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New mu variant of coronavirus has appeared in L.A. County, but delta remains dominant

A pharmacy technician loads a syringe with Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine, Tuesday, March 2, 2021, at a mass vaccination site at the Portland Expo in Portland, Maine. U.S. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty) Public health officials are closely monitoring the mu variant of the coronavirus now circulating in Los Angeles County, though they say the delta variant…

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Coronavirus Infected One-Third of Americans in 2020

Aug. 26, 2021 — About one third of the US population had been infected with coronavirus 2 by the end of 2020, according to a new study published today in Nature. Jeffrey Shaman, PhD, director of the Climate and Health Program at Columbia University, and colleagues simulated the spread of coronavirus within all 3,142 counties…

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WHO Team: Search for Coronavirus Origins at a Standstill

By Robert Preidt and Robin Foster HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 26, 2021 (HealthDay News) — The search for the source of the new coronavirus is at an impasse and the window of opportunity to identify the virus’ origins is “closing fast,” a World Health Organization-appointed team of experts said Wednesday. The investigation is at a…

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Coronavirus booster: Americans could receive extra vaccine dose by mid-September

In the coming days, the Biden administration is expected to announce Americans should receive a vaccine booster shot. Getty Americans may be able to receive coronavirus booster shots by the end of September, according to a report Monday in the New York Times. The Biden administration “has decided most Americans should get a coronavirus booster…

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Who qualifies for a coronavirus booster shot? Why it’s still unclear.

ScienceCoronavirus CoverageWhile people with immune-compromising conditions rejoice over the FDA decision, may questions remain unanswered.ByTara HaellePublished August 13, 2021• 8 min read“Finally!” exclaimed Margaret Collins, a 43-year-old geologist from Fort Worth, Texas, in response to the news that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has authorized the use of booster vaccine doses for some people…

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How deadly is the coronavirus delta variant?

Home News A nurse checks on a patient in the ICU Covid-19 ward at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro, Arkansas, on Aug. 4, 2021.  (Image credit: Houston Cofield/Bloomberg via Getty Images)The coronavirus delta variant is more infectious than previous versions of the virus, but is it deadlier?Early data suggests the delta variant may cause…

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Google will require coronavirus vaccines for returning office employees

Google will require its employees to get vaccinated against the coronavirus before they’re allowed to return to the company’s offices. “Anyone coming to work on our campuses will need to be vaccinated,” CEO Sundar Pichai said in an internal email the company shared on Wednesday. “Getting vaccinated is one of the most important ways to…

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You got a coronavirus vaccine. But you still became infected. How did that happen?

Coronavirus The FDA-authorized coronavirus vaccines are exceptionally protective — but they’re not perfect. Jessica Rinaldi / The Boston Globe, File By Ben Guarino, Washington Post July 22, 2021 Within the past week, positive coronavirus test results were delivered to at least three New York Yankees players, an Olympic gymnast alternate, multiple state lawmakers from Texas,…

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How early was the novel coronavirus circulating?

Home News This illustration shows a coronavirus particle in blood plasma showing the Y-shaped immunoglobulin G antibodies (IgG, light blue) bound to the coronavirus’ spike proteins (red). IgG antibodies are Y-shaped proteins produced by B-lymphocyte white blood cells as part of an immune response. Immunoglobulin M antibodies (IgM) are also shown in light blue. (Image…

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Novel coronavirus discovered in British bats

The genomic structure of RhGB01 within the (A) entire genome, and (B) non-structural proteins. (C) Read depth across the genome of RhGB01. Read depth is shown per base across the entire genome from the alignment of Illumina (blue), Nanopore (orange) and combined raw reads (green). The lengths of the genomic features in RhGB01 are 5′UTR…