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The Coronavirus Files

News, analysis and resources on the fast-moving coronavirus pandemic, featuring timely dispatches from reporters, experts and providers. 

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This week's Coronavirus Files newsletter: Life expectancy plummets, essential workers unprotected, vaccines vs. South Africa variant
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This week's Coronavirus Files newsletter: Money Matters, School Reopenings, At-Home Tests
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A couple dreamed of having children. But their hopes and plans did not include lockdown, loneliness, and a chaotic, overwhelmed health care system.
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Inequities in Vaccine Rollout, Questions Linger on Transmission and Safety After Shots
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Amy Goldstein of The Washington Post and Dr. Leana Wen of George Washington University share advice for journalists covering Biden's first 100 days.
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Biden seeks to boost vaccine supply, variants versus vaccines in deadly race, health departments struggle with vaccine equity
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President Biden announces COVID-19 strategy, states stumble in ensuring health equity in vaccine distribution, mutations spur worries about vaccine efficacy
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Biden's $1.9 trillion pandemic plan, contagious variant to overtake U.S., Los Angeles County hit hard
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“I’ve never had the type of relationship with readers that I’m having right now," said veteran reporter Lisa Krieger in her recent webinar on vaccines.
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As a health care journalist, I knew exactly what I needed to do once I landed in the hospital with covid pneumonia: write my goodbye emails.

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