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The number of coronavirus cases in the U.S. remains about as low as it’s been since late October. But after weeks of improvement, there are signs that reports of new infections are leveling off.
Here’s what to know about the pandemic this week:
Attacks against Asian-Americans in New York City have soared since the pandemic began, terrifying many and stoking fears of targeted violence. The xenophobia is also compounded by the economic fallout of the pandemic and fears of the coronavirus.
Despite the fact she jokes about transphobia onstage, Bethany Black, a trans comedian, said the debate in Britain around transgender people has taken a toll. Also tiring are the comedians and TV shows that make lazy jokes about trans people, Black said.
Amazon, Google and Facebook restrict the sale of medical-grade masks. The rules are outdated, critics say, especially given the spread of more infectious coronavirus variants and the abundance of masks that are gathering dust in warehouses across the U.S.
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