Coronavirus dashboard: Catch up fast

  1. Health: Study: Over 99% of hospitalized COVID-19 patients were not vaccinated — CDC says fully vaccinated people don’t have to wear masks indoors.
  2. Politics: School boards are the next political battlegroundPfizer’s argument against waiving patent rights
  3. Vaccines: “No evidence” that adapting vaccine to variants is necessary, BioNTech says — CDC panel endorses Pfizer vaccine for 12- to 15-year-olds — Novavax behind on manufacturing, dealing blow to global vaccination efforts.
  4. Economy: The states ending federal pandemic unemployment benefits early.
  5. World: Montana to give COVID-19 vaccines to Canadian truck drivers — Asia faces massive new COVID surge.
  6. Variant tracker: Where different strains are spreading.


  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 6:15 p.m. ET on Thursday: 160,743,894— Total deaths: 3,338,355 — Total vaccine doses administered: 1,380,053,686 Map
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 6:15 p.m. ET on Thursday: 32,844,759 — Total deaths: 584,346 — Total tests: 446,869,066Map

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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. It stopped reporting global recoveries and began reporting doses administered in May.

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