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Coronavirus updates: Biden says total deaths will probably top 500,000 next month, after U.S. sets new daily death toll record

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The U.S. reported 4,440 covid-related deaths on Wednesday.
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D.C. will resume indoor dining Friday as coronavirus cases hover at elevated levels

The mayor also announced a new schedule for opening up vaccine appointments.

Biden says death toll from pandemic likely will top 500,000 next month, says it will take months ‘for us to turn things around’

President Biden, who laid out his plan to deal with the coronavirus pandemic, offered a sober assessment about the crisis.

‘Pixie dust’: Why some vaccine sits on shelves while shortages intensify nationwide

Confusion over nursing home set-asides, uncertainty about the status of second doses and reluctance to order vaccine that might go unused mean some doses remain in warehouses.

Partly hidden by isolation, many of the nation’s schoolchildren struggle with mental health

The pandemic makes it harder for students and counselors to address mental health problems.

E.U. leaders consider travel bans, faster vaccine rollout to contain coronavirus variants

European leaders fear the U.K. variant and others could overwhelm their medical systems.
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Maryland officials call for schools to reopen no later than March 1

The toll of remote learning falls hardest on the most vulnerable students, state officials say.

Spring term delays: New wave of coronavirus uncertainty slams higher education

As coronavirus pandemic intensifies, many colleges are starting classes online.

Tracking the coronavirus vaccine, state by state

How many doses of the vaccine will be available in your state?

A tennis player has turned his Australian Open quarantine into a party of one

Pablo Cuevas, the world's 70th-ranked player, is winning fans on Instagram and keeping himself as sharp as possible rather than gripe, as some other players have.

India is giving away millions of coronavirus vaccine doses as a tool of diplomacy

The Indian government has sent free vaccines to Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan and Maldives.

Patients are getting infected with covid-19 in the hospital. It happened to one of mine and killed him.

Hospital-acquired covid-19 happens. Often, it occurs when staff unintentionally spread the disease to patients.
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The WHO: What you need to know about the U.N. agency that Trump snubbed and Biden rejoined

As one of his first acts as president, Joe Biden Wednesday halted the U.S. departure from the World Health Organization and joined its vaccine distribution initiative.

What American travelers need to know about getting a covid-19 test in Mexico

The U.S. is requiring coronavirus tests for incoming travelers. Here's how to get one in Mexico.

All overweight D.C. residents will get priority for the coronavirus vaccine. Experts are skeptical.

More than half of the adults in the city will qualify for vaccine priority, setting up a logistical challenge.
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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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