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United Kingdom coronavirus strain could ‘cause more damage,’ says Fauci

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Anthony Fauci

Chicago's school system, the nation's third-largest district, had hoped to bring teachers back Monday to prepare for students to return next month, but the teachers union has refused.

Health experts said it could become a problem for Florida.

One source said Trump feels "people are working to downgrade his legacy out of hatred." .

"He's lost his primary emotional release valve, thanks to his post-Capitol riot banning from Twitter, just as his enemies-real and perceived-keep dancing atop his administration's freshly dug grave", the report states.

"A little bit more concerning with the South African isolate, namely the mutant that is now prevalent in South Africa, particularly its negative impact on some of the monoclonal antibodies that have been given for treatment, that it can, in some respects, knock out their efficacy", Fauci said Sunday.

Fauci explained that the differences have started to become more and more apparent during the rapid escalation of cases in the NY metropolitan area.

The more the virus spreads, the more opportunities it has to mutate.

At an income more than the president's $400,000 annual salary, Fauci will collect $2.5 million serving as the director of the National Institutes of Health's (NIH) National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and chief medical adviser to the president from 2019 to 2024 if he maintains his role throughout the Biden administration absent a raise.

Most non-U.S. citizens who have been to Brazil, Ireland, Britain and other European nations will be barred from entering the USA under the rules re-imposed by Biden after President Donald Trump had moved to relax them.

Moderna, the maker of one of the two vaccines being used in the US, announced on Monday that it is beginning to test a possible booster dose against the South African variant.

Fauci said scientists are already preparing to adjust COVID-19 vaccines to fight the mutated versions. He added that those coming into the country will have to have a Covid-19 test before they board a plane to the US and people must quarantine when they arrive. "'Oh, things are going in the right direction, we can pull back a bit, because we do have circulating in the country a variant from the United Kingdom that's in over 20 states right now", Fauci said, pointing out that the variant is more easily transmitted from person to person.

Biden said that this milestone could be reached once vaccinations - now being issued at a trickle across the country of 328 million - become available to the wider public. "A lot of other places in the country are ready to do so much more".

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