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Fauci says U.S. must vaccinate more people before Delta becomes dominant Covid variant in America

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, testifies during a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on the federal coronavirus response on Capitol Hill on March 18, 2021 in Washington, DC. Susan Walsh | Pool | Getty Images U.S. health officials are scrambling to get more Americans… Read More »

The world is struggling to contain the delta variant of coronavirus

By Michael Le Page Mass testing is being deployed in Guangzhou, China, to tackle an outbreak of covid-19 linked to the delta variant CHINA OUT/REUTERS CORONAVIRUS cases in India are now falling fast, but around the world several other countries are struggling to contain rising numbers of infections due to the variant first detected in India.… Read More »

Covid UK: Boris Johnson pledges ‘absolutely ruthless’ tracking of India’s coronavirus variant

Indian Covid variant is now officially ‘of concern’ and is ‘at least’ as infectious as dominant Kent type: Cases DOUBLE in a week to 520 with hotspots in London and Bolton – as Boris Johnson promises ‘absolutely ruthless’ tracking of mutant virus Public Health England says there is ‘no evidence the variant causes more severe… Read More »

Researchers identify five new cases of ‘double mutant’ Covid variant in California

A medical worker wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) inserts a Covid-19 test tube into a box at a drive-thru testing site at the Alemany Farmers Market in San Francisco, California, Nov. 19, 2020. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images Stanford University researchers have identified five new cases of a “double mutant” Covid-19 strain… Read More »

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 »