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Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Virus mutations down to chance, in more ways than one

The emergence of several, more infectious strains of the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 has worried governments and scientists, who are investigating how and why the virus became more transmissible.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Oslo tightens virus curbs after finding UK strain

The Norwegian government announced Saturday a crackdown in the capital region with the strictest restrictions since last March after the discovery of the British coronavirus variant in a retirement home.

Vaccination

Israel expands vaccination campaign to teens

Israel began administering COVID-19 vaccines to teenagers Saturday as it pushed ahead with its inoculation drive, with a quarter of the population now vaccinated, health officials said.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Canada thinking of quarantining travelers in hotels

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau warned Friday his government could impose stricter restrictions on travelers at any moment in response to new, likely more contagious variants of the coronavirus—possibly making it mandatory ...

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