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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.
    All countries
    96,008,788
    Total confirmed cases
    Updated on January 19, 2021 4:12 am
    Italy
    2,390,101
    Total confirmed cases
    Updated on January 19, 2021 4:12 am
    Spain
    2,336,451
    Total confirmed cases
    Updated on January 19, 2021 4:12 am
    Iran
    1,336,217
    Total confirmed cases
    Updated on January 19, 2021 4:12 am
    Germany
    2,059,314
    Total confirmed cases
    Updated on January 19, 2021 4:12 am

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Biden’s incoming chief of staff warns that the virus death toll will reach 500,000 by the end of February.

    Ron Klain, who coordinated the Obama administration’s Ebola response, warns,“The virus is going to get worse before it gets better.”

    One Year, 400,000 Coronavirus Deaths: How the U.S. Guaranteed Its Own Failure

    After the White House declined to pursue a unified national strategy, governors faced off against lobbyists, health experts and a restless public consumed by...

    Nikolai Antoshkin, Who Helped Halt Chernobyl Disaster, Dies at 78

    Gen. Nikolai T. Antoshkin survived radiation as commander of the operation that extinguished the Chernobyl nuclear plant fire. He died on Sunday of the...

    Your Monday Briefing

    Biden prepares to reverse Trump’s policies.

    Dutch Police Clash With Protesters Denouncing Lockdown Measures

    Police officers in riot gear used water cannons to disperse demonstrators in the center of Amsterdam opposed to government measures to contain the coronavirus.

    Countries are bracing for the impact of more contagious virus variants.

    Alongside the variant discovered in Britain, at least three other troubling variants are spreading less widely: one identified in South Africa and two in...