Tracking Variants, New Hot Spots, and More Coronavirus News

Catch up on the most important updates from this week.

Researchers trace new variants in Africa, cases surge in India, and US vaccine rollout progresses even with snags. Here’s what you should know:

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Scientists in Africa race to find new variants in areas where testing lags

This week, a coalition of scientists and labs across Africa published a preprint on a novel variant first detected in travelers entering Angola. The research is part of a new effort to identify and sequence samples in the region, and hopefully strengthen scientists’ understanding of how the virus is moving across the continent.

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