Data: CSSE Johns Hopkins University; Chart: Andrew Witherspoon/AxiosMore than half a million people in the U.S. have died from the coronavirus as of Monday, according to Johns Hopkins data.Why it matters: The death toll is larger than the total number of U.S.…
A Nature survey shows many scientists expect the virus that causes COVID-19 to become endemic, but it could pose less danger over time — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
A pair of new coronavirus vaccine studies show that a single dose produces a strong immune response in COVID-19 survivors, indicating that authorities should consider a protocol change for people who had the illness. One study showed that a single vaccine shot is enough to increase the number of antibodies by a thousandfold, to a…
As of Feb. 17, there had been 46 cases of the new variant confirmed in the U.K.
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Without federal strategy or enough funding, US sequencing superpowers don’t work.
If we’re lucky, mutations will make SARS-CoV-2 less lethal, as happened with the 1918 flu—but there’s no guarantee of that — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
A single genome sequence has shown that the UK and California variants of the coronavirus have combined into a heavily mutated hybrid. Here’s what you need to know about this recombinant variant of the coronavirus
In the last 14 days, according to data compiled by NBC News, coronavirus cases have declined to varying degrees in all 50 states.
This week, our experts are looking at the major trends in post-crisis globalisation.