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Coronavirus dashboard: Catch up fast

The latest headlines that you need to know.

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  1. Vaccines: Public motivation for flu shot remains stale— Pfizer asks FDA to authorize vaccine for younger children — A look at who is still not vaccinated.
  2. Health: Study: Over 142,000 children had caregivers die during pandemic — Deaths are finally falling — Rapid test kits recalled over false positives.
  3. Politics: White House data: Vaccine mandates Work — Texas man sentenced to 15 months in jail for COVID hoax — L.A. will require proof of vaccination at indoor venues.
  4. Education: Arizona can't use aid for anti-mask education grants, Treasury says — Judge temporarily blocks South Carolina ban on school mask mandates.
  5. Variant tracker: Where different strains are spreading.


  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 4:30 p.m. ET on Friday: 237,074,906 — Total deaths: 4,832,637 — Total vaccine doses administered: 6,420,459,421Map
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 4:30 p.m. ET on Thursday: 44,231,758 — Total deaths: 711,868Map

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Editor's note: Johns Hopkins University stopped reporting U.S. COVID-19 recoveries on its dashboard on Dec. 15, citing a Coronavirus Tracking Project post that explained the national data is incomplete since several states do not keep records of recovered patients. It stopped reporting global recoveries and began reporting doses administered in May.