What’s Causing Michigan’s COVID Surge, and Who’s Getting Sick?

An anesthesiologist at the University of Michigan describes the new influx of patients and what this may mean for the pandemic’s trajectory

— Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Scientific American Magazine…

The Shock and Reality of Catching Covid After Being Vaccinated

The Shock and Reality of Catching Covid After Being Vaccinated

At least 5,800 people have fallen ill or tested positive for covid two weeks or more after being fully vaccinated, according to the CDC. “I now tell everyone, including my colleagues, not to let their guard down.” …

Massive Google-Funded COVID Database Will Track Variants and Immunity

Open repository will give free access to more than 160 million data points with details about individual infections

— Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Scientific American Magazine…

How Will the Coronavirus Evolve?

How Will the Coronavirus Evolve?

With declining rates of new infections and the rollout of vaccines, some are beginning to speak of an end to COVID-19. But that rhetoric, in my opinion, is ill-considered and premature. Based on what we know now of SARS-CoV-2, it may no longer be a question of months before an end to the pandemic but a question of years, if not decades. We should plan for it.

Brazil Variant in Minnesota

Brazilian COVID-19 Variant Detected in Minnesota

Brazilian COVID-19 Variant Detected in Minnesota | CIDRAP News | Late yesterday the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) confirmed the nation’s first case of COVID-19 caused by a variant strain, known as the Brazil P.1 variant, in a person who had recently travelled to Brazil | President Biden sets a new goal of 1.5 million vaccine doses administered each day.

COVID-19 Deaths Higher than Reported

U.S. COVID Cases, Deaths Higher than Reported, Study finds

Mary Van Beusekom | News Writer | CIDRAP NewsJan 05, 2021Antibody testing shows that 14% of Americans had been infected by Nov 15, and 35% of deaths were missed. Source: Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy…

UK-Reports-SARS-Variant-in-2-Countries

Multiple Countries Report UK SARS-CoV-2 Variant Cases

Lisa Schnirring | News Editor | CIDRAP NewsDec 28, 2020As cases soaring in both the UK and South Africa, scientists are scrambling to detail variant virus characteristics. Source: Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy…