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    What the Coronavirus Variants Mean for Testing

    Most tests should be able to detect the variants of concern, but test developers and health officials must remain vigilant, scientists say.

    Coronavirus Reinfections Are Rare, Danish Researchers Report

    People over 65 are more likely to experience a second bout with the virus, according to a large study of medical records.

    Coronavirus Briefing: What Happened Today

    Large swaths of the United States still refuse to follow simple advice from experts.

    Coronavirus Briefing: What Happened Today

    Biden’s “wartime” virus strategy aims to ramp up vaccine supplies, increase testing and reduce contagion.

    A.S.L. Interpreter Who Gave Coronavirus Updates Dies of Covid-19 Complications

    Patty Sakal worked as an interpreter in Hawaii for nearly 40 years before her death on Jan. 15.
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    Kim Jong-un Says He’s Ready for ‘Dialogue and Confrontation’ With Biden

    During a Workers’ Party meeting, the North Korean leader reviewed the new U.S. policy on his country and ordered “counteraction,” state news media reported.

    Kim Jong-un Says He’s Ready for ‘Dialogue and Confrontation’ With Biden

    During a Workers’ Party meeting, the North Korean leader reviewed the new U.S. policy on his country and ordered “counteraction,” state news media reported.

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    The refusal to admit the reporter comes amid a nationwide crackdown on journalists, opposition politicians and civil society groups.

    Hong Kong Police Arrest Executives at a Pro-Democracy Newspaper

    The editor in chief of Apple Daily was among five detained under the city’s national security law. The newspaper’s founder, Jimmy Lai, already faces...