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What you need to know about the coronavirus right now

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Fauci says U.S. must stick to two-shot strategy for Pfizer, Moderna COVID-19 vaccines: paper

(Reuters) - The United States must stick to a two-dose strategy for the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines, top U.S. infectious disease official Anthony Fauci told the Washington Post newspaper. More »

 

China aims to vaccinate 40% of population by end-July: senior adviser

BEIJING (Reuters) - China aims to vaccinate 40% of its population against COVID-19 by the end of July, a senior health adviser told Reuters on Tuesday, requiring a significant increase in inoculations even as it ramps up exports of vaccines. More »

 

New U.S. COVID-19 cases hit plateau after steep drops

(Reuters) - The United States reported a 3% decline in new cases of COVID-19 last week, a much smaller drop than in the previous six weeks, and health officials warned that progress against the global pandemic was stalling. More »

 

J&J COVID-19 vaccine shipping to U.S., but new deliveries hinge on regulators

(Reuters) - Johnson & Johnson will ship nearly 4 million doses of its newly authorized single-dose COVID-19 vaccine around the United States this week, but a top executive said on Monday that the next round of deliveries is contingent on regulatory approvals at a new plant. More »

 

Amid scramble for COVID-19 vaccine, Latin America turns to Russia

LA PAZ (Reuters) - As Bolivia struggled late last year to secure deals with large drug firms to supply COVID-19 vaccines, the incoming president, Luis Arce, turned to Russia for help. More »

 

Philippines reports first cases of COVID-19 South African variant

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines has documented six cases of the South African coronavirus variant, its health ministry said on Tuesday, raising concern among its experts that the current vaccines might be less effective. More »

 

U.S. downplays possibility of sharing COVID-19 vaccines with Mexico

WASHINGTON/MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The Biden administration on Monday downplayed the prospect of sharing coronavirus vaccines with Mexico, saying it is focused first on getting its own population protected against a pandemic that has killed more than 500,000 Americans. More »

 

New York virus variant harbors another worrisome mutation; vaccinating elderly adds most years of life

(Reuters) - The following is a roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus. More »

 

Global COVID-19 infections up for first time in seven weeks, WHO says

ZURICH (Reuters) - The number of new coronavirus infections globally rose last week for the first time in seven weeks, the World Health Organization said on Monday. More »

 

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