Brazil detects 1st case of South Africa COVID-19 variant as deaths skyrocket

Brazil has recorded its first confirmed case of the highly contagious coronavirus variant discovered in South Africa, a fresh danger sign for a country already ravaged by the world’s worst … Read More

COVID-19 variant spread threatens third wave, Canada’s top doctor warns

Canada’s top doctors say COVID-19 infections appear to be on a downward trend but worrisome variants are posing an increasing threat to containing the pandemic. Chief Public Health Officer Theresa … Read More

Officials warn of 3rd wave sparked by COVID-19 variants as Canada surpasses 820K cases

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau joined Canada’s top doctors in warning that more infectious COVID-19 variants threaten to spark a third wave, even as he announced Canada would receive millions more … Read More

AstraZeneca vaccine ‘not perfect’ but will save thousands of lives, CEO says

AstraZeneca‘s COVID-19 vaccine is not perfect, but will have a big impact on the pandemic, its chief executive predicted on Thursday, as the drugmaker pledged to double output by April … Read More

Ontario confirms 1st case of South African coronavirus variant, no known link to travel

The Ontario government has announced the province’s first known case of the South African coronavirus variant and officials say there is no known link to travel. Dr. David Williams, the … Read More

Ontario confirms 1st case of South African coronavirus variant with no known link to travel

The Ontario government has announced the first known confirmed case of the South African coronavirus variant and officials say there is no known link to travel. Dr. David Williams, the … Read More

U.S. identifies first case of South Africa coronavirus variant

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A new variant of the coronavirus emerged Thursday in the United States, posing yet another public health challenge in a country already losing more than 3,000 … Read More

Novavax coronavirus vaccine 1st to be effective against U.K, South Africa variants: study

Novavax says its COVID-19 vaccine is the first to show significant results on protecting against the U.K. and South Africa coronavirus variants. In an announcement Thursday, the biotech company said … Read More

Novavax vaccine 89% effective against coronavirus in U.K. trial

Novavax Inc. said Thursday that its COVID-19 vaccine appears 89% effective based on early findings from a British study and that it also seems to work _ though not as … Read More

COVID-19 variants could be spreading across Canada. Are labs doing enough to detect them?

Canadian labs have detected about two dozen cases of concerning COVID-19 variants in our country so far. Read more: Community spread of new COVID-19 variants may be happening in Canada: … Read More

B.C. becomes 2nd province to identify South African COVID-19 variant

British Columbia health officials have detected what appears to be the second case of the new South African variant of COVID-19 in the country. Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry … Read More

What the COVID-19 variant from South Africa means for pandemic, vaccines

Like all other viruses, COVID-19 continues to mutate. Fears are rising over the latest variant, this time discovered in South Africa. Read more: COVID-19 variant found in South Africa might … Read More

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