Virus roundup …  

    • The city of New Orleans’ position on parades for the 2021 Mardi Gras season is now clear: Parades “of any kind will not be permitted.” Mayor LaToya Cantrell has said that Mardi Gras 2021 is “not canceled, just different,” and krewe captains have to submit alternate celebration plans by Dec. 5, WBRZ-TV reports. 

     • Pfizer Inc. has launched a pilot delivery program for its experimental COVID-19 vaccine in four states, as the U.S. drugmaker seeks to address distribution challenges facing its ultra-cold storage requirements, Reuters reports. 

     • U.S. manufacturing production accelerated in October, though exploding new COVID-19 infections across the country could cause disruptions at factories and leave the recovery in jeopardy.

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