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Coronavirus updates: Death toll approaches 400,000, far exceeding Trump’s benchmark for success in containing the virus

(Jae C. Hong/AP)
(Jae C. Hong/AP)
If deaths remained below 200,000, he said in March of last year, it would show his administration had “done a very good job.”
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Thanks to vaccine rollouts and flexible cancellation policies, vacation planning isn't off the table.
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.
The appointment of David Kessler comes as Biden has begun spelling out plans to speed up the Trump administration’s sluggish effort on vaccinations.
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Prisoners, given the challenges to social distancing in institutions, are especially at risk of contracting the coronavirus.
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This week, New Jersey issued new covid-19 vaccination guidelines that now allow the state's roughly two million smokers to get a covid-19 vaccine.
Tax Season 2021: The backlog for paper returns is large and likely to grow, so anyone. The IRS received roughly 16 million paper individual returns last year and as of Dec. 25 had a backlog of 6.9 million unprocessed individual returns.
More than 170 of those recipients have been named in multiple consumer complaints, racking up at least 100 with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, according to The Washington Post’s analysis.
Hundreds of people swarmed the 24/7 vaccination site on Thursday evening over a message that officials called "bogus."
Five claims caught our attention. The Biden team quickly provided citations and back-up.
More than 4,000 covid-19 deaths were reported in the U.S. on Wednesday, exceeding that milestone for the second day in a row.
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Here are some questions you might have about how the vaccines are being administered — and when and how you can get your shot.
Even as covid-19 cases continue to overwhelm hospitals, the Trump administration has balked at close communication with its successor.
Health officials in the Washington region have faced criticism for a slow vaccine rollout.
Leader of Maryland’s largest school system will leave June 1.
Pfizer and Moderna have been working to increase production and reporting success, but supply will fall short of global demand. Other vaccine companies are lagging on manufacturing.
The funding would create a national vaccination program, expand testing, hire public health workers and help detect new virus strains.
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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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