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It’s been almost a year since the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic.
And the virus is persisting: A downward trend in the United States’ caseload has stalled, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have labeled three mutations “variants of concern.”
Yet inoculations are on the rise, and the F.D.A. recently approved Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose vaccine, the third to be approved in the U.S.
Today, we check in on the latest about the coronavirus — it’s emerging mutations and what the latest vaccine approval means for the U.S. immunization campaign.
On today’s episode
After the Johnson & Johnson vaccine approval, President Biden vowed that there would be enough vaccine doses for “every adult in America” by the end of May.
For more information about the newer virus mutations, check out The Times’s variant tracker.
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Carl Zimmer contributed reporting.
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