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Covid-19 live updates: Fauci says moves to reopen ‘inexplicable’ as coronavirus case numbers plateau in U.S.

Almost 520,000 people have died in the United States from the coronavirus and nearly 29 million have been infected.

GOP governors scorn pandemic restrictions as they compete for primacy in a pro-Trump party

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s move this week to end the state’s mask mandate channeled the party’s rage against government restrictions.

Your questions about coronavirus vaccines, answered

With two coronavirus vaccines receiving federal clearance, we answer your questions — from when you should get vaccinated to how they work and how they were made so quickly.

Target, CVS among stores keeping mask mandates as Texas lifts restrictions

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has drawn ire for his decision to lift the statewide mandate for face coverings.

Early signs that pandemic fallout will linger into next academic year in Alexandria

The school system is preparing to accommodate parents who want to stay remote in 2021-2022.

How future generations will judge humanity’s performance against the coronavirus

Archivists are assembling a global time capsule that chronicles what we got right — and what we got wrong.

Hogan vows to increase Black vaccination rate, while D.C. leaves questions open about who gets priority

New large sites in D.C. will administer Johnson & Johnson doses, while Montgomery wants a mass clinic.

Maryland delays state testing until fall and cuts back on length of exams

State math exam will be pared down to roughly 80 minutes, from about 160 minutes.
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Americans are getting fewer coronavirus tests. Here’s why that’s bad.

Coronavirus testing, which helps stop virus transmission, is down 33.6 percent. Officials say some don’t want the inconvenience or to quarantine after getting results.

In D.C., fewer restrictions for private schools mean middle- and high-schoolers get more in-person learning

While different rules for private schools is common, it’s played out starkly in D.C., where school covid rules are among the strictest in the region.
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The next wave of vaccine eligibility criteria is a smudgy mess

When to get a jab becomes a never-ending moral test.

Italy blocks export of AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine to Australia, amid E.U. anger over delivery shortfalls

This is the first time an E.U. country has used a new export control power.

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.

Fake coronavirus vaccine seizures in several countries are ‘tip of the iceberg,’ Interpol warns

Interpol said that police in China and Russia have seized thousands of fake vaccines.

‘Masks required’ signs are coming down after Texas, Mississippi lift coronavirus restrictions

Businesses scrambled, local officials pushed back, and public health experts worried the actions could accelerate a trend of states ending restrictions just as cases plateau nationwide.

Few pro athletes suffer heart problems after covid-19, leagues’ study shows

The study, published in the journal JAMA Cardiology, was authored by the top medical officials of sports leagues and grew out of the weekly teleconferences those officials began holding at the onset of the coronavirus pandemic last year.
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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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