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One shot of vaccine leaves people vulnerable to new Covid variants warns new study

The situation in India is at crisis point, with hospitals across the country overwhelmed with admissions and oxygen supplies scarce. The rapid escalation is thought to be driven by two coronavirus variants spreading rampantly in the country – the B117 variant first detected in the UK and the new B1617 variant, first detected in India.… Read More »

Fauci discusses uncertainty on COVID-19 variants, length of immunity

The nation’s top infectious disease expert cautioned Monday that the pandemic won’t go away quietly, but said that reaching “a very strong degree of normality” in the U.S. and other wealthy nations is likely by year’s end. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and President Biden’s top pandemic adviser,… Read More »

Journalists Dissect Covid Vaccines and Variants

KHN correspondent Rachana Pradhan discussed vaccine production and supply chains on KERA’s “Think” with host Krys Boyd, C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal” and PBS’ “NewsHour Weekend.” She also joined Newsy to discuss how federal rules restrict patients and their doctors from knowing whether someone has been infected by a covid-19 variant. Montana correspondent Katheryn Houghton and Midwest… Read More »

As U.S. Covid cases stall, top health officials warn variants could ‘hijack’ nation’s progress

People wait in a line stretching around the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center on midtown Manhattan’s west side, to receive a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine at the site which has been converted into a mass vaccination center in New York, March 2, 2021. Mike Segar | Reuters The U.S. is at a “critical nexus” in… Read More »