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Biden Marks 500,000 U.S. Virus Deaths at White House Ceremony

4 days ago   |   By Bloomberg

President Joe Biden marked “a truly grim, heartbreaking milestone” of 500,000 Americans killed by the coronavirus during a candle-lighting ceremony Monday at the White House.
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Massachusetts paid $438,000 to Maryland company behind faulty vaccine appointment website

4 days ago   |   By Boston Herald

Gov. Charlie Baker's administration has paid nearly a half-million dollars so far to a Maryland-based company in the hot seat over website failures plaguing coronavirus vaccine signups in Massachusetts, according to records obtained by the Boston Herald.
According to a bill dated Aug. 21, the state was charged $318,000 for a lifetime license for PrepMod Public Heath Bundle, an “end-to-end system” that promised to “automate all aspects of managing public health programming, including pandemics and other public health emergencies.”
The price tag does not include customizations which a quote...
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Biden honors covid-19 victims amid staggering toll, signs of hope

4 days ago   |   By The Washington Post

As the U.S. death toll from the coronavirus hits 500,000, some trends hint at a better road ahead. But as the president holds a solemn memorial, the White House is wary of touting good news prematurely.
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Comprehending 500,000 coronavirus deaths. The pandemic toll, in charts

4 days ago   |   By Chicago Tribune

The death toll from COVID-19 in the U.S. hit 500,000 Monday, an unimaginably tragic number. Data tracked by Johns Hopkins University put the U.S. total at 500,071 Monday.
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500,000 U.S. coronavirus deaths: ‘A truly tragic reminder of the enormity of this pandemic'

4 days ago   |   By Boston Herald

The U.S. on Monday hit the staggering milestone of 500,000 coronavirus deaths, as President Biden and others across the country paused to reflect on the immense loss over the last year.
The country's death toll eclipsed the grim milestone just before 5 p.m., according to the Johns Hopkins University virus tracker. More than 500,000 Americans have now died in less than a year since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported the first U.S. coronavirus death on Feb. 29, 2020.
Biden and first lady Jill Biden were holding a moment of silence and candle lighting ceremony Monday...
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U.S. surpasses 500,000 Covid deaths

U.S. surpasses 500,000 Covid deaths

4 days ago   |   By Politico

The U.S. surpassed half a million coronavirus deaths on Monday, reinforcing the magnitude of the pandemic even as more Americans get vaccinated and Covid deaths and hospitalizations are declining.
The milestone, based on a tally maintained by Johns Hopkins University, came just over a month after the nation's death toll passed 400,000 and as public health officials train their sights on new, more contagious coronavirus strains that have been reported in almost every state and threaten to tax already stressed local health systems.
President Joe Biden is due to mark the occasion with a...
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U.S. coronavirus death toll surpasses 500,000; nearly 30,000 more vaccines given in Massachusetts

4 days ago   |   By Boston Herald

The U.S. hit the grim milestone of 500,000 total coronavirus deaths on Monday, as Massachusetts health officials reported nearly 30,000 coronavirus vaccine doses given in the state in the most recent day of vax data.
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health's daily vaccination report on Monday showed 1,443,848 total doses administered - 1,044,210 people who have received at least one dose and 399,638 people who have received both doses of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine.
That's an increase of 29,959 doses from Sunday's report. The previous daily vaccinations were 40,983 doses...
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LeBron James fires back at Zlatan Ibrahimovic: ‘Never shut up'

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