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Denmark is sequencing all coronavirus samples and has an alarming view of the U.K. variant

Cases are exploding exponentially and lockdowns may not be enough.
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400,000 people are dead. Can Biden change course?

How President Biden plans to combat the pandemic in his first 100 days. Where the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention went wrong with testing, and what it cost us. And what the U.K. coronavirus variant means for you.
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Tracking the coronavirus vaccine, state by state

How many doses of the vaccine will be available in your state?

Boris Johnson says British coronavirus variant may be more deadly

The variant, already spreading around the world, was previously reported to be only more contagious.
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People who previously had covid-19 should go to the back of the vaccine line

It's time to take natural immunity seriously.
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FAQ: How do Biden’s new mask orders work?

One of President Biden’s first actions in office was to issue new orders requiring masks on planes, at airports and on all federal property. Here’s what we know about how these orders will work.

The argument against vaccine passports is growing

Government and tourism officials speak out against mandatory vaccinations for international travel — though for different reasons.

Firefighter who nearly died of covid begs front-line workers: ‘Please, get the shots’

Prince George’s firefighter Steve Collins has spent months rehabilitating after contracting coronavirus.
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D.C.’s day-care employees criticize the city’s vaccine plan for prioritizing school staff over them

Day-care workers in D.C. have been working in-person for months and say they should be next in line for vaccination.

Amazon presses for in-person voting for unionization election in the midst of a pandemic

The e-commerce giant appealed a decision to hold mail-in balloting, arguing in part that the National Labor Relations Board pandemic election guidance never defined what an "outbreak" actually is.

FEMA would operate up to 100 federally run mass vaccination sites under Biden plan

A draft FEMA document envisions four different models for sites, with the largest capable of handling 6,000 doses a day.

Miami Heat to use coronavirus-sniffing dogs to allow some fans back into arena

The team plans to let approximately 1,500 fans attend games starting later this month, and all guests and employees will need to be screened by the dogs.

George Floyd languished inside a Texas prison. Communities and companies saw it as ‘economic development.’

Bartlett State Jail contributed to a third of the city's budget. But inside, prisoners like Floyd got little training or education that would help them reintegrate into society.

Virus surge puts ‘real pressure’ on Japan to cancel Olympics, Australia leader says

Japan and the IOC insist the Games are going ahead, but some members of the ruling coalition are reported to have developed cold feet.

Israel recommends coronavirus vaccine for pregnant women, marking a shift as some countries reassess risk

On Tuesday, Israel’s Health Ministry and council for gynecological health updated its guidance to recommend the coronavirus vaccine for pregnant women, especially those with preexisting health issues or who work in close contact with the public.

Does the public rally behind leaders who get covid-19?

We analyzed public opinion ratings for Macron, Trump and others who got sick.
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A year after Wuhan coronavirus lockdown, trauma runs deep in China’s ‘Hero City’

Relatives who lost loved ones early in the pandemic say they cannot move on without answers from authorities who failed to warn the public in a timely way.

The final U.S. county to get the coronavirus? A remote Hawaiian outpost and former leper colony.

Until recently, Kalawao County, Hawaii, which has fewer than 100 residents, was the only county in the country that hadn’t reported a single coronavirus case.
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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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