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The latest on the coronavirus pandemic and vaccines

Updated 8:06 PM EST, Mon March 1, 2021
US coronavirus numbers coming down, but not enough

What you need to know

  • Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose coronavirus vaccine, the third Covid-19 shot authorized for use in the US, started to be distributed across the country.
  • The US House passed a version of the Covid-19 stimulus bill, a key part of President Biden’s agenda to combat the pandemic’s economic impacts. It now moves to the Senate.
  • New Zealand imposed a seven-day lockdown in its most populous city, Auckland, on Sunday after two local cases of unknown origin were detected.

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