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Do vaccines work against omicron? Lab studies are coming, but won't tell whole story.

Lab findings will be among the first tangible results on the omicron variant, but they'll just be one part of the puzzle.
Ned Landau, virologist at New York University, is studying how antibodies respond to the omicron variant.
Ned Landau, virologist at New York University, is studying how antibodies respond to the omicron variant.

Kavanaugh cites landmark gay rights cases in argument about abortion restrictions

Lawyers who argued for LGBTQ rights in those landmark cases — Obergefell v. Hodges and Lawrence v. Texas — were conflicted on the validity of Justice Kavanaugh’s argument.
Image: Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill on Sept. 27, 2018.
Image: Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill on Sept. 27, 2018.

States are rolling out vaccination plans. Track the number of inoculations across the country.

NBC News is tracking administered doses in each state by surveying health departments and examining daily reports.
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Map: Confirmed coronavirus cases, worldwide

Here's how many coronavirus cases per country have been confirmed. This map is updated daily.
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Graphic: Coronavirus deaths in the U.S., per day

More than 700,000 people have died in the U.S. of Covid-19. Track which states are getting hit the hardest and which direction the country's death rate is going. Updated daily.
Image: The spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in New York
Image: The spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in New York

These states have the most coronavirus cases. See the day-by-day breakdown.

From New York to Washington, see the per-day count of new, confirmed Covid-19 cases in each state. Updated daily.
Image: A coronavirus testing site outside International Community Health Services during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Seattle
Image: A coronavirus testing site outside International Community Health Services during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Seattle
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Chart: See the day-by-day size of the coronavirus outbreak

Track the number of new Covid-19 cases per day around the rest of the world. Updated daily.
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MAP: How coronavirus deaths compare to confirmed cases across the U.S.

Track the latest numbers on deaths in U.S. states and territories. Updated daily.

Map of how many coronavirus cases have been confirmed across the country

U.S. health officials are monitoring for cases in the United States.
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One in 44 U.S. children diagnosed with autism, new data suggests

Experts believe the increase in U.S. autism numbers reflects more awareness and wider availability of services.
Image: Education, student silhouette
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New U.S. cases of omicron variant found in Minnesota, Colorado, New York

The first identified case of the omicron variant in the U.S. was detected in California, the CDC announced earlier this week.
A Nomi Health Covid-19 Testing Site As Cases Rise In Nebraska
A Nomi Health Covid-19 Testing Site As Cases Rise In Nebraska