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    Joy Survives: Your Positive Moments From 2020

    Readers share memories of the good moments from this year, and reflect on what they mean now.

    New York City Hit a 3% Positive Test Rate. Or Did It?

    The city and state use different approaches for calculations. That has led to confusion and has a big impact on which restrictions are adopted.

    At Cal, a Single Positive May Wipe Out Two Football Games

    On Saturday, the Pac-12 will become the last major college conference to start its football season. But Cal’s Golden Bears, despite following strict protocols, won’t be on the field, and they might have to miss next week’s game, too.

    Juan Soto’s Positive Test Casts Shadow on Yankees-Nationals Opener

    Hours before the opening game of Major League Baseball’s pandemic-delayed season, one of Washington’s top young stars tested positive for the coronavirus, underscoring the precariousness of the campaign.
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    See Which Country Is Leading the Global Race to Vaccinate

    Half of Israelis could receive at least one vaccine dose within a month, while the United States and Europe have been slower to reach...

    Mexicans Worry That Even Getting Covid Won’t Make Their Leader Take It Seriously

    President López Obrador has played down the pandemic, and many Mexicans wonder if his own illness will change his mind, especially since he can...

    The first confirmed U.S. case of a variant discovered in Brazil is found in Minnesota.

    The variant, known as B.1.1.28.1 or P.1, shares many mutations with one first identified in South Africa and is thought to be more contagious.

    Biden Raises Daily Vaccination Target and Extends Travel Bans

    President Biden now says he hopes to administer 1.5 million coronavirus vaccinations a day, a 50 percent increase from his initial target, and he...

    ‘Una ola de gente enferma’: Yuma se convierte en el epicentro de la COVID-19 en la frontera

    El hospital del condado fronterizo de Yuma, Arizona, está tan desbordado que ha tenido que trasladar a los pacientes de COVID-19 a otras ciudades....

    Portugal’s President Wins Re-election, but Far Right Gains

    Portugal once stood out in Europe for having no real far-right presence in politics. Those days appear over.