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Dec. 1 Coronavirus updates: Florida becomes third state to pass 1 million cases

December 1 news about the coronavirus pandemic. Florida on Tuesday became the third state in the nation to surpass the 1 million mark for Covid-19 cases.
Image: Family of Jose Garcia, 67, who is currently being treated for COVID-19 on a ventilator, wait by his hospital window during a surge of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases at Memorial Medical Center in Las Cruces
The family of Jose Garcia, 67, who is currently being treated for Covid-19 and is on a ventilator, waits by his hospital window on Sunday.Paul Ratje / Reuters

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The controversial White House coronavirus adviser, Dr. Scott Atlas, resigned on Monday.

Atlas has no background in infectious diseases, has spread misinformation about the virus and downplayed its seriousness. President Donald Trump invited him to join the task force in August after having seen him on Fox News.

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