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What you need to know about the coronavirus vaccines in development

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As coronavirus vaccines near federal clearance, we answer your questions on when you should get vaccinated, how they work and how they were made so quickly.
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Lower-than-anticipated allocations have spawned widespread confusion and concern in states, which are beginning to grasp the level of vaccine scarcity they will confront in the early going of the massive vaccination campaign.
Bruce MacGillis, on the excruciating wait for a vaccine inside a covid-infected nursing home
Even the most accurate one, called PCR, can give false negative results, research shows.
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In pandemic-ravaged Brazil, moments that recall the darkest days of the pandemic are returning.
As numbers drop in neighboring countries, Germany’s “lockdown light” has not done the same.
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The state will allow doctors to ration care as beds fill up and covid deaths mount.
New studies show charters are underfunded despite academic successes.
“We cannot wait until after we have driven off the cliff to pull the emergency [brake],” said Santa Clara County Health Officer Sara Cody.
Secretary of state is hosting several indoor events, even as health experts urge Americans to avoid large gatherings.
The move gives the incoming Biden administration time to use executive authority to impose a further pause of the collection of federal education debt.
The transit agency has proposed severe service cuts, including no weekend rail service, due to a nearly $500 million projected deficit.
Removing the test could result in a more socioeconomically diverse freshman class.
The main concern now among officials is the health-care system’s capacity.
Lower court judges who have addressed the issue said the purpose of Medicaid was to provide the needy with health benefits, not to shed those eligible for its help.
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But can we, as humans, remain calm and wait our turns?
Jockeying among lawmakers intensified as Congress pushed for a coronavirus package.
False claims about the pandemic can sometimes spread more rapidly than true information. Here are some facts about the coronavirus to keep in mind if you see statements to the contrary.
The number of coronavirus hospitalizations in the area has also continued to climb.
Francesca's, Guitar Center and Brooks Brothers are among the national brands that have filed for bankruptcy during the coronavirus crisis. Analysts say many others are likely to follow.
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Trump touted these covid-19 treatments as a ‘cure.’ But most people can’t easily receive them.
The Food and Drug Administration has granted emergency authorization to Regeneron and Eli Lilly’s coronavirus treatments.
Trump touted these covid-19 treatments as a ‘cure.’ But most people can’t easily receive them.
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