- Health: Fall and winter COVID surge “unlikely” if people get vaccinated.
- Politics: School boards are the next political battleground.
- Vaccines: Pfizer begins application for full FDA vaccine approval — Moderna says its COVID booster shot shows promise against variants.
- Economy: U.S. adds just 266,000 jobs in April, far below expectations.
- World: Asia faces massive new COVID surge — India records its deadliest day of the pandemic.
- Variant tracker: Where different strains are spreading.
- Global: Total confirmed cases as of 6:30 p.m. ET on Sunday: 157,901,837— Total deaths: 3,287,558 — Total recoveries: 93,931,743 (no longer includes U.S. recoveries as of Dec. 15) — Map
- U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 6:30 p.m. ET on Sunday: 32,704,597 — Total deaths: 581,741 — Total tests: 444,043,481 — 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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