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A mutant coronavirus strain that’s never been seen before was found in the US

A woman wears a black cloth face mask to protect herself and those around her from COVID-19. Image source: Syda Productions/Adobe Researchers from Ohio have identified two coronavirus mutations in the US, including one that became dominant in Columbus during the end of December and early January. One of the mutations seems identical to the UK version, but researchers say it did not originate from the UK or South Africa. The second, more infectious mutation developed three genetic changes unseen before. Dr.

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A mutant coronavirus strain that’s never been seen before was found in the US

Paragon Genomics NGS Panel Captures New SARS-CoV-2 Mutations

Several reports of the new SARS-CoV-2 mutations on the spike protein have been detected around the world, including the United Kingdom, South Africa, and the United States. Officials in both the United Kingdom and South Africa have said that the mutations were driving the countries’ resurgence of the disease, with higher numbers of confirmed cases, hospitalizations, and deaths. To date, the FDA has identified three molecular assays whose performance could be impacted by SARS-CoV-2 genetic variants, and is

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Paragon Genomics NGS Panel Captures New SARS-CoV-2 Mutations

COVID-19 and Trump visa ban leave South Africa biotech startup in limbo as it plots move to Seattle

3X4 Genetics co-founders Jason Haddock, left, and Yael Joffe. (3X4 Genetics Photo) Jason Haddock had big plans for the rollout of his health tech startup in the U.S. The CEO of 3X4 Genetics, a South African genetic testing company, had attracted an investor with sizable funding and developed a go-to-market strategy with plans for elaborate in-person events. Haddock and his co-founder Yael Joffe had sold their homes and were on the verge of moving to Seattle where they planned to manage 3X4’s impending growth.

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COVID-19 and Trump visa ban leave South Africa biotech startup in limbo as it plots move to Seattle

Illinois identifies first case of more contagious British strain of COVID-19

CHICAGO- Gov. JB Pritzker announced this afternoon that Illinois have formally identified the first case of a more contagious British variant of COVID-19. Gov. Pritzker implored residents that they must remain vigilant if the state is going to maintain progress in the fight against COVID. During the afternoon press briefing, Gov. Pritzker also discussed rolling out the Illinois National Guard to help administer vaccines. Starting Monday, January 25th is when the state is going to start shifting its attention

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Illinois identifies first case of more contagious British strain of COVID-19

Sri Lanka cricketers back on home soil for England tests

South Africa's batsman Dean Elgar, right, celebrates scoring winning run off Sri Lanka's bowler Wanindu Hasaranga during play on the third day of the second cricket test match between South Africa and Sri Lanka at Wanderers stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa, Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021. South Africa beat Sri Lanka by 10 wickets. QUAPAW, OK - Melinda Clark, 63, a homemaker, passed away Monday, January 11, 2021. Services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Ozark Memorial Park Crematory,

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Sri Lanka cricketers back on home soil for England tests

Eurofins launches new tests and massive capacity for detecting and monitoring new variants of SARS-CoV-2

The increasing diversity of SARS-CoV-2 variants and the potential higher infectivity of some new viral strains, underline the need to identify, trace and track mutations across the complete viral genome. Currently, strains of concern include the B.1.1.7 variant, first identified in the United Kingdom, and the B.1.351 variant, first identified in South Africa. Eurofins is pleased to announce the following initiatives to support health authorities' variant detection and monitoring programmes: - Increasing,

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Eurofins launches new tests and massive capacity for detecting and monitoring new variants of SARS-CoV-2

Boris suspends ALL travel corridors from 4am Monday

Boris suspends ALL travel corridors from 4am Monday and EVERYONE needs negative COVID test for entry as he warns new strains are being detected and scientists confirm 11 Brits have had Brazil variant Boris Johnson today declared that all arrivals to the UK will have to have tested negative for coronavirus from Monday as he begged Britons to 'stay at home this weekend'. At a Downing Street briefing, the PM warned it was 'not the time to relax' as he escalated controls at the country's borders again. Amid fears

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Boris suspends ALL travel corridors from 4am Monday

Delta Improves, GameStop Doubles (In One Week)

Recent Episodes Mere hours after an insurrection at the U.S. Capitol Building, democracy won the day. Bill Mann and Chris Hill discuss the stock market’s rise in the aftermath of Wednesday’s events, whether Chinese stocks will be delisted, and the current whereabouts of Alibaba founder Jack Ma. Plus, Bill shares why he would choose South Africa for his ambassador post. Listen The Senate elections in Georgia send ripple effects to the market, as cannabis and solar stocks pop. Walgreens sells its drug

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Delta Improves, GameStop Doubles (In One Week)

What's New in the Midwest 2021

Illinois The state's first luxury campground opens in summer 2021 near Starved Rock State Park, 90 miles southwest of Chicago. Eleven safari-style tents, made in South Africa, include amenities such as air conditioning and heat, king-sized beds, private restrooms and mini-fridges. Camp Aramoni | Credit: Courtesy of Bushtec Safari See 26 original works by Frida Kahlo, the largest display of the artist's works in the Chicago area in more than 40 years, June 5 to September 6 at the College of DuPage's Cleve Carney

