Coronavirus

US Tracking Of Virus Variants Has Improved After Slow Start

After a slow start, the United States has improved its surveillance system for tracking new coronavirus variants such as omicron, boosting its capacity by tens of thousands of samples per week since early this year. Viruses mutate constantly. To find and track new versions of the coronavirus, scientists analyze the genetic makeup of a portion …

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No Appointment? No Problem! These NYC Mass Vaccine Sites Now Allow Walk-ins for 75+

New Yorkers age 75 and older can now walk into any of three 24/7 city-run mass vaccine sites and get dosed without an appointment.¬†They can bring a friend to get dosed, too. It’s part of an ongoing effort by the city’s Test & Trace Corps to reach the most vulnerable. As of this week, qualifying …

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