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Limited testing clouds view of COVID-19 variants in Ohio

BY: - March 19, 2021

Public health officials are racing to vaccinate Americans against COVID-19 faster than new, more transmissible variants of the coronavirus can proliferate. Limited visibility into how many of which variant is circulating in Ohio is clouding visibility into who’s winning the race. The Ohio Department of Health sends either its first 17 coronavirus samples collected in […]

As pandemic rages, more infectious ‘Columbus variant’ of coronavirus emerges, researchers say

BY: - January 14, 2021

After nearly 800,000 Ohioans have tested positive for COVID-19 since March, researchers say they’ve identified a homegrown and more infectious mutation of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. While the mutation is similar to a strain recently discovered in the United Kingdom and South Africa, researchers believe the “Columbus variant” originated in the U.S. “We are […]