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A pandemic year
‘I should have gotten the damn vaccine,’ woman says fiance texted before he died of covid-19
Micheal Freedy’s fiancee is now urging everyone to get vaccinated, and drawing vitriol. “There’s people who’ve told me that it’s a lie … my child who cried on the news is an actor,” she said.
GOP lawmaker who once spurned masks urges people to take covid-19 seriously after eight-month illness
Tennessee state Rep. David Byrd, a Republican, had become so ill from infection that he had to get a liver transplant in June.
Florida breaks record for new coronavirus cases as surge of infections rips through state
Florida reported 21,683 new coronavirus cases, a total that eclipsed the record from January, when vaccinations were not widely available.
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Welfare rolls decline during the pandemic despite economic upheaval
Poor families’ ability to get and keep cash assistance through Temporary Assistance for Needy Families depends on the state where they live.
Maryland gave away $2 million in a vaccine lottery to boost vaccinations. Did it work?
When will the summer coronavirus surge peak? It will get worse before it gets better, experts predict.
Disney and Walmart mandate that employees be vaccinated as covid-19 cases spike nationwide
U.S. coronavirus cases and state maps: Tracking cases, deaths
An oral history of the coronavirus pandemic
Mapping the worldwide spread of the coronavirus
A day in a hospital as it receives its first coronavirus vaccines
Guide to the Pandemic
What you need to know about the highly contagious delta variant
The variant first identified in India last year is now dominant in the United States.
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Health experts discuss vaccines
If you got the J&J vaccine, should you get a booster dose of Pfizer or Moderna?
Tracking cases and deaths across the United States
More than 4 million dead: Tracking global cases
Navigating Your Life
What you need to know about visiting D.C. museums now
Covid-19 could lead to cognitive decline, especially among older adults, new research suggests
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Vaccinated people are ready for normalcy — and angry at the unvaccinated getting in their way
You’re going to be asked to prove your vaccination status. Here’s how to do it.
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Washington region brings back contact tracers amid new spike in covid cases
Amid covid surge, DeSantis lets parents choose if their kids wear masks at school
FDA vows ‘all hands on deck’ effort to get Pfizer coronavirus vaccine full approval as quickly as possible
CDC study shows three-fourths of people infected in Massachusetts coronavirus outbreak were vaccinated but few required hospitalization
As D.C. prepares to mask up, council members ask how long it’ll last
Covid-19 latest updates: Fall could be ‘very challenging’ if vaccinations don’t ramp up, HHS official says