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D.C.’s pandemic toll surpasses 1,000 as Bowser announces her sister’s death

In Virginia, Gov. Ralph Northam lifted some restrictions on mass gatherings.

Mercia Bowser, sister of D.C. mayor, dies of coronavirus at age 64

Muriel E. Bowser said her sibling “will be missed greatly, as she joins the legion of angels who have gone home too soon.”

Live updates: Biden administration to deliver 25 million free cloth masks to low-income Americans; worldwide coronavirus deaths decline

It is the third-straight week that global deaths have fallen. The number of new cases is also down by 11 percent from the week before.

First vaccine doses distributed by Covax land in West African nation of Ghana

Ghana was chosen after submitting a detailed proposal on how the shots would be distributed.

More vaccines are coming. We need a national campaign to persuade those hesitant to take them.

Polls show less hesitancy, but troubling reluctance persists.
  • Opinion

Welcome to the mind-boggling limbo of partial vaccination

We've spent months learning a new set of rules. Now we have to learn new ones.
  • Opinion

Both sides of the school reopening debate have it wrong

We shouldn’t be debating whether schools are safe to reopen. Instead, we should ask whether in-person schooling is essential.

Israel doles out small batches of vaccine as diplomatic perks

Among the recipients of the “symbolic” donations were doctors and nurses in the West Bank.
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When will travel be safe again? 5 experts weigh in.

Travelers looking for a return to normal should adjust their expectations.

FDA review confirms safety and efficacy of single-shot Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine, especially against severe cases

The review sets the stage for a third coronavirus vaccine to be authorized as soon as this weekend, a point of hope in the middle of a pandemic that has killed more than a half-million people in the United States.
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Virginia has seen more than 560,000 coronavirus cases. Here’s what you need to know.

What you need to know about what you can do safely in Virginia as coronavirus cases rise.

New coronavirus testing lab will produce faster, cheaper results for D.C.-area universities

The mobile testing lab, housed at Gallaudet University, can process 50,000 tests a week.

Congress holds moment of silence for 500,000 lives lost to coronavirus

More than 28 million cases have been reported and the Washington Post data shows nearly 500,000 deaths, but numbers of new fatalities and infections have been declining for weeks.

Maryland expects doses of new vaccine as soon as next week, Hogan says

Virginia reported a single-day-high number of deaths, a figure that was artificially inflated because of a backlog of coronavirus cases.

Montgomery County to bring students back to school in March and April

Teachers picket outside school board offices, with the first students set to come back next week.

Becerra falls in line with Biden health policies at Senate confirmation hearing

Some Republicans questioned the California attorney general’s qualifications for the Cabinet post, but his confirmation as HHS secretary does not appear in jeopardy.

Vaccine makers Pfizer and Moderna pledge massive boost to U.S. supply after sluggish rollout

The increases needed to meet March delivery targets will be steep, however, and Biden administration officials expect the companies could come up slightly short.
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Maryland has seen more than 360,000 coronavirus cases. Here’s what you need to know.

What you need to know about what you can do safely in Maryland as coronavirus cases rise.
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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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