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One shot of vaccine leaves people vulnerable to new Covid variants warns new study

The situation in India is at crisis point, with hospitals across the country overwhelmed with admissions and oxygen supplies scarce. The rapid escalation is thought to be driven by two coronavirus variants spreading rampantly in the country – the B117 variant first detected in the UK and the new B1617 variant, first detected in India.… 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 »

As U.S. Covid cases stall, top health officials warn variants could ‘hijack’ nation’s progress

People wait in a line stretching around the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center on midtown Manhattan’s west side, to receive a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine at the site which has been converted into a mass vaccination center in New York, March 2, 2021. Mike Segar | Reuters The U.S. is at a “critical nexus” in… Read More »