Communities of color are dying at higher rates from the novel coronavirus than white Americans. Here’s how structural inequities play a role.
A second round of coronavirus stimulus checks? Maybe.
Top Democrats and negotiators from the White House say a stimulus deal could be reached by the end of the week and approved as early as next week. That could be good news for tens of millions of unemployed Americans whose $600 weekly boost in unemployment benefits has expired.
“We have to have an agreement, and we will have an agreement,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said.
Novavax Inc., of Gaithersburg, Maryland, became the fifth vaccine developer to release promising results of an early trial. The federal government is paying $1.6 billion to Novavax for 100 million doses.
Here are some significant developments:
- Democrats, White House optimistic stimulus deal could be reached this week after both sides make concessions.
- A group of voters backed by…