- Health: Study says a third of COVID patients later had psychiatric or neurological illness — CDC director says U.K. COVID variant now dominant strain in U.S.
- Vaccines: EU regulator finds “possible” link between AstraZeneca vaccine and rare blood clots — List of universities requiring vaccines grows and so does pushback.
- Economy: Treasury says over 156 million stimulus payments sent out since March — More government spending expected as IMF projects 6% global GDP growth.
- Technology: Health care leads the way for top private AI firms.
- Variant tracker: Where different strains are spreading.
- Global: Total confirmed cases as of 8:45 p.m. ET on Wednesday: 132,929,832 — Total deaths: 2,885,401 — Total recoveries: 75,436,505 (no longer includes U.S. recoveries as of Dec. 15) — Map
- U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 8:45 p.m. ET on Wednesday: 30,917,756 — Total deaths: 559,066 — Total tests: 400,866,033 — Map
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- 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
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- 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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