- Vaccines: U.S. ahead of pace on vaccines — Public desire for vaccine increases to 69%, but with partisan divide — The rise of vaccine passports.
- Health: Lessons for trapping the next pandemic.
- Economy: U.S. economy added 379,000 jobs in February — Workers are getting a really bad deal.
- Politics: Hours-long reading of 628-page COVID relief bill delays Senate debate — Republican governor of West Virginia says there’s no plan to lift mask mandate.
- World: In AstraZeneca spat, EU fights hard for a vaccine its hardly using.
- Global: Total confirmed cases as of 1:45 p.m. ET on Friday: 115,819,887 — Total deaths: 2,572,702— Total recoveries: 65,511,202 (no longer includes U.S. recoveries as of Dec. 15) — Map
- U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 1:45 p.m. ET on Friday: 28,833,212 — Total deaths: 520,563 — Total tests: 355,533,183 — Map
What should I do? Axios asked the experts:
- Which states mandate face coverings
- When you can be around others after contracting the coronavirus
- Traveling, asthma, dishes, disinfectants and being contagious
- Masks, lending books and self-isolating
- Exercise, laundry, what counts as soap
- Pets, moving and personal health
- Answers about the virus from Axios experts
- What to know about social distancing
- How to minimize your risk
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Editor’s note: Johns Hopkins University stopped reporting U.S. COVID-19 recoveries on its dashboard on Dec. 15, citing a Coronavirus Tracking Project post that explained the national data is incomplete since several states do not keep records of recovered patients.
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