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The Coronavirus Crisis

Everything you need to know about the global pandemic

Students attending school in Santa Clarita, Calif., last week. California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Monday that schools that offer in-person learning by the end of March will be eligible for a portion of funds totaling $2 billion. Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP hide caption

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Palestinian elementary school students wearing protective face masks take their seats in their classroom amid the coronavirus pandemic on the first day of class in September at a United Nations-run school in the West Bank city of Ramallah. Majdi Mohammed/AP hide caption

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Israeli Health Officials To Government: Vaccinate All Palestinians

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A man speaks on his mobile phone in the Mahane Yehuda market in Jerusalem in December. In the early days of the pandemic, Israel began using a mass surveillance tool on its own people, tracking civilians' mobile phones to halt the spread of the coronavirus. Maya Alleruzzo/AP hide caption

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Empty shelves at a Target in Burbank, Calif., on March 14, 2020. Many people across the U.S. are approaching the one-year anniversary of the moment they went into lockdown and realized life as they knew it had changed. Amy Sussman/Getty Images hide caption

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The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted 12-0, with one recusal, to recommend the use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine for people aged 18 and older. Phill Magakoe/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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People with extra weight — those that have a BMI of at least 30 — are at a greater risk of falling severely ill from COVID-19. David Goldman/AP hide caption

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Obesity Specialist Says BMI Is A 'Good Measure' For Vaccine Priority Group

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Tenzin Kalsang's in-person story times in Tibetan and English on were held at the Williamsburgh branch of the Brooklyn Public Library system. Brooklyn Public Library's Facebook Page/Screenshot hide caption

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Brooklyn Librarian Becomes Unlikely Star With Her Bilingual Story Time

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A British Airways plane comes in to land behind a tail fin at Heathrow Airport in London. On Friday, the head of the group that owns BA called for instituting an electronic health pass for passengers as the company announced steep losses due to COVID-19. Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP hide caption

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With One Move, Congress Could Lift Millions Of Children Out Of Poverty

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Congressional Democrats have included some of their longtime legislative priorities in the $1.9 trillion COVID relief package. Republicans accuse it of being an expensive liberal wish list; Democrats say they want a New Deal for the present era. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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Vaccine makers are moving to test booster shots, prompted by new coronavirus variants that have sprung up in South Africa, the U.K. and elsewhere. Mark Felix/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in partnership with Boston Children's Hospital and Castlight Health launched a new tool that allows Americans to search for COVID-19 vaccine providers with stock of vaccine where they live. Michele Abercrombie/NPR hide caption

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CDC Launches Web Tool To Help Americans Find COVID-19 Vaccines

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President Joe Biden, pictured on the campaign trail in Nov. 2020, has long encouraged Americans to mask up in the fight against COVID-19. On Wednesday, his administration announced it will provide 25 million masks to community health centers and food banks across the country. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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Millions Of Kids Learn English At School. Teaching Them Remotely Hasn't Been Easy

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A shipment of COVID-19 vaccines from the COVAX global program arrived at the Kotoka International Airport in Accra on Wednesday, as Ghana received the group's first vaccine shipment. Nipah Dennis/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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A health care worker looks away as she's immunized with Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine at Klerksdorp Hospital in Klerksdorp, South Africa, on Feb. 18. Phill Magakoe/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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