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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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Coronavirus Files: Biden plans to release all vaccine doses, migrant detainees choose deportation over COVID-19, scientists race to trace virus mutations
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Coronavirus Files: Moderna vaccine gets FDA approval, states to receive fewer Pfizer doses than promised, inequity plagues pandemic
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“The bottom line is really that loneliness and isolation are bad for our health,” said UCSF geriatrician Dr. Carla Perissinotto.
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FDA issues historic Pfizer vaccine authorization, ICUs around the country fill up, infection in five minutes throws six-foot guidance into question
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In this week's Coronavirus Files, the CDC shrinks quarantines; vaccines imminent; race impacts COVID-19 testing, vaccination and distance learning
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Coronavirus Files: Thanksgiving Looms as Restrictions Multiply; The Vaccines Are Coming; Language Barriers Compound COVID-19 Agony
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In this week's Coronavirus Files, U.S. shatters COVID-19 records, vaccines offer a beacon of hope, with caveats, and the president-elect hones his coronavirus action plan
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Coronavirus Files: Public health takes a beating at the ballot, a White House welcome mat for scientists, new COVID-19 fees surprise patients
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Coronavirus Files: COVID-19 long haulers may have rogue antibodies, Black Americans most hesitant to receive COVID-19 vaccine, Food workers go hungry during pandemic
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This week: Rural counties bear the brunt of COVID-19 deaths, surges overwhelm contact tracers, expert panel on vaccines meet



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