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COVID 19 VARIANTS

Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Apr 28, 2021
India’s COVID-19 tsunami
Now, with more than 300,000 new cases a day and the death toll evidently much higher than reported, India is no oneu2019s idea of a global leader.
Japan Times
WORLD
Apr 28, 2021
As India reels, vaccine hoarding could backfire on rich nations
There is a growing realization that vaccine nationalism has the potential to ultimately prolong the pandemic.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 26, 2021
More than 20 new cases of Indian COVID-19 variant found in Japan
A senior government official acknowledged that it would be "difficult" to completely stifle the variant in the country if it began to spread more widely.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 21, 2021
Tokyo, Osaka and Hyogo set for third coronavirus state of emergency
There are fears that the latest wave u2014 fueled by deadlier, more contagious variants u2014 will be impervious to whatever measures a third emergency might entail.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Apr 19, 2021
There’s a new COVID-19 variant in India. How worried should we be?
Health experts worry that a new u2014 possibly more virulent u2014 coronavirus variant could be racing through the crowded nation of more than 1.3 billion people.
Japan Times
JAPAN / ANALYSIS
Apr 12, 2021
Virus variants could propel fourth wave to new heights as Japan's cities clamp down
A significant increase in testing and genomic screening would better reveal the spread of virus variants, but experts question the countryu2019s ability and willingness to do so.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 12, 2021
Tokyo, Kyoto and Okinawa step up virus measures as infections rebound
The measures come amid a resurgence of infections, less than a month after Japan fully lifted a second COVID-19 state of emergency.
Japan Times
WORLD
Apr 11, 2021
South African variant can 'break through' Pfizer vaccine, Israeli study says
The study suggests the vaccine is less effective against the South African variant, compared with the original coronavirus and a variant first identified in Britain.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 10, 2021
Japanese drug regulator to fast-track any modified vaccines to fight variants
Vaccines targeting new variants of the coronavirus won't require domestic clinical trials if the production process and handling of the shots are similar to those of the original.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 6, 2021
Spread of U.K. strain casts shadow over Kansai COVID-19 measures
In Osaka, new rules have faced questions and criticism over their enforcement and whether or not the policies will actually reduce the number of coronavirus infections.
Japan Times
WORLD
Apr 3, 2021
U.S. travel guidance eased as CDC says vaccinated people at low risk
The CDC said vaccinated individuals donu2019t need a COVID-19 test and donu2019t need to quarantine, when traveling domestically. They should still wear a mask and avoid crowds.
Japan Times
WORLD / ANALYSIS
Apr 1, 2021
In mutant variants, has the coronavirus already revealed its hand?
Emergence of the same few mutations simultaneously in different parts of the world gives scientists cautious optimism that there may be limits on the pandemic's endurance.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 29, 2021
How Japan tracks arrivals from abroad to curb the spread of new virus strains
Despite stringent border controls, new variants have been found in the country, prompting the government to suspect that arrivals may not have been properly self-isolating.
Japan Times
WORLD
Mar 27, 2021
How a coronavirus variant tore through an English island and spread globally
The so-called Kent or U.K. variant has now been reported in more than 100 countries and recent research has shown that it is not only more contagious but also more deadly.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 18, 2021
Suga declares state of emergency will end Monday as virus resurgence fears linger
Yasutoshi Nishimura, the minister leading the central governmentu2019s virus response, stressed the importance of minimizing another outbreak.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Mar 13, 2021
Philippines confirms 98 cases of local COVID-19 variant
The Philippines on Saturday also reported its first case of the highly contagious coronavirus variant first identified in Brazil.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 9, 2021
Nearly 400 infections from new coronavirus variant found in Japan
The National Institute of Infectious Diseases found that as of Wednesday last week, the newly discovered variant had infected 394 people at home, mostly in the Kanto region.
Japan Times
WORLD / FOCUS
Mar 4, 2021
'When will it end?': How a changing virus is reshaping scientists’ views on COVID-19
Vaccine breakthroughs had initially sparked hope that the virus could be largely contained, but data on new variants has undercut that optimism.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 3, 2021
Japan adds 13 nations for extra quarantine steps over COVID-19 variants
The new requirement will be added to the current measures of turning in negative testing results within 72 hours of departure and taking a coronavirus test upon arrival.
Japan Times
WORLD
Feb 28, 2021
U.K.’s variant trackers led the way. Now others are following.
The COVID-19 Genomics U.K. Consortium has become a global model for analyzing genomes for signs that the coronavirus is gaining power to spread u2014 or to kill.

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