- Health: U.S. fertility dips to its lowest rate since the 1970s — Mask use drops after CDC relaxes guidelines, poll finds.
- Politics: Why Biden’s latest vaccine goal is his hardest yet.
- Vaccines: Pfizer to offer smaller shipments — Yankees, Mets to offer vaccines and free tickets to games.
- Economy: The U.S. may have added more than 2 million jobs in April — A surge in youth unemployment.
- World: U.S. could fill “vaccine diplomacy” void as other powers struggle — The countries facing massive COVID surges.
- Variant tracker: Where different strains are spreading.
- Global: Total confirmed cases as of 2:15 p.m. ET on Wednesday: 154,534,328 — Total deaths: 3,231,397 — Total recoveries: 91,083,658 (no longer includes U.S. recoveries as of Dec. 15) — Map
- U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 2:15 p.m. ET on Wednesday: 32,527,295 — Total deaths: 578,794 — Total tests: 438,358,030 — 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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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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