Mike Stobbe

Mike Stobbe is an author at Religion News Service.

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In reversal, White House tells CDC to post church guidance

May 22, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — After refusing for weeks to release reopening guidance for churches, the Trump administration on Thursday abruptly changed course — with the president saying he had instructed health officials to put the advice out.

Mystery infections traced to blood-shedding religious ritual

March 13, 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — Add self-flagellation to the list of ways to get a dangerous viral blood infection. Researchers said Wednesday (March 13) that they were initially puzzled how 10 British men had become infected with a little-known virus, because the men hadn’t taken risks usually associated with the infection. But then investigators learned they […]

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