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India is grappling with a devastating second wave of coronavirus that is far more deadly than the first - and scientists say the surge could be partly due to mutating strains.The World Health Organization has just classified the B.1.617 strain, first identified in India, as a "variant of concern" - an indication that the variant has the "greatest public...
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Radoslav Zilinsky moment | Getty ImagesScientists at Texas A & M University's Global Health Research Complex have reportedly discovered a new variant of Covid-19 that shows signs of an infectious strain that causes more serious diseases and appears to be resistant to antibodies.The new variant BV-1, named for its Brazos Valley origin, was found during routine coronavirus screening...
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Scientists hope the vaccination will mitigate a possible fourth surge.On Tuesday, President Biden postponed his vaccination schedule for two weeks and urged states to question every American adult by April 19. All states have already achieved or expect to achieve this goal after he originally asked them to do so by May 1st.The variant B.1.1.7 first arrived in...
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The double mutation of a Covid-19 variant discovered in India is extremely worrying - and, according to Dr. Kavita Patel, a non-resident Brookings Institution scholar, spread to other countries."It's something that should be watched very closely and that won't be limited to India. It's something that we will likely see around the world, as we have with other...
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