Updates: New Mexico offers $5M vaccination prize

  • New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced that the state health department and the New Mexico Lottery were jointly launching a "Vax 2 the Max" sweepstakes, which includes a $5 million grand prize.
  • At least 540 people are in quarantine after a coronavirus outbreak in the Norwegian capital of Oslo tied to a high school seniors event.
  • The U.S. saw the lowest number of COVID-19 cases in children last week since early October with 34,500 cases.
  • President Biden will share updates on the nation's COVID-19 response and vaccination program progress Wednesday afternoon.

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Children and the vaccines

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Face mask guidance and kids

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CDC guidelines and 'hygiene theater'

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Overcoming a fear of needles

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Improvements in treatments for COVID-19

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Public health glossary

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“What would I do with a million dollars?”: West Virginia resident on vaccine incentives

NBC’s Gary Grumbach reports on West Virginia’s new incentives to motivate residents to get the Covid-19 vaccine.
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