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Several COVID-19 vaccines are being studied in trials around the country. Once the Food and Drug Administration authorizes a vaccine for use, health leaders must decide which groups of people get to receive the vaccine first. Chandan Khanna/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Joe Biden addresses a Planned Parenthood Action Fund candidate forum in June 2019 in Columbia, S.C. Logan Cyrus/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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What Joe Biden's Election Means For Abortion Rights

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A new study that analyzed blood donations from December 2019 to early January helped show that the coronavirus infected people in the U.S. earlier than previously thought. Yana Paskova/Getty Images hide caption

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White House coronavirus adviser Dr. Scott Atlas made numerous political blunders during his brief tenure, including a lengthy interview with Russian state media that ran just days before the U.S. presidential election. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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People wait in line at a TSA security checkpoint at Orlando International Airport the day before Thanksgiving. Paul Hennessy/NurPhoto via Getty Images hide caption

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Why Our Brains Struggle To Make Sense Of COVID-19 Risks

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A traveler waits for a flight at Portland International Airport in Oregon last week. Public health experts say it's important that people who traveled or gathered with others are especially careful over the next two weeks. Nathan Howard/Getty Images hide caption

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A flu vaccine is administered at a walk-up COVID-19 testing sit in San Fernando, Calif. A COVID-19 vaccine could soon win emergency use authorization from the FDA. Robyn Beck /AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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A COVID-19 Vaccine Has Come Quick, But Expert Says That's No Reason To Fear It

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Moderna protocol files for COVID-19 vaccinations are kept at the Research Centers of America in Hollywood, Fla. The biotech company has new data reinforcing that its COVID-19 inoculation is safe and effective. Chandan Khanna/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Moderna's COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate Gets More Good News

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Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee (right) tours a temporary hospital site in April with his wife, Maria Lee. The overflow hospital, intended to help with the surge in COVID-19 hospitalizations, won't be able to take patients if there aren't additional doctors and nurses available to provide treatment. Theresa Montgomery/TN Photo Services hide caption

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As Hospitals Fill With COVID-19 Patients, Medical Reinforcements Are Hard To Find

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Canadian Minister of Health Patty Hajdu, pictured in 2016, announced a new rule in response to a U.S. plan to import drugs from Canada. Charly Triballeau/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Travelers self-test for the coronavirus at a mobile testing site at New York City's Penn Station in the days leading up to Thanksgiving. The U.S. is currently seeing record hospitalizations for COVID-19, and health experts fear more surges are on their way. Mary Altaffer/AP hide caption

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Chancellor Angela Merkel, seen here on Oct. 29, told Germans this week, "We're in for a tough winter." New cases of the coronavirus have been hovering at about 20,000 per day recently. Michael Kappeler/Picture Alliance via Getty Images hide caption

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Eight-year-old twins Kenley (left) and Anakin Gupta have struggled with loneliness during the pandemic, but the isolation has been much more acute for Kenley. Beth LaBerge/KQED hide caption

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