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COVID-19 With the coronavirus mutating and vaccinations behind schedule, here's what we must do now.    Back to OpEd Page

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1. Davies N, Barnard R, Jarvis CI, et al. Estimated transmissibility and severity of novel SARS-CoV-2 Variant of Concern 202012/01 in England. Centre for Mathematical Modeling of Infectious Diseases. Dec. 31, 2020.
2.  Geddes L, Holpuch A. New coronavirus variant may have been in US since October The Guardian. Jan 1, 2020.
3.  Stevens H, Berger M. U.S. ranks 43rd worldwide in sequencing to check for coronavirus variants like the one found in the U.K.. Washington Post. Dec. 23, 2020.
4.  Iati M, Thebault R. Coronavirus updates: Vaccinations lag as hospitalizations hit record levels. Washington Post. Dec. 29, 2020.
5.  An interactive CDC map shows how the COVID-19 vaccine rollout is going in your state - and how far the US lags behind its goal.
6.  Barry-Jester AM, Recht H, Smith MR, Weber L. Associated Press. Dec. 11, 2020. Pandemic backlash jeopardizes public health powers, leaders.
7.  Schweers J. COVID-19 vaccine: ‘20,000 doses of hope’ arrive, but ‘game changer’ will take time. Tallahassee Democrat. Dec. 14, 2020.
8.  Covid-19: Order to reschedule and delay second vaccine dose is “totally unfair,” says BMA. BMJ 2020;371:m4978
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10.  Pfizer: "No data" to show single dose of vaccine offers protection after 21 days. Axios. Dec. 31, 2020.
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