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Live updates: Costco to raise its minimum wage to $16, joining others in boosting pay during pandemic

A new vaccine is expected to hit the market soon, while drugmakers are retooling the existing ones to combat the emerging, more virulent variants of the virus.
  • Feb 25, 2021

Congress holds moment of silence for 500,000 lives lost to coronavirus

More than 28 million cases have been reported and the Washington Post data shows nearly 500,000 deaths, but numbers of new fatalities and infections have been declining for weeks.
  • Feb 23, 2021

As covid-19 death toll nears 500,000, Biden urges Americans to ‘fight this together’

The U.K. lockdown exit strategy will begin March 8 with the reopening of schools, the resumption of care home visits and fewer socializing rules.
  • Feb 22, 2021

White House announces another bump in vaccine supply; winter storm disrupts vaccination sites nationwide

More than 485,000 people have died from the coronavirus since it was first identified in the United States and over 27 million cases have been reported.
  • Feb 16, 2021

Coronavirus vaccine to ship directly to community health centers under Biden plan

The Biden administration announced Tuesday that it plans to begin shipping vaccines next week directly to federally qualified community health centers, which often serve some of the nation’s most vulnerable populations.
  • Feb 9, 2021

New coronavirus cases falling, but current levels still higher than spring, summer

For the first time in months, the United States recorded fewer than 100,000 new infections in a day.
  • Feb 8, 2021

FDA will propose guidelines to deal with new variants

More that 449,000 people have died in the United States from the virus, with more than 26.4 million reported infections.
  • Feb 4, 2021

U.S. to start distributing coronavirus vaccines directly to pharmacies

Jeff Zients, Biden’s covid-19 coordinator, said the administration wanted to target supplies to drugstores serving “socially vulnerable communities.”
  • Feb 2, 2021

World caught in ‘pandemic paradox,’ a race between virus variants and vaccines, WHO says

Governments working to immunize people against covid-19 are in a race between the spread of new, virulent variants of the virus and the rollout of new vaccines, said a top global health official.
  • Jan 28, 2021

E.U. feuds with vaccine maker; AstraZeneca facility locked down over suspicious package

The news comes amid increasingly acrimonious battles between nations and vaccine producers over tightening supplies.
  • Jan 27, 2021