- Health: Concerns grow over CDC’s isolation guidelines — Experts warn of more COVID-19 variants after Omicron.
- Vaccines: America’s vaccination drive runs out of gas — Puerto Rico expands booster shot requirements.
- Politics: Joint Chiefs chair Gen. Mark Milley tests positive for COVID-19 — Vivek Murthy calls SCOTUS vaccine mandate block “a setback for public health.”
- Economy: Report: World’s 10 richest men doubled wealth during pandemic — America’s labor shortage is bigger than the pandemic.
- States: America struggles to keep schools open — Youngkin ends mandates for masks in schools and COVID vaccinations for state workers.
- World: Greece imposes vaccine mandate for people 60 and older — French parliament passes COVID vaccine passport legislation.
- Variant tracker
- Global: Total confirmed cases as of 6:30 p.m. ET on Sunday: 327,509,303— Total deaths: 5,538,591 — Total vaccine doses administered: 9,620,860,020 — Map
- U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 6:30 p.m. ET on Sunday: 65,698,495 — Total deaths: 850,605 — 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. It stopped reporting global recoveries and began reporting doses administered in May.
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