The Washington Post
After witnessing its deadliest day since early May, the United States will soon have recorded more than 250,000 coronavirus fatalities. Nearly 1,900 deaths were reported on Wednesday, as the country again set a record for the number of patients hospitalized nationwide.
Here are some significant developments:
- Pfizer intends to seek emergency authorization for its experimental coronavirus vaccine within a matter of days.
- Infectious-disease experts estimate more than 3 million people in the United States are infected with the coronavirus, the equivalent of the total number of public school teachers in the country.
- The coronavirus is posing its most serious threat to Congress in months, at a time when inaction in Washington could cause 12 million Americans to lose unemployment benefits by the end of the year.
- Americans are once again lining up for hours for coronavirus tests and waiting days to get the results. The situation is probably only going to get worse as people try to get tested ahead of Thanksgiving gatherings.
- All 1.1 million public school students in New York City will return to remote learning on Thursday. New restrictions have also been announced in Minnesota, Kentucky
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