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What you need to know about coronavirus vaccines

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We answer your questions on when you should get vaccinated, how they work and how they were made so quickly.
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As coronavirus pandemic intensifies, many colleges are starting classes online.
More than 70 players and members of their entourages must remain in their hotel rooms for 14 days after passengers on their flights tested positive for the coronavirus.
The ouster is regarded as a break with the Trump administration’s covid-19 response, which the president-elect has called a failure.
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With a WHO team in the country probing the pandemic’s origins, officials have gone into overdrive to propagate the fringe view that the virus came from elsewhere.
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Facing new virus mutations, European countries are tightening mask regulations.
More than 16,000 doses of the coronavirus vaccine shipped to Maine and Michigan were damaged because of improper temperature storage.
Nearly 3,000 residents of Genesis Healthcare nursing homes have died from covid-19. The company's CEO got a $5.2 million "retention" payment in October, then announced he was retiring in January.
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New president plans to require masks to be worn in federal buildings and by federal employees and contractors.
Local governments in Virginia and Maryland have received only a fraction of the doses they requested.
As people in the United States wait for vaccines, the death toll continues to grow by the thousands each day.
The survey also shows that more than 6 in 10 Americans say they would probably get the vaccine.
The NCAA tournament will be played in one general geographic area this year and on days of the week not normally seen during March Madness.
States have responded to the slow rollout of coronavirus vaccine by expanding eligibility for the shots to people over 65. But the moves have made it more difficult to recruit and retain test subjects for clinical trials of vaccines that have yet to win emergency authorization.
The government is on edge ahead of the Lunar New Year in mid-February, when millions of people in China typically travel to celebrate with friends and family.
Rebekah Jones, the fired Florida data scientist who accused officials of trying to doctor the state's coronavirus data, has been charged with computer crimes, state police say.
Saundra Rogers fought for Nelson Orellana Garcia ever since he arrived in the United States 26 years ago.
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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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