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A woman sits in a theater in Irvine, Calif., waiting for a movie to start, on Sept. 8. A COVID-19 vaccine could unleash pent-up spending from households that have mostly avoided activities like going to the gym during the coronavirus pandemic. Jae C. Hong/AP hide caption

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The Coronavirus Crisis

Vaccine Could Unlock Trillions In Spending, Leading To 'Biden Boom'

Pent-up demand from households that have been cooped up over the last eight months could drive a spending boom in the spring, providing a big boost to the economy.

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San Quentin State Prison in California is among several across the U.S. that have experienced coronavirus outbreaks. David Paul Morris /Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Pandemic's Deadly Toll Behind Bars Spurs Calls For Change In U.S. Jails And Prisons

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Starting Over is the fourth studio album from Grammy-winning Nashville songwriter Chris Stapleton. Becky Fluke/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Chris Stapleton On 'Starting Over' And Writing For The Moment

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Old Friends Chris Stapleton
Just Like Water Israel Nash Gripka

Samah Ibrahim Tanieub at home with her sons, Eyan, 5, and Rayan, 7 (left). Taniub is a divorced single mother working in the isolation ward of Amman's main COVID hospital. Jane Arraf/NPR hide caption

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Inside The World Of A Jordanian Nurse Doing Essential Work In The Pandemic

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Scott Macaulay, left, told Loretta Saint-Louis last week during a StoryCorps conversation that he organizes an annual Thanksgiving dinner for anyone who, like him, doesn't want to spend the holiday alone. Courtesy of Scott Macaulay, Alanna Kouri and Loretta Saint-Louis hide caption

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'Brighten The Corner Where You Are': Finding A New Way To Be Thankful In A Pandemic

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Live Better Marcus D feat. Saigon & Choklate

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Why Poorer Countries Aren't Likely To Get The Pfizer Vaccine Any Time Soon

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Future King Rupert Gregson-Williams
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Montana Doctor Says Hospital Is 'Strapped Thin'

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A woman sits in a theater in Irvine, Calif., waiting for a movie to start, on Sept. 8. A COVID-19 vaccine could unleash pent-up spending from households that have mostly avoided activities like going to the gym during the coronavirus pandemic. Jae C. Hong/AP hide caption

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Vaccine Could Unlock Trillions In Spending, Leading To 'Biden Boom'

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