The World Health Organization said a strain of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 and that was first detected in Colombia in January has become a "variant of interest" that will be closely monitored for signs it is resistant to the vaccines that have been authorized for use so far.
With the emergence of new SARS-CoV-2 variants such as beta and delta, people are not only getting a refresher course on the Greek alphabet, but also experiencing confusion and anxiety about what the variants mean for public health. A new article in Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society, asks scientists to weigh in on the changing coronavirus landscape.
Political philosophers often note freedom isn't just about lack of regulation. But the White House and covid hawks have increasingly and puzzlingly ceded the argument.
ZANDVOORT, Netherlands (AP) — Alfa Romeo driver Kimi Raikkonen has tested positive for the coronavirus and will be replaced by Robert Kubica for the Netherlands Grand Prix. The 41-year-old Raikkonen