The Merck COVID-19 pill may be less effective than experts first thought
Coronavirus (COVID-19) tally as compiled by Johns Hopkins University. (Previous numbers in parentheses.)
Total U.S. confirmed cases: 48,235,081 (48,202,506)
Total U.S. deaths: 776,651 (776,037)
Total global cases: 261,707,621 (261,208,050)
Total global deaths: 5,203,155 (5,197,803)
Over the Thanksgiving holidays in the U.S., much of Europe and Africa was coming to terms with a new coronavirus variant discovered in South Africa....