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Crowded parties and coronavirus concerns keep high schoolers from returning to the classroom

Their study, published last Thursday in the Journal of Medical Internet Research, found a statistically significant increase in clinic and hospital visits by patients who reported respiratory illnesses as early as the week of December 22. The first known case of Covid-19 in the US was thought to be a patient in Washington who had… Read More »

FDA authorizes Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine for younger teens

Dive Brief: The Food and Drug Administration on Monday cleared Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine for emergency use in children 12 to 15 years old, making the shot the first authorized for millions of younger adolescents in the U.S. The agency’s decision, which had been expected since Pfizer and partner BioNTech asked in early April for an expansion of… Read More »

WHO elevates Indian coronavirus strain to ‘variant of concern’

A top official at the World Health Organization on Monday announced the agency is elevating a coronavirus variant first identified in India from a ‘variant to interest,’ to a ‘variant to concern,’ citing early studies suggesting increased transmissibility.  Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove, WHO’s COVID-19 technical lead, said during a press conference that the B.1.617 variant appeared… Read More »

US flying blind with coronavirus variants

The United States is largely flying blind on the extent to which variants of the coronavirus are spreading. The U.S. lacks the needed genomic sequencing to track variants, a weakness that only recently has the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention begun to address. The seven-day average of new COVID-19 cases in the U.S. is… Read More »

What you need to know about coronavirus today

A version of this story appeared in the September 16 edition of CNN’s Coronavirus: Fact vs. Fiction newsletter. Sign up here to receive the need-to-know headlines every weekday. At an ABC town hall in the crucial swing state of Pennsylvania, the President hit back at a question over his remarks to renowned journalist Bob Woodward… Read More »