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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.”
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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.

Biden’s strong coronavirus numbers reinforce the folly of Trump’s approach

Americans prefer a realistic approach to combatting the coronavirus, something Trump never seemed to grasp.

First came fires. Then a pandemic. Now, domestic tourism is fueling Australia’s recovery.

In the wake of covid-19 restrictions and historic bush fires, locals are eager to learn about their own backyards.
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We must move past relying on vaccines — and directly destroy viruses instead

We have shifted the balance of power between humans and viruses in our favor.
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Without mask requirements, essential workers in Texas and Mississippi say they feel more vulnerable than ever

Neither state is giving vaccine priority to restaurant, retail or grocery workers. "It puts people who are already in a precarious position in a terrible bind," one expert said.

Vaccine sign-up in the D.C. region has been a mess. It didn’t have to be this way.

“We overpromised and underdelivered,” said an immunization expert.

Has covid killed trade shows? Barcelona bets on a comeback

It was roughly one year ago, on the eve of a giant technology conference that usually brings more than 100,000 visitors to Barcelona, that business conventions began to feel the squeeze from the coronavirus. Now, organizers wonder if the meetings will ever return.

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.

How a decline in community college students is a big problem for the economy

Existing shortages of graduates with badly needed skills are about to get much worse.
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Growing up on screens: How a year lived online has changed our children

Thriving, falling behind, bored and burned out, a year of nonstop screen time hasn’t been what families expected.

How travel brought two covid variants to the U.S., according to the CDC

The agency says the cases demonstrate the need for testing both before and after travel, along with other measures.
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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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