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As Coronavirus Variants Spread, the US Struggles to Keep Up

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The nation is a sequencing superpower. But without a federal strategy or enough funding, scientists can’t coordinate to track an evolving threat fast enough.


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Covid-19: Tanzania has no vaccination plan, minister says

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The World Health Organization (WHO) has urged Tanzania to consider inoculating its population.


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Coronavirus strain in UK picks up mutation that could impact vaccines, experts say

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A mutation that could allow Covid-19 to escape antibody protection has now been found in samples of a rapidly spreading strain in the UK, according to a report Monday by Public Health England.


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China health authority and WHO discuss cooperation for coronavirus origin investigation - Reuters

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China's National Health Commission head Ma Xiaowei discussed cooperation on coronavirus origin tracing with the World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom in a phone call on Wednesday.


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China health authority and WHO discuss cooperation for coronavirus origin investigation - Reuters

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China's National Health Commission head Ma Xiaowei discussed cooperation on coronavirus origin tracing with the World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom in a phone call on Wednesday.


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Coronavirus: Germany rejects 'mixed up' reports on AstraZeneca jab

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AstraZeneca has also dismissed German media reports, saying its vaccine is effective at all ages.


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Coronavirus in Zimbabwe: 'We need vaccines now'

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Zimbabwean doctor Dixon Chibanda explains why it's so vital that Zimbabwe gets vaccines urgently.


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California's Coachella music festival canceled by local health authority - Reuters

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The Coachella music festival due to be held in southern California in April 2021 was canceled on Friday by local health officials because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.


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Mexico's deputy health minister tests positive for COVID-19 - Reuters

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Mexican Deputy Health Minister Hugo Lopez Gatell, who has spearheaded the country's response to the coronavirus, said on Saturday that he has tested positive for COVID-19.


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California's Coachella music festival canceled by local health authority - Reuters

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The Coachella music festival due to be held in southern California in April 2021 was canceled on Friday by local health officials because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.


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Coronavirus in Tanzania: The country that's rejecting the vaccine

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Tanzania is promoting herbal treatments while denying that there are any coronavirus cases.


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Malaysia reports 3,048 new coronavirus cases, 11 new deaths - Reuters

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Malaysian health authorities reported 3,048 new coronavirus cases on Monday, raising the total number of confirmed cases to 186,849.


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Mexico coronavirus death toll rises to 153,639 - Reuters

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Mexico's health ministry on Wednesday reported 17,944 new confirmed cases of coronavirus infection and 1,623 additional fatalities.


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Brazil sees 1,283 new COVID-19 deaths, nearly 9 million total cases - Reuters

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Brazil registered 1,283 new COVID-19 deaths, and 63,520 additional coronavirus cases, the Health Ministry said on Wednesday.


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Brazil reports 528 new COVID-19 deaths, close to 10 million cases - Reuters

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Brazil recorded 528 new COVID-19 deaths and 32,197 new coronavirus cases, the Health Ministry said on Monday.


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Mexico surpasses 2 million coronavirus cases; more than 175,000 deaths - Reuters UK

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Mexico's total number of coronavirus cases crossed 2 million with another 8,683 cases recorded on Tuesday, the health ministry said.


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Gambia vows to name and shame latest COVID-19 quarantine cheats - Reuters

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Forty people in Gambia confirmed as coronavirus positive in the past week have refused to self-isolate or escaped treatment centres, the health ministry said on Tuesday, promising to reveal the identities of those flouting health regulations.


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Britain will mark memory of Captain Tom Moore, minister says - Reuters

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Britain will mark the memory of Captain Tom Moore, the World War Two veteran who lifted the nation's spirits by raising millions of pounds for health service workers battling the coronavirus, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said on Wednesday.


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Gambia vows to name and shame latest COVID-19 quarantine cheats - Reuters

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Forty people in Gambia confirmed as coronavirus positive in the past week have refused to self-isolate or escaped treatment centres, the health ministry said on Tuesday, promising to reveal the identities of those flouting health regulations.


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Brazil to receive 10-14 mln AstraZeneca vaccine doses starting mid-February -health ministry - Reuters

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Brazil will receive between 10 million and 14 million doses of AstraZeneca's coronavirus vaccine starting in mid February through the World Health Organization’s COVAX program, the health ministry said on Saturday.