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Coronavirus tally: Global cases of COVID-19 top 67 million and U.S. sees record hospitalizations

The global tally for confirmed cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 rose above 67 million on Monday, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University, while the death toll rose above 1.5 million. The U.S. has the highest case tally in the world at 14.8 million and the highest …

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U.K. gears up for huge coronavirus vaccination program

LONDON — Shipments of the coronavirus vaccine developed by American drugmaker Pfizer and Germany’s BioNTech were delivered Sunday in the U.K. in super-cold containers, two days before it goes public in an immunization program that is being closely watched around the world. Around 800,000 doses of the vaccine were expected …

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Lawmakers say proposed coronavirus relief bill won’t include $1,200 checks

Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., speaks during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill on Nov. 10. Associated Press WASHINGTON — With time running out, lawmakers on Sunday closed in on a proposed COVID-19 relief bill that would provide roughly $300 in extra federal weekly unemployment benefits but not another round of …

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Bank workers could get COVID vaccines before most Americans

The American Bankers Association is seeking vaccine prioritization for bank tellers and frontline community-bank employees. An earlier version of this story suggested that the industry group was seeking a broader prioritization for the financial industry, including traders. The story has been corrected. Frontline bank employees could get a shot in …

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Coronavirus saps hiring, spurs more layoffs and weakens U.S. recovery

An employee wearing a mask and face shield carries coffee to customers at “Eat At Joe’s”, which remained open last month for outdoor dining in defiance of reimposed Los Angeles County Covid-19 restrictions. patrick t. fallon/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images The torrent of new coronavirus cases is putting the brakes on hiring, …

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Continuing choppy pattern, European stocks drop on coronavirus restriction concerns

A man wearing a protective face covering to combat the spread of coronavirus waits inside the bus station as protesters march past during an antivax rally and protest against vaccination and government restrictions, in Liverpool, England, on Nov. 14, 2020. oli scarff/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images European stocks headed lower on Thursday, …

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Coronavirus update: U.S. death toll tops 1,500 in a day, as Pfizer provides glimmer of hope for a vaccine with plans to seek emergency approval

After a another grim day in new COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths, a glimmer of hope on the vaccine front was provided when Pfizer Inc. said it has enough data on its vaccine candidate’s safety to seek emergency-use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration. Pfizer PFE, +0.77% said Wednesday …

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Coronavirus tally: Global cases of COVID-19 55.7 million, U.S. death toll edges closer to 250,000

The global tally for confirmed cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 climbed to 55.7 million on Wednesday, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University, while the death toll rose above 1.3 million. The U.S. has the highest case tally in the world at 11.4 million and highest death …

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Iowa Sen. Grassley says he’s been exposed to coronavirus

Sen. Chuck Grassley, an Iowa Republican, said Tuesday he’s been exposed to COVID-19 and is quarantining as he awaits test results. “I’m feeling well and not currently experiencing any symptoms, but it’s important we all follow public health guidelines to keep each other healthy,” the 87-year-old senator said in a …

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Sweden stages coronavirus U-turn, banning public events with more than eight people

A woman passes a Christmas-decorated shopping window in central Stockholm, Sweden, on November 10, 2020, amid the COVID-19 pandemic. TT News Agency/AFP via Getty Images Sweden is switching from its voluntary lockdowns, with a much harsher approach that will see public events of more than eight people banned. The Nordic …

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