Delta variant on the rise in US: What to know

Scientists need to use actual COVID science, not political science: Rep. Davidson Congress demands investigation as athletes suspect they picked up the coronavirus from Wuhan Military Games in October 2019. Rep. Warren Davidson with analysis. What should I know about the delta variant? It’s a version of the coronavirus that has been found in more than 80 countries since it […]

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Delta COVID-19 variant doubles risk of hospitalization compared to Alpha strain, Scottish study finds

Novavax CEO says COVID-19 vaccine will roll out ‘very quickly’ Novavax President and CEO Stanley Erck on its’ vaccine being 90.4% effective in a clinical trial and and why the booster shot will be its’ ‘biggest market’ in the U.S. A study out of Scotland has found the Delta COVID-19 variant carries double the risk of hospitalization compared to the […]

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Indian COVID variant found in Switzerland: health authority

A first case of the COVID-19 variant contributing to the exploding outbreak in India has been detected in Switzerland, the public health authority said Saturday. “The first case of the Indian variant of COVID-19 has been discovered in Switzerland,” Switzerland’s Federal Office of Public Health (BAG) said in a tweet. The virus variant was found in “a passenger who arrived […]

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Pfizer, Moderna COVID-19 vaccines protection against South African variant unclear, studies find

Fox News Flash top headlines for February 18 Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what’s clicking on Foxnews.com. New research suggests a concerning coronavirus variant first identified in South Africa diminished Pfizer and Moderna’s vaccine-induced antibody levels, and the level of protection is unclear. For the Pfizer vaccine, researchers with the University of Texas Medical Branch published findings from […]

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US finds its first case of UK 'Bristol' Covid variant

First case of ANOTHER UK covid variant – that has a mutation that may weaken vaccines – is discovered in the US, CDC director reveals The US has discovered its first case of the ‘Bristol variant’ that emerged in the UK Variant has same mutations as the UK’s earlier B117 variant that make it 70% more infectious, as well as […]

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Virus variant accounts for 6% of cases in Germany, rising

A more contagious variant of the coronavirus first detected in Britain now accounts for almost 6% of all cases in Germany, officials said Friday. The head of Germany’s disease control agency said labs examined the genome of the virus in more than 30,000 positive samples last week to assess the spread of the variant, known to scientists as B.1.1.7., and […]

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UK begins door-to-door testing of 80,000 people to halt South African variant

WOKING, England (Reuters) – Volunteers and police officers in several parts of England began knocking on people’s doors to hand out COVID-19 testing kits on Tuesday to try to halt the spread of a highly infectious variant that originated in South Africa.People take swab tests at a coronavirus testing site, after a new variant of the virus originating from South […]

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Germany’s Merkel points to variant risk as infections drop

Germany is seeing a promising decline in new coronavirus infections, but must take “very seriously” the risk posed by a more contagious variant and will have to be cautious whenever it starts easing its lockdown, Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday. Merkel and Germany’s 16 state governors on Tuesday decided to extend the country’s lockdown by two weeks until Feb. 14 […]

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How to stay safe with a new fast-spreading coronavirus variant on the loose

A fast-spreading variant of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 has been found in at least 10 states, and people are wondering: How do I protect myself now? We saw what the new variant, known as B.1.1.7, can do as it spread quickly through southeastern England in December, causing case numbers to spike and triggering stricter lockdown measures. The new variant […]

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More infectious COVID-19 variant now seen in nine states

(HealthDay)—The more contagious coronavirus variant that has brought Britain to its knees in recent weeks is showing signs that it is spreading widely throughout the United States, health officials and experts say. Indiana, Texas, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut joined California, Florida, New York, Georgia, and Colorado on Monday with reports of variant cases, The Washington Post reported. A South African variant […]

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