- On his first full day in office Thursday, US President Joe Biden signed a slew of executive orders to tackle the coronavirus, ramping up vaccinations, expanding testing and reopening schools.
- Biden also wants the US to deliver 100 million vaccine doses in his first 100 days.
- The US could reach half a million Covid-19 deaths by mid-February, according to the CDC, but the agency’s new leader said that “healthier days lie ahead.”
- China announced domestic travel restrictions to curb the spread of the virus ahead of Lunar New Year as one Beijing district went into lockdown.
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