective
  5. Science: Indoor air is the next coronavirus frontline.
  6. World: Africa records over 1 million coronavirus cases — Gates Foundation puts $150 million behind coronavirus vaccine production.
6 mins ago - Health

Indoor air is the next coronavirus frontline

Illustration: Eniola Odetunde/Axios

A growing body of research has made it clear that airborne transmission of the coronavirus is possible.

Why it matters: That fact means indoor spaces can become hot spots. Those spaces also happen to be where most business and schooling takes place, so any hope for a return to normality will require better ways of filtering indoor air.

The silver linings of online school

Illustration: Annelise Capossela/Axios

Online learning can be frustrating for students, teachers and parents, but some methods are working.

The big picture: Just as companies are using this era of telework to try new things, some principals, teachers and education startups are treating remote learning as a period of experimentation, too.