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Washington state sees first Brazil coronavirus variant case: health officials

Health officials in Washington state have confirmed the state’s first case of a worrisome coronavirus variant that was first identified in Brazil late last year.  The variant, scientifically known as P.1., was confirmed by the UW Medicine Virology Lab, which identified the mutation in a COVID-19 test sample from King County, according to a news… Read More »

Latest snapshot of the coronavirus impact

LATEST COVID-19 DEVELOPMENTS: * Authorities insist Australia’s successful suppression of COVID-19 has bought time to roll out vaccines. While more than 100,000 people have been vaccinated to date, the federal government previously committed to four million by the end of March. * Australia has now gone almost two weeks without a case of local COVID-19.… Read More »

New coronavirus variants ‘not magic,’ mitigation measures will work, expert says

While research into emerging coronavirus variants is ongoing, one expert cautioned that they are “not magic,” and the measures in place to mitigate current spread will still work against the new strains. Mutations also aren’t out of the norm for a virus, especially one with such high community spread, Dr. Gigi Gronvall, a senior scholar… Read More »

Novavax, coronavirus shot data in hand, strikes an eye-popping supply deal with global vaccine consortium

COVID-19 vaccine maker Novavax has at times flown under the radar as some of the world’s leading drugmakers dominated headlines and raced toward rollouts. But an eye-popping new supply deal with international players is sure to turn heads. Novavax on Thursday unveiled a memorandum of understanding with Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, to provide 1.1 billion doses of… Read More »