The Coronavirus Is a Master of Mixing Its Genome, Worrying Scientists

The Coronavirus Is a Master of Mixing Its Genome, Worrying Scientists

New studies underscore how coronaviruses frequently mix their genetic components — which could contribute to the rise of dangerous variants.Coronavirus samples for genomic sequencing being unpacked in the Bonsignori Lab of Duke University this week.Credit…Pete Kiehart for The New York TimesFeb. 5, 2021, 12:09 p.m. ETIn recent weeks, scientists have sounded the alarm about new…

N.J. reports 93 COVID deaths, 3,723 positive tests. Vaccinations hit 925K doses administered.

N.J. reports 93 COVID deaths, 3,723 positive tests. Vaccinations hit 925K doses administered.

New Jersey health officials on Friday reported another 3,723 confirmed cases of the coronavirus and 93 additional deaths as the vaccination effort increased to 925,000 doses administered following a setback in scheduling due to a prolonged winter storm earlier this week.The seven-day average for confirmed positive tests dropped to 3,232, down 28% from a week…

2 VSMMC workers positive for Covid

2 VSMMC workers positive for Covid

TREATMENT, TESTING CENTER. The Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center in Cebu City is no stranger to the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). Aside from having 28 Covid-19 patients under its care, it has been designated as a sub-national laboratory by the Department of Health to process Covid-19 tests. (File Photo) OFFICIALS of the Vicente Sotto Memorial…

18 new cases, 15 from Labangon

18 new cases, 15 from Labangon

CEBU CITY Mayor Edgardo Labella has announced 18 additional coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases in the city bringing the total number of infections to 328 as of Thursday, April 23, 2020.Of the 18 new cases, 15 are from Barangay Labangon, one from Barangay Mambaling, and two from the Cebu City Jail. Labangon Barangay Captain Victor Buendia…