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What the Delta variant means for COVID-19

A Texas A&M nursing student prepares a dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. Credit: Mark Guerrero/Texas A&M Division of Marketing & Communications The highly contagious Delta variant has caused a surge in COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations, largely among the unvaccinated. This latest development in the coronavirus pandemic has renewed debates …

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Delta variant challenges China’s costly lockdown strategy

A woman receive a throat swab during mass testing for COVID-19 in Wuhan in central China’s Hubei province Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021. The coronavirus’s delta variant is challenging China’s costly strategy of isolating cities, prompting warnings that Chinese leaders who were confident they could keep the virus out of the …

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Vaccine deliveries rising as delta virus variant slams Asia

Health workers in protective suits carry a coffin containing the body of a COVID-19 victim into an ambulance for a burial in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia on Thursday, July 15, 2021. The world’s fourth most populous country has been hit hard by an explosion of COVID-19 cases that have strained hospitals …

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Europe in vaccination race against COVID-19’s delta variant

In this June 7, 2021, file photo, tourists sunbathe on the beach at the Spanish Balearic Island of Mallorca, Spain. Countries across Europe are scrambling to accelerate coronavirus vaccinations to outpace the spread of the delta variant in a high-stakes race to prevent hospital wards from filling up again with …

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5 things to know about the Delta variant

Transmission electron micrograph of SARS-CoV-2 virus particles, isolated from a patient. Image captured and color-enhanced at the NIAID Integrated Research Facility (IRF) in Fort Detrick, Maryland. Credit: NIAID For the first time in more than a year, we’re feeling some hope—or at least cautious optimism—that the pandemic could recede to …

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UK variant hunters lead global race to stay ahead of COVID

A lab assistant observes a robot taking Covid-19 RNA out of assay plates delivered by Coronavirus testing centres at the Wellcome Sanger Institute that is operated by Genome Research in Cambridge, Thursday, March 4, 2021. Cambridge University microbiologist Sharon Peacock understood that genomic sequencing would be crucial in tracking the …

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Provincial Italian hospital overrun by virus variant

Dr. Gabriele Zanolini director of the main covid ward at Mellino Mellini hospital tends to a patient in the emergency COVID-19 in Chiari, northern Italy, Monday, March 8, 2021. The 160-bed hospital in the Po River Valley town of Chiari has no more beds for patients stricken with the highly …

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Coronavirus variant hunter discusses work

Sharon Peacock, Author provided The UK is a world leader in sequencing SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Of all the coronavirus genomes that have been sequenced in the world, nearly half have been sequenced by COVID-19 Genomics UK Consortium (Cog-UK). The consortium began life on March 4 when Sharon …

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More EU nations ban travel from UK, fearing virus variant

People at St Pancras station in London, wait to board the last train to Paris today, Sunday Dec. 20, 2020. Millions of people in England have learned they must cancel their Christmas get-togethers and holiday shopping trips. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Saturday that holiday gatherings can’t go ahead …

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