In England and Scotland, early evidence suggests the strain — which is now dominant there — carries a higher risk of hospitalization.
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As infections surge by more than 300,000 cases for 14 straight days, India’s limited ability to track new mutations emerging from its outbreak is a growing concern for scientists.
There is a growing realization that vaccine nationalism has the potential to ultimately prolong the pandemic.
Health experts worry that a new — possibly more virulent — coronavirus variant could be racing through the crowded nation of more than 1.3 billion people.
The fight between the government and the farmers has revived the debate on what Modi’s critics call the cozy nexus between the magnates and the popular leader.