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    Hospitals Prepare for First Shots as Virus Vaccine Shipments Blanket U.S.

    The first of nearly three million doses were sent across the country, the start of the most ambitious vaccination campaign in the nation’s history.

    Hospitals and Health Care Workers Issue a Call to Arms for Wearing Masks

    With the pandemic raging in the U.S., a new ad campaign features frontline medical personnel pleading for everyone to mask up.

    Hospitals Are Reeling Under a 45 Percent Spike in Covid-19 Patients

    The number of people hospitalized with the coronavirus has climbed significantly from a month ago, straining cities that have fewer resources to weather the surges.

    Like ‘A Bus Accident a Day’: Hospitals Strain Under New Flood of Covid-19 Patients

    I.C.U. units are reaching capacity. Nurses are falling sick, contributing to shortages. The new coronavirus spikes are challenging hospitals across the country.
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    An unequal global recovery.

    As the Virus Ravages Poorer Countries, Rich Nations Are Springing Back to Life

    Despite early vows, the developed world has done little to promote global vaccination, in what analysts call both a moral and epidemiological failure.

    They Were Promised a Socialist Paradise, and Ended Up in ‘Hell’

    Lee Tae-kyung has campaigned tirelessly in South Korea to share the story of the 93,000 people who migrated from Japan to North Korea from...

    Blinken and G-7 Allies Turn Their Focus to ‘Democratic Values’

    A growing global competition with China and Russia looms over a gathering of foreign ministers in London.

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    Pfizer reaps big profits from the vaccine.

    Subway Train Derails in Mexico City; Scores Are Injured, Reports Say

    The derailment occurred at a station in the city’s southeast, the authorities said.