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Coronavirus

The latest news on COVID-19, the coronavirus disease that emerged in 2019.

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India sets grim record of more than 414,000 new COVID cases in a single day as pressure builds on Modi for nationwide lockdown

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The U.S. prepares to begin giving COVID-19 shots to 12- to 15-year-olds as Pfizer’s vaccine nears expanded authorization

Now that the U.S. is getting close to authorizing the first COVID-19 vaccine for younger teens, it will pave the way for immunizations to begin to reach a broader group of Americans at a time when the pace of vaccinations is slowing.

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Four COVID-19 vaccines are being tested in children and teens. Here’s when to expect a shot for different age groups

The Food and Drug Administration is expected to grant emergency authorization to Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for 12 to 15-year-olds within the week. If that occurs, it will be the first shot authorized for this group of teens.

Pandemic: Year 2

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U.S. COVID vaccine program faces setback with J&J jab, as experts say there is no cause for alarm

The U.S. COVID-19 vaccine program was facing a setback Tuesday, when the nation's two leading health agencies recommended a pause in the use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine to allow their scientists investigate six cases ...

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Top official admits China’s COVID-19 vaccines have low effectiveness

In a rare admission of the weakness of Chinese coronavirus vaccines, the country's top disease control official says their effectiveness is low and the government is considering mixing them to get a boost.

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U.S. economy will boom into 2023, but inequality must be addressed: Jamie Dimon in his latest letter to JPMorgan shareholders

JPMorgan Chase & Co.'s Jamie Dimon published his annual letter to shareholders on Wednesday, and as usual offered a broad overview of the state of the world after a year of a global pandemic, homing in on the hardship it h...

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How dollar stores could provide a shot in the arm for the U.S.’s COVID vaccination drive

Research suggests Dollar General and Dollar Tree could be keys to more equitable vaccine distribution.

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Biden administration surging tests and vaccinators to Michigan, where COVID transmission rate is nation’s worst

Biden spoke with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer late Thursday about the current public health situation in her state.

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How 6 feet became 3: Meet an ER doctor behind the research showing kids are still safe in school with new social-distancing standard

Dr. Elissa Schechter-Perkins is an emergency room physician at Boston Medical Center. She's also one of the authors of a study that indicates three feet of spacing is just as safe for students as six feet of distance as lo...

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New unemployment claims jump to 719,000, but spike likely temporary as U.S. economy strengthens

New applications for U.S. unemployment benefits rose in late March, but they likely to be begin falling again soon as the economy revs up, governments loosen restrictions and companies seek to hire more workers. Initial j...

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CDC’s Dr. Walensky makes emotional plea to Americans as COVID cases rise again

The head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention made an emotional plea with the American public on Monday, describing her sense of "impending doom" as she urged people not to let their guard down as COVID-19 cas...

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Am I a jerk for getting a COVID-19 vaccine if I feel healthy and work from home?

Many people who qualify for the shots wrestle with whether they ‘deserve’ them or not. Here’s what ethicists have to say.

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It’s a ‘question of time’ before another virus jumps from animal to human, says co-inventor of flu treatment Tamiflu. Preventative therapies are needed.

Nobert Bischofberger helped discover Tamiflu, a well-known antiviral flu treatment. Here's why he thinks the U.S. hasn't put enough emphasis on preventative COVID-19 therapies.

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Vaccines are here. That’s no reason to call off the hunt for effective COVID-19 treatments.

Millions of Americans are getting their COVID-19 shots every day now, but the U.S. is still going to need better treatments that can nip mild or moderate cases of COVID-19 before they become serious.

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How to determine whether you qualify for pandemic-related mortgage relief

No matter what, keep talking, consumer advocates say, because mortgage troubles will likely only get worse if they’re ignored.

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Door is shut to millions of American homeowners in need of mortgage relief as pandemic enters Year 2

Some 14.5 million single-family home loans are privately owned, with no federal backing, and occupy a gray area when it comes to government programs delaying foreclosure proceedings and granting payment forbearance.

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Xavier Becerra confirmed as first Latino to lead Health and Human Services Department

he Senate on Thursday confirmed California Attorney General Xavier Becerra as President Joe Biden's health secretary, filling a key position in the administration's coronavirus response and its ambitious push to lower drug...

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For the first time in over a year COVID-19 isn’t the No. 1 ‘tail risk’ for investors, in Bank of America’s view

The latest fund manager survey from Bank of America tells the tale of bullish investors, who no longer have COVID-19 at the top of their worry list.

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As U.K. eases COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, Pandemic Year 2 provides equal helpings of anxiety and hope

Camden, a North London hamlet home to both the haves and have-nots, attempts to get back on its feet one year later.

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The backlash against Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine is real and risky — here’s exactly how to make the rollout a success

The one-shot vaccine from Johnson & Johnson could be a game-changer, but perceptions that it is inferior must be actively dispelled

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WHO declared a pandemic one year ago today

One year since the World Health Organization declared the global COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic, more than 118 million cases of the coronavirus-borne illness have been confirmed around the world with more than 2.6 million fa...

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Flower shows and soccer matches will be the hottest post-pandemic events this summer

Crowds could be back at sporting events in the U.K. as soon as mid-May.

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COVID-19 anniversary: New Yorkers take stock of a year in the life of the pandemic

In the year since New York City went into lockdown, there's more than statistics to offer striking reminders of the ever-deepening impact of the pandemic on the city.