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A “double mutant” coronavirus variant with features of the so-called California variant plus a mutation found in Brazil and South African variants has been detected in the San Francisco Bay Area. (San Francisco Chronicle)

The “Eek” variant that partially evades vaccine protection turned up in about 70% of one Tokyo hospital cases. (Reuters)

Are we entering a fourth wave of infections, or not? (Fox News, Washington Post)

As of Monday at 8:00 a.m. EDT, the unofficial COVID-19 toll stands at 30,706,277 cases and 555,001 deaths, up by roughly 450,000 and 5,600, respectively, from a week ago.

Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine trials will expand to include adolescents as young as 12. (The Hill)

Vaccination in pregnancy or while breastfeeding may be safe and effective — and protect the baby somewhat. (NPR)

A Chinese city on the border with Myanmar aims to vaccinate all 300,000 inhabitants over 5 days. Impressive, although New York City holds perhaps an even more staggering record. (AP, New York Times)

Who’s watching over what retail pharmacies do with their patient data bonanza from COVID shot administration? (Politico)

India’s COVID situation is worsening. (Reuters)

Remember those millions of vaccine doses ruined at a Baltimore plant? The government does, and it’s cutting AstraZeneca out of manufacturing there. (NPR)

Good news, for monkeys at least: A single shot of a nasal vaccine protected monkeys from SARS-CoV-2 infection. (Cell Reports Medicine)

CDC gave updated cruise industry guidance on COVID-19 precautions but won’t yet say when ships can sail from U.S. ports. (The Hill)

Could this become the standard vaccine passport? More countries sign onto a “digital travel pass” developed by the International Air Transport Association. (Reuters)

Were those medical supply contracts negotiated by former Trump trade adviser Peter Navarro all fair and square? (Business Insider)

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