But the efforts have had negligible impact as more than 100,000 coronavirus patients jam U.S. hospitals.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention changed its recommendations. Now it says people without coronavirus symptoms need to quarantine for 10 days, or seven — if they then test negative.
Social distancing fell dramatically between spring and fall and the gap between Democrats and Republicans widened. But both ends of the political spectrum agree on some measures to fight COVID-19.
Health-care workers will be vaccinated first. For now, they’re handling a surge in hospitalizations.
Nearly 100,000 people in the United States were hospitalized with covid-19 on Tuesday.