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New coronavirus variants ‘not magic,’ mitigation measures will work, expert says

While research into emerging coronavirus variants is ongoing, one expert cautioned that they are “not magic,” and the measures in place to mitigate current spread will still work against the new strains. Mutations also aren’t out of the norm for a virus, especially one with such high community spread, Dr. Gigi Gronvall, a senior scholar… Read More »

CDC sees ‘distressing trend’ in latest coronavirus surge

Jay Butler, deputy director for infectious diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, raised the alarm about rising cases of COVID-19. “Unfortunately, we are seeing a distressing trend here in the United States,” Butler told reporters Wednesday, adding that cases are now growing “really in all parts of the country,” with especially high… Read More »

Fauci says White House held ‘superspreader’ event before coronavirus outbreak

The nation’s top infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, called a recent White House event a “superspreader.” Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said that the event, a Rose Garden announcement from President Trump about his decision to nominate Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, was punctuated by… Read More »