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What's New in the Midwest 2021

LexaGene Initiates Program to Identify UK and South African COVID Sequences

BEVERLY, Mass., Jan. 13, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- LexaGene Holdings, Inc., (TSXV:LXG, OTCQB:LXXGF) (the "Company"), a molecular diagnostics company that develops fully automated rapid pathogen detection systems, is pleased to announce that it has initiated a program that uses the rapid configurability of the MiQLab™ system to investigate novel variants of SARS-CoV-2, the pathogen that causes COVID-19. SARS-CoV-2 is a pathogen that mutates quickly. New variants were recently identified in the United Kingdom

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LexaGene Initiates Program to Identify UK and South African COVID Sequences

HoduSoft has successfully created a value for YAXXA with its Multi-Tenant IP PBX Software and excellent customer support

AHMEDABAD, India, Jan. 12, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- YAXXA is one of the most trusted Unified communication solution providers in South Africa. It is a company that provides dynamic, modular, smart, and influencing solutions through innovative technology offerings. It works with the intent to connect the business world with a wide range of tech-savvy solutions that incorporate Cloud PBX, Unified Communication, IoT, Connectivity, and more. During its successful journey, YAXXA suddenly started facing some challenges

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HoduSoft has successfully created a value for YAXXA with its Multi-Tenant IP PBX Software and excellent customer support

The COVID-19 "Super Strain" Should Make You Rethink These Common Activities

Photo: Noam Galai/Getty Images. By now, you've probably heard about the new mutant strain of COVID-19. The variant, known as the SARS-CoV-2 lineage B.1.1.7, originated in the United Kingdom in the early fall, and was first detected in the U.S. on January 5. And it's spreading — fast. All viruses mutate, but B.1.1.7, along with other new variants that have been detected in South Africa and Ohio, are concerning, says Abisola Olulade, MD, a family medicine physician based in San Diego: "They're worrisome because

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The COVID-19

'Please stay at home and avoid travel': RKI boss issues urgent appeal to German residents

Share this article Lothar Wieler, the head of the Robert Koch Institute, on Thursday. Photo: DPA An urgent plea has been issued to people in Germany to stay at home and avoid all non-essential travel amid concerns over virus variants. Lothar Wieler, the head of the Robert Koch Institute for disease control, expressed concern about a possible spread of coronavirus variants in Germany. He therefore issued an urgent appeal for people to comply with Covid-19 measures and to refrain from non-essential travel.

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'Please stay at home and avoid travel': RKI boss issues urgent appeal to German residents

Boost for Azam FC as Dube returns to training after operation

The ‘Ice Cream Makers’ have confirmed the return of their star striker after he underwent successful surgery that kept him out for six weeks Azam FC have received a major boost after their striker Prince Dube resumed training with the rest of the squad members on Thursday. The Zimbabwean star injured his ulnar of the left hand during their Mainland Premier League defeat to Yanga SC after just a quarter of an hour of the derby played at Chamazi Stadium in late November, and the club organised for him to

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Boost for Azam FC as Dube returns to training after operation

Airlines cull South Africa routes as virus flares

Several international airlines have streamlined flights to South Africa this week following travel restrictions meant to limit the spread of a new coronavirus variant fuelling a rapid infection resurge. A growing list of countries are limiting travel to and from South Africa since a more transmissible variant of the virus, dubbed 501Y.V2, was announced in December. The new border closures have forced major airlines to either suspend or reduce flights in and out of Africa’s most industrialised economy. Emirates

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Airlines cull South Africa routes as virus flares

Condor Airlines' Winter 2021/22 Long-Haul Destinations

LONDON – Condor Airlines (DE) will be taking off from Frankfurt (FRA) in winter 2021/22 to 20 long-haul destinations, including twelve destinations in the Caribbean. Mexico, Cuba and Jamaica, the Dominican Republic, Barbados, Grenada, Tobago and San Juan in Puerto Rico are also on the schedule. in addition, DE will carry out some Winter flying to Seychelles and the Maldives, the Mauritius and South Africa, Kenya and Tanzania. Condor Airlines Airbus A320-212 reg. D-AICH on final at Naples International Airport

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Condor Airlines' Winter 2021/22 Long-Haul Destinations

Wine bargains to cheer us all up

It’s traditional to write a column on the wine trends for the upcoming year, but frankly, who can predict anything with any degree of certainty any more? Although I’ve recently devoted two columns to nolo (no- and low-alcohol) drinks, which are one of the few incontrovertible patterns in our current liquid consumption, I’m certainly not going to stick my neck out and tell you that orange wine is going to be big (although it might be) or that we’re all going to be drinking Portuguese wine in 2021. Although,

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Wine bargains to cheer us all up