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Op-Ed: With Variants, COVID-19 Race Becomes a Sprint

(MedPage Today) — We’re now in a race — a race for our lives as the COVID-19 virus continues to spread and escape our best defenses. The latest competitors are variants of COVID-19, some of which are more transmissible and may cause more severe…

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Variants Spur New FDA Guidance on COVID Vaccines, Tests, Drugs

Immunogenicity trials will test vaccines’ effectiveness so they can be tweaked or boosters given, should the virus variants show resistance. Medscape Medical News

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Race against virus variations in South Africa is lesson for global chemical planners

The South Africa coronavirus variant has raised fears around the world that new Covid-19 strains will render the current generation of vaccines ineffective.

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Coronavirus variants

Since coronavirus versions spread, the US struggles to maintain

Without federal strategy or enough funding, US sequencing superpowers don’t work.

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Coronavirus variants

2 coronavirus variants have merged — here’s what you need to know

A single genome sequence has shown that the UK and California variants of the coronavirus have combined into a heavily mutated hybrid. Here’s what you need to know about this recombinant variant of the coronavirus

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As new versions spread in France, a few desire a 3rd lockdown

PARIS (AP) – New virus variants are spreading fast in multiple regions of France, causing local authorities to order tougher mask rules and a curfew crackdown around the English Channel coast, and prompting growing calls for a new lockdown in the east. Although France closed its borders with Britain in …

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COVID-19 variants will soon outnumber original strain, Fauci says

“We will continue to see the evolution of mutants,” Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious diseases expert, said Friday.

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Coronavirus variants: What they do and how Concerned you should be

The Ars guide to the coronavirus variants

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New COVID Variants Can Reinfect Could Mean Years Fighting Mutated Pandemic

COVID variants could get around the human immune response. “Immune escape” could mean more people who have had COVID-19 could get reinfection and current vaccines may need an update. UK Variant B.1.1.7 is spreading faster in the UK and other countries but a South Africa 501Y.V2 variant is also worrying experts. The South Africa mutations…

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Covid-19 Variants Could Multiply

Covid-19 Variants Could Multiply