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New COVID-19 strain spreads faster in US than previous variants

“It might be more easily transmissible than other variants, and its impact on vaccines is uncertain” – study • same mutation may be occurring independently around the world

Volunteers flock to Phase II trials for Israel’s BriLife COVID-19 vaccine

Quest for homegrown vaccine continues even as country races to inoculate millions with Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna shots.

By MAYA MARGIT/THE MEDIA LINE
14/01/2021

Ichilov creates service to treat pulmonary fibrosis impacted by COVID-19

In the event of a positive diagnosis, patients will be treated with customized drugs to help ease the disease.

World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a news conferenc

WHO: COVID-19 vaccine roll-out won't achieve herd immunity in 2021

"We won't get back to normal quickly," Dale Fisher, chairman of WHO's Outbreak Alert and Response Network.

By REUTERS
12/01/2021

Nasal spray to fight COVID begins clinical trials in UK

The nasal spray works by killing the virus in the upper airways, which prevents it from incubating and spreading into the lungs.

10% to 20% of Israelis with corona infected with British mutation

The British mutation has likely spread much more rapidly across the country. It could impact the lockdown timetable.

COVID-19 variants may lead to false negatives with molecular tests - FDA

The FDA, however, said the risk that these mutations will impact overall testing accuracy is low.

By REUTERS
08/01/2021

Pfizer vaccine appears effective against new coronavirus mutation -study

The mutation could be responsible for greater transmissibility and there had been concern it could also make the virus escape antibody neutralization elicited by the vaccine.

By REUTERS
08/01/2021
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