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Moderna vaccine protects against British and South African variants, company says

But the reassuring news that vaccine-elicited antibodies remained effective against concerning new variants was tempered by an ominous finding. Those antibodies were less efficient at neutralizing the South African variant in a laboratory dish.

6 strategies for parents struggling with work-from-home interruptions

Many of the tricks that can help parents get more done at home during the pandemic can also help when life gets back to normal.
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Crying may help with pandemic stress, especially if you do it around another person

Crying doesn’t automatically lead to catharsis or detox the body. But under the right circumstances, it can relieve anxiety and foster connection.
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Riots explode across Netherlands over covid restrictions, Dutch leader brands protesters criminals

Rioters attacked police and vandalized property in at least 10 regions in the Netherlands in some of the worst violence in years.

Deborah Birx said Trump was being given ‘parallel data’ on covid-19

Deborah Birx saw Trump presenting graphs she never made, the former White House coronavirus response coordinator said Sunday.

As covid patients are denied visits from their families, these hospital chaplains provide vital comfort

An Associated Press photographer spent time with chaplains helping coronavirus patients in Los Angeles.

Violence erupts in Israel’s ultra-Orthodox neighborhoods over covid restrictions

Rioters pelt police with stones, burn a bus, as government attempts to increase compliance in areas where infections are among the highest

A teacher died of covid-19. Asked to wear masks in his honor, school board members silently refused.

Three teachers in Cobb County, Ga., have died within a month from the virus that killed more than 530 K-14 educators in 2020, according to the American Federation of Teachers.
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Chicago Teachers Union votes to refuse in-person classes and continue remote instruction

As the district prepares to bring back thousands more students on Feb. 1, teachers press for the right to work remotely.
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Tracking coronavirus deaths, cases and vaccinations in D.C., Maryland and Virginia

The novel coronavirus made its first appearance in the region on March 5. How it has spread since then.

D.C.’s reopening plan is at a third capacity as city works to build confidence and fill seats

The District and the teachers union continue to spar over numbers and safety a week before schools open their doors to students and teachers.

Tracking the coronavirus vaccine, state by state

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

Vaccine supply hinders expanding beyond goal of 100 million shots, Biden health official says

Anthony S. Fauci, the government’s senior infectious-disease expert, also said he now believes the coronavirus variant first detected in the United Kingdom is more deadly and spreads faster.

Israel, fearing virus mutations, to close its only international airport

Ben Gurion International Airport will be shuttered for at least a week as the country races to vaccinate more of its population.

France’s president says he understands university students’ misery during the coronavirus pandemic. Students aren’t sure.

A country that prides itself on its welfare system has seen a proliferation of food banks for students.

Australia has opened its doors to the world’s best tennis players. Will it pay the price?

The Australian Open is far different from the Grand Slam coronavirus-era experiments of 2020, the U.S. Open and French Open.

Rich countries’ ‘me first’ vaccine hoarding is leaving behind low-income nations

Rich countries help themselves to vaccines, leaving poor behind

State health department halts all University of Michigan sports for two weeks

The sports shutdown at the University of Michigan follows positive test results for the B.1.1.7 variant of the coronavirus.

As more people become eligible to get vaccinated in the region, supply of vaccine remains an issue

Canceled appointments, long waits and uncertainty about future vaccine shipments dominate.
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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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