Tag Archives: Covid-19 Cases

Covid-19: Inside Brazil’s Fight Against P.1 Variant

An aggressive Covid-19 variant called P.1 has spread from the Amazon to other parts of Brazil and has now been identified in U.S. cases. WSJ’s Paulo Trevisani reports from Porto Alegre’s overwhelmed hospitals, where doctors say young people are getting ill. Photo: Tommaso Protti for The Wall Street Journal

Covid-19: ‘Why Variants Are Spreading Faster’

As highly transmissible coronavirus variants sweep across the world, scientists are racing to understand why these new versions of the virus are spreading faster, and what this could mean for vaccine efforts. New research says the key may be the spike protein, which gives the coronavirus its unmistakable shape. Illustration: Nick Collingwood/WSJ

Morning News Podcast: Economic Stimulus Focus, Covid Cases Fall, Russia

With impeachment finished, Congress now returns to focusing on President Biden’s economic stimulus plan. But why do some economists say it could be too much?

Also, daily coronavirus cases are falling across the U.S. and the pace of vaccinations is increasing. And, in a change from the massive demonstrations last month, Russians in multiple cities used their cellphone flashlights to show their support for jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny.

Morning News Podcast: 2nd Trump Impeachment, Covid Variant Concerns

The second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump begins this week as Republicans and his legal team argue the impeachment is unconstitutional. 

And, South Africa has paused a planned deployment of a coronavirus vaccine from AstraZeneca after a study there showed it may be less effective against a new strain of the virus detected there. Also, how worried are U.S. health officials about variant strains of the virus in the U.S.?

Covid-19 Variants: ‘What You Need To Know’ (Video)

Morning News Podcast: 11 Million U.S. Covid Cases, SpaceX Launch & Colleges

U.S. COVID-19 cases cross 11 million as pandemic intensifies, 4 astronauts make history as SpaceX’s ‘Resilience’ launches for International Space Station, and Pennsylvania group delivers thousands of cookies to frontline workers during pandemic.

World News Podcast: Ethiopia Clash, Typhoon In Philippines, Covid In U.S.

Radio News 24/7 reports: Fighting escalates in Ethiopia, flooding from a typhoon in the Philippines kills dozens and surging Covid-19 cases in the U.S.

Morning News Podcast: Biden Wins Arizona, Covid-19 Cases Surge Nationwide

Joe Biden flips Arizona as Trump keeps transition in limbo, Chicago and Detroit told to hunker down as pandemic surges, and things to know about Friday the 13th.