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Biden says it’s “not the time to relax” after touring Houston COVID-19 vaccination site

President Biden said Friday that "it's not the time to relax" coronavirus mitigation efforts and warned that the number of cases and hospitalizations could rise again as new variants of the virus emerge. Why it matters: Biden, who made the…

/ February 27, 2021
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U.S. surpasses 25 million COVID cases

The U.S has confirmed more than 25 million coronavirus cases, per Johns Hopkins data updated on Sunday.The big picture: President Biden has said he expects the country's death toll to exceed 500,000 people by next month, as the rate of…

/ January 24, 2021
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The cloudy science on school reopening during the pandemic

President Biden's plan to accelerate the reopening of K-8 schools faces major challenges from a still out-of-control pandemic and more contagious coronavirus variants.Why it matters: The longer American kids miss in-person schooling, the further they fall behind. But the uncertain…

/ January 23, 2021
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Inauguration Day dashboard

Joe Biden's inauguration and the days right after will bring a rat-tat-tat burst of climate policy moves, but keep this in mind amid the splashy pledges: pushing through most of his agenda will be a long, uncertain slog.Why it matters:…

/ January 20, 2021
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England to enter 3rd national lockdown as cases surge at record pace

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Monday that England will enter a six-week lockdown, as the spread of a highly contagious new coronavirus variant threatens to overwhelm the National Health Service.Why it matters: It's England's third national lockdown, following…

/ January 4, 2021
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U.S. set to end 2020 with just over 3 million COVID-19 vaccine doses administered

Americans received just over 3 million initial doses of coronavirus vaccines from Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech in the 19 days following first shipments, according to a Bloomberg tally of government websites and CDC data.Why it matters: It's far below Operation Warp…

/ December 31, 2020
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These Are the 22 Art Projects That Social Media Went Bananas Over in 2020

As the phrase “going viral” took on a new, far more literal definition this year, art that went viral on the internet evolved into a role more important than ever. While we were stuck at home, art shared online served…

/ December 28, 2020
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U.S. to require negative coronavirus test from travelers from the U.K.

Starting Monday the U.S. will require all air travelers from the United Kingdom to test negative for coronavirus within 72 hours of their departure, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has announced.The big picture: More than 50 countries have…

/ December 25, 2020
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The trickiest vaccine launch in U.S. history

Even if the federal government manages to secure the cash needed for COVID-19 vaccine distribution — and that's a big if — there's still a huge task ahead at the state level.Why it matters: America has never attempted to vaccinate so…

/ November 12, 2020
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Urgent Care Centers Are Fueling Antibiotic Resistance

American medicine has known for a while that it has an antibiotics-prescribing problem. It’s routine for the precious drugs to be given in the wrong doses, for the wrong period of time, and for the wrong conditions. All of that…

/ August 3, 2018