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Covid 19 live updates: E.U. medical official urges caution over some states’ preliminary approval of Russia’s Sputnik V

Already Slovakia, Czech Republic and Hungary are moving forward to vaccine with Sputnik V even before the E.U.'s own medical board has reviewed its data.

Maryland’s governor says Black residents don’t want to get vaccinated. But thousands are seeking shots.

Officials say Gov. Larry Hogan is distracting from the key reasons so few Black residents have been vaccinated.

‘An essential service’: Inside Biden’s struggle to meet his school reopening promises

To open schools amid the pandemic, Biden must grapple with competing constituencies including teachers unions, parents and students — and with the reality that the federal government has little direct control over the issue.

A maskless college party turned into a mob when students flipped a car and a SWAT team was called in

The cheering partiers in Boulder blasted fireworks into the sky and flipped a car.

Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons will miss NBA All-Star Game after barber’s positive coronavirus test

Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons of the Philadelphia 76ers have been in quarantine, as have all of the All-Star Game's players, since arriving Saturday in Atlanta.

Word got out that a vaccine site was giving shots to anyone because of low demand. Hundreds lined up.

FEMA said staffers at the Florida City vaccine site were reminded Sunday to vaccinate only people who meet the state’s criteria.

Scientists underestimated the coronavirus — and are racing to keep up with evolution

For most of 2020, scientists weren't very concerned that the coronavirus would evolve. But in a few short months, variants of the virus have become a global preoccupation -- and a potential threat to vaccines.

The media plays a crucial role in battling vaccine misinformation. But here’s what not to do.

As journalists join Dolly and Dr. Fauci in educating the public, there are pitfalls to avoid.
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Europe debates vaccine passports as a way to save summer tourism

The push for digital proof of vaccines is growing. Some see inequity.

A Mexican restaurant in Texas kept its mask rule. People threatened to call ICE on the staff.

After Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) announced plans to rescind the statewide mask mandate, the tough choice to enforce public health guidance has fallen to business owners.

Calculate how much you would get from the expanded child tax credit

The expansion could benefit as many as 83 million children and reduce the number of children living in poverty by more than 40%.

Calculate how much you would get from the $1,400 (or more) coronavirus checks

The third round of stimulus checks will be the largest so far.

The WHO needs to start over in investigating the origins of the coronavirus

Theories of a zoonotic spillover or a lab accident should be investigated by experts.

No jab, no job: As British companies move to mandate coronavirus vaccines for employees, discrimination fears mount

Labor rights groups argue that mandatory vaccines would not stop the spread of the coronavirus but could lead to discrimination on socioeconomic and ethnic grounds.

Feeling the stress of tests is sometimes a useful exercise

Our confused view of bad and good stress in schools.

After states lift restrictions, CDC says mask mandates can reduce deaths

Almost 520,000 people have died in the United States from the coronavirus and nearly 29 million have been infected.

Disneyland, other California theme parks get okay to reopen as soon as April 1

Theme parks would only be able to reopen at reduced capacity under the new guidelines.

A year later, Washington region’s first coronavirus patient recounts trauma of her role in history

Bonnie Lippe faced scorn from strangers for being “patient zero.”

After fixing a computer glitch, Virginia adds 900 coronavirus deaths to its totals

A data error created a backlog in the counting of deaths after the holiday season; other states have seen similar problems.

D.C. coronavirus vaccine registration website falters again, despite assurances

City officials say crushing demand delayed the launch of registrations by six minutes.
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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.
A day in a hospital as it receives its first coronavirus vaccines
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Living on the brink: One family’s struggle to survive the pandemic
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What you need to know about the coronavirus relief bill
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Inside this California hospital, a ‘constant battle’ against covid-19
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