Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

Closing of Air Traffic Control Center for Virus Cleaning Halts Flights in Dallas

An air traffic control center that serves Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport was closed for several hours on Wednesday for cleaning after an employee tested positive for the coronavirus, grounding flights at one of the world’s busiest hubs. The disruption at the center — which handles high-altitude air traffic for most of North Texas, northwest Louisiana, …

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The Small Colorado Town Shrugged Off the Pandemic. Then Came the Coronavirus Variant.

SIMLA, Colo. — This isolated ranching community on the high plains is the last place local residents expect to be first for anything, especially a new, more infectious variant of the coronavirus. But on Wednesday state health officials announced the first known case of the variant in the United States had been confirmed in a …

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The State of the Virus: 2020 in Review

The State of the Virus: 2020 in Review Mitch SmithReporting on the coronavirus Michael Conroy/Associated PressBy late summer, case numbers were dropping. But as university students returned to class, a new wave of outbreaks emerged. By the end of the fall term, more than 397,000 cases would be identified on more than 1,800 college campuses.

A Chinese Covid-19 Vaccine Has Proved Effective, Its Maker Says

A Chinese pharmaceutical company on Wednesday said late-stage drug trials showed that one of its coronavirus vaccines was effective, delivering positive results that could pave the way for the global rollout of hundreds of millions of Chinese vaccine doses in the coming months. The company, a state-controlled firm called Sinopharm, said that a vaccine candidate[1] …

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