What is P.1? US confirms its first case of contagious Covid-19 variant from Brazil in Minnesota patient
What is P.1? US confirms its first case of contagious Covid-19 variant from Brazil in Minnesota patient

A resident of Twin Cities metro area, the person with the Brazil coronavirus variant recently returned to Minnesota after having traveled to Brazil

How many Covid-19 vaccines does the US have? White House blames Trump administration for lack of data
How many Covid-19 vaccines does the US have? White House blames Trump administration for lack of data

CDC Director Rochelle Walensky says that efforts to accelerate vaccination may be hindered by supply constraints

US to undo Trump's order and impose Covid-19 travel restrictions on South Africa, UK and Brazil to fight new strains
US to undo Trump's order and impose Covid-19 travel restrictions on South Africa, UK and Brazil to fight new strains

This will impact the entry of non-US citizens from the UK, Brazil, South Africa and 26 countries in Europe where new and more contagious coronavirus strains have emerged

60% of Americans don’t know when to get Covid-19 vaccine, 55% unaware where they can get the shot: Poll
60% of Americans don’t know when to get Covid-19 vaccine, 55% unaware where they can get the shot: Poll

Black and Hispanic adults, as well as low-income households, are among the groups least likely to say they have enough information

Joe Biden's 'wartime' Covid-19 plan includes more mask-wearing, vaccination, scientific data and help for schools
Joe Biden's 'wartime' Covid-19 plan includes more mask-wearing, vaccination, scientific data and help for schools

The national strategy includes restoring public trust as well as increasing supplies of PPE, testing materials and vaccines through the Defense Production Act

Pfizer vaccine effective against infectious Covid-19 variant, Moderna shot also offers protection: Reports
Pfizer vaccine effective against infectious Covid-19 variant, Moderna shot also offers protection: Reports

The B.1.1.7 lineage is a rapidly spreading variant that carries a larger than usual number of genetic changes with 10 mutations located in the spike protein

Highly infectious UK Covid-19 strain was probably spreading in US weeks before England detected it: Study
Highly infectious UK Covid-19 strain was probably spreading in US weeks before England detected it: Study

Researchers found that clusters of the B.1.1.7 variant had emerged in California by November 6 and by November 23 in Florida

What’s CAL.20C? New Covid-19 strain in LA may be behind dramatic rise in Southern California cases: Study
What’s CAL.20C? New Covid-19 strain in LA may be behind dramatic rise in Southern California cases: Study

Researchers are yet to determine whether the local variant is more deadly than current forms of the coronavirus

What is L452R? Here’s what we know about Covid-19 strain linked to several outbreaks in California
What is L452R? Here’s what we know about Covid-19 strain linked to several outbreaks in California

According to public health officials, it is too soon to know if this Covid-19 variant will spread more rapidly than others 

Was Covid-19 a bioweapon? Shocking US govt fact sheet claims Wuhan lab started research on bat virus in 2016
Was Covid-19 a bioweapon? Shocking US govt fact sheet claims Wuhan lab started research on bat virus in 2016

Titled Fact Sheet: Activity at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, the document claims the Chinese Communist Party systematically prevented a thorough investigation

Will Covid-19 reduce the life expectancy of Americans? Study projects it will be shortened by more than a year
Will Covid-19 reduce the life expectancy of Americans? Study projects it will be shortened by more than a year

Estimated reductions for the Black and Latino populations are 3 to 4 times that for Whites

What is the 'Columbus strain'? New Covid-19 variant discovered in Ohio likely more infectious, says study
What is the 'Columbus strain'? New Covid-19 variant discovered in Ohio likely more infectious, says study

This variant has acquired three other gene mutations, which were not previously seen together in the novel coronavirus

Are colleges Covid-19 superspreaders? Cases went up by 56% in counties where classes were in person, says CDC
Are colleges Covid-19 superspreaders? Cases went up by 56% in counties where classes were in person, says CDC

