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By tracking coronavirus mutations, scientists aim to forecast the pandemic’s future

When a novel coronavirus began its murderous run a little more than a year ago, the use of genetic sequencing as a tool for tracking infectious disease outbreaks was in its infancy.

Former U.S. Secretary of State George Shultz dies at 100

George Shultz, who severed as U.S. secretary of state in the Ronald Reagan administration, died Saturday at the age of 100.

Biden says US COVID-19 immunity unlikely before end of summer

President Joe Biden said it’s unlikely the U.S. will reach herd immunity for the coronavirus before the end of the summer due to a shortfall in vaccine availability.

3 found dead after SWAT standoff at Dallas apartment complex, police say

Three people were found dead after a SWAT standoff at an apartment complex in far northeast Dallas on Sunday, police said.

Inmates jump guard, set fires, smash windows at downtown St. Louis jail

Inmates at the City Justice Center downtown smashed exterior windows and threw debris to the ground below in a disturbance that began about 2:30 a.m. Saturday after an inmate and a guard scuffled and the guard was then jumped by other inmates, authorities said.

U.S. records over 100,000 COVID-19 deaths in 2021 as vaccine rollout underway

More than 100,000 people in the United States have died of COVID-19 since Jan. 1 this year as the country are ramping up vaccine rollout, according to Johns Hopkins University (JHU) data.

4 killed in avalanche in U.S. state of Utah

An avalanche in Millcreek Canyon of the U.S. state of Utah on Saturday killed four skiers and injured another four, the Utah Avalanche Center (UAC) said.

U.S. trade deficit surges to 12-year high in 2020 amid COVID-19 fallout

The overall U.S. trade deficit surged to a 12-year high in 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic weighed on both exports and imports, the U.S. Commerce Department said Friday.

U.S. to deploy more than 1,000 troops to boost COVID-19 vaccination efforts

The U.S. government will deploy more than 1,000 troops across the country to assist getting more Americans vaccinated against COVID-19.

New coronavirus variant emerging in California re-infected patient 6 months after prior COVID-19 case

The new coronavirus variant emerging in Southern California has reinfected a patient who recovered from an infection with an earlier strain last summer.

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