The U.S. passed another sad milestone Tuesday with 400,000 COVID-related deaths now recorded. President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris spoke at a special tribute on the National Mall to remember the lives lost in the pandemic. It featured music, remarks…
The running total of lives lost, as compiled by Johns Hopkins University, is nearly equal to the number of Americans killed in World II.
By Associated Press
In 16 states that have released data by race, white residents are being vaccinated at significantly higher rates than Black residents, according to a new Kaiser Health News analysis — in many cases two to three times higher.
By Hannah Recht, Lauren Weber, Kaiser Health News
The Amazonian city of Manaus in Brazil began administering vaccines against the coronavirus, providing a ray of hope for the rainforest’s biggest city whose health system is collapsing.
By Marcelo Silva de Sousa, Associated Press
By Will Weissert, Associated Press
A pediatrician and former Pennsylvania physician general, Levine was appointed to her current post by Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf in 2017, making her one of the few transgender people serving in elected or appointed positions nationwide.
By Maria Cheng, Jamey Keaten, Associated Press
A panel of experts commissioned by the World Health Organization has criticized China and other countries for not moving to stem the initial outbreak of the coronavirus earlier and questioned whether the U.N. health agency should have labeled it a…
The Biden presidency is starting at a precarious point in American history, but a majority of Americans say the next president will do more to bring the country together than to tear it apart, according to the latest PBS NewsHour/NPR/Marist…
By Robert Jablon, Associated Press
The grim milestone wasn't entirely unexpected in a state with 40 million residents but its speed was stunning. The state only reached 2 million reported cases on Dec. 24.
By William Brangham
Each day the U.S. is averaging more than 130,000 hospitalizations and more than 3,000 deaths. States reported more than 23,000 deaths over last week alone. That's about 25 percent higher than at any point in the pandemic. Vaccinations remain a…
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