A Stanford University analysis shows in 17 of the campuses monitored, outbreaks translated directly into peaks of infection within their home counties

How long do Covid-19 symptoms linger? People suffer from at least one of them even after 6 months, finds study
How long do Covid-19 symptoms linger? People suffer from at least one of them even after 6 months, finds study

Fatigue or muscle weakness is the most common symptom, with sleep difficulties and anxiety or depression also frequently reported

Gorillas at San Diego zoo test positive for Covid-19, here’s what’s known about first such case in great apes
Gorillas at San Diego zoo test positive for Covid-19, here’s what’s known about first such case in great apes

It is believed the gorillas may have been infected by a staff member who did not have symptoms of the virus

Why are Americans still unsure about Covid-19 vaccine? Rural residents among most hesitant to get shots: Poll
Why are Americans still unsure about Covid-19 vaccine? Rural residents among most hesitant to get shots: Poll

About a third or 35% of Americans living in rural areas say they probably or definitely would not get a Covid-19 shot, compared to about a quarter of suburban (27%) and urban residents (26%)

Does the US have a new fast-spreading and highly infectious Covid-19 variant? Here’s what the CDC has to say
Does the US have a new fast-spreading and highly infectious Covid-19 variant? Here’s what the CDC has to say

'This fall/winter surge has been at nearly twice the rate of rise of cases as the spring/ summer surges. This acceleration suggests there may be a US variant,' the WH task force document said

How do allergic reactions to Covid-19 vaccine in the US compare with those from flu shots? CDC has an answer
How do allergic reactions to Covid-19 vaccine in the US compare with those from flu shots? CDC has an answer

The rate of such reactions for coronavirus vaccine is 11.1 cases per million doses given, while it is 1.3 per million for flu vaccines

How dangerous is the UK Covid-19 strain? Here’s a full list of US states where it has been found so far
How dangerous is the UK Covid-19 strain? Here’s a full list of US states where it has been found so far

New York has become the fourth state to identify the highly-contagious UK Covid-19 strain and this variant was found in a man in his 60s with no travel history

Who is Dr Moncef Slaoui? Here's why Operation Warp Speed advisor wants to cut Covid-19 vaccines doses in half
Who is Dr Moncef Slaoui? Here's why Operation Warp Speed advisor wants to cut Covid-19 vaccines doses in half

On May 15, he was named chief advisor of Operation Warp Speed, which is designed to accelerate the development, manufacturing and distribution of coronavirus vaccines, therapeutics and diagnostics

How contagious is the second new Covid-19 strain? Here is everything we know about this variant so far
How contagious is the second new Covid-19 strain? Here is everything we know about this variant so far

British health secretary Matt Hancock says the South African strain is 'yet more transmissible and appears to have mutated further' than the variant that was discovered in the UK

Pregnant women infected with Covid-19 are not likely to pass the virus to their newborns, reveals study
Pregnant women infected with Covid-19 are not likely to pass the virus to their newborns, reveals study

Mother-to-child transfer of anti-coronavirus antibodies through the placenta was significantly lower as compared to the transfer of anti-influenza antibodies

UK's Covid-19 strain has probably reached US, says Anthony Fauci but advises against travel ban for now
UK's Covid-19 strain has probably reached US, says Anthony Fauci but advises against travel ban for now

The likelihood of testing individuals before they board a plane to the US is under active consideration

Not a myth! Healthy younger adults with no underlying medical conditions can develop severe Covid-19, warns CDC
Not a myth! Healthy younger adults with no underlying medical conditions can develop severe Covid-19, warns CDC

Between March-August, 22% of Americans in the 18 to 49 age group were admitted to the ICU, 10% required mechanical ventilation and three patients died

Who will get Covid-19 vaccine next? Frontline essential workers and Americans 75 and older, says CDC panel
Who will get Covid-19 vaccine next? Frontline essential workers and Americans 75 and older, says CDC panel

First responders, those who work in the education sector, food and agriculture, manufacturing, corrections workers, US postal service, public transit and grocery store workers are in line

Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine approved for emergency use in US, 5.9 million doses to be shipped to states
Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine approved for emergency use in US, 5.9 million doses to be shipped to states

US officials have said that between the two vaccines, Pfizer and Moderna, there will be enough doses to immunize 20 million Americans by the end of December 2020

High levels of cadmium in cigarette and veggies linked to higher death rates in people with flu: Study
High levels of cadmium in cigarette and veggies linked to higher death rates in people with flu: Study

Long-term exposure to cadmium, even at low levels, may undermine the body’s defense system in the lungs, explain scientists

When will the Moderna coronavirus vaccine be available? FDA set to give nod
When will the Moderna coronavirus vaccine be available? FDA set to give nod

Preliminary evidence also suggests that the vaccine candidate may prevent some asymptomatic cases

Utah mink found near infected fur farm confirmed as first known Covid-19 case in a wild animal
Utah mink found near infected fur farm confirmed as first known Covid-19 case in a wild animal

There is currently no evidence that the coronavirus is circulating or has been established in wild populations surrounding the infected mink farms

New Covid-19 variant detected in UK, scientists say there’s no reason to panic and call for more research
New Covid-19 variant detected in UK, scientists say there’s no reason to panic and call for more research

Experts say there is currently no evidence to suggest that the variant is more likely to cause serious disease. 'This kind of evolution and mutations are quite common.'

Who is Sandra Lindsay? NYC ICU nurse among first to get Covid-19 vaccine, says 'healing is coming'
Who is Sandra Lindsay? NYC ICU nurse among first to get Covid-19 vaccine, says 'healing is coming'

She said, 'I want to instill public confidence that the vaccine is safe. We’re in a pandemic and so we all need to do our part to put an end to the pandemic and to not give up so soon'

Trump’s White House staff, other top US officials could be among the first to get Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine
Trump’s White House staff, other top US officials could be among the first to get Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine

Initial doses will be limited and the CDC recommends that healthcare personnel and long-term care facility residents get the vaccine first

Biogen's superspreader Boston event in February may have led to 245,000 Covid-19 cases in US, other nations: Study
Biogen's superspreader Boston event in February may have led to 245,000 Covid-19 cases in US, other nations: Study

While Massachusetts accounted for most early spread related to the conference, Florida accounted for the greatest proportion of cases overall

FDA gives Pfizer coronavirus vaccine green light, Americans could get first shot as early as Monday
FDA gives Pfizer coronavirus vaccine green light, Americans could get first shot as early as Monday

The emergency use authorization comes at a time when over 294,000 have died in the Covid-19 pandemic in the US

FDA panel recommends Pfizer coronavirus vaccine for emergency use, here's what will happen next
FDA panel recommends Pfizer coronavirus vaccine for emergency use, here's what will happen next

This paves the way for FDA to authorize the shot and within 24 hours of an emergency use authorization, the vaccine could be shipped out to distribution sites across the US

Should Americans with severe allergies avoid Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine? Here's what we know so far
Should Americans with severe allergies avoid Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine? Here's what we know so far

Moncef Slaoui, chief vaccine adviser for Operation Warp Speed, said he expected that the UK allergic reactions would be considered in the US authorization process

Where did Covid-19 ACTUALLY start? Origins story gets murkier after Italian boy, 4, infected in November 2019
Where did Covid-19 ACTUALLY start? Origins story gets murkier after Italian boy, 4, infected in November 2019

According to the researchers, the findings, in agreement with other evidence of early Covid-19 spread in Europe, 'advance the beginning of the outbreak to late autumn 2019'

Covid-19 rocks NY and California hospitals, as Fauci warns that even 10 people may be a lot for Christmas gathering
Covid-19 rocks NY and California hospitals, as Fauci warns that even 10 people may be a lot for Christmas gathering

If hospitalization rate does not stabilize, indoor dining will be closed in New York City, while it will be reduced to 25% in the rest of the state

