Here are today’s top stories:
Dr. Fauci: ‘For the first time in more than 30 years, I’m not spending the Christmas holidays with my daughters’
Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, warned of a ‘dark time’ in mid-January after Christmas and Hanukkah.
America’s 1% will be pulling out all the stops to get their hands on COVID-19 vaccine
‘We, as members of the private sector, will be able to move quicker than the public sector.’
What side effects, if any, can you expect from a COVID-19 vaccine shot?
Doctors have advised the CDC to be transparent and forthcoming about any side effects.
As some hospitals near 90% capacity due to COVID-19, this map can tell you if your local hospital is almost full
A new tool can help people assess the hospital-bed situation in their area.
Americans prepare to travel again for Christmas, while hospitals brace for post-Thanksgiving surge
The U.S. set a record for COVID-19-related hospitalizations this month with more than 109,000 patients, and the number of people with the virus in intensive-care units surpassing 21,200.
Has COVID-19 given people the power to re-imagine the way we work? This economist says yes
A new Vanguard study quantifies the future of remote work, and looks at the number of potential hybrid jobs.
‘Flight to safety’: COVID-19 has led many Americans to consider one critical factor when looking for a job
‘The COVID-19 pandemic shifted the focus of job-seekers,’ a new study says.
Elsewhere on MarketWatch
What to watch for when the Fed meets Wednesday
Here’s a look at what economists and investors will be watching for when the Fed concludes the two-day meeting on Wednesday.
Russian hackers suspected of spying on U.S. government, including Treasury and Commerce departments
U.S. federal agencies and ministries, including the Treasury and Commerce departments, were spied on by hackers suspected to work for the Russian government, officials have acknowledged after media reports.
Congressional crunch week begins, with a great deal still unresolved
Congress will try again to wrap up its big-ticket to-do items and send members home for Christmas this week, but that could be a tall order.
To save thousands of lives, Congress must extend unemployment benefits and paid leave
If Congress doesn’t provide ongoing support, many more families will go hungry, many more will lose their homes, additional businesses will close, and hundreds of thousands of people will likely die before they can receive a vaccine.