Infectious Diseases

States Shift COVID Vaccine From Long-Term Care to General Public

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Some states have started taking COVID-19 vaccine from allocations meant for long-term care facilities and offering it to the general public in order to more quickly vaccinate more residents, according to state health officials. The federal Pharmacy Partnership for Long Term …

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COVID Cases Dropping in US, but Variants Threaten Progress

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. COVID-19 cases are continuing to fall in the United States, according to the New York Times tracker, though the number of deaths from the disease again neared 4000 on Wednesday. The United States has averaged 141,146 cases a day in the …

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Brazil Must Now Contend With Two SARS-CoV-2 Variants

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Just over 20 days after Japan’s National Institute of Infectious Diseases announced the detection of a new SARS-CoV-2 variant — isolated from samples from four travelers from Amazonas, Brazil — the P.1 variant has already been detected in multiple other countries besides Brazil and Japan, from …

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