What is Art With Me festival? How Tulum event turned into Covid-19 super-spreader in New York
What is Art With Me festival? How Tulum event turned into Covid-19 super-spreader in New York

A private testing company claims 60-70% of the positive tests in the last few weeks in New York City were among those who attended the event or people who had become exposed to someone who did

Over 50% of New York City firefighters may refuse Covid-19 vaccine, some don’t want to be ‘test subjects’: Poll
Over 50% of New York City firefighters may refuse Covid-19 vaccine, some don’t want to be ‘test subjects’: Poll

Several healthy firefighters in their 30s and 40s have become less fearful of the virus as they have overcome it themselves or know of colleagues who have recovered after a diagnosis

Covid-19 vaccine will NOT be made mandatory, says Joe Biden even as poll suggests 60% of Americans may take shot
Covid-19 vaccine will NOT be made mandatory, says Joe Biden even as poll suggests 60% of Americans may take shot

About 39% of US adults said they 'definitely or probably would not' get a coronavirus vaccine

The NEXT coronavirus pandemic? Bats in China are carrying other viruses that may infect humans
The NEXT coronavirus pandemic? Bats in China are carrying other viruses that may infect humans

Close relatives of Covid-19 virus may be circulating in places beyond China, says Dr Zheng-Li Shi from the Wuhan Institute of Virology

With Covid-19 cases rising across US, here’s a look at what restrictions are being imposed to curb the spread
With Covid-19 cases rising across US, here’s a look at what restrictions are being imposed to curb the spread

California health officials announced a regional stay-at-home order that will be triggered if ICU capacity drops below 15% in a given region

Pfizer expects to roll out only 50% of coronavirus vaccine doses it had planned globally by 2020-end: Report
Pfizer expects to roll out only 50% of coronavirus vaccine doses it had planned globally by 2020-end: Report

Pfizer’s and BioNTech’s combined manufacturing network has the potential to supply worldwide up to 50 million vaccine doses in 2020 and up to 1.3 billion doses by the end of 2021

CDC warns against travel during Christmas, says Covid-19 crisis in coming months may be worst US has ever seen
CDC warns against travel during Christmas, says Covid-19 crisis in coming months may be worst US has ever seen

White House coronavirus task force suggests that if state and local policies do not reflect the seriousness of the current situation, all public health officials must alert the state population directly

CDC shortens Covid-19 quarantine period: 7 days after exposure with a negative test or 10 days minus symptoms
CDC shortens Covid-19 quarantine period: 7 days after exposure with a negative test or 10 days minus symptoms

CDC still recommends staying home for 14 days after contact with a person who has coronavirus as the best way to reduce transmission but said it hopes the shorter alternatives will increase compliance

41% of US’ essential workers, 34% in high-risk group ‘not likely’ to take Covid-19 shot once authorized: CDC
41% of US’ essential workers, 34% in high-risk group ‘not likely’ to take Covid-19 shot once authorized: CDC

Coronavirus vaccine should go to healthcare workers and long-term care facility residents first, recommends CDC’s advisory panel

Was Covid-19 present in US in December 2019? It may have infected Americans earlier than thought, says study
Was Covid-19 present in US in December 2019? It may have infected Americans earlier than thought, says study

CDC scientists found antibodies to coronavirus in 106 samples taken from blood donated by 7,389 people in the US in December 2019 and January 2020

Moderna says Covid-19 vaccine 100% effective in preventing severe disease, applies for FDA authorization
Moderna says Covid-19 vaccine 100% effective in preventing severe disease, applies for FDA authorization

The efficacy was reportedly consistent across age, race, ethnicity and gender

Who is Dr Joseph Varon? Photo of Houston doctor comforting elderly Covid-19 patient on Thanksgiving floors Internet
Who is Dr Joseph Varon? Photo of Houston doctor comforting elderly Covid-19 patient on Thanksgiving floors Internet

Dr Joseph Varon, chief of staff at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas, said the patient was crying as he wanted to be with his wife

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