Covid 19 live updates: E.U. medical official urges caution over some states’ preliminary approval of Russia’s Sputnik V – The Washington Post by · March 8, 2021 Here are some significant developments: Scientists knew that the coronavirus would mutate, they just had no idea it would happen so fast, and now they fear the loose cannon variants could wreck hard-won progress. The support for President Biden’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package in much of the country suggests a shift in attitude over the role of the government in helping the economy. A look inside the shifting messaging and struggle to implement one of Biden’s central promises: to get children back into classrooms as soon as possible. Hundreds participated in an hours-long party Saturday in Boulder, Colo., that culminated in revelers shooting fireworks, flipping over a car and provoking the deployment of a SWAT team. A Mexican restaurant kept its mask rules even as the rest of Texas rescinded its mandate. The result was a flood of hate mail and threats to send immigration authorities to the restaurant. More than a half-million Americans have died from the coronavirus while nearly 29 million cases have been reported.