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In Oregon, Scientists Find a Virus Variant With a Worrying Mutation

In Oregon, Scientists Find a Virus Variant With a Worrying Mutation

In Oregon, Scientists Find a Virus Variant With a Worrying Mutation In Oregon, Scientists Find a Virus Variant With a Worrying Mutation Scientists in Oregon have spotted a homegrown version of a fast-spreading variant of the coronavirus that first surfaced in Britain — but now combined with a mutation that may make the variant less susceptible to vaccines. The researchers …

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Pfizer Vaccine Will Be Tested Against Variant from South Africa

Pfizer Vaccine Will Be Tested Against Variant from South Africa

Pfizer Vaccine Will Be Tested Against Variant from South Africa Pfizer Vaccine Will Be Tested Against Variant from South Africa BERLIN — European authorities will offer a coronavirus vaccine to every adult in an Austrian district battered by a surge in infections to determine how effective the inoculation is against the variant first found in South Africa. Starting next week, …

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Covid-19: Live Updates on Brazil Variant, Cases and Vaccine

Covid-19: Live Updates on Brazil Variant, Cases and Vaccine Covid-19: Live Updates on Brazil Variant, Cases and Vaccine Here’s what you need to know: A funeral on Monday in Manaus, Brazil, for a person who died of Covid-19. A variant from Brazil, P.1, is a new worry for scientists.Credit…Raphael Alves/EPA, via Shutterstock In just a matter of weeks, two variants …

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Virus Variant in Brazil Infected Many Who Had Already Recovered From Covid-19

Virus Variant in Brazil Infected Many Who Had Already Recovered From Covid-19

Virus Variant in Brazil Infected Many Who Had Already Recovered From Covid-19 Virus Variant in Brazil Infected Many Who Had Already Recovered From Covid-19 In just a matter of weeks, two variants of the coronavirus have become so familiar that you can hear their inscrutable alphanumeric names regularly uttered on television news. B.1.1.7, first identified in Britain, has demonstrated the …

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A New Coronavirus Variant Is Spreading in New York, Researchers Report

A New Coronavirus Variant Is Spreading in New York, Researchers Report

A New Coronavirus Variant Is Spreading in New York, Researchers Report A New Coronavirus Variant Is Spreading in New York, Researchers Report A new form of the coronavirus is spreading rapidly in New York City, and it carries a worrisome mutation that may weaken the effectiveness of vaccines, two teams of researchers have found. The new variant, called B.1.526, first …

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Studies Examine Variant Surging in California, and the News Isn’t Good

Studies Examine Variant Surging in California, and the News Isn’t Good

Studies Examine Variant Surging in California, and the News Isn’t Good Studies Examine Variant Surging in California, and the News Isn’t Good A variant first discovered in California in December is more contagious than earlier forms of the coronavirus, two new studies have shown, fueling concerns that emerging mutants like this one could hamper the sharp decline in cases over …

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U.K. Virus Variant Is Probably Deadlier, Scientists Say

U.K. Virus Variant Is Probably Deadlier, Scientists Say

U.K. Virus Variant Is Probably Deadlier, Scientists Say U.K. Virus Variant Is Probably Deadlier, Scientists Say LONDON — British government scientists are increasingly finding the coronavirus variant first detected in Britain to be deadlier than the original virus, a devastating trend that highlights the serious risks of this new phase of the pandemic. The scientists said last month that there …

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South Africa Says AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 Vaccine is Not Effective at Stopping Variant

South Africa Says AstraZeneca's Covid-19 Vaccine is Not Effective at Stopping Variant

South Africa Says AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 Vaccine is Not Effective at Stopping Variant South Africa Says AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 Vaccine is Not Effective at Stopping Variant South Africa has halted use of the AstraZeneca-Oxford coronavirus vaccine after evidence emerged that the vaccine did not protect clinical-trial participants from mild or moderate illness caused by the more contagious virus variant that was first …

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AstraZeneca’s Vaccine Does Not Work Well Against Virus Variant in South Africa

AstraZeneca’s Vaccine Does Not Work Well Against Virus Variant in South Africa

AstraZeneca’s Vaccine Does Not Work Well Against Virus Variant in South Africa AstraZeneca’s Vaccine Does Not Work Well Against Virus Variant in South Africa South Africa halted use of the AstraZeneca-Oxford coronavirus vaccine on Sunday after evidence emerged that the vaccine did not protect clinical trial volunteers from mild or moderate illness caused by the more contagious virus variant that …

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Coronavirus Variant First Found in Britain Now Spreading Rapidly in US

Coronavirus Variant First Found in Britain Now Spreading Rapidly in US

Coronavirus Variant First Found in Britain Now Spreading Rapidly in US Coronavirus Variant First Found in Britain Now Spreading Rapidly in US A more contagious variant of the coronavirus first found in Britain is spreading rapidly in the United States, doubling roughly every 10 days, according to a new study. Analyzing half a million coronavirus tests and hundreds of genomes, …

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