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Disappearing Slang and Cultural Variants: How Australian English Is Changing

Disappearing Slang and Cultural Variants: How Australian English Is Changing

Disappearing Slang and Cultural Variants: How Australian English Is Changing Disappearing Slang and Cultural Variants: How Australian English Is Changing A Jewish-Australian Accent Reading your letter really resonated with me. Not because I am Asian-Australian myself, but because I undeniably have what I call a “Jewish-Australian” accent. Like my parents, I was born and raised in Melbourne, Australia. But nine …

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Can the Covid Vaccine Protect Me Against Virus Variants?

Can the Covid Vaccine Protect Me Against Virus Variants?

Can the Covid Vaccine Protect Me Against Virus Variants? Can the Covid Vaccine Protect Me Against Virus Variants? The main concern about B.1.1.7 is that it is highly infectious and spreads quickly among the unvaccinated, potentially overwhelming hospitals in areas where cases are surging. Do the vaccines work against B.1.1.7? All of the major vaccines in use — Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, …

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What the Coronavirus Variants Mean for Testing

What the Coronavirus Variants Mean for Testing

What the Coronavirus Variants Mean for Testing What the Coronavirus Variants Mean for Testing In January 2020, just weeks after the first Covid-19 cases emerged in China, the full genome of the new coronavirus was published online. Using this genomic sequence, scientists scrambled to design a large assortment of diagnostic tests for the virus. But the virus has mutated since …

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Virus Variants Threaten to Draw Out the Pandemic, Scientists Say

Virus Variants Threaten to Draw Out the Pandemic, Scientists Say

Virus Variants Threaten to Draw Out the Pandemic, Scientists Say Virus Variants Threaten to Draw Out the Pandemic, Scientists Say For weeks, the mood in much of the United States has been buoyant. Cases, hospitalizations and deaths from the coronavirus have fallen steeply from their highs, and millions of people are being newly vaccinated every day. Restaurants, shops and schools …

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Virus Variants Can Infect Mice, Scientists Report

Virus Variants Can Infect Mice, Scientists Report

Virus Variants Can Infect Mice, Scientists Report Virus Variants Can Infect Mice, Scientists Report Bats, humans, monkeys, minks, big cats and big apes — the coronavirus can make a home in many different animals. But now the list of potential hosts has expanded to include mice, according to an unnerving new study. Infected rodents pose no immediate risk to people, …

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Covid-19 Live News Updates: Variants, Tourism and Vaccines

Covid-19 Live News Updates: Variants, Tourism and Vaccines Covid-19 Live News Updates: Variants, Tourism and Vaccines Here’s what you need to know: An empty Montmartre district in Paris last April. The European Union hopes to restore the summer tourism market this year.Credit…Andrea Mantovani for The New York Times The European Union on Wednesday proposed a Covid-19 certificate that would allow …

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Virus Variants Likely Evolved Inside People With Weak Immune Systems

Virus Variants Likely Evolved Inside People With Weak Immune Systems

Virus Variants Likely Evolved Inside People With Weak Immune Systems Virus Variants Likely Evolved Inside People With Weak Immune Systems The version of the coronavirus that surfaced in Britain late last year was shocking for many reasons. It came just as vaccines had offered a glimpse of the end of the pandemic, threatening to dash those hopes. It was far …

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U.S. Risks a ‘Fourth Wave’ Fueled by Variants and Eased Restrictions, Fauci Warns

U.S. Risks a 'Fourth Wave' Fueled by Variants and Eased Restrictions, Fauci Warns

U.S. Risks a ‘Fourth Wave’ Fueled by Variants and Eased Restrictions, Fauci Warns U.S. Risks a ‘Fourth Wave’ Fueled by Variants and Eased Restrictions, Fauci Warns The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been warning about it since January: A more contagious and possibly deadlier variant of the coronavirus, first found in Britain, is likely to become predominant in …

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How Do Virus Variants Get Their Names?

How Do Virus Variants Get Their Names?

How Do Virus Variants Get Their Names? How Do Virus Variants Get Their Names? 20H/501Y.V2. VOC 202012/02. B.1.351. Those were the charming names scientists proposed for a new variant of the coronavirus that was identified in South Africa. The convoluted strings of letters, numbers and dots are deeply meaningful for the scientists who devised them, but how was anyone else …

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Vaccines Adapted for Variants Will Not Need Lengthy Testing, F.D.A. Says

Vaccines Adapted for Variants Will Not Need Lengthy Testing, F.D.A. Says

Vaccines Adapted for Variants Will Not Need Lengthy Testing, F.D.A. Says Vaccines Adapted for Variants Will Not Need Lengthy Testing, F.D.A. Says The Food and Drug Administration said on Monday that vaccine developers would not need to conduct lengthy randomized controlled trials for vaccines that have been adapted to protect against concerning coronavirus variants. The recommendations, which call for small …

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