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Shots Fired: 90-Year-Old Woman in UK Gets First Covid Vaccine Outside a Trial

Margaret Keenan, a 90-year-old woman from Coventry, England, received the first shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine outside a clinical trial on Tuesday morning. Keenan said she was looking forward to seeing friends and family in the new year, after spending most of this year alone.

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Death Toll and Hospitalizations Climb in U.S. As Second Coronavirus Wave Swamps Europe

On Wednesday, the United States set new records for daily Covid deaths, hospitalizations and new cases. But new records were set a day later, as 2,857 people died and more than 216,500 tested positive on Thursday.

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Thanksgiving Travelers Jam Airports Despite Soaring Covid Cases

Although the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has advised against traveling for Thanksgiving because of climbing coronavirus cases around the country, more than 3 million people passed through Transportation Security Administration lines at airports this weekend.

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Seven Governors and the CDC Beg Americans to Stay Home for Thanksgiving

In a joint op-ed, the governors write: “Think about your last Thanksgiving and the people you were surrounded by ... As hard as it will be to not see them this Thanksgiving, imagine how much harder it would be if their chairs are empty next year.”

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Patients Pay Thousands for a Back Pain Treatment Promoted by Exaggerated Claims

For three decades, the spinal decompression industry has promised relief to back pain patients. But stupendous claims of success are not backed up by scientifically rigorous research.

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New Coronavirus Cases and Hospitalizations in U.S. Shattering Records Almost Daily

Yesterday, the U.S. recorded more than 160,000 cases for the first time, eight days after recording 100,000 new cases in one day for the first time. The country also set a record for hospitalizations for the third day in a row, with 67,096 receiving treatment.


Presto Chango: How Flood Map Revisions Allow Building in Risky Areas

Across the country, developers regularly use flood map changes to build in vulnerable areas after getting FEMA to approve measures such as elevating homes, building retention ponds and raising the land with fill. But it's not always enough to prevent flooding and increased risks for people nearby.

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A New Covid Task Force and Good News on Vaccines Even As Case Numbers Surge

The drugmakers Pfizer and BioNTech, a German company, said in a news release that the Covid vaccine they are jointly developing and testing is 90 percent effective in clinical trials and no serious safety concerns have yet emerged. If those results hold, it would make the coronavirus vaccine as effective as common childhood vaccines.

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Americans Vote on Key Issues Such as Minimum Wage, as Wild Election Briefly Bumps Covid From Front Page

Along with record turnout in a wild presidential race, voters in some states weighed in on issues affecting all aspects of life, including wages, taxes and abortion. And just because the election drove it off the metaphorical front page doesn’t mean the pandemic is over. The U.S. yesterday reported a record 121,000 new coronavirus cases.

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Trump Supporters Harass Biden Bus and Chant “Fire Fauci” at Curfew-Breaking Rally

Supporters of President Trump have a new rallying cry: “Fire Fauci! Fire Fauci!” Greeted by this chant at a campaign rally in Florida, the president responded by suggesting he would consider it: “Don’t tell anybody, but let me wait until a little bit after the election,” Trump said. “I appreciate the advice.”

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White House Claims Victory Over the Pandemic as U.S. Records 500,000 New Cases This Week

The White House declared that ''ending the Covid-19 pandemic'' was President Trump’s top accomplishment in his first term of office. Yesterday, the U.S. recorded at least 89,000 new infections, the largest single-day total since the pandemic began.

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U.S. Averaging 71,000 New Covid Cases a Day as Trump Chief of Staff Says We Won’t Control the Pandemic

The U.S. has averaged at least 71,000 new coronavirus cases a day over the past week, more than at any other point during the pandemic. More than 8.7 million people have contracted the virus, and about 226,000 have died.

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Fall Surge Is Here As Covid Deaths Surpass U.S. Battlefield Toll from Vietnam, Korea, Iraq, Afghanistan and World War I Combined

Some 75,000 new Covid-19 cases were logged in the U.S. yesterday, the second highest single-day total since the pandemic began. The fall surge has gripped the country and, with more time being spent indoors, experts expect the next few months to be the worst yet. They are imploring people to wear masks and social distance.