- Vaccines: Biden says 300M COVID-19 shots administered in U.S. — The states that have vaccinated at least 70% of adults.
- Economy: Economic fears during the COVID comeback have been largely transitory — The era of moderate rent increases might be coming to an end.
- Politics: Republicans push to sanction Chinese officials over Wuhan lab probe.
- World: Japan eases COVID restrictions ahead of Tokyo Olympics — U.K. infections climb to 4-month high — U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan on lockdown.
- Poll: Americans are restarting pre-coronavirus daily activities.
- Variant tracker: Where different strains are spreading.
- Global: Total confirmed cases as of 7:15 p.m. ET on Friday: 177,589,640 — Total deaths: 3,845,080 — Total vaccine doses administered: 2,526,959,586 — Map
- U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 7:15 p.m. ET on Friday: 33,517,508 — Total deaths: 601,243 — Total tests: 477,502,762
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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
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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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