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Coronavirus dashboard: Catch up fast

The latest headlines that you need to know.

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  1. Vaccines: Booster snafu: Shots lagged data by months — The next big bottleneck in the global vaccination effort — FDA endorses Pfizer, Moderna boosters for all adults.
  2. Health: The Thanksgiving bouncers — Axios-Ipsos poll: Thanksgiving roulette — Experts criticize CDC's language on vaccine boosters — America's Thanksgiving gamble.
  3. Politics: Biden administration asks appeals court to reinstate vaccine mandate — Michigan recommends face masks for all residents amid surge.
  4. Education: A COVID strategy backfires at schools — Schools across the U.S. offer vaccine drivesBenefits of in-person school outweigh risks, study finds.
  5. World: New Zealand to reopen to vaccinated foreign travelers from April — Kenya imposes widespread restrictions on the unvaccinated — U.K. extends booster shots to over-40s.
  6. Variant tracker: Where different strains are spreading.


  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 3 p.m. ET on Wednesday: 259,185,236 — Total deaths: 5,171,809 — Total vaccine doses administered: 7,484,208,945Map
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 3 p.m. ET on Wednesday: 48,018,473 — Total deaths: 774,416Map

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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.