(WASHINGTON) -- Just a few days before every adult in the U.S. will become eligible to get a coronavirus vaccine on Monday, the White House stressed how important those shots are to beating back the pandemic -- especially in recent weeks, as the more... Read More.
(LONDON) -- Two new British studies suggest that the B.1.1.7 variant is more transmissible than the original COVID-19 variants; however, it does not appear to be more deadly or cause more severe symptoms. One of the studies, published in The Lancet Public Health, also reported... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- The first real-world study pitting COVID-19 variants against the Pfizer vaccine showed that the variant first detected in South Africa may be able to evade some vaccine protection, new research conducted in Israel found. While "breakthrough" COVID-19 cases, meaning people who get... Read More.
(ATLANTA) -- The more contagious variant of coronavirus that originated in the UK, the B-117 variant, has become the dominant strain in the U.S., CDC director Rochelle Walensky said on Wednesday. "Based on our most recent estimates from CDC surveillance, the B-117 variant is now... Read More.
By IVAN PEREIRA, ABC News (OMAHA, Neb.) -- At least 100 coronavirus cases have been linked to a day care center in Omaha, Nebraska, including some from the U.K. variant, health officials said.The Rosewood Academy Childcare and Preschool was shut down... Read More.
BY: ERIN SCHUMAKER, ABC NEWS (NEW YORK) — New York detected its first case of the coronavirus variant initially found in Brazil, known as P.1, joining the ranks of at least 18 states reporting cases of the new variant. The case, a Brooklyn... Read More.
By SONY SALZMAN, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Scientists are now studying a new "home-grown" COVID-19 variant that has been identified and is circulating in the New York City area.The variant, which scientists are calling B.1.526, was identified separately... Read More.
By ERIC M. STRAUSS and MARK OSBORNE, ABC News(LONDON) -- Moderna, which produces one of two vaccines authorized for use in the U.S., said Wednesday it has shipped a vaccine modified to fight the so-called South African variant of the... Read More.
By HAWORTH and ERIN SCHUMAKER, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now infected more than 106 million people worldwide and killed over 2.3 million, according to real-time data compiled by the Center for Systems Science... Read More.
By SONY SALZMAN, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Since the emergence of several new COVID-19 variants across the globe, scientists have been racing to understand their impact on vaccines.Early laboratory experiments showed worrying signs that one variant -- the one that... Read More.
By GUY DAVIES, ABC News(LONDON) -- The first shipments of COVID-19 vaccine arrived in South Africa on Monday amidst concerns that new coronavirus variants and “vaccine nationalism” are hindering efforts to control the pandemic.One million doses of the... Read More.