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What you need to know about COVID-19 variants

New strains of the SARS-CoV-2 virus are emerging around the world, and evidence suggests that these new viruses—including a strain identified in the United Kingdom that seems to spread more quickly than others—have been circulating within the United States. For help understanding the implications of these new strains of the virus that causes COVID-19, the […]

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Here’s Why You Need Both COVID-19 Vaccine Doses

Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine, BNT162b2, is finally here. Just three days after the FDA granted Emergency Use Authorization (EUA), U.S. health care professionals began receiving their first shots. (Those in long-term care facilities are expected to start receiving theirs next week.) The key thing to note: This vaccine has two shots. To be fully effective—we’re taking […]