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What you need to know about coronavirus vaccines

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We answer your questions on when you should get vaccinated, how they work and how they were made so quickly.
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For some frontline workers who have been vaccinated after toiling for nearly a year under exhausting, dangerous and sometimes terrifying conditions, the shot brought an enduring sense of relief.
Five groups got more than $800,000 in loans to help small businesses through the pandemic. The groups have been penalized by Facebook for spreading misinformation.
Tedros warned that some countries fear they won’t get the vaccines promised under the WHO-led Covax initiative.
As coronavirus pandemic intensifies, many colleges are starting classes online.
The country has not approved a vaccine for general use, but Chinese workers at online casinos and presidential security officials have obtained the shots.
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Because players cannot leave their hotel rooms at all for two weeks, they must improvise their workouts.
Women's coach Kim Mulkey, who returned after her own covid illness, admitted confusion over the virus makes her "uncomfortable coaching."
The World Health Organization says it’s working on a more neutral naming system.
“I would dare say we have the best reopening plan anywhere in the country,” Bowser said.
After one week of in-person classes, Chicago Public Schools pursues disciplinary action against employees who did not return to school buildings.
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India rolls out two locally made vaccines but only one has completed a Phase 3 trial.
Other Maryland school boards elect leaders, but not so in Prince George’s County.
A cumbersome online portal, long lines at some vaccination sites and other hurdles awaited people eager to protect themselves from the coronavirus.
Some systems have launched new service options to meet new travel patterns.
Dismissing those who are hesitant as ignorant or anti-science ignores the complex ways individuals and families make decisions.
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The case of Jalen Brown illustrates how confusing the largely unwritten school rules for online expression can be.
Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns, who lost his mother to covid-19 last April, has tested positive for the coronavirus.
States were anticipating a windfall after federal officials said they would stop holding back second doses. But the policy had already changed, and no stockpile exists.
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A day in a hospital as it receives its first coronavirus vaccines
Dec. 16 was a day of relief at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia. Health-care workers lined up and some even teared up when they received a vaccine.
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