Coronavirus

How does COVID-19 mutate into new variants?

How do variations and mutations of COVID-19 affect the accuracy of our tests? The new variant of the COVID-19 virus, known as B117, is evading some tests due to mutations that it has developed, which also allow it to spread faster.
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Prince William, Kate Middleton back to homeschooling kids as Duchess celebrates 39th birthday

Prince William and Kate Middleton have returned to homeschooling their two oldest kids amid rising concerns of coronavirus throughout the United Kingdom.
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Cat missing for 6 years reunites with owner who is battling COVID-19

A cat that was missing for six years has found his way back home and is helping his owner battle COVID-19. The cat went missing in 2015, but Ashley Orians never gave up hope that she would find him. Read the full story.
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Queen Elizabeth, 94, and Prince Philip, 99, receive COVID-19 vaccine

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip have been vaccinated amid the ongoing pandemic. The 94-year-old royal and her 99-year-old husband were given the first dose of the coronavirus vaccination, the Buckingham Palace announced. Read on.
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4-year-old boy battles rare COVID-related illness that affects children

A four-year-old boy is recovering after suffering from a rare COVID-related illness, and now his parents are speaking out to warn other families. The boy was diagnosed with multisystem inflammatory syndrome (MIS-C), an illness found in children.
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Father of five who thought COVID was fake needs double lung transplant to survive

A South Dakota father of five who thought coronavirus was a hoax has revealed he needs a double lung transplant to survive. Prior to contracting the novel virus in October, the 42-year-old believed it wasn’t real.
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'The View' co-host Sunny Hostin’s parents-in-law both died from COVID 3 days apart

ABC’S “The View” revealed that longtime co-host Sunny Hostin’s lost both of her parents-in-law to COVID-19 over the holiday, just three days apart. Hostin urged viewers to wear a mask saying, “It is not a joke. It is not a hoax.”
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Employees call move to force teachers, students back to classrooms amid pandemic 'heartless'

The head of Chicago Public Schools says teachers who don’t show up for in-person learning next week will not be paid — a threat one teacher calls “heartless.”
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Principal fills in as school bus driver during COVID-19 shortages: 'You help where you need to'

One principal is wearing many hats amid the coronavirus pandemic to maintain a sense of normalcy for her students. With a shortage of school bus drivers, Janet Throgmorton volunteered to drive her students home. Read more now.
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New app helps you social distance and avoid crowds

The first app that encourages social distancing has arrived. On Friday, Tripadvisor announced Crowdfree, a platform to help users social distance while traveling and sight-seeing. Read more now